St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Momma Joe, Peace and blessings. This letter won’t be long, so I won’t hold you up. You said you have a lot of grandchildren, I bet they keep you young! Anyway, I understand, but still ask that you pray for my daughter. Her name is Aleiya…She’s 12 years old…I want to let you know I appreciate all you and your church family have done. I would like to learn the history on the forming and separation of the Church. I also would like to know, who were the gentiles? And why were they considered unclean? Next letter should be longer, until then keep (us) in your prayers. P.S. Do you know about any programs services strictly for Lifers? If not, can you look some up and send me the address? —Marvin

Marvin is new to the group. He started reading the GNL a good while back, getting copies from another participant. When his friend was relocated to another facility, Marvin wrote me and asked to be put on our list; he wanted to continue to get the Good-NewsLetter. We exchanged a few personal letters and I find him to be sincerely seeking truth and friendship.

Being new, he’s still worried about bothering me in my busy life and is apologetic for the intrusion. Nevertheless, he seizes the opportunity to ask for prayer for his daughter, ask burning questions about faith, and reach out for help getting information.   Reading his letter, can you see how it would be easy for anyone, even you, to answer him? this is how personal prison ministry begins!

Lives are changed (including our own) when we take a leap of faith and reach out to one person in prison! If you would like to write to Marvin, send him a book on the history of Christianity and perhaps do a little research on programs for people in prison, send me an email at [email protected] and let’s get you started!

Please add Marvin and Aleiya to your prayer list and remember them daily. Thank you!

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