“I was very happy to have gotten the card that you sent to me. Thank you for that. I have just been to the assessment part of this process. I now have to be classified to determine which half-way house I will be sent to. I should be here for two more months then I will be moving on. I am going to Bible studies almost every day of the week. I go to NA/AA during the weekdays, these studies and programs are not mandatory. The temptation in this place is very real to me and I face it very often, however, through God’s grace I am living a sober Christ filled lifestyle. I wake up every morning thanking God for the Joy that I have because I’m getting my life back.
“There were many Thursday nights that I sat in that room and was told what I needed to hear and not what I wanted to hear. I thank you for the time and I want to continue to hear from you and keep in touch. I want positive people in my life to help build me up and you are one of them. Till next time please pray for me.
“Peace and blessings to you and your loved ones. I pray all is well and that this letter reaches you in great spirits and health.
“What’s up Pops? I got the large print Bible you sent me. It’s a beautiful Bible and I thank you so much. It’s a blessing, especially for my eyes!
So what’s going on with you and your ministry, plus have you heard from _____ lately? He should be going back home soon.
“As for me, all is well. I’m still patiently waiting for my miracle from the Lord so I can return home and tell the world what He has done for me. Other than that there is not a great deal to update you about. On that note, I am going to bring this letter to a close.
“Once again, thank you for your gift and generosity. You are most definitely a blessing to me and many others and I thank God for you, Pops. Be Blessed!
Respect & Love,”
“Peace and blessings. Thank you Pops for the card, I’m blessed to have a wonderful wife, she has been an amazing mother, and friend to me and my daughter. My daughter is very much involved in church, praise God. Pops, I go home on Mother’s Day. I’m going to visit you as soon as I get settled in and am situated. Once I’m home I’m going to take you and your family out for lunch so you can meet me and my family and we can have a beautiful lunch. I can’t wait to go home and spend time with my loved ones and people who have been there for me. Please, tell everyone I left Annandale that I send my love and blessings and that I’ll see them when I get out. Please tell the dude that used to come with you, that I said hello and that I said God Bless him and his family. Yeah, Pops I’m in this lock up, sometimes I go through it, but God always comes and lifts me up. Thanks be to God and you guys who always keep me in your prayers. The good news is that time moves quickly in here. Pops, enjoy your Thanksgiving, eat a big piece of turkey for me. God Bless you.
“Your Spiritual Son,”
“No matter how hard we try to run from God or hide from Him, we can never get away from His presence. Just look at Adam and Eve. They hid from God but he still found them.
“I have tried running and hiding but I can’t get away. I am so glad God didn’t just let me keep running away. He loved me so much that I have fallen, not away from him, but into His love and embrace. I want to thank Him so much for all He has done for me. Nothing is too big or too small for Him.
“I also want to thank you, Pops, for coming out every week and loving us more than you love yourself. A lot of our families and friends gave up on us but you didn’t. You’ve been a great Father and I want to be just like you.”