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Inmate Letters

Wanted to send this letter out to you all, thanking you for the consistency in communicating with me on my birthday since 2009. I’m grateful for your faithfulness to Christ, and for your loyalty in doing His will. I can only continue to pray that God blesses you all on a daily basis and beyond human comprehension. Mostly I’ve learned to appreciate guys like you who do not have to do all that you’ve done, and do, to make my life better, as well as others. So I want to say thank you all for being my friend (Proverbs 17:17). I appreciate you all, if no one else does, and know that I love you all too. I remain a faithful, humble servant of Christ. God bless you! “More Lite!” – Cameron L., London CI, OH

 

I pray all is well for each of you and to whomever God gave the thought of sending me a birthday card…God bless you! Just the thought of someone thinking of us at times like these is amazing. It lets us know that God is real and encourages us not to give up. I’m now in my 23rd year in prison and I finally come up for parole in two years – May 2021. I know this is all in God’s hands and in His timing, but please keep me in your prayers because the prayers of the righteous avails much! – John I., Wilcox SP, GA

 

I hope and pray this letter finds all of you in great health and spirits. My name is Daniel and I am writing to thank y’all for your genuine love and service. I wasn’t saved when we played softball together a few years ago…or I should say I was saved but not being deliberate in walking with the Lord. My address has changed a few times since then but your message hit home, and somehow, some way, your cards and letters have always found me – and always at the perfect time! So from deep in my heart, thank you to all the beautiful Saints members who have never forgotten me! My walk with Jesus is strong and beautiful today, and it is because of your love, prayers, and Christ-like example that encouraged me to push my standards of living in Him to a higher level. – Daniel A., Smith SP, GA

 

I just want to say “Thank You” for the birthday cards I get from y’all every year. The card is special but I really liked the Bible verse! It’s always nice to just get mail, but to get mail from someone I don’t even know means you believe I deserve a birthday card. Thank you for caring about me – it’s lonely in here and getting mail makes it so much better. I’ve got 10 more years so it’s nice to know I have some people thinking of me and showing me God’s love no matter what. – Julie M., Camille Graham CI, SC

 

I’m taking this time out to thank you and God for all my friends on my Birthday for more than 20 years. You never forgot me by making my birthday card reach me on time and I’m so grateful for this so thank you on my behalf, and for all the other inmates who your ministry makes sure they are not forgotten. Therefore may the Lord keep blessing y’all for making sure we are loved by Him and not forgotten. No matter what we go through in life this is the best gift ever. Take care and may y’all and your families be blessed forever. – Jorge R., Five Points CF, NY

 

I thank God for this ministry. The Saints Prison Ministry changed me to be a better man within and uplifted me when nobody else didn’t [sic] by sending birthday cards throughout my prison bid. I have been down for over 13 years and it took most of those years for me to find my purpose and calling from God. I hope I get to see your team again before I get out in a couple years. – Leonard C., New River CI, FL

 

Thank you for the birthday card and your kind words of love and appreciation. It’s nice to be thought of on my birthday! My family and I had a sudden surprise come our way – on February 23, 2019, my Dad, Fred Rocha, went home to be with the Lord. As much as we will greatly miss him, we all rejoice that he made it home to be with Jesus!! That is great news to us as we know we will see him again. God has been leading us through our times of mourning, and ever present help He has been. Thank you all for your love, prayers and support. I love you all Saints!! We have it made with Jesus. – Robert R., Gus Harrison CF, MI

Inmate Letters Summer 2019

I pray all is well for each of you and to whomever God gave the thought of sending me a birthday card…God bless you! Just the thought of someone thinking of us at times like these is amazing. It lets us know that God is real and encourages us not to give up. I’m now in my 23rd year in prison and I finally come up for parole in two years – May 2021. I know this is all in God’s hands and in His timing, but please keep me in your prayers because the prayers of the righteous avails much!
John I., Wilcox SP, Georgia

This is a heartfelt thanks to all those people who have been riding this train with me; the people who send the card on my birthday, the men who come to play ball and visit with us, and those who pray for me. The greatest gift ever is Jesus Christ but your kindness is also a special blessing!
Thomas T., Marion CI, Florida

To special friends, you guys are the ones who always know what to do and suggest. How lucky I am to call you guys my friends. Each time I wish upon a star…wish that I could be where you guys are. I miss you guys, and I thank you for the wonderful birthday card. I turned 75 years old on May 20th. I have a court hearing pending to be released from prison. Please pray for my release from prison. God bless you guys for the extraordinary work you are doing for the inmates in prison.
Robert T., Orleans CF

I just want to say “Thank You” for the birthday cards I get from y’all every year. The card is special but I really liked the Bible verse! It’s always nice to just get mail, but to get mail from someone I don’t even know means you believe I deserve a birthday card. Thank you for caring about me – it’s lonely in here and getting mail makes it so much better. I’ve got 10 more years so it’s nice to know I have some people thinking of me and showing me God’s love no matter what.
Julie M., Camille Graham CI, South Carolina

I’m taking this time out to thank you and God for all my friends on my Birthday for more than 20 years. You never forgot me by making my birthday card reach me on time and I’m so grateful for this so thank you on my behalf, and for all the other inmates who your ministry makes sure they are not forgotten. Therefore may the Lord keep blessing y’all for making sure we are loved by Him and not forgotten. No matter what we go through in life this is the best gift ever. Take care and may y’all and your families be blessed forever.
Jorge R., Five Points CF, New York

I thank God for this ministry. The Saints Prison Ministry changed me to be a better man within and uplifted me when nobody else didn’t [sic] by sending birthday cards throughout my prison bid. I have been down for over 13 years and it took most of those years for me to find my purpose and calling from God. I hope I get to see your team again before I get out in a couple years.
Leonard C., New River CI, Florida

Thank you for the birthday card and your kind words of love and appreciation. It’s nice to be thought of on my birthday! My family and I had a sudden surprise come our way – on February 23, 2019, my Dad, Fred Rocha, went home to be with the Lord. As much as we will greatly miss him, we all rejoice that he made it home to be with Jesus!! That is great news to us as we know we will see him again. God has been leading us through our times of mourning, and ever present help He has been. Thank you all for your love, prayers and support. I love you all Saints!! We have it made with Jesus.
Robert R., Gus Harrison CF, Michigan

I thank you all so much for sending me a wonderful card and the sermon Facing Fears by Rev. Tom Cox. This letter acknowledging my birthday would be a third, and this letter is my first response back, sorry. Well, I wrote to say thank you very much and also for coming to play and compete physically and preach spiritually. Your sermons are always awesome. Seeds are planted, for many do come to me and share how it has impacted their lives. Heavenly Father, I thank you for establishing such ministries. I ask that you would bless Saints Prison Ministry to reach out to every prison in the United States, for there is nothing impossible with, or in Jesus’ name. Amen!’.
Jeromi D., Downstate CF, New York

Inmate Letters

I would like to thank you for all of the birthday cards you have sent me over the years and the concern and care that goes with them. Although I have never written back to thank you before this, it has really touched my heart to know that someone cared enough to remember me, especially since some years yours is the only card I get for my birthday.

I have been incarcerated for approximately 34 years now. My parents have long since died, and the only family I have left now are my sister and her son, so it is very nice to hear from someone else in addition to them. Thank you for caring.

Joseph A., CTF North Facility, California

Thank you so much for the Bible Studies I’ve done with y’all. After doing these Bible Studies I feel like I have a new life now. I’m a child of God and the Holy Spirit is working in me. I did enroll in Crossroads Bible School as you suggested and I am now working on their lessons. I study the Bible every day, go to church every week, and pray many times a day. I feel my faith life growing and I look at things much different now.

I wake up each morning with a positive attitude, I’m happy, and I love my life. I have so much love in my heart, I just hope and pray that I find a safe place to go to when I am released. I am putting it all in God’s hands because as long as I trust in God, he will never turn His back on me. I still have 18 months left but meeting y’all was the best thing that has ever happened in my life. Thank you again, and please keep in touch.

Joseph B., Caroline CU #23, Virginia

Thank you for not only the birthday card, which made me feel very special, but also for the information that was included with it. I enjoyed the pastor’s message and it was all very encouraging. I embraced every bit of it and read it multiple times, meditating on it each time. Within the near future, I will submit some of my artwork for you to include in that newspaper. I don’t consider myself an artist, but the guys here say I draw pretty good so maybe you can use it. Again, thank you for the birthday blessing and keeping me in your thoughts.

Paris D., Broad River CI, South Carolina

Thank you for the birthday card –you are very good people. May God bless you with good health for many years to come. I am 68 years old and have been down for 35 years so God is good to keep me healthy this long. I would have wrote sooner but I had to trade my dinner tray for the envelope and stamps to write to you and one other friend who sent me a birthday greeting. Both of you are appreciated very much because I don’t get any other cards or letters except your two on my birthday. My sister don’t write to me and she is very busy working and taking care of the house. They don’t have much too so they can’t send anything. I’ve got no money in here but God is good and I survive by exchanging some of my food for things – I don’t need that much to eat anyway. Say “hello” to all the brothers in Jesus and maybe you can come play ball here someday.

Carlos P., Okeechobee CI, Florida

Inmate Letters

Brothers and sisters I thank you all for the card, but even more for the New Creation that came with it. The Fuel for the Soul part came exactly when I was going through a little problem, but God answered my question through you all. Don’t lose heart, trust in the Lord for deliverance, and stay on the attack is the way to renew our inner man each day. And the only way to do that is to spend time with God each day!

“Thank you Jesus for all that you are. Show me more of Yourself as I read your Bible and pray. Help me to pursue you with all of my heart and mind. Amen.”

Curtis T., Danville CC, Illinois

Hello! Since my encounter at Allen CC with those faithful brothers that glorious day in 2014 so much has happened in my life. I was a really confused man and I didn’t know what I wanted. Things started happening in my life that I felt was dragging me to a very dark place and when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, my mother passed away. That put me over the edge. I stayed in a pit of hurt, pain, and anger for a long time.

One day the end of last year I was walking past the church when I felt a force pulling me in. As I walked in, it was like every word spoken that day was directed towards me. I fell to my knees that night and accepted Christ in my life! Hallelujah! I know I have a battle ahead of me as a young Christina, but being a soldier for Christ is already being a winner. I was a loser long enough.

I wish I could remember the brother’s name that spoke to me that day at Allen so I could tell him the good news. Satan is no longer in control of my life and I intend to keep it that way!

Kenneth T., Louisiana SP (Angola), Louisiana

I am one of the soccer players from the varsity soccer team and we enjoy every time the Saints come to visit us. We appreciate the time that you devote to us every year for all the sports, but I’m more touched by your efforts spiritually. It can’t be easy to stand in front of a group of people and put your not-so-perfect life on display for people to hear, but last year you had a guy that gave his testimony that touched me in a way that made me come to attention. He caused me to realize what I already knew in my head – that God is truly real and very much alive! I hope to stay in contact with you and I want to be enrolled in your Bible Studies (I lost the card you sent me). I look forward to seeing your guys come again soon.

Will S., SCI Mahanoy, Pennsylvania

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

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