How to Be Involved
Welcome! We pray that you'll partner with us to reach the world with the testimony of Jesus Christ. We're reaching over one hundred countries, but we need your help to reach your family, friends, fellow workers and those at church in the following ways:
Spread the Word
Let your friends and family know about our presence on the internet. You'd be surprised how many don't know. This can be done in several ways:
- Word of mouth at work, church and family gatherings.
- Send pages from our website to a friend.
- Suggest our e-books and video to those you know would appreciate it.
- Advertise our site on Facebook, and refer our website to other outreaches (see the FAQs page for the blurb).
- Tweet your friends about the website.
This way you are spreading the Gospel message, fulfilling the great commission (Matt. 28:18-20).
Send a Chain E-Mail
(Help the testimony go forth by copying and pasting the below e-mail to five (5) people, asking them to do the same.)
Hey, I have a friend who needs our help getting the word out about his site, aboundinglove.org. It may shock you, but Charles "Tex" Watson, former Manson cult member received Christ back in 1975, and began sharing the testimony of God's grace.
You can help the testimony go forth by sending this chain e-mail to at least five (5) people. You'll be fulfilling the great commission by sharing God's love and grace with others. Sincerely, (You)
Print & Pass Out Brochures
As Christians, we have a desire in our hearts to minister to those around us, but sometimes intimidation gets in the way. It's easy to be a blessing by passing out tracts and brochures with a message that you know will be appreciated by those who receive them. Our brochures can be easily printed from the website for this purpose. Please uncheck "fit to page" and set margins to no more than 1/4 inch in your print options before printing in order to fold the brochure properly. Click here.
Help Us Perfect The Site
As you view the site, please let us know by email of any errors that you see. It could be a broken link, misspelled word or something that would make the site function better. It would be a big help to have you proofing the site. Thank You!
Show Our Video
So, you are a friend of the ministry, and now you're having a hard time explaining how someone like Charles can be forgiven. Order a DVD of the video "Forgiven: the Charles Watson Story" and show it to individuals and groups. Call 800-272-9673.
Write a Prisoner
Our new correspondence, visiting and sponsorship outreach is designed to connect members of the Body of Christ inside and outside of prison.
For information on this exciting ministry, go to Connect Two (C-2), and see how you can be a part of this prisoner outreach.
Sponsor an Inmate
A large percentage of inmates have no income. There are few paying jobs in prison. The State provides for the most basic needs, but not all. For instance, California supplies soap and tooth powder, but not toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant. Some inmates help the less fortunate with their needs, especially the Christians. For more information, click here.
Start Up a 12 Step Group
It's easy to start a Christian 12 Step group by enlisting committed Christians in your church or prison by placing an advertisement sign-up sheet on the bulletin board with the place and time of the meeting. See Christian 12 Step Resources.
Suggest and Supply Resources
Help us get the Chaplain's Ministry Helps link or brochure out to prison chaplains by email or snail mail. Being a chaplain among prisoners is a very honored position in the eyes of God, yet sometimes undervalued in the eyes of men. To be involved, you'll need to make yourself familiar with the resources under the above link or in the brochure. Then, email it to a chaplain or snail mail a specific resource or brochure to an inmate suggesting they use the resources, such as a sheet of prayer request slips. Before you realize it, you'll be supplying resources to both inmates and chaplains for their and your prison ministry. Plant a seed:
"For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God" (2 Cor. 9:10, 11).
Help Find My Stolen Bible
In my October Monthly View, I share how my Bible of forty-two (42) years was stolen during Sunday service at Mule Creek State Prison. People desiring memorabilia is one of the many downsides of being infamous. I'm told it could come up on eBay or a site where memorabilia is offered. For a description and documentation of the theft, click here. I'd appreciate if you'd help look for it, report it by sending the documentation to any website selling the item, then contact Charles by email or U.S. Mail.
Pray for Us
"And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before" (Job 42:10).
What a promise contained in this verse! Not that we pray to be blessed, but what is promised when we pray for one another.
Pray for God's love to flow through us in such a way to bring souls to Him.
- That from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower us with inner strength through His Spirit.
- That our roots will grow down into God's love and keep us strong; spirit, soul and body.
- That those we minister to may have the power to understand, as all of us should, how wide, how long, how high and how deep His love is.
- That we all may experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.
- That we will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God (Ephesians 3:16-19).
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Ephesians 3:20,21 NLT).