“Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body!” (Hebrews 13:1-3)
How many people do you know who can say they’ve enjoyed having their face on a WANTED poster in post offices up and down the Eastern Slope of Colorado, while doing time inside numerous county jails, correctional facilities, rehab programs, and prisons in numerous states all at the same time? Well, we only know one: Ellis Lucas.
Receive a signed copy of The Potter and the Clay with a $30 tax deductible donation to the His Heart United – WANTED Project.
We will also donate 5 copies of The Potter and the Clay or beginning early next year, WANTED, to our correctional facilities, county jails, rescue missions and rehab programs nationwide.
What is The WANTED Project?
The WANTED Project came about as a result of one lady’s powerful deliverance from a devastating alcohol addiction and it started like this:
I just got finished reading your book The Potter and the Clay. Wow! What a story you have to tell. Some things you talk about I can totally relate to. My life has been so badly filled with alcoholism for many years that I have almost died numerous times. My daughter met you a few weeks ago and you gave her this book to give to me to read. The book was truly a blessing and I was wondering if you would please say a prayer for me to bring Jesus into my heart and soul.
Well Nancy did receive Jesus, became a close friend and I even had the honor of officiating her sister Trish and now husband Keith’s wedding. Nancy told a friend of hers, a local El Paso County policeman who requested just under fifty copies to be donated to the El Paso County Jail here in Fountain, Colorado. From there it was county jails and rehab programs in Minnesota, then Pueblo and Douglas County jails in Colorado. Then hundreds of copies were shipped to Chaplain Steven G. Martinez Sr. Chaplain for the Pima County Prison in Tucson, AZ.
Chaplain Martinez distributed books to other Arizona correctional facilities. Then several cases were donated to prisons in Missouri and Kansas. Then ninety copies were hand delivered by Randy and Lillian Carter to Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh, PA., while an additional two hundred plus copies more were sent to Birmingham, AL to be distributed to the county jails and rehab programs in the greater Birmingham area and more to be shipped to a jail in Eastern Tennessee.
Addiction, broken homes and poverty are undoubtedly our nation’s number one humanitarian crisis in the history of our country. The collateral damage is beyond measure and has ravaged families from all levels of society and costing American tax payers over 740 Billion dollars annually for medical bills, the loss of work, the cost involved with incarceration, rehab programs, child welfare and social services.
Addiction takes no prisoner, it respects no race, gender, religion or nationality or our political affiliations. It won’t be satisfied until it has destroyed every home in America. For that reason, we must never allow that to happen and as long as Christ is on His throne then we have the Gospel, the very power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). A supreme power that’s able to, like it did for Nancy Caldwell, me and numerous other former slaves, deliver and protect that which concerns us from that time forward. Peggi and I have said, as long as there’s a need for this book, we will continue to donate.
If you’d like to contribute to The Wanted Project, a donation of $30 will cover the cost of 5 books, and you can even choose what jail, rehab center or rescue mission you would like us to send them to as your gift to them in addition, I will send you a signed copy addressed to you or whoever you’d like to have a signed copy. You can donate and send us the info to where you would like them to be donated to, or if you don’t have a program of choice, your donation will still put books in the hands of individuals who desperately need to know there is a true and lasting hope.
My very best to all and many, many blessings and thanks for your support,