David Owen, Calhoun Correctional Institution, Florida

David Owen, Calhoun Correctional Institution, Floridadavid owen"The newsletter is an integral part of my daily spiritual walk in prison. I don’t say that lightly and here’s why: “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV). The newsletter is primarily written by prisoners and ex-prisoners for prisoners. It does extend to others outside the walls too. As Brother Andrew has repeatedly confirmed, this is NOT his ministry.
It’s God’s ministry and God is using the volunteers, from box packers on through contributing writers and everyone in between, as vessels to convey those thoughts and promises in God’s Word spoken by Jeremiah above. God’s ministry cannot be anything but fruitful. The newsletter’s growth is a clear indication of the hunger for spiritual nourishment the men and women behind the walls are craving. I certainly look forward to my newsletter to arrive each month. I count on it for the peace the messages give me and I write this to you as a man who now has hope for his future. Man’s Law and judgment branded me as the scum of the earth. Even though I was saved, I limited God’s ability by accepting a mindset that I would be homeless and unemployable. I am blessed by the Inspiration Ministries newsletter because I’ve been given something I had lost based on the actions of the old, carnal man I was. The Inspiration Ministries newsletter is the vital and living power of God’s Word, His love, His thoughts of peace, & His promise of a future and a hope, Brothers, Sisters, & Family revival IS coming out from the prisons. I pray that many will volunteer your time, talents, resources, & love to the Inspiration Ministries newsletter. Amen! God Bless you!"