Written by David Lee, an inmate at Clinton CF, New York
I was truly blessed the day I met the Saints softball team at Greene Correctional Facility in the summer of 2011. Even though the team put a beating on us that day on the field, I was blessed to be there because that was the day I finally found freedom! I found that even though I was in prison, I can still be free as long as I believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and have faith in Him. The Saints showed me the light, opened my eyes, and gave me direction to be closer to our Maker. Thank you, God!
The Saints have always remembered my birthday, sending a card faithfully every year even when everyone else has forgotten my existence. They have never forgotten that I am their brother in Christ who is living behind prison walls. I feel honored and blessed to have met those brothers that day…because of them I am a changed man and I am forever a believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Since that day I also achieved my G.E.D. and 38 credits in college. I achieved an Electrical Trades Certificate and volunteer for the Youth Offender Program, mentoring youthful offenders who are on the wrong path and getting into trouble…but not too serious yet. I was able to share my experience going down the wrong path and how it landed me behind bars.
I have also met a sweet lady by the name of Norma who is very gentle and caring – she has been a blessing to me. My life has gotten brighter and better ever since that day in 2011 when I accepted Christ into my life – and I owe it all to the Saints Prison Ministry. Without them I’d still be searching and trying to find myself.
I expect to be released soon and I want to keep in touch with my Saints brothers and I need everyone to keep me and my friend Norma in your daily prayers. Now I want to do what the softball players for the Saints do…go around and share the Word of God!