We bring the message of Eternal Life to those with out Christ using God’s message of forgiveness to encourage study of the Emmaus Correspondence courses, great and true to the Word Bible studies. We send these Bible studies to prisoners contacting them through a free offer card system. Anywhere USA may receive a free Bible Study from High Desert Ministries. We have a team that enters jails and prisons to preach or teach the Word to the men. One day we hope to have a discipling center for men saved in prison and on parole.
To glorify Jesus Christ in the spreading God’s message of forgiveness among the peoples of this world but especially among those who have been incarcerated right here in California. We accept this privilege freely, using Scripture to point the way as truth which will provide spiritual life in Christ!
God provides for materials used in prisons through the gifts and offerings of God’s people. Some of our people spend many dedicated hours preparing lessons or correcting and commenting on the exams of our students. We are looking for dedicated people who could work on ranch improvements and provide leadership to this part of the HDM ministry. God forgives... We are thankful!
The crew at left and some family or friends that help keep things moving in the HDM prison ministry. Giving time and money to serve the Lord and bringing Godly help to those who have been hammered by the consequences of their rebellion against our God.
God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. II Peter 3:9
Apple Valley, California
Histortorical Facts for this Prison Ministry
This work among prisoners began out of a care for guys who we knew that God had something better for them. Surely it was the Lord speaking to some of His people about this need. There is a lot of work being done among prisoners in the World but there are a few places without anyone among God’s people advancing the cause of Christ among prisoners. The opening in this region of Southern California was significant. The Lord opened a way for this ministry to begin and in faith the work began.
A couple who had served the Lord for many years, Doug and Jeanne Crabb contacted Emmaus Correspondence School in Dubuque IA often know as ECS Ministries. Approval for a third prison ministry using ECS courses became a reality in 2005. The ministry office and corrections area was held in a room off of a garage building the Crabbs donated for the work. Doug began going into the Desert View State Prison in the area. Kevin Baker was a faithful with Doug for quite sometime before he moved away from the High Desert of Southern California. Gradually people interested in serving the Lord with a compassion to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to men who needed freedom from their obsession to sin against God and society became a part of High Desert Ministries of California. Our faith has been tested a few time for the financial needs of correspondence school materials and the big expense of mailings. All materials are free to inmates. Many have professed to be saved and some are serving the Lord as Fermin Castillo in TJ, Mexico. There has been a Bible Class in the Victorville Federal Correction Facility by the people of this ministry for over 10 years. South Bay Bible Chapel has sponsored this effort for Christ for about 11 years.
Currently 2016: Doug and Jeanne Crabb found themselves needing to turn this ministry over to younger people in 2015. In 2016 Daniel Kahn became the new Director being led of the Lord. He and his wife Lucinda worked for many years with a mission SIM. The ministry has a 501 c3 status with the IRS. The ministry has four board members as in January of 2017. We look the Lord for wisdom and guidance in the running of this ministry. The Lord has always provided for the work and The Ranch Discipling properties are debt free. Much work remains to be accomplished at this ranch however.
760 515 3131
Apple Valley, CA 92307
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