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Inmate Mail

I just want to say thank you for being a real God fearing person who takes the time to remember the men in prison on their birthdays. People seem to have lost God and are just doing themself. Its like God is no more but I know God is and all ways will be. So I want to say thank you for remembering me on my birthday. PS – I want to wish all of you a very Happy Birthday and a Happy Mother’s day and Father’s day too. – Douglas W. IL

I received yet another birthday card and newsletter from you, and I want to thank you from the top to the bottom of my heart. I don’t receive birthday cards from anyone else. My family does love me but it’s just my dad and my brother and we don’t really express our emotions very much, being guys and all. So getting this card is something very special and you have done it for 10 years now, even following me as I transfer! Thank you deeply and sincerely. – Brian L., FCI Safford, AZ

Peace and love to you all and families too. May all your days be more than ever imagined. I as always thank you for the cards and just being consistent. All from a softball and wiffleball game pretty awesome to me. A sign of what good can come from prison from events to people. So, may you all be blessed and always in all ways continue to be blessings to all you are and more.
– Dyron, TN

There wasn’t any need to apologize for my not getting the card you sent me on my birthday. The most important part was the thoughtfulness. I’ve been appreciative of your efforts from day one. I’ve had my share of problems resulting from the covid virus, but I’m in the swing of things now, Divine intervention was the nature of things regarding my somewhat miraculous recovery. Anyone who had contracted this virus will tell you this, it is a monster. I thank God for delivering me from the depths of hell. We lost a lot of people to this virus and the complications from it are still taking its toll, its still somewhat of a mystery regarding its effects. How are the fellas doing/ heres hoping that your all doing fine. The impression that you fellas gave us upon first meeting us is an everlasting one his was a very good day and the atmosphere you all created were electric. Just to let you all know that you are appreciated for you all just being you. And it means something. – Jimmi, Union CI, FL

I hope all of you there are enjoying a very pleasant week in fellowship with one another and with the Holy Spirit. II Cor. 13:14. Thank you for remembering me on my birthday! It is comforting to know that I am not alone and a genuine member of God’s family, who is not forgotten. (30 years incarcerated). It is reassuring to see that you have each come to a place in your individual lives where you have learned about God’s “language of love.” A language that one speaks in expressions of compassion…tenderness…a prayer…a touch… tenderness…a prayer…a birthday card…a smile. This language easily understood by all; even I, a prisoner at Corcoran State Prison. May each of you fully come to understand that your “labor of love” towards a person such as myself is never in vain but deeply appreciated. I Cor. 15:58. Though Covid-19 is very much a reality of this world, let it never dictate to you the way that you are to live, knowing that our higher reality is of the Lord; a quality of life that can only be found in relationship with our Creator (John 10:10) in a dark and hurting world. Let your perspective continue to be in Him who is a covenant keeping God, who remains faithful, trustworthy and good. (Hebrews 8:6-12, Col. 3:1-3, Rom. 8:31,32). Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and brotherly love. – Joseph B., Corcoran SP, CA

Inmate Mail

I have been meaning to write to you and let you know that you have touched me in a special way, even sometimes I tear up! I just want you to know I really appreciate you thinking of me every year. Often you are the only one I hear from, and that means a lot! I just wanted to take some time out to let you know this – please forgive me for not writing sooner. I love you all!
– Melton D., Thumb CF, Michigan

I would like to thank you for all the cards you have sent me over the years, they were very uplifting. I have received good news…I’ve been granted parole! I still have to wait 120 days for the process and approval from the higher-ups, but I’m going home! I still can’t believe that after being locked up for 41 years, I am going to be free. But I put my faith in God a long time ago and let Him handle it and He did! Once again, thank you for always being there for me.
– Markham A., CA Institute for Men, California

My name is Lance and I have always meant to say “thank you” for your cards, visits, and work. A long time ago I prayed really hard, reciting the 35th Psalm beforehand, I can honestly say God spoke back to me and I received the miracle of salvation. I’ve since lost everything these 16 years in prison. I know I’m on a list, but even so you remembered my birthday. When NO ONE was left to say anything encouraging to me, you guys did. Thank you.
– Lance B., Eastern CI, Maryland

Just a short note to say Thank You for the cards I’ve received. I tis always nice to be remembered, especially by Christian brothers and sisters. I’m doing pretty well on my end. I got involved with a logistics class and I get a certification for completing it. The certification is good for 5 years and I get out before then, so it should help me get a job (or better job) faster than many ex-cons I’ve heard from. Thank you for thinking of me, my friends. Take care of yourself and be blessed.
– Dale G., USP Terre Haute, Indiana

I am respectfully writing, in the name of Jesus and His love. Your ministry has sent me several birthday cards, but I have never written back until now. But God intends His people to team up to encourage each other as well. The apostle Paul urged the Thessalonians to encourage one another and build each other up (I Thess 5:11). God has put us – ministries like yours and people like me – into each other’s lives for support; we need each other to keep walking the path of life in Jesus. So, on behalf of all the many men and women behind bars, fences, and walls today…THANK YOU for your prayers, visits, services, and support. We don’t always acknowledge your thoughtfulness as we should, however I know many who deeply appreciate your genuine love in Christ.
– Jimmy A., DeSoto CI, Florida

My last letter to you said I wanted to go where God wanted me and do what He wanted me to do. Well, he answered, and I have been moved to SCI Mahanoy. I truly believe I am on a mission here because it is far more open than my previous prison was. Church services began again the end of August and I realize now how much I missed it! I also had the opportunity to go out to the Big Yard and they have started letting out more than just two dorms at a time. Things are getting better – as you can see I am on the Word Processor again in the Law Library! Maybe we’ll even get to see your basketball team again this winter!
– Marty D., SCI Mahanoy, Pennsylvania

Well, we are still on modified lockdown here but getting a little more movement lately. We are getting 90 minutes of rec time, 3 times each day now and we are allowed to walk to the chow hall and actually sit to eat the meals ( we were getting meals in our cells). It’s all been a good thing because it is great to be able to get outside and breathe the fresh air. We’re able to be out of our cells for various reasons from 6am to 9pm, except for count or an incident. So at least we aren’t just caged animals like we were for over a year. Thank you for remembering me; your Thinking of You card came at a great time. Peace and Love! – Name withheld, an inmate in the Federal Bureau of Prisons I wanted to let you know I appreciate your Birthday cards, thank you, I only have a few family members left so I only get a couple. So your cards are meaningful. Again Thank you.
– Greg D., SCI Camp Hill, FL

Inmate Letters

This is a heartfelt letter to say “Thank You” for the yearly birthday cards! It was around 2016 that you were here to play a softball game, fellowship, and share the gospel with us at Racine Correctional Institution. Though I was already saved, I signed up for the Birthday greeting. I didn’t think much of it once I mailed it but it has been a joyous blessing every June since then. I am so happy to see your card in the mail, along with your “New Creation” newsletter. It blesses my soul that you remember those in prison faithfully. I thank you again for your ministry and for your commitment and dedication. I look forward to the next time you can visit us again as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. May God bless you, your families, and your continued ministries! – Marc S., Racine CI, WI

Thank you for never forgetting about my Birthday after all these years. I truly appreciate the long term dedication your ministry has shared over the years. I wish I could be part of your ministry, but they keep giving me parole hits for no reason. Someday, I guess. But I worry my parents won’t be around by that time. Prayer, prayer, and more prayer, right? Well, keep up the great fellowshipping. – Jacob Z., SCI Forest, PA

I just want to say thanks for the birthday card and the much encouragement you’ve given to me over the years. This month makes 27 years I’ve been incarcerated and on many different occasions someone has helped lift my spirits. Rather through a talk after we played softball or letter, Bible study lessons and much more. I’m thankful and just reflecting a little on the godly love you’ve shown me and many others that have shared their faith to faith through this ministry. Times have changed, but the faithful hearts and minds are still burning in the light of God’s Word. That is a blessing richly filled in God’s Holy Spirit and why God says we can live it out from Romans 5:5. I thank you for the example you’ve shown and it’s a part of God’s plan that helped me grow from a young 19 year old to a 46 year old that is able to help others also. So please be encouraged and keep standing for God’s Word in spite of all the misleading advice that’s dividing the unsaved’s minds. The church is the light our our dark times and in our dark time. The devil has lost even if it looks like he is winning. He’s a defeated foe. God richly bless your hearts. – Lorenzo L, Apalachee CI, FL

My purpose for writing is you all surprised me exactly on my 37th birthday (August 23rd) with a birthday letter. Thank you all for the love. True story is… I was telling my roommate the day of my birthday how no one sent me an email with well wishes or nothing. Then at mail call that night, I received the love from you Saints. I’ve known for many years to be mindful of the signs from God people tend to overlook. A lot of people don’t believe until a big sign is revealed. I think the small ones are special. At this facility, no sports have been conducted. You guys got away last year in the first softball game because my second baseman called me off on a pop-up, a ball with which he dropped. My position was short stop. Good news is this facility has been Covid-free thus far (thank God). I hope you all are faring just as well. Anyhow, it was a huge blessing to have heard from you all. I felt the love and wanted to let you all know you brought joy to a soul who on his birthday, had a lack of outside love. My roommate made an excellent pizza and I made a very sweet cake. I got to phone my uncle and aunt, as well as my foster father. You all’s letter meant so much. Thank you. God bless you all continuously. – Bobby U, Nottoway CC, Burkeville, VA

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

Inmate Letters

Hello again! (smile) I pray that this letter reaches you all happy, healthy and surrounded by God’s blessings. I just wanted to send a quick correspondence letting you all know how much I appreciate your ministry remembering my birthday every year. As you can imagine, being incarcerated can be extremely lonely and the only card I received this year was from your organization which really touched my heart. So, thank you again and may God’s blessings be upon you all! (smile) – Troy M., SCI Dallas, PA

Hi, I want to thank you for all the cards over the years. It’s meant a lot to me to get them. I want to let you know that I am going home this month and that I have a home address. I am looking forward to a new start in life and now that I’m giving my life to the Lord I know He will be with me in whatever is going to go on in my life. I am blessed that I have my whole family in my corner now. Thanks for caring about us people that are in prison. – Dave R, released

I’m writing your ministry to thank you very much for remembering me on my b-day. I’ve spoken to a few of the softball players who have come into the Illinois River CC to share the Word, and play softball. What great days we’ve all had the three times they’ve visited! GREAT GUYS!!! With the Covid virus going on this year we weren’t able to have one of those gatherings, but God willing we’ll share them again. Just wanted to express my thanks for remembering my b-day. Be safe and God bless you all. – Bob “Crash” H., Illinois River CC, IL

I hope when you receive this letter all of you are well. I want to thank you very much for all the years you’ll have sent e a card on my B-day. This is a true blessing. Thank you so much for making my day and for cheering me up. Please take good care of yourselves and be safe. God bless all of my friends at Saints Prison Ministry. – Luis V., FCI Ft. Dix, NJ

First, I want to thank you all for the card for my birthday. I really needed the support. I’m trying hard to put God first in my life and become successful. So I really appreciated that. It’s a little tough in here but I have faith that God will strengthen me to get through. I’m not going to take up too much more of your time, but I would like to request a Bible because I do not have one. Please and thank you. Well, have a blessed day and thank you again for the birthday card. – Harold H., Indian Creek CC, VA

I want to thank you for your love and support through this journey, it’s been a blessing from Jehovah to have you take the time to pray for me and to give me the courage to pursue my purpose and stay firm in my walk with Jesus, our Lord in heaven. I pray that God will bless you all with many more blessings as you go through this life and journey and to strengthen you in every area of your lives to let everything you touch prosper, whether it’s financial, your business, household, the ministries. I look forward to hearing from you all and give you all my love. I also send you these two portraits from the heart and hope that you like them and may God bless you all. I’m sending a few stamps, may God bless you! – Roy J.,Macon SP, GA



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June 4, 2022
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
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