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9/14/19 8:44 P

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An inmate wrote.
"My step-father and mother never showed any emotions either. I think I was 34 years old before I remember my mother ever hugging me and I prompted that I was around. 4o years old before I ever remember her telling me she loved me."




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She said,,"For this cell- I see it as my private study- where I can openly and freely worship Him, talk to Him, and sing praises unto Him. Sometimes (actually most all the time) I feel His Presence here. Itsí so hard to put on paper what Iím trying to say."







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This inmate has experienced the love of Christ and began to share him with others:
I hope this find you in fine spirit and health. It has been some kind of week Wow!
Satan is everywhere- you have no idea. There are six new women here. You have no idea what Iíve had to listen to this week. Pure filth! But, the Lord has been with me every second. I have been truly blessed this week! Oh, and Ruthann, He has been working in my cell! He has used me so much this week. I have glorified His name very day! Oh- I am so overjoyed. Satanís been working all week and it has been quite a battle! So far- heís been defeated, but he comes at me everyday with new darts. I have prayed several times each day for the Holy Spirit to fill me. All to the glory of God!
Now to answer your letter. I apologize for not answering sooner, but Jesus came first and it has been most satisfying.
I have been praying for a lady in the cell next to me. She was shocked when I told her that I had been for 3 days. Wow! God is wonderful- how he works!! I told her that she needed to pray and she said she was kind of stubborn but asked me to pray for her.
She is surrounded by the devil in the other cell and he is beginning to drag her down to the pits with him. I pray for her more now! She faces the fitly language, the angry bitterness of those around her. It goes on and on. Please pray hard for her! Please, please, please!

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9/14/19 8:40 P

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Here is what the lady wrote from Rehab:
Wow! You sure were right when you told me some of the people in here at the Rehab house will be wanting what I have (spiritually_. When I first came here, one of the girls I am in a room with seen my Life Recovery Bible. She asks me- ďWhatís thisĒ. So, I sat down with her and showed her the 12 steps in the front, the devotionals, and the reflections in the back. And just as I did, she fell in love. She asks if she could look at it and of course I said sure,Ē ďJust as long as you handle it with knit glovesĒ.
ďOh!Ē She said, ďthis is too precious to handle any other way!Ē
The rest of the day I was too busy checking in, bag searches, counselor, groups. Whew! everything -when I got a break and came back to my room,she was still reading. She stayed up into the night. Today everyone else came to my room to check it out. At least 5 girls say they will have them a Life Recovery Bible. Oh, this is what this house needed. There are 16 other women in here and everyone of them I truly love. They all want what I have-FAITH. They all love my Bible. And I only have a few tracks left. I have made my Bible available to everyone. They make copies of the pages of the tracts. They make copies of the things I only have one or two left. And they are so grateful for everything. This morning 2 of the girls rededicated their lives and they were so happy.
There is one little person here with a big heart. She calls me an angel that was sent her to this house. I told another girl about stories in the Bible and she too fell in love with Jesus.
I have grown too. For one, by witnessing to two ladies being saved and knowing I may have a part in their decision. By sharing what I have- FAITH. By showing them we are all created in his images and are all sinners. And no matter how busy I am with treatment and homework, I made time to read my Bible every night. I read the story of Mary Magdalene last night and I wept with joy. It truly filled my heart.




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9/14/19 8:38 P

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Prayer of an inmate was answered.


She wrote the following
Yesterday is a day I shall always remember. Several prayers were answered for me. I have been praying since I have been here that God would send someone to have church service for me and the other women here. I never knew you before yesterday and I know God has heard me and answered me by sending you and your lady friend here. After you left my daughter came and brought things I needed. I prayed that she would bring me some books to read, but she didnít. But later Sunday after dinner, one of the jailers brought me some literature that you had brought to me. Another prayer answered. The book you sent me is so wonderful. Itís not just a story, but an inspiration. It takes you to the Bible and helps you to more clearly understand the verses. Its sort of a study guide.
I will always be eternally grateful to you for what you have done and most especially for the sharing of the scripture and prayer. You are a truly wonderful person for taking a few minutes out of your busy life to share with me what I have been praying for. Thank you again

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9/14/19 8:36 P

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The inmate wrote,
I shared with you how I had lost all faith in the Lord and how I am trying to regain my faith. My heart is very heavy and I am overwhelmed with turmoil The turmoil I speak of is within me- I donít really know how to write in words what is going on inside of me. I donít understand what I am feeling. I donít know what the fear is within me if that what it is. I pray everyday and read the Bible and search for answers. I donít know ow to deal with what I am feeling. Its all around my heart and thereís a fluttering that goes from my heart to my throat. Its not a painful feeling its like I want to cry out and grab hold of something. Its overwhelming, I just donít know how to explain it

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9/14/19 8:34 P

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Another letter from an inmate)
She wrote,
Thank you, I love my new Bible. I will read it daily. It has already explained to me some of the questions I have always needed the true answer too. I know it will continue to explain and help me along with my new life. Although its taught me a lot this week, I look forward to Bible Study tomorrow. This Bible is more than any friend has ever given me.

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9/14/19 8:31 P

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This is from a young lady who will serve the rest of her life in prison; separated from her young children.

Itís me. I know it has been forever since I have written Iím sorry. I canít seem to make myself do it. You said my silence makes you fear the worst. You probably should. I feel soÖ. dark. The level of depravity in me is unreasonable. Iíve been so withdrawn, angry, and confused, I just keep letting it get worse and worse. I do not want to write you with bad news. But I had to write and I have to be honest.

I messed up bad by =getting on the stand and testifying. I keep telling myself that I should have from the beginning, lied. IF I had acted like I was out of my head, crazy, thrown fits, and shown my hind-end enough maybe they would have put me in the insane asylum and I could have got a lesser charge. (I do not like itÖ..Thinking that doing wrong and being dishonest would have been a better choice.) The girls in the jail, when I first get there, tried to get me to, told me to go crazy. I canít believe that I am even thinking that I should have done these things, been so fake, but I am regretting that I wanted to be honest and fair. Life is NOT fair. It is BAD in here, Ruthann.
I do notÖÖ never did want to write you with such news. But I am feeling so bad, so beaten. I just want to give up. Sometimes, I donít think about how bad it is and get on alright. But I mostly think that I canít do this. I canít believe what Iíve done to my family; a beautiful near perfect family that has been shatteredÖÖ My poor little ones! And my Son, heís been so strong and is the only reason that my kids are alright. I can never be grateful enough of my older son. And if he never forgives me, I couldnít blame him.
I find myself wishing I was cold-hearted and mean. Just filthy and crooked. A liar. A real criminal. And I hate it. Oh, Ruthann, I am so sorry that I am probably breaking your heart at present. I just had to write. I miss you. I do read my Bible but not enough and I couldnít tell you the last time I prayed. Itsí bad. I told you. Donít be mad at me! I still have love in my heart. It is just buried underneath a lot of ashes and big chunks of my heart where it has broken. Crazy, huh? I love you and miss you so. Iíll be right here.
Love H.
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Update: When I spoke to her mom a few weeks ago, this lady has surrender her life to Christ and is now teaching a Bible study to others around her.. Please pray for this young lady who will only experience freedom from inside the bars, when God calls her to Heaven. This is a sad case where prescription medicine for her physical pain was no longer enough and it lead to her abuse by another person and eventually to a crime that she committed. Please keep her in your prayers for the darkness of the enemy is great behind the bars.


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9/14/19 8:29 P

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LETTER of Praise
I just wanted to share a little something with you. Everyday I praise his sweet name He delivered me from the addiction . Thank the Lord. Iíve never felt better and more alive . For 6 years Iíve blamed God : for being raped 4 times and been molested for my addiction because the drugs numbed meÖ..but not only to what happened to meÖ..but even to my 2 beautiful children. I put the addiction above everything I love. But now my head is clean and clear and Thank the Lord I can feel again yes Iím Alive. Iíve not felt so much love and emotion in so long. Thank God Iím alive
I get out on _________. I give it to him! Keep me in prayer

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9/14/19 8:27 P

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Prayer of an inmate was answered.


She wrote the following
Yesterday is a day I shall always remember. Several prayers were answered for me. I have been praying since I have been here that God would send someone to have church service for me and the other women here. I never knew you before yesterday and I know God has heard me and answered me by sending you and your lady friend here. After you left my daughter came and brought things I needed. I prayed that she would bring me some books to read, but she didnít. But later Sunday after dinner, one of the jailers brought me some literature that you had brought to me. Another prayer answered. The book you sent me is so wonderful. Itís not just a story, but an inspiration. It takes you to the Bible and helps you to more clearly understand the verses. Its sort of a study guide.
I will always be eternally grateful to you for what you have done and most especially for the sharing of the scripture and prayer. You are a truly wonderful person for taking a few minutes out of your busy life to share with me what I have been praying for. Thank you again
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Following up on this, I would like to say, "It was only by the grace of God that he gave me the courage to begin this Bible study. I had no previous experience.. I remember many years prior that a teacher in my High School took our freshman class to visit a jail. It was there I saw a young lady, lying on a top bunk, alone in a dark and dreary cell. At that moment God planted his compassion and love for those in jail inside my heart. I thought how wonderful one day to be able to teach in jail. I never realized that would come a reality. It is true God equips the called to do His work on this earth. He has called every Christian to share the Good News of the Gospel with others)


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9/13/19 10:13 P

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