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Volume 10, Issue 11

OCTOBER 2010
JPM Newswire
I was in prison and you visited me – Matt. 25:36b

Jeremiah Prison Ministry


We are serving him by serving them! ”His mercy endures forever” Psalm 106:1

Time for a new picture, hope you like it!


♦ Can you believe that October is half over! I have
quoted the scripture before, “Life is but a vapor” but it
bears repeating! Time doesn’t stand still for anyone,
there are times we wish it would but need to know
that “Time is in God’s Hands!”
♦ We have had a eventful month since our last
newsletter keeps life interesting when we are faced
with tests & tribulations. My car had to have new
tires & an alternator and thank God we got the
Tom & Monica
extended warranty, which covered 3/4 of the
alternator, deductible was $100.00. Then Tom’s car this week had to have some
major repairs which cost us almost $1,100.00, but is still cheaper than a new
car. We are believing God to provide for this expense for our focus is be debt free
Inside this issue:
& we know when we are faithful God is faithful!
Time for a new picture! 1
♦Also keep me in your prayers as my ALT & AST has doubled since June blood
Antoine McFarland Article 2/3
work, this is in relation to my liver functions. I go for an ultra-sound on November
Pastor Tom’s Preaching Corner 3/4 3rd for my liver and thyroid (just a recheck). I’m in good hands with my Lord!
Prayer Corner 4
♦Frank Ackley has been granted parole! It blesses us so much when the inmates
share their good news with us! I have also been using JPAY email to stay in touch
with the inmates for a quick email and it cost less then regular postage.
♦In this newsletter is a article by Antoine McFarland, so please take time to read
what the Lord had done in this young man’s life.
Special points of interest: ♦Check out Pastor Tom’s Preaching Corning: “HOLD THE ROPE”
• Our Mission & Our Vision.

• You are an extended hand.


Our Mission & Our Vision
• 10 years in prison ministry.
Next month we celebrate 11
 OUR MISSION..........To help men in prison reach their fullest in the Lord.
years!
 WHAT WE DO.....… Ministering to their spirit, soul and body, through one on
one mentoring as their spiritual advisor and friend.
 HOW WE BEGAN......... Jeremiah Prison Ministry began on November 30, 1999,
and was birth out of a bond for a young man that made a wrong choice in life
 OUR VISION……. To be able to go into the prison chapels without the inmates
having to take us off their visiting list. “With God all things are possible!”
Page 2 JPM Newswire

Antoine McFarland’s Testimony

First and foremost may all the Glory be given to our Lord and Savior “Jesus
Christ”!
My testimony may be a little unorthodox (unusual) from the newsletters
you are used to reading. I want to speak on the word of God instead of
inequities (sin) that came from man; or better yet “the author of confusion
is the devil”.
My personal story would be all too familiar coming from the secular
standpoint. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who gives me
strength. Our Lord (Father) is a promise keeper. I want to share with you
how the Lord has been working on me and through me.
We know that many are called but only few are chosen. Well our Father
has called me and I have answered. Amen! I now have no choice but to
carry out His order for we know that it was better to not have know then to
know and still try to do things “Man’s Way”. I just want to be clear I have
been waiting on that call for years, “#335483-72623” those numbers spell
out the word “DELIVERANCE”. The Lord works in mysterious ways! When I
thought that it was too late, the Lord was right on time, Amen! He has a
Tonya & Antoine time and season that He will deliver us on His will not ours.
I want to share with you my revelation from our Father. He has given me a
gift to share which is what He said to me through the Holy Spirit. He said,
“Antoine, my son, I know the desires of your heart, how much you want to
change, do better and be pleasing to me. I want to give you the desires of
your heart but first “you have to pray and ask for my forgiveness, you have
to turn your life over to me with complete faith, trust and care. You will
learn the word of God with full understanding, acknowledging Him by
spreading & teaching the word. Last but not least, you will remain mindful
that you will be tested & tried by trials & tribulations. Keep your eye’s
(mind) fixed on me, and you will pass any & all tests in the name of Jesus.
I will take care of the rest”
I am blessed to report from that point on my life has gotten better, even
while in my current position of being incarcerated. I have gotten married to
a beautiful woman, “Tanya”, who is also after the heart of God.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two is better than one”, Amen! My relationships with
loved ones, family & friends, has gotten stronger. The Lord has placed
 Going past the some wonderful people in my life; I won’t mention names for all Glory is to
be given to God! But if you are reading this newsletter you are one of them.
prison walls to
I want to encourage you to remain strong, because even in the mist of our
take the Love of troublesome times, our Father, has us covered. If any of us has lost
Jesus. anything, it through His grace (God) that we didn’t loose everything. He will
liberate your spirit while you are going through whatever. So, that you may
have salvation, strength, courage, faith and peace in order to endure & pull
through your trials. Continued page 3
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Antoine’s Testimony Continued


If you are striving in the name of Jesus, I am ecstatic for you
because you have surrendered to self, so that our Savior can take
over. He will navigate (order) your steps. Hebrews 11:6 The reason
it is so important and vital is the Lord wants to provide for us.
Thank you for allowing me to share. May God bless you and those
connected to you in all that you do in His name, Amen! Stay
encouraged, “Change is Coming” & Jesus is Real! God Bless,
Antoine

Pastor Tom’s preaching corner


“HOLD THE ROPE”

Acts 9: 1-5, 20, 23, 25 KJV Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder
against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for
letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any
belonging to the Way, both men or women, he might bring them bound to
Jerusalem. As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching
Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he
fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you
persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am
Jesus whom you are persecuting,” And immediately he began to proclaim
Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” When many days
had elapsed, the Jews plotted together to do away with him, But his
disciples took him by night and let him down by a rope through an opening
in the wall, lowering him in a large basket. (paraphrase)
 The Bible says that Saul had an experience with Christ and had
a complete turn around in his life. When he was converted to
Jesus Christ, nobody believed that his conversion was genuine.
Nobody trusted Saul because of his past. The disciples held the
rope for Saul then he became Paul and his ministry was saved.
 No matter who we are, there are times that we all need someone
to help us. There are times we need someone to hold the rope
when we are sick or when our family members need help. No
“Hold the Rope”
man is an island and we can’t make it by ourselves. The enemy
is always trying to divide churches and families so he can
conquer our lives. When there is strife and division the enemy
will sit back and watch you destroy yourself. "We loved you so much that
 One can put a thousand to flight, but two can put ten thousand we were delighted to share
to flight. (Deuteronomy 32:30) Greatness comes when two or with you not only the gogos-
s-
more people work toward a common cause. You cannot achieve pel of God but our lives as
as much by yourself as you can with a team. Nothing of well, because you had be-
be-
significance has ever been achieved by someone working alone. come so dear to us."
 Teamwork is how: 1. This great country was built. 2. Great
ministries are built. 3. Great families are built. Individuals play 1 Thessalonians 2:8
the game but teams win the championship. Continued page 4
Jeremiah Prison Ministry

Revs. Thomas & Monica Cohee


To Our Family & Friends
128 Conodoguinet Mobile Estates
Newville, PA 17241 We love you!
Phone: 717-776-3535
Fax: 717-776-3235

I was in prison and you visited me – Matt. 25:36b

W E’ RE ON THE WEB
WWW. JEREMIAHPRISONMINISTRY. COM
1 0 YEARS OF P RISON M INISTRY

Pastor Tom’s preaching corner continued….. “HOLD THE ROPE”


 Jesus said, you can speak to mountains and they will move, but you have to
forgive your brother from your heart. (Mark 11:23 & 25) You must forgive
people so your healing will come. Let go of the issues in your life because  You are an Extended
God promises to do a new thing in your life. (Isaiah 43:18 & 19) You must Hand and a vital part of this
close certain chapters in your life and trust God for a new beginning. ministry. Together we are
making a difference with Jesus
 Don’t try and do everything alone. There is power in agreement in your life. Christ, taking life to a dark
( Matthew 18:19) One is too small a number to achieve greatness; you need place! We go because you send
someone to hold the rope. us. Thank You so much!
 Success with Christ is never about doing it “my” way, it’s about building a
team and working together. Successful people are willing to do things that
unsuccessful people won’t do.

Prayer Corner There Is Power In Prayer


 Hebrews 13:5b
 Pray for Kevin, Chris, Mike & Domingo that God blesses them financially above and beyond
their expectations. They faithfully stay in touch with us. “Jesus will never leave
 Pray for Randall V. in prison falsely accused of a crime. you nor forsake you.”
 Pray for Larry, Lewis, Corey, Bob, Greg, & Eric for favor to receive commutation. Believe
with them for a miracle!
 Pray for Jeremiah as we continue to believe for a miracle for him.
 Pray for healing for Larry, Bob & Corey.
 Pray for Kevin D. from NY. Kevin is 17 and had Leukemia, he is in remission. I haven’t
heard from his mom in some time but we can still pray for them.
 Leah is now 15. She remains cancer free, 5 years off chemo & is now in the survivor’s
clinic! God is so faithful & continues to hear our prayers!
 Pray for our grandson, Andy, is recovering from pilonidal tract surgery & disc problem.
 Pray for our son-in-law, Dale, he will have surgery October 19th. Pray for my daughter,
Vickie, as she has found out she has food allergies & low thyroid.
 Pray for Terri & Tayler they are doing much better but still miss Alan.
 Pray for my brother Norman he needs a job and needs knee surgery.
 Pray for the Salvation of every man, woman, boy and girl not saved in this world. Our
prayers are heard!
 Please pray for all the inmates, their families, our nation, our leaders, our military and their
families.
 Pray for reform in the prison system, for lives to be changed & a spiritual renewal across
this land with men, women, boys & girls being touched.
 Pray for Bill our dear friend who goes with us to some of the prisons, he had back
surgery and still recovering & each day health is being restored. Jesus will hear our cry and answer
 Pray for Dotty another dear friend in prison ministry, she has lymes disease.
 Pray for us for strength and wisdom in all that we do, for Tom & Monica to stay cancer free
& healthy to do God‘s work.