NPM Praise Report for 2006

Dear Friends and Family of INPM:
The year 2006 is almost over. It has been a fruitful year in the field of Prison Ministry. We have two million inmates in the USA, one and half million in Russia and its satellites, one million in India. Worldwide, that makes a total of some ten million incarcerated.
If one inmate affects approximately three to five friends and family, that equals a population of a large country of some fifty million people that are affected. They live in the country of �prison�. It is what Satan and his crowd are able to achieve.
But we have the �Army�– it is the Army of Prison Ministries, Evangelists who commit their time and service to the Lord in this little field we call �Prison Ministry�.
Our numbers are growing. As of today, there are 3,800 prison ministers, chaplains and concerned Christians listed at INPM�the International Network of Prison Ministries. Just this year alone we have had 300 ministries to join us on the front line of evangelism.
Approximately five thousand letters have been sent through the INPM messaging system to INPM members. Our newsgroup has grown to 4,000 subscribers and Prison Ministry Press is read in 130 countries by 25,000 subscribers.
You can be proud indeed of this great organization that you are a member of!
In 2006 INPM has made it in all search engines to the first line of search for �Prison Ministry�, �Prison Minister� etc.

Most Prison Ministry traffic goes through INPM now.
Praise the Lord for pouring out His blessings upon INPM in 2006!
Prayer matters for 2007:
It will be our fourteenth year!
So far INPM has been supported by the commitment of the single individual. Growing together, we are truly grateful to this man whose name is known to the Lord and we pray is written down in �The Book of Life�. However, we can no longer depend on the goodwill of the single individual, and we can do so much more!
I�m asking you sincerely to pray this special time of year for hearts to be softened and opened to contribute to the network.
As I write these lines, I�m praying for this ministry, for each of you, and giving God thanks for my helpers:  Kaye Otting – the editor and typist, Max Turkin�the programmer, our European Director�Yuri Korobov, and our dedicated helper who humbly likes to be called "Sister Elena".
Merry Christmas to you ALL!
Serge Taran,
INPM Founder