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Good News (from the 4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter)

 

 


From: Marvin H.
Potosi CF, Mineral Point, MO

Dear Alan and Sharon,

I want to thank you for your newsletters.  They have good lessons in them and the letters from other inmates is an encouragement to me in my walk with Christ in prison.

I praise God for sending you and other ministries to me to teach me His ways.  Every effort you make on behalf of Jesus Christ shines more light into this dark world, so that others can be drawn to the light and find God and His gospel and purpose for them.

Every light that shines helps others to find Christ.  If you light one candle in a dark room, it sheds a little light in a small area.  But, if you light many candles, they will light up the entire room for all to see their way past obstacles, and to eliminate all darkness from their lives.

Just as cold is the absence of heat, and dark is the absence of light, evil is only the absence of God.

Just like the Israelites complained to God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?  There is no bread!  There is no water!  And we detest this miserable food!” (Numbers 21:5) Many of us in prison complain about everything around them.

But, if they would give themselves to God, He can “turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.”  (Job 33:30 - NIV)

“I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.”
(Psalm 7:17 - NIV)

In Brotherly Love, Marvin

                                                                    

From: Manuel R.
CA Health Care, Stockton, CA

Hello Sharon,

I’ve recently moved to a new prison.  Please update my info on your computer data mailing list. 

I really enjoy “My Brother’s Keeper”.  It has very strong messages that help me immensely.  Please keep me in prayer for God’s will to be done in my physical and spiritual life. 

Blessings to all.  I keep you and CA in my daily prayers.  Thank you all for all you do for us.

In Christ, Manuel

                                                                    

From: Demont H.
Norfolk City Jail, Norfolk, VA

Dear Christian Ambassadors,

I am trying to get on your mailing list, so I can get “My Brother’s Keeper”.  I read one of your [publications] Volume 22, Number 3, Third Quarter, 2017.

My brother Daniel J. gave me a copy to read and now I am hooked.  I am a Christian who wants more good news to read that is God’s News.  I hope I make your mailing list. 

God Bless you, Demont

                                                                    

From: Darby P.
River North CF, Independence, VA

Dear Sharon,

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  I hope this letter reaches you well.

I received your address from my last cellmate.  He left me your June 2018 newsletter [speaking] about “real love and pretend love”, as well as your lesson “Take Care How You Treat Others”.  I loved them both.

I’d like to be added to the mailing list if I can.
I also enjoy receiving and sharing with others, good solid biblical teaching.  So, I look forward to all future correspondence.

May the Lord Bless you and keep you, and make His face shine upon this ministry, and be gracious to you!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen. 

God Bless you and thank you for all you do.

In Christ, Darby

                                                                    

From: Jason L.
Wabash Valley CF, Carlisle, IN

Dear Sister Sharon,

I have been getting your newsletters for a long time now.  This is the first letter I have sent you.  I would like to say thank you for your spiritual help. 

I have been in prison since 2007.  A lot of things have changed in the world since I have been gone.  All the shootings…it is sad when kids can’t go to school or church without getting shot at.  If you would, please pray for their families and friends.  All the stuff Jesus has done for us and we still act this way. 

I went to a good Christian church, but I still lived for the world, when I should have been living for God.  But the past is the past, and I have asked for forgiveness.  I try my best to do right; sometimes it is hard.  But, I try.  I read my Bible and I pray.  I know the Holy Spirit will help me.  God Bless.

Your friend in Christ, Jason

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From: John T.
CSP LA County, Lancaster, CA

Dear Sharon Griffee,

Thank you so much for leading me down the right road.  I now know that Jesus is and can only be the Christ!  So now I am saved!

Love, John

                                                                    

From: Albert R.
TDCJ, LeBlanc Unit, Beaumont, TX

Dear Christian Ambassadors,

After being given the privilege of reading your paper, “My Brother’s Keeper”, offered by a friend, I am urged to ask you to put me on your distribution list, so I can further be gifted by your works.

Thanks, Bert

                                                                    

From: James B.
SCI-Phoenix, Collegeville, PA

Dear Christian Ambassadors,

I praise God for your newsletters and your Bible studies.  Every time I get them, I always find something that will edify me.  I do send the studies on to a friend who enjoys them also.  But, the main reason for this letter is an address change.

Thank you for sending me everything.  Your ministry is in my prayers.  God Bless.

Sincerely, James

                                                                    

From:  Ann R.
Frederick, Maryland

Dear Alan and Sharon,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus.  All is well here in Maryland. 

I’ve thought many times, “How could Adam and Eve – in the perfect setting of the garden – disobey God?”  I’ve concluded that it involved a series of small steps away from God, that eventually lead to disobedience; and none of us can say we are free from behaving as Adam and Eve did.  We read the Genesis story of the fall and might think that Eve and Satan had one conversation and BAM she ate the fruit and gave it to Adam (who was with her, I might add).  Honestly, I don’t believe it was like that.  Satan can’t get us to commit sin immediately – nope, I believe it is a series of small steps away from what we know to do right, and before you know it, we have sinned.  Satan leaves – we suffer the consequences.  Every time I read the comments from my incarcerated brothers and sisters, I’m so encouraged!  Their testimonies give me strength and courage to fight the good fight and not take those steps that lead to disobedience.  If they can remain faithful, so can I.  Their stories are of people living in difficult conditions, yet their faith is strong.  It leads me to pray for them and take a “faith check” on myself.  They are truly an inspiration to me.

Thank you so much for your ministry.  God is using you in ways that we may never know until we get to heaven.

Be blessed.  Annie