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
VICTORY BEHIND BARS

08/17/2017

 

Thank you all for your support and prayers. We definitely do thank you for your support, because without it, we could not go on. But, Iím convinced that your prayers are what is most effective. Money doesnít open the hearts to whom we preach. It takes the word of God, the Spirit of God and people praying. I canít save any one. When they are dead in trespasses and sins, nothing but the Spirit of the living God can awaken them. Thus, we do solicit your prayers. Please, keep praying.


We still go to several juvenile centers: Autauga HIT on Monday nights. That is a very fruitful ministry. We go to Mt. Meigs youth detention center on Tuesday nights. This past Tuesday night there were five boys and one staff member that professed faith in Jesus Christ for salvation. Over the years, weíve seen several staff get saved. Usually, at least one must be with us. On Wednesday nights, we go to Dallas County Jail in Selma, AL. Thatís men. Recently, by the help of the Spirit of God, I figured out one thing that would get the men to comeÖgive them stamped envelopes! The men in jail crave those, so they come and get the preaching. Friday nights Iím back in Selma, AL at the juvenile center. Sunday mornings we go to the Montgomery County juvenile center in Montgomery.


At this writing, I am not going to any of them. My right knee had a torn meniscus and a surgeon repaired it Monday the 14th. Had my left knee done about 6 weeks ago, but it didnít keep me out long. As you know, you must use your right leg when driving, so Iím figuring it will be close to two weeks before Iím back behind the wheel. Pray that it heals quickly. Itís very difficult to NOT go.


Pray for my wife also. She has had eye troubled recently. We found out a year ago that she has macular degeneration in both eyes, but it was minimal at the time. She got to where she could barely see so we had doctor appointments and they found a large cataract in one eye. In the other eye, they used laser to poke a hole to allow light in, but it didnít work. The macular degeneration had progressed greatly. So, she was sent to a retina specialist who gave her a shot in that eye, because it is wet degeneration, to help dry it up. Right now, she sees pretty well out of both eyes. Please pray for her.


Iím still hoping to get a service at the Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, AL. I believe if we can get in one time, weíll get to go back. Nothing special about me, but that old King James Bible, and the Lord Jesus Christ still work. And, we are hoping to get a work in the Marengo County Jail. Please pray about that one.


The VFTY Bible Fund $1687.58. Thank you for supporting the Bibles.
Our support address remains the same: VFTY PO Box 1090, Millbrook, AL 36054
Sending church: Victory Baptist Church, Millbrook, AL. Pastor Joey Byrd.
Phones: Ralph 704 798 9906. Sandy 205 217 2773
Pastor Bailey and church, thank you for your support (July $70.00) and prayers.
Ralph and Sandy Stokes