Thank you Lord

a letter from Brooks Co. Jail, 2017

Greetings,
                    Mr. Ken, you and your staff have really and truly been a blessing for me.  I’ve come from  a rough background, and sometimes I feel like I’m the black sheep of my family, but getting back in – tuned with God’s Word I feel amazing. Truth be told yeah I still get angered about certian things, but I don’t let it control me.  I pray, ask for forgiveness and Say “Thank you Lord” repeating it over and over.

I’m currently here in jail on a violation of probation for not reporting, but really how I see it God brought me here to help me to stop violating myself. I had got to the point where I didn’t care about myself just wanted to get $ and get some “weed” … but by the grace of God my mind has been renewed.  I think about what Jesus had already done for me and pray for forgiveness and ask him to keep me mentally strong as he has emotionally and physically.  

Lord’s will soon I will hear something from my probation officer soon but Mr. Ken I wanna request a prayer for my loved ones — …. …. … … … … … because I love them dearly and I only hope the best for them.  I’m gonna continue with these studies even after I’m out so everytime I complete  be looking forward to a letter but God bless you and the whole ECS.  I love yall goodnight.

sincerely
               your brother in Christ

                C. C.

A Victim’s Forgiveness: Letter from H.L.K.

Jan 30. 2016

Mr. K. G.,

Thank you for the giant print reference Bible.  Its print size, cross references and concordance makes it a very reliable hard to beat Bible.  Thank you so very much.

In the last set of study answer sheets, you asked if I had gotten in touch with my victim’s daughter since she’d forgiven me for taking her father’s life.  Yes, I have.  It took a while, but my sister was able to find the daughter’s address.  I let her know that her finding peace had been in my prayers for years.  I thanked her for her forgiveness, which I had truly never expected nor felt I deserved.  I also congratulated her on her making a family of her own and wished her the best that she truly does deserve.  There has been no further correspondence between us, which is understandable, but I feel that she and I have made peace with each other because the Lord saw fit that we should.  I truly appreciate your concern, comments, and questions.

God bless and keep you and your ministry safe and well.  Thank you for allowing me to participate in it.

In Christian Faith,

H.L.K.