Victory For Troubled Youth
Missionaries to the Juvenile Delinquents of America
Ralph (R.E.) and Sandy Stokes

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                                                                                                                   VICTORY FOR TROUBLED YOUTH

Greetings once again in the matchless name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are going on for him. Heís worthy of all that a saved sinner can do. Iím so thankful he found me in January 1982, and not only saved me, but called me to preach the unsearchable riches of his Blessed Book.

I wish youíd pray for a work in Bradenton, FL. Weíve been trying, for some time, to try to get an answer from the staff there about whether there is an opening for the ministry. Itís the Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center. We have at least one church there that would take the work, if the door is open. Pray that someone there will call me back soon with an answer. Here in Alabama, we have the regular works my home church goes to: Monday nights, Tuesday nights, and Sunday mornings 6 months out of the year. There is a juvenile center in Columbiana, AL. That one, Iím pretty sure I can get into on a regular basis. As of now, I know thereís no King James Bible work in the place. Also, here in Alabama there are juvenile centers in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.

Since, November 1999 we have traveled this country getting works started in juvenile detention centers from California to North Carolina and all points in between and above. Our ministry is changing somewhat. We will no longer be pulling our RV. We will still be seeking to get works started in juvenile detention centers around the country, but will mainly travel in the Southeast in general, and Alabama, Georgia, Florida in particular. Why? My wife is unable to continue to travel as we have been doing. She has had both knees replaced, and is in need of a hip replacement. Riding in the truck is REALLY hard on her. So, we will be traveling shorter distances to help her. We are asking the Lord to give us a vehicle that gets better than 30 MPG and better than 40MPG if possible. We need one that is 4 doors, and one we donít have to push uphill. As of this writing we have about $4000.00 given to help pay for one. We are looking for the exact vehicle we need, believing we should pray even more specifically. And, if you want to help us with this, send it to our regular support address, marked ďVehicle for Ralph StokesĒ.

Finally, we will be traveling less, but I will be preaching more. The county jails here in this state have no regular King James Bible work in them. Iím calling them as well.

If you have any questions regarding the change in our ministry, please call me.

Our contact info remains the same: Phone: 704 798 9906. My wife: 334 531 1440. (some of you ladies could call and encourage her, if you want.)

Email: Sandy: Our support address: Victory for Troubled Youth, PO Box 1090, Millbrook, AL 36054

Thank you for your support and prayers. Ralph and Sandy Stokes