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Inmate Letters

I pray this letter finds y’all in the best of health physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.  As for me, I am blessed – and I received a beautiful birthday card and the New Creation today!  I want to thank all the Saints who mail out every one of these cards, every year.  Thank you for my card and y’all are appreciated!   The card made my day!

 

I’ve been incarcerated since I was 19 years old, and I just turned 44 this month.  I’ve learned so much wisdom, understanding, and knowledge from God and His Word, and the Saints like y’all.  Continue to let y’alls light shine everywhere you go,  May God bless y’all and keep y’all always.  He watches over you!

Anthony M., SCI Frackville, Pennsylvania

 

 

It is always pleasant to hear from you guys on my birthday.  I receive each one of you to be my birthday gift from heaven!  Since the day I first met you at Belle Glades CI you haven’t given up on me.  This is what God’s loyalty means, which you have demonstrated toward me while I’m in prison – thank you kindly for that!  I’ve just turned 55, praise the Lord, and you are my truest friends in the Lord.  I appreciate al the prayers and encouragement that come in the cards throughout the years and the prisons I have seen you at.  God bless!

Willie M., Jackson CI, Florida

 

 

I’m very blessed to have friends like you in my life, friends that are real.  Thank you for thinking of me and remembering my birthday.  That shows that you really did read the little card I filled out that day and you kept it!  I remember you all because you came at a perfect time in my life to encourage me when I was waiting on a response to my appeal.  I was 17 years old when I was locked up and now I’m going on 20 years in prison.  I’m hoping to go home to my mother this year,  she needs me because her health is bad. Thanks for everything you do!

Stephone J., Lawrenceville CC, Virginia

 

 

I hope this letter reaches you in good health and God’s blessing.  I’m writing this to my friends at the Saints because I have received my parole and will not be in prison on my birthday this year!  I have appreciated the love and dedication that you have shown for me over these 10 years.  Your cards meant so much to me when I felt forgotten.  I hope to be able to continue to correspond with you when I get home.

Jeffrey F., Newberry CF, Michigan

 

Thanks for the birthday card.  It means so much to me because I don’t get no mail or nothing from the remaining living relatives I have on the outside – they done left me for dead.  But I still pray for them because I can only do what’s right and let God handle the rest.  Thanks again for your love and care for me.  I ain’t giving up because I know God hears me when I pray.

Allen D., Charlotte CI, Florida

Inmate Letters_Winter 2016

I would like to thank you for sending me a birthday card ON my birthday!  It means a lot to me when I receive a letter or card from your ministry.  It lets me know there is still hope and I know someone is still praying for me to see a brighter day – a wonderful future with God by my side.  I would ask that y’all continue to pray for me and my family and I will continue to keep your ministry in my prayers.  I hope that you al have a blessed end of the year and a wonderful 2017.  Thanks again for remembering me and may God bless everyone that is involved in the ministry!

Charles R., Stanton CF, Alabama

God bless you and thank you for the consistent birthday wishes for the past 10 years. If no one else, I could always depend on my friends at the Saints Prison Ministry for sincere birthday wishes.  I’m also writing to inform my friends that I have been granted parole after 19 years!  By the time Christmas gets here, I will be with my family at home and embarking on continuing to pay my debt to society from the outside, Lord willing!  Thank you again for helping me to get through and for your continuous prayers, friendship, and generosity of time.it will always be remembered and highly appreciated.

Anthony W., Gouverneur CF, New York

Inmate Letters_Fall 2016

I just received your letter today and I am so thankful for your presence in my life.  Your birthday card and well-wishes made my heart full of joy.  Thank you so much for what your ministry does for prisoners.  I especially enjoyed reading The New Creation and the word search you included.  May God bless your hearts and those of your ministry’s volunteers.

Luis R., High Desert SP, California

I pray that this letter reaches you all in health and good spirits.  And that our Lord is with you always!  The reason I am writing this letter is to give you thanks.  I thank you because every year for the last eight years I have gotten a birthday card from you – and every year it brings a smile to my face!  It lets me know that someone out there remembers me.  If no one else ever sends me a card, I know without a doubt that I’ll get one from you.  So once again I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a beacon of light the week of my birthday each year.

Quintant E., SCI Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I would like to thank your basketball team for taking time out of their lives to come to North Central Camp and spend time with us.  The game was a blast, even though you guys stomped us, but the halftime was a special one.  The story that “Q” shared with us really spoke to me because it was real talk, straight from his heart.  Then when Kyle took the mic, I felt like I was the only one in the gym and he was speaking directly to me!  I wasn’t even going to play in this game but something kept pushing me to go to the gym and get in the game.  Now I know it was our God that wanted me to go and shake hands with some mighty fine men!  Keep up the good work and God bless you all.

Justin M., North Central CI, Ohio

I got it in my heart to write to you and just say thank you for your visit.  I really had a wonderful time playing softball but I had an even better time just talking and hearing your stories.  All of the guys that came that day will forever have an impact in my life.  I can’t thank you enough for all the love and compassion that emitted from each of you.  I can’t express how much of a class act you were.  I hope and pray God continues to use each and every one of you and I know I will see you in heaven one day!

Joe S., MacDougall CI, South Carolina

I so appreciated the New Creation letter you sent me, especially the article called, “O God, please don’t let Jesus come today”.  I cannot even come close to expressing my gratitude.  You folks are definitely doing God’s will with the dedication that you are putting towards reaching out to prisons.  Whether you know it or not, you have inspired the brothers here at Chillicothe to reconsider their walk of faith, or even if they have one.  It was especially wonderful to see black men doing something so positive (Ed. note: he is referencing the SPM basketball team that visited last March).  Where I’m from all we get credit for is stabbings, stealing, and running out on our babies – so please keep inspiring people and speaking the Word with your testimonies and talents!

Yohnus C., Chillicothe CI, Ohio

Inmate Letters_Spring and Summer 2016

I am writing to say thank you for the birthday card that I received this past week.  I think it is great that you take the time to go around to the prisons and devote your personal time to those of us that society turned their backs upon.  I honestly believe this world needs more people like you who are willing to devote their time to those in need and not pass judgment on others.  Again, thank you to all of you at the Saints Prison Ministry.

Ian E., SCI Albion, Pennsylvania

I am a prisoner at EKCC in Kentucky and I wanted to write to say thank you.  I received your card for my birthday and it meant a lot – you are the only ones who remembered!  You remembered my birthday when my family didn’t.  Well, they probably remembered but it meant the world to me to get a card from someone I don’t even know.  Thank you for peppin’ up my birthday (and I’m sure I’m not the only one).  Keep it up and God bless every one of you.

James H., Eastern Kentucky CC, Kentucky

Well, the reason for this letter is thanking you for putting a smile on my face and my heart on my birthday.  I really appreciate y’all for that.  The birthday card was beautiful and I enjoyed the newspaper too.  I just had to write y’all this letter to let y’all know that what y’all do for us really goes a long way.  God bless you and thank you for all y’all do for us.

Arnaldo G., FCI Fort Dix, New Jersey

I would like to take time out to say thank you and thank God for such wonderful people as the Saints Ministry team softball players.  I thank you all for playing such a big role in my life and the life of my family.  From reading the Word of God I have learned that having God in your life is the answer to our heart.  We all face many choices daily but having God in your life daily is the difference in making good decisions.  I have a wonderful wife and three beautiful children who I will be returning home to this summer.  They have stayed with me through this journey and the Saints Prison Ministry has never forgotten me and been there for me too.  Thanks a lot and God bless you all.

Stacey C.,Washington SP, Georgia

I pray this letter finds you in good spirits.  Thank you for your Bible Study.  I don’t know how I skipped doing lesson #7, but I guess I’m showing my age.  Big booboo!  Anyway, it shows I’m human and God is good, so patient with his children.  You are doing a good thing, being stewards in God’s work.  We might be incarcerated but we are still people too.  Society and families might have written us off, but we are still somebody in God’s eyes.  Be safe and keep fighting the good fight.  God loves me and you.  Because He lives, we live too!

Michael S., CTF Soledad, California

I must thank you for the thought of sending me a birthday card because my family doesn’t seem to have the time for me. Since my mother passed away six years ago, my family doesn’t write me. Three months ago, my brother wrote me after 15 years. He sent me two letters. He had a drug problem and is two years clean. He got married in April and now after only two letters, I’m still waiting to hear from him again.  I pray he didn’t backslide. Anyway, I’m sending you all this drawing (see drawing below) and I pray that I will hear from you again.

Johnson A., SCI Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

Johnson A, SCI Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

Hello and God bless You all. How are you doing? I hope and pray that you are all great. I want to first thank you for the Birthday wishes. God bless You all and may he continue to bless You as much as you bless all of us! I hope that the basketball is going great as well and it’s always a blessing when you come in here to play. God is great and no matter where we are at, He is always taking care of us. I thank you for all you do for so many people and all Glory be to God!

Norman G., SCI Coal Twp, Pennsylvania

Thank you all for helping make my birthday special and fun!  I appreciate you all and thank the Lord for bringing us together in His timing and ways. My family and friends helped me bring much joy for my 52nd birthday and we played cards, ate good food and we loved the fellowship in the Lord. Again, thanks for being there for me in love, prayer and support. I was in prison and you came and visited me! You all will hear those words when you see Jesus! Smile!

Rocha R., Thumb CF, Michigan

I just wanted to say thanks for the birthday letter you guys were nice enough to send me. You came to this prison in Maryland three years ago and I went to the baseball game and for the two years you sent me a birthday greeting. Makes you feel good to be remembered.

Harden R., Eastern CI, Maryland

Just a brief note to say thank you for sending me a birthday card once again and for remembering me. I truly feel blessed. I’m not sure anymore just how much longer I’ll be on this globe, but I know God has a plan for me which he wants fulfilled before He calls me home. Things have gone a whole lot smoother since I’ve given myself over the Him and have let him guide me. Thanks again for the card and remembrances.

Grover S., SCI Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

(Editor’s Note: This gentleman is living for the Lord in prison at 73-years-old.)

Inmate Letters_Winter 2015

At the time you came to Michigan to spread God’s love I was a new believer, recently reborn in Christ. You encouraged me and since then my life has been devoted to living for Him and spreading His love. I have been working to spread the message to my children and grandchildren, even strangers, but it isn’t easy. Being in prison for 25 years and with no chance f parole makes it hard.I am a lifer but I have found the positive note to being locked up. I tell people I am doing “life with Christ”! Being in here with Christ is not a death sentence but a life sentence at Bible camp!
     – Jaime R., Alger CF, Michigan

Just dropping you guys a few lines to let y’all know how much it means to us when y’all come play ball with us. Not just about the game – which is good – but the love y’all bring with you for each of us no matter how bad. Seeing how the Lord has changed some things in y’alls life is wonderful and makes us stronger and stronger. From all the guys here at Morgantown that believe in the Lord we want to thank y’all very much!
–     Ricky N., FCI Morgantown, West Virginia

I’ve attended the last two softball games you had here and they are fun, but the fellowship with the guys on your team is outstanding. Thank you very much for reaching out to us here in prison. Very often we feel we are completely forgotten.  Keep doing what you are doing because you are reaching a lot more people than you realize!
 – Lacy P., Phillips SP, Georgia

I received a card from you exactly on my birthday. I wasn’t expecting any mail from anyone except my parents and my beautiful girlfriend, so your card was a real blessing in disguise.  See, I not only hung your card on the board over my bed, but I also used it as an instrument to share who God truly is. The impact was far greater than you could expect! I just thought you should know that.
– Michael M., Canon City CF, Colorado

I pray that when this letter touches your hand that you will be in good health and in the Spirit of God. I really appreciate you taking the time to send me a birthday card. I must saying that hearing from you really put a smile on my face!  Please keep us prisoners in your prayers, that God would open these doors for us to get out and serve Him. I’m closing this letter now but our friendship will never end!
– Anthony S., FCI Terre Haute, Indiana

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Inmate Letters_Fall 2015

I hope and pray that this letter finds you all in the best of
God’s care! I would like you to please pray for me and my
family. I’ve been incarcerated for 21 years and there is no
one on the outside helping my wife and family. They need a
lot but I really need your love, support, and prayers. We
benefit from all The Saints do and we look forward to seeing
you again. You give us hope and love! Keep on doing what
you do and don’t change a thing!
-Marquis V., Bibb CF, Alabama

Thank you so much for your continued love for me! I have
recieved a birthday card every year now for I don’t know
how many years. Praise God. I enjoy reading “The New
Creation” newsletter. This card found me in a low point of
my life. I sit in “the hole” waiting my punishment for sins of
the flesh. I’m okay and will be okay. I just wanted you to
know how God used your ministry to touch a prisoner 2,000
miles away. Thank you and praise Jesus!
– David L., Colorado Territorial CF, Colorado

Thank you very much for the birthday card and the support
from you. I pray that all of you are doing well and continue
to do so. I’m doing as good as I can and taking everything
one day at a time. Once again, thank you for your support
and birthday wishes. Hope to hear from you soon.
– Gary F., Carson City CF, Michigan

Just recieved the birthday card you sent. You never fail to
send one to me! Thank you. You uplift my spirits when I
truly need it. Oh, and thank you for your newsletter also.
I’ve been going through some trials and tribulations as of
late. Things just don’t go right for me lately. Seems as I get
closer to home, everyone in my family has been fading
away. I try not to let it bother me for if I did, it would bother
me until I go bald or just go crazy. So this card and newsletter
were uplifting at a time when I really needed it.
– John H., Orleans CF, New York

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