REFLECTIONS

REC-ROOM MESSAGES ON THE INTERNET

In 2003 we began a weekly meeting we called the REC-Room (REC meaning Re-Entry Chapel.)  Through the LOOPS in-prison seminars we learned that many people who became Christians in prison were prone to return to the old life after being released.  Since most of the new Christians were not from church backgrounds, they had no idea of what to look for in a church.  With the help of some ex-inmates we started a weekly meeting that was to be a bridge to local churches.  The meeting consists of refreshments, music, a speaker and fellowship.  Along with presenting the gospel, we worked at finding employment opportunities, vocational training, transportation and financial assistance. Northside Bible Church in Oklahoma City asked us to tape these programs and they are now placing them on their website, RightDivision.com.  You can find the programs under the Leland Maples Audio Lessons link: https://rightdivision.com/contributors/leland-maples/lessons and at https://vimeo.com/channels/loopsministry

LELAND’S BOOK

For six years (1985-1991) Leland taught a weekly Bible class at the Big Spring Federal Prison.  It was during this time that the prison system began to boom and prisons were built all over the United States, including West Texas.  Due to the need, our ministry began to grow and diversify, which caused us to terminate our weekly classes in Big Spring.  At the request of our class members there, we started a monthly newsletter in order to stay in touch with them.  One of the articles that became a "regular" in our newsletter was the article Leland wrote entitled "Keep Looking Up!" Leland went home to be with the Lord, June 14th last year. His book is still available and one of his articles appear in each issue of our newsletter. The book is still available at Author House or any bookstore.

HALFWAY HOUSE & PAROLE LETTERS

Please do not send us a request for halfway house information.  There is no longer a Christian halfway house in our area. The only ones in Odessa are Texas Department of Correction halfway houses. We do not write parole recommendation letters unless you are taking one of our Bible Correspondence Courses and have been enrolled for at least a year.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE STUDENTS

Please write your name on each page of your correspondence course lessons and put your name and address on the envelope. Sometimes the envelopes become detached; if you are missing a set of lessons, please contact us. Please do not write letters on your correspondence courses, our graders do not have time to answer them.

REC-ROOM MEETING SCHEDULE

FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 & AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 EACH THURSDAY AT 7 P.M. LIFE CHANGE BAPTIST CHURCH 1000 N. TEXAS – BUILDING 103

REC-ROOM MESSAGES ON THE INTERNET

In 2003 we began a weekly meeting we called the REC-Room (REC meaning Re-Entry Chapel.)  Through the LOOPS in-prison seminars we learned that many people who became Christians in prison were prone to return to the old life after being released.  Since most of the new Christians were not from church backgrounds, they had no idea of what to look for in a church.  With the help of some ex-inmates we started a weekly meeting that was to be a bridge to local churches.  The meeting consists of refreshments, music, a speaker and fellowship.  Along with presenting the gospel, we worked at finding employment opportunities, vocational training, transportation and financial assistance. Northside Bible Church in Oklahoma City asked us to tape these programs and they are now placing them on their website, RightDivision.com.  You can find the programs under the Leland Maples Audio Lessons link: https://rightdivision.com/contributors/leland-maples/lessons and at https://vimeo.com/channels/loopsministry

HALFWAY HOUSE & PAROLE LETTERS

Please do not send us a request for halfway house information.  There is no longer a Christian halfway house in our area. The only ones in Odessa are Texas Department of Correction halfway houses. We do not write parole recommendation letters unless you are taking one of our Bible Correspondence Courses and have been enrolled for at least a year.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CORRESPONDENCE

COURSE STUDENTS

Please write your name on each page of your correspondence course lessons and put your name and address on the envelope. Sometimes the envelopes become detached; if you are missing a set of lessons, please contact us. Please do not write letters on your correspondence courses, our graders do not have time to answer them.

REC-ROOM MEETING SCHEDULE

FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 & AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 EACH THURSDAY AT 7 P.M. LIFE CHANGE BAPTIST CHURCH 1000 N. TEXAS – BUILDING 103

LELAND’S BOOK

For six years (1985-1991) Leland taught a weekly Bible class at the Big Spring Federal Prison.  It was during this time that the prison system began to boom and prisons were built all over the United States, including West Texas.  Due to the need, our ministry began to grow and diversify, which caused us to terminate our weekly classes in Big Spring.  At the request of our class members there, we started a monthly newsletter in order to stay in touch with them.  One of the articles that became a "regular" in our newsletter was the article Leland wrote entitled "Keep Looking Up!" Leland went home to be with the Lord, June 14th last year. His book is still available and one of his articles appear in each issue of our newsletter. The book is still available at Author House or any bookstore.
Loved Ones of Prisoners

REC-ROOM MESSAGES ON THE INTERNET

In 2003 we began a weekly meeting we called the REC-Room (REC meaning Re- Entry Chapel.)  Through the LOOPS in-prison seminars we learned that many people who became Christians in prison were prone to return to the old life after being released.  Since most of the new Christians were not from church backgrounds, they had no idea of what to look for in a church.  With the help of some ex-inmates we started a weekly meeting that was to be a bridge to local churches.  The meeting consists of refreshments, music, a speaker and fellowship.  Along with presenting the gospel, we worked at finding employment opportunities, vocational training, transportation and financial assistance. Northside Bible Church in Oklahoma City asked us to tape these programs and they are now placing them on their website, RightDivision.com.  You can find the programs under the Leland Maples Audio Lessons link: https://rightdivision.com/contributors/leland-maples/lessons and at https://vimeo.com/channels/loopsministry

HALFWAY HOUSE & PAROLE LETTERS

Please do not send us a request for halfway house information.  There is no longer a Christian halfway house in our area. The only ones in Odessa are Texas Department of Correction halfway houses. We do not write parole recommendation letters unless you are taking one of our Bible Correspondence Courses and have been enrolled for at least a year.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CORRESPONDENCE

COURSE STUDENTS

Please write your name on each page of your correspondence course lessons and put your name and address on the envelope. Sometimes the envelopes become detached; if you are missing a set of lessons, please contact us. Please do not write letters on your correspondence courses, our graders do not have time to answer them.

REC-ROOM MEETING SCHEDULE

FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 & AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 EACH THURSDAY AT 7 P.M. LIFE CHANGE BAPTIST CHURCH 1000 N. TEXAS – BUILDING 103

LELAND’S BOOK

For six years (1985-1991) Leland taught a weekly Bible class at the Big Spring Federal Prison.  It was during this time that the prison system began to boom and prisons were built all over the United States, including West Texas.  Due to the need, our ministry began to grow and diversify, which caused us to terminate our weekly classes in Big Spring.  At the request of our class members there, we started a monthly newsletter in order to stay in touch with them.  One of the articles that became a "regular" in our newsletter was the article Leland wrote entitled "Keep Looking Up!" Leland went home to be with the Lord, June 14th last year. His book is still available and one of his articles appear in each issue of our newsletter. The book is still available at Author House or any bookstore.