History

How the  Free Prayer Box Ministry started

The Free Prayer Box Ministry began in December, 2001, when Molly Saunders placed a homemade prayer box in a Hardee's restaurant in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She just wanted to pray for the individual prayer requests of the customers and the employees of Hardee's.


Photo courtesy  Mount Vernon News. 
It wasn't long before Christians who saw the box wanted to put them in other businesses. Molly Saunders began  finding volunteers to form assembly line productions to make these homemade prayer boxes and they were placed in over 100 businesses in Knox County, Ohio within 4 months.

Soon Christians from Charleston, West Virginia, caught the vision, and in a short period of time there were over 200 of the same homemade prayer boxes in the Charleston area!

In June, 2002, some Christian Businessmen saw a bigger vision and contacted Corpad Company, Inc. of Mansfield, Ohio decided to join the Free Prayer Box Ministry by  manufacturing boxes that were pre-cut and pre-printed, and  to sell them at their cost, significantly less expensive than the homemade ones!  It was their idea to get a website, and the web address be printed on the box. This way no matter where the boxes went in the world, people who were interested in getting prayer boxes could find the website and order them directly from the manufacturer!

Less than a year later, God had taken the prayer boxes to nearly every state in the US and the boxes were either in or on their way to 17 other countries!

In May, 2003, Video Ministries International  of Tucson, Arizona  traveled to Ohio to make a film about the ministry. This is a tool for people to share the vision with their own congregations and with  Christian churches of different denominations within their cities. To view the short version, click here.

Can you get prayer boxes printed in Spanish? This was the request that came December 12, 2003, from Pastor Jorge Alvarez, of  Iglesia Baptista Ebenezer in Union City, CA.   After much prayer and seeking out the possibilities, the answer was YES! And God has not only made Spanish prayer boxes, He's sent Juan Fernandez, from Argentina, to develop a whole Spanish website for the Free Prayer Box Ministry.  He's  also  gathered together Pastors in the Tucson, Arizona area, to work on a new video that will reach the Spanish population! The new web site  and Spanish prayer boxes  became available in April, 2004! .  Thank you to the many people who have lent their talents to get everything going,  to ECR Internet Services, for hosting the new website which will be www.oramosporti.org.     ("Oramos por ti"  means "We pray for you").  And a special thank you to Evan Davis, and Gary Roberts and the whole Video Ministries International Team in Tucson , Arizona  for making the  new Spanish Video!  Already we have requests for the Spanish prayer boxes in Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and many Spanish speaking churches is the USA.  Please pray that God will use these boxes and the people who will use them to reach the hearts of the Spanish speaking people around the world.

In October 2005, Mark and Ann Russell came to Ohio from the United Kingdom to meet the Prayer Box Ministry team and visit the Corpad factory, where the prayer boxes are made.  After purchasing about 200 prayer boxes, they are working on getting prayer boxes made in the UK.

That day has now come and you canget the boxes from here in the UK on our order materials page.

 Contact us  if you want more information.

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