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

BREAD MINISTRIES, INC. is 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. BREAD FOR GOD’S CHILDREN is used by children, families, churches, and even grandparents. BREAD is designed to teach children about Jesus Christ and how to live an overcoming life in the Spirit of the Lord.


Founder, 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. Carlton’s assistant for twelve years prior to her retirement.

BREAD has always been a faith-based ministry. We do not charge for BREAD FOR GOD’S CHILDREN magazine. The Lord said that 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 the magazine. Since the beginning, the Lord has provided for our needs through donations from the body of Christ.
In our office we write, edit, 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 then mail the magazines across the US, to Canada, and many other nations.

The BREAD staff meets daily for prayer and Bible Study. We pray for our readers, missionaries, and the nations. If you have a special prayer request, you can send it via our e-mail address, or call, or write. We don’t claim any special miracle powers other than believing the Word of the Lord.

Our Locale

Since 1981, BREAD’S has been a beautiful acreage outside of Arcadia, Florida named Bethlehem Acres. “Bethlehem” means “house of bread.” 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 God’s 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 about what God is doing.


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