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            Sabbath Keepers Fellowship was founded in 1996 as a home fellowship and study group having an outreach ministry to believers in prison. Donations and contributions were utilized primarily to supply bibles and teaching materials to inmates who could not otherwise afford or obtain them. At that time the ministry was quite small and localized. Upon re-locating from Oklahoma to Texas in 1999, the ministry's operations were expanded and additional programs added. At it's height, Sabbath Keepers boasted an inmate membership in excess of 400, a monthly newsletter, book and bible giveaways, a Pen-Pal program, support of Sabbath worship services on various prison units in both Oklahoma and Texas, and personal visitation to inmates by SKF volunteers. Due to a serious and debilitating injury, most of the ministry's operations were suspended in 2003. Now, by the grace and healing of the Most-High, and because of a great need and demand in the prisons at this time, Sabbath Keepers has be grown into a nationwide ministry serving over 2500 inmates and their families.

 

       Sabbath Keepers Fellowship is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the teaching and observance of all biblical commandments, and specifically of the 7th day Sabbath and holy days. We are solely supported by the generosity and charity of people like you. 100% of all donations to SKF go to our inmate beneficiaries, and no one at Sabbath Keepers Fellowship draws a salary or compensation of any kind. You can be absolutely sure that when you make a donation to SKF, every penny goes to the people who need it most - our inmates and their families. All donations are fully tax deductible.

 

       Currently our operations are largely, though not exclusively, centered on those in Texas prisons. The biggest reason for this is our location in that state, the immense size of its prison population, the general repressiveness of its prison system, and the near total lack of services and support here for Sabbath keeping believers. Texas seems to be the area that needs us the most, though we invite letters and email from believers everywhere and, as funds and time allow, will do our best to help all who come to us.

 

       At present our programs are directed towards individual inmates and groups of believers on several units who have, with great difficulty due to isolation and rules in the prisons, assembled themselves into working communities who are able to pray, worship and study together. It is our goal to provide these men and groups with bibles, concordances, study materials, prayer books, prayer shawls, as well as some food and support for the Sabbaths and holy days, which they have no other way to get and are not supplied by the prison. In addition, we are actively working with unit chaplains and others in trying to establish regular weekly worship services supervised by our freeworld volunteers on each of the units who request them. We hope to resume our Pen-Pal Program and a new Sponser-An-Inmate Program in the near future, as your donations and participation allow.

 

       While Sabbath Keepers Fellowship offers its services and support to those who seek to observe the biblical commandments and without regard to particular denominations or doctrines, the lion's share of our current mailing list is comprised of Messianic Jewish and Jewish prisoners. Our goal is to be among those who, when confronted by our Master on the last day, will hear Him say,

 

       "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, 'Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was hungry and you gave me meat; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came unto me'. " (Matt.25:34-36)






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