My husband and I are retired educators that love to travel and do photography. One day when talking with the Lord, He ask me, “Joy why do you do photography?” I sputtered for a while and said, “Well, well, I like to try to get 10’s from photography judges.” Immediately, I felt naked, laid bare in my frivolous self indulgence. Then a poem on a plaque I inherited from my mother came to mind.

“Only one life
twill soon be past,
Only what’s done
For Christ will last.
“To me to live is Christ.”

Then I said, “O.k. Lord, What do you want me to do?” And He replied in my spirit. “I want you to send photographs into prisons with My word on it.”

I knew that it was a great idea because when my daughter was in prison I sent them to her.  When her friends saw them they wanted some too. So I sent more for them.  When my daughter called home her friends lined up to thank me for the pictures.  When she wrote home her letters were accompanied with thank you notes.  Most, written on little scraps of paper.

Long story short, we started sending scripture photographs into the prisons in the central valley of California where we live. So far we have sent 12,766, 4×6 photographs with scripture on them into five California prisons.  We send them as a donation to “the chaplains”, to be given to any inmate that wants one.  We are trusting in Gods promise that states; So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

When we started we had no idea how the Lord would bless our efforts.  All of the prisons we approached accepted our donations.  The doors are open wide.  We have a window of opportunity to reach inmates for the Jesus.

Some, like my friend Gaylene’s son will be in prison for life.  He is serving two life sentences for her murder and the murder of his father. People like Billy need to know there is forgiveness.  He may be locked up for life here, but, he can spend eternity with Christ. Others will get out, how wonderful, and safer for us it would be if they come out of prison redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, to lead honest God fearing productive lives.

All donations to our ministry are used to print and send the photography into the prisons. We have also put up a website where you can see what we are sending:  www.photosforjesus.com  It also gives you the opportunity to buy some if you wish.  Again, all profit from our website goes to print and send the photography into prisons.

Many hand make light work. We are trusting God to bring partners alongside us.

Jim & Joy Ullrich

Prayer Requests & Praises

Answered Prayer!

We are thrilled to report that our scripture pictures have been accepted at California Health Care Facility in Stockton. We will send them out today.  This brings the total number sent, to 13,266 into 6 prisons. We have been given such privilege to send little hope filled verses to encourage the inmates for the Lord. Our hearts go out to each and every one of them. Satan has tried to destroy their lives, but our Lord can change them from the inside out and use them for His glory.

Please pray with us for revival in our prisons.

In Christs Love,

Jim and Joy Ullrich