Inmate Mail

Let me start off by saying I hope my letter finds you all blest by the best and doing well. Sorry that it took me so long for me to write you back but I’ve been having some feelings cause my family have turned their backs on me and I was just down and out and I really want to thank you very much for the birthday card. Because I was really feeling down and thinking that no one cares about me. Thanks again for the card and picking me up and making my day. Still trying to stay strong in the Lord. Can you please keep praying for me cause it gets hard, someone you love don’t care for you anymore. I don’t have much more to say but again I want to thank you very much for the birthday card and thinking of me. May God bless and keep you all well.
– Clarence C., Eastern CI, MD

I just wanted to thank you for the birthday card. It’s been a long time since you’ve been here. Things are pretty messed up right now. But with the Lord, things should get back to normal. Maybe one day I’ll be able to play softball with ya.
– Charles M., Lieber CI, SC

Praise the Lord! Jesus is Lord! Thank you for remembering me for my birthday and for the newsletter… especially for your concern through prayers offered up in my behalf. Know also of my concern for all of you there in the Saints Prison Ministry. Surely you glorify the Father and His Son, by the power in your works by the Holy Spirit… please continue. I Corinthians 15:58. Endure ‘til the Return,
– LaVonn P., SCI Albion, PA

I just wanted to say thanks for all the years you all have remembered my birthday and for bringing me joy when I felt none. As you know, I have been here inside of this prison for 18 years and many things have changed in my life, but I can count on hearing from you all each year. I will always try to spread the love of the Father with all of my fellow man and also I will be getting out of here in two more years and if I can, I will give back some of my time to Saints Prison Ministry if you would let me cause the joy you have given to me, I would like to give to the next person. Also know that there is so much power in a few kind words, and if at all possible, please keep it up. Well, as I said I only had a few words, but hopefully you now know how I feel about you all out there. So again thank you and God bless you all.
– Riccotize D., Grafton CI, OH

I’ve been wanting to write to you to you to thank you for a long time, but I never seem to have the extra envelopes to do so because of the fact that I’m broke. I’d like to thank you all for being the only ones in the world to remember my birthday on a yearly basis. You have no idea how much it means to me. I was at Trenton CI from January 2010-December 2014 and you still stayed in touch. Hopefully the softball guys go to MacDougall CI because that’s where I should be going when they start shipping again. That’s in Ridgeville, SC. I get out in 2025, I hope to see you all again soon. Thank you for staying in touch and not forgetting my birthday. It’s good to know that someone out there loves me. I may not have money, but God has been providing me with the things I need in life.
– Mark K., Evans CI, SC

Short-Term Missions Opportunities

We are all familiar with the term, and many of our churches are currently active in missions around the world. The Saints Prison Ministry has embraced the concept of these short-term trips for long-term impact and is actively seeking churches to partner with in this area.

Perhaps your church is planning to resume mission trips when access becomes available. But even then, there are likely men in the church that simply are not interested in teaching VBS or painting a church on the mission field. They want to serve, but the opportunities just don’t match their skills and gifting. What if that same opportunity included playing sports instead?

For the last few years, SPM has partnered with three different churches to reach inmates with the Gospel in areas that our current schedule cannot accommodate. These churches have collectively reached thousands with the Gospel, seen hundreds come to saving faith in Jesus Christ, and found fulfillment in serving the Lord with the talents He gave them!

Right now, the state of Florida is wide open to our ministry, and others will soon follow, so there is a great opportunity for your church softball or basketball team to come under the Saints umbrella and make an impact for the Kingdom. Doing something they already do for “fun,” the church can join with the Saints Prison Ministry and send a team to one of four regions of Florida, to minister to inmates who are simply waiting for someone to remember they are still there!

If your church would like to join us in 2021 – using athletics to reach this unreached people group – contact Frank Zeidler, Executive Director, at [email protected] to get the ball rolling!

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Text-to-give is possibly the most convenient way to support the Saints Prison Ministry – and we have it in place now! Yes, SPM is providing one more way for our faithful supporters to continue donating, even while on the run! It just doesn’t get any easier than texting a single number to a pre-assigned phone number.

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