Bread Ministries

It is better to build children than to repair men.
Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

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About Us

Our Why and How

BREAD FOR CHILDREN magazine was birthed out of a vision from the Lord, given to teacher/writer, Anna Lee Carlton in the late 1960ís. The vision was for a magazine containing Biblical teaching, articles, and testimonies of Godís goodness.

The original charter, issued in 1972, was under the name BREAD FOR CHILDREN. A second charter was issued in the name BREAD MINISTRIES, INC; a religious organization chartered for the purpose of publishing the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ without regard to denomination, creed, race, or nationality. The basic vision remains, with some adaptations in format that have occurred over the years. The word ďGODíSĒ was added to the nameplate of the magazine to reflect its use by Godís children of all ages. There are grandparents who still read BREAD for themselves, and pastorís who use its content as a basis for messages.

Bread Ministries Office

In line with the vision from the Lord, BREAD is designed to teach children about Jesus Christ and how to live an overcoming life in the Spirit of the Lord. Anna Lee Carlton was a gifted teacher and writer who loved the Lord with all her heart. She guided BREAD for more than twenty years, until declining health resulted in her retirement.

Judith Gibbs, the current editor, joined the ministry in 1981 and served as Mrs. Carltonís assistant for twelve years prior to her retirement. Judyís background was also that of a teacher.

BREAD has always been a faith-based ministry. We do not charge for BREAD FOR GODíS CHILDREN magazine. The Lord said the Gospel was given to us freely, and we were to give it freely. Though we do not charge, there are costs to print and mail BREAD. Since our beginning, the Lord has provided for our needs through donations from the Body of Christ: those who have a desire to see the Word of the Lord go out to all of Godís children. BREAD, in English, is sent into many other nations of the world. Since 1977, we have printed (on an intermittent basis) in Spanish; to go into Latin America and Spanish speaking nations of the world.

Donna and Carole labeling and tying Bread Magazine

In our office we write, edit, design, and design the pages for BREAD. The pages are sent electronically to a printer who returns the printed magazines to us for mailing. We have the equipment to address and mail the magazines across the US, to Canada, and many other nations.

Judy is tying the magazines and Clay is getting the mail bag ready

The BREAD staff meets daily for prayer and Bible study. We pray for our readers, missionaries, and the nations. If you have a prayer request, you can send it via our email address, call, or write. We donít claim any special miracle powers other then believing the Word of the Lord, but we do pray, and we do believe Jesus.

Our Locale

The Carlton House

Since 1981, BREADíS home has been a beautiful acreage outside of Arcadia, Florida that we named Bethlehem Acres. ďBethlehemĒ means ďhouse of bread.Ē Our Administration Building, Mission House, and the director's home: The Carlton House are all log structures with plenty of windows so we can enjoy the beauties of nature around us. We are at the end of Cross Avenue, and our acreage backs up to Joshua Creek. We feel right in the center of Godís will. We invite you to come and visit any time you are in Central Florida.

Our Readership

Our readers are of all ages and from every denomination and locale in the USA, Canada, and many other nations. From that readership,  we have a special group of Prayer Warriors who pray for the ministry and staff on a regular basis. They receive a monthly newsletter of prayer encouragement and needs, plus praise reports for what God is doing.

See the contact page for the opportunity to support BREAD MINISTRIES.

The following is a statement of faith which we at BREAD MINISTRIES believe in and endeavor to live by:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God and infallible rule of faith and conduct.

We believe there is only one God, Creator of the entire universe, eternally manifested in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His vicarious and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension, and in His personal return in power and glory upon the earth.

We believe conversion through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for all of unregenerate humanity.

We believe the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ includes holiness of heart and life, healing for the body, and a definite personal experience with the Holy Spirit thus causing the fruit of the Spirit and gifts of the Spirit to become manifest and alive in oneís life.

We believe God speaks to His children today with direction and guidance for their personal lives and callings by the Holy Spirit; but only in harmony with the Holy Scriptures, not in contradiction.

We believe in a definite bodily resurrection for the end-time; the just unto life eternal and the unjust into eternal damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, thus bringing to pass the reality of Godís Kingdom on earth as recorded in Matthew 6:10Ö ďthy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.Ē


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