Prison Ministry

Real Estate Agent with Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC

Matthew 25:35-40

New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

   37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

   40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

God is so wonderful and the more you share His love the more He seems to turn right around and bless you more!
It has been very busy the last few weeks, between real estate, Gideons and Prison Fellowship at the county jail.

We have been concentrating our Gideon efforts into nursing homes during the summer. We have been able to do a bible distribution one evening every week inside different nursing homes in our area, passing out Bibles and singing hymns to the residents. It is such a blessing to see many faces light up as they receive a free bible.

I have also been blessed to "preach" on Tuesday evenings at our local county jail to different jail blocks each week, along with passing out a free "Gideon Prison" Bible to the inmates. Many of them are being held for just a few days, a few weeks, a few months, and some perhaps up to a year or just a little longer. At this point we have three (I'm one of three) Gideons able to assist at the jail through Prison Fellowship, and of course there are many in Prison Fellowship that are not Gideons. As Gideons we must personally hand out the Bibles, so between the three of us, we each are going through a case of 25 full Bibles or a case each per month. This is adding up as each Bible costs right at $5.00 each. We had our weekly prayer meeting this morning as Gideons and prayed that God would provide us the funds to purchase more Prison Bibles and this afternoon we had a Gideon camp from northern Illinois call us and said they felt lead to send us a case of Prison Bibles every month. They had been buying a case every month and mailing them directly to a prison where a prison Chaplain had been giving them out (which is permissible under Gideon Guidebook), but they heard that our camp was involved directly into the county jail and they now want to send the bibles to us every month. Praise God!

We still pray that God will provide more needed funds for more scriptures to be distributed all around the world, and certainly in our own camp (we ran out of nursing home Bibles this week). When we give to Gideons International through our camp or through Church presentations and donations, then our camp is credited for 40% of the receipt total and 60% goes to help deliver scriptures all around the world. The other way we can get more Bibles for our camp is to personally buy them through Gideons International, which we sometimes need to do when our camp funds are low. We will be at the county fair in August and hope to give out around 1000 New Testaments/Psalms that week. So you can see we stay quite busy!

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
Prayer Request!
Please pray for those in prisons,! Many are "repeat" offenders and they "check" in to the jail on a very routine basis. It is home to them, and what they "know" best. Their friends are inside, it is warm and they get a good meal. But also, so many of them have adictions that they just can't seem to whip. They want to know the power of God, and how to avoid temptation, and to break their habit. But they will get out of jail, get sober for awhile, then go see a friend,  and let temptation/Satan get the best of them. Pray that they would know the Power of God to provide a way to endure and overcome this habit that breaks up their family, and keeps their children from knowing their father. This last Tuesday and I several men ask me for scriptures and prayers to help them overcome this cycle in their life. They have children and "girlfriends or wives" and want to be able to stay sober and out of jail, but need help!

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 3

No Confidence in the Flesh

 1 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4though I myself have reasons for such confidence.

   If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Following Paul’s Example

 15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

 17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Rejoicing Always in Christ and Him crucified and alive forevermore!


Local Scott AFB | Metro East IL Real Estate Guide

Metro East & Scott AFB Illinois Homes Store
Be The First To Find Your New Home

Local Homes For Sale. Scott AFB - Metro East - St. Clair County, Illinois real estate website to search for all homes for sale surrounding Scott Air Force Base and military family housing. So if you are considering selling your home or buying a new home, please use this website to find all homes for sale and the information you need, and if you don't find it here, please contact me. You will find homes for sale listed in OFallon, Belleville, Collinsville, Freeburg, Mascoutah, New Baden, Smithton, Swansea, Shiloh, Trenton, Troy, Maryville, Edwardsville, Millstadt, Columbia, Waterloo, Scott AFB Area Homes for Sale in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe and Clinton County, IL. Full Time Realtor since 1997.
Are you looking for New Construction Homes for Sale near Scott AFB? Foreclosure Homes For Sale?

Our local real estate guide is designed to make your home search as quick and easy as possible — whether you're just down the street, or in another country altogether. Listings are updated daily, so you know you're always seeing the latest properties to hit the market.

Customize your real estate search! Our innovative tools allow you to search for homes by:

To make the most of your time, be sure to register for free with our site. You'll receive instant email updates as soon as new homes that meet your requirements enter the market. See something you like? Registered members can save valuable time by saving their searches and bookmarking favorite properties for quick viewing later.

Too busy to pore over property listings? Use the Home Finder to tell us what you're looking for, and we'll get back to you with the listings you want to see.

Community Information

Because house hunting involves more than just property listings, we'll be happy to provide you with information about local communities, including nearby schools and amenities, as well as transportation and recreation options. We'll also be your consultants about current market conditions, and perform a comparable market analysis to make sure you get the best deal possible. After all, we're here to help you find more than just a house — we're here to help you find a home.

Our Real Estate Services

Finding the right agent for your home search is very important. A great agent will not only show you properties, but will also make the whole process more successful and painless. You are in luck - you already found the right agent - me!

Here are some of the many services you can expect from me as your agent:

  • Accessing every home on the market (and some that aren't yet!)
  • Viewing properties that are inaccessible without an agent
  • Referring you to qualified professionals (insurance, mortgage, legal, etc.)
  • Successfully negotiating the best price and terms
  • Representing you through the contract, escrow and closing process

Have you selected an agent to assist you yet?
Remember, using an agent in the buying process is very much to your benefit, and it doesn't even cost you anything! So let's get moving to help you find a great new home and get the expert support you need and deserve.
I look forward to helping you find your dream home!

We help anyone, from first time buyers to retirees, to find the home that's right for them. See our Buyer's Guide for tools that will help you in your home search, such as our mortgage calculator. Ready to start looking? Search for homes now in the local market, or see our office's Featured Listings.

Are you ready to sell? Check out our Seller's Guide, and get a Free Home Evaluation to find out how much your home is worth on today's market.

To learn more about our services and expertise, please see our About Us page.

Contact us today to start working with a real estate professional. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about buying or selling property.

Belleville IL Real Estate | Collinsville IL Real Estate | Fairview Heights IL Real Estate
Freeburg IL Real Estate | Mascoutah IL Real Estate | New Baden IL Real Estate
O Fallon IL Real Estate  | Shiloh Illinois Real Estate | Smithton IL Real Estate
Swansea IL Real Estate
Metro East Illinois Homes For Sale



This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate General Information
Illinois St Clair County Scott AFB
Christianity and Real Estate
Walking By Faith In The Rain!
scott afb homes for sale
metro east illinois real estate
st clair county illinois real estate

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus! The devil does NOT want us to forgive ourselves.. We punish ourselves by returning to what we think we deserve. Praying for the offenders to remember WHO THEY ARE in Christ. They are NOT who they were! Their (our) punishment has been paid for. Christ Jesus is more than enough. Wow! I needed that! Thank you, Brother Paul!
Jul 23, 2011 02:21 PM #1
Bob & Bonnie Horning
Mount Joy, PA

"This is what it feels like when Heaven comes down, This is what it looks like when God is all around, let it come." and I pray the Lord Blesses your hand on the plow you operate. How do we reach millions? By reaching a few and watching those branches grow and grow. Keep up the good work for His Kingdom Paul.

Jul 26, 2011 02:54 AM #2
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Paul Walker

Scott AFB IL Area Realtor
Ask me a question

Additional Information