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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

Inmate Letters

I received your Birthday card last night and it was a unexpected surprise. I wanted to send a brief thank you and let you know what it meant to me; the small things sometimes means so much. Your organization has been a beacon through these tough times, and it’s the things like this card that set you apart from the rest. Thank you again for the card and for everything you do. God bless you. – Antonio R, Dillwyn CC, VA

I just wanted to say thank you, brothers and sisters at Saints Prison Ministry for the Birthday card you sent me. It’s a blessing that you remembered my Birthday. It’s so awesome to have brothers and sisters in Christ like you. I wish everyone had love in their hearts for prisoners as you do. Please keep up the good work you are doing for our Lord. And thank you for reaching out to us Spanish brothers. That’s a blessing. I also want to know if you have any Bible studies you can send me. If you do, can you please send it to me in English? Again thank you for your wonderful ministry. And may God bless your ministry always. And please keep in touch. – Milton M., Lunenburg CC, VA

Last year, I went to the ball field here at Concord State Prison with the expectations of seeing an outside ball game from a local team, like I have heard about from a long time ago. I am new to the system but the church I belong to helps out with the kiros program. I was surprised at the very pleasant response from the team players when I went up to watch the great game. Boy, do you have some great hitters and the fielding was also wonderful. The message that you have brought helped not only me but others also, I am glad that you came to our little place and spent time with us. I did fill out a prayer card and I did talk with a few nice gentlemen. Please keep up the great work. – Timothy B., New Hampshire State Prison for Men, NH

I just wanted to give glory to God in acknowledging the awesome work that you Saints are accomplishing. For the past few years, your ministry has been the only one who has sent me written correspondence on my Birthday. In this digital day and age, you, your ministry, and “The New Creation” are truly a blessing! This shows me your commitment to God’s creations, and for that I thank you. Your works have revealed to me that even if I don’t get a miracle, I can still be a miracle to someone else… please continue to allow God to use you and may the Creator of our being continue to bless you and yours. – Carl C., Federal CC, FL

In trying times, people often become complacent and forget about others. It is amazing and by God’s timing that I received the birthday greeting that you sent me on 9/11. I can never thank all of you enough for the prayers and concerns you have for all of us in this delusion of a false hope. We are all in darkness with the restrictions that are continually placed upon us, but life will always find a way with the great love God has for us. I enjoyed doing the Bible Trivia you sent me. I knew all of the answers without looking in my Bible except for the last question, which was how many years did Adam live. I figured that Adam passed on from this life in the world when he was somewhere around 900 years. But the correct answer was 930 years so I was a little off. I also enjoyed reading the New Creation article that is based on 2 Corinthians 5:17. Along with knowing that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, I like what it says in Jeremiah 29:11. The Lord, Jesus Christ reveals the thoughts he has for us, which are of peace, and not evil, to give us an expected end. The way I see it is that God has a purpose for each and every one of us to give us an expected end of His greatness that is waiting to unfold in our lives when we are ready and willing to receive it. I appreciate the time and concern you have in this matter. God will surely bless you and increase your territory so you can witness to others just like He did for Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. I will also be praying for all of you. – Albert Y., SCI Smithfield, PA

Inmate Letters

THANK YOU!!!!!  For remembering my B-Day .  I wasn’t expecting this lovely card coming from Saints Prison Ministry.  54 years young!!!  Is still a big blessing from the Lord and Savior AMEN.  I’m also sending y’all my sincere greetings of peace and love during this time of total devastation around the world with this very ugly CORONAVIRUS.   Our country isn’t looking good right about now!  However, I’m still believing Scripture 1 TIMOTHY 2:8.  I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.  John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled:  ye believe in GOD, believe also in me. So YES!!!  I’m standing on the only thing I can stand on and that’s the Word of GOD AMEN.  I’m hoping and praying that you’re standing with e and agreeing with me on this topic of praying for the world healing asap?  The power of prayer is truly powerful…being incarcerated at this present time is rough.  All safety procedures are being taken for all inmate and staff members!!  Social distancing and masks on 24/7 Amen.  To be very honest with the ministry?  I don’t know when we’re going to play another baseball game around here, or have another big gathering of men.  Keep us in prayer and I’ll do the same for y’all on the streets.  Please stay safe and CORONAVIRUS FREE.
– Lenny M., SCI Frackville, PA

This is my first time writing you guys.  I should have done so many times ago. I am writing to thank you for sending me a birthday card.  Every birthday since Tucson, AZ to Petersburg, VA and to my present facility of Seagoville, TX, I have received a card from the Saints on my birthday.  Thank you so much.  It’s been a long time since I received a birthday card from anyone else outside.  Most of my family have gone to be with Jesus.  Some just don’t care anymore.  The Saints never forget and I am blessed to be connected with such a fine organization of friends.  The memories of playing against the team in Tucson, AZ and Petersburg, VA will always be etched in my heart. You guys couldn’t play softball here.  You all hit too many home runs and they would have to shut down the whole yard. I’ll never forget your kindness and your prayers.  Be well and be safe, God is still on the throne.
– James V., FCI Seagoville, TX

Thank you for remembering my birthday again this year.  I turned 50.  My second 25th birthday…As the years go by, less people remember this day and it means so much that you do.  Also thank you for coming to see us and play ball.  I can’t play, but I love to watch the game and hear your ministering. I spend my time writing to people that have less fortunate situations than I.  My celly’s nephew died from overdose, so I minister to his sister who was the you man’s mother.  That’s one example of many.  Anyway, I look forward to the day I can help with ministry from outside the jail fences.  Incidentally, I was born and raised in Woodbury, New Jersey!  I lived in South Jersey for 31 years.  I used to attend Gloucester County Community Church when it was in a movie theater in Pitman, NJ.
– Paul B., SCI Waymart, PA

I am very thankful for your birthday cards in which you all have sent me all through the years along with the Creation pamphlets.  I have enjoyed each and every card and pamphlet you all have sent me. I am sorry that I took too long to reply back to you, all moving from institution to institution.  I go up for parole in August of this year, will you please pray that I will be able t make it (God willing).  I love you all and I miss you all, the good time playing softball and watching you all play against the d/m in the gym.  It was fun along with the Word of Life.
– George J., Broad River CI, SC

I sincerely hope this letter finds the entire Saints Prison Ministry Family well in health and high in spirit, as for myself and the prisoners here at Lincoln CC with you all well during this difficult time. I will also like to extend our thanks to you all for sharing time with all prisoners around the world, especially those times you all came to the prison to play baseball.  The presence of you all touched us in so many ways, and through the prayers that were given, God heard them and blessed us in this journey of incarceration. Thank you for the birthday cards you all send out each year, hopefully when I am released we will continue to communicate and perhaps have service together.
– Michael B., Lincoln CC, IL

I just wanted to say thank you to everybody involved in your ministry.  It has been a breath of fresh air getting to play softball with you guys these past few years.  It is nice to interact with people that genuinely care about your well being and are not sinister in nature.  I’ve been locked up for 8 ½ years.  This is my last year here.  I will be home for Christmas. I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the birthday greetings you send me every year.  This year really hit home with Isaiah 40:31.  I have been blessed with a family that loves me and a great support system and there is no doubt in my mind that this was my first and last time in prison.  There is also no doubt in my mind that without the strength God has given me day after day, I would still be the same thought process I had when I entered this place. I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life and will be forever grateful to you guys for the part you played in my rehabilitation.
– James E., Centralia CC, IL

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the card you sent me for my birthday.  I hope and pray that this short letter finds you all in the best of spirits, well and health due to this situation that we are going through because of the coronavirus.  This is all for now.  May God bless you all and continue to prosper you all in every area of your life.
– Ramon M., SCI Phoenix, PA



October Crusades

The fields in Florida continue to be “white unto harvest,” and the prison administrations continue to invite us at an unprecedented pace!

October 21-24, a softball team of mostly NJ and PA missionary athletes will descend on the northeast part of FL.

Join us in praying for this exciting opportunity!

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Due to the prison systems in the NE Region remaining closed to volunteers, we have come to the tough decision to cancel the seasons for the NJ and PA softball teams. We continue to stay in touch with our contacts in each state and hope to hear better news as we move into the Fall.