Hello fellow sisters and brothers in Christ,
God bless you all and your families. My name is … and I’m 34 years old. This is my first time in prison and my last. I have an 18 year old daughter who is graduating from high school in a few months. God has blessed her with an academic scholarship to the University of Texas. To God be the glory! I’m so thankful to God for blessing me with her. I’m so proud of her. I was raised in church and always knew the Lord but I didn’t have a relationship with Him. It wasn’t until I got arrested for the first time in my life that once I was taken to the county jail, I cried out to God to help me. I wasn’t walking with the Lord when I was out there but the moment got arrested I started praying constantly, reading my Bible and going to every church service that was available there. I’m so grateful for God’s grace and mercy. If were not for God on my side, where would I be? I’m proud to say that for 5 years now I’ve been walking with the Lord. I can praise God today for this time that I’ve been sentenced to. I have 4 more years to go before I go home. I’m trusting God, that if it’s His will, I can go home sooner. I would love nothing more than to be able to see my only daughter walk across the stage and graduate from high school in few months. I was disappointed in myself for committing my crime and having to be away from my family. I know that I can hold my head high because God has forgiven me and each day I work hard to show my daughter and family that I’m doing all I can in here to accomplish many goals. I’m in ministry school, a faith-based program and I attend many self help classes and groups. I send all my certificates home to my daughter. I want her to know that even though I made a bad choice that temporarily separated us; I will still make her proud to have me as her mother. My walk and this journey has not been easy at all. There has been days that I felt I was crawling just to get through the day but I’m standing on “God’s promises. He will never leave us or forsake us. Praise God I’m part of the praise dance team and I’m enjoying it. I always pray for God to help me be bold because I’m very shy. I see God working in all aspects of my life. I’m going to praise God through the storm. I want to say a BIG thank you to you and your entire team. Love is what Acts 13 brings in prison. I’m teaching my daughter the word and things of God. I want to encourage you all to keep up the great work for Jesus. May God bless each of you in all you inspire to be and do. You have my love, prayers, and support for your ministry. Please keep the women here in prayer that those who don’t know the Lord will walk away from the devil and run to Jesus. I look forward to getting one of your 2013 calendars soon. The one from 2012 came in handy. So I say thank you for that one.
Your sister in Christ