You Gave Me Chicken Soup for the Soul

When I got locked up in 2001, I went to church and there was a preacher named Mario who said he was going to give me chicken soup for the soul. He preached on salvation.
   At the time, I didn't know what that was, but the seed was planted. So when I got out, I started doing the same things over again, getting high and stuff, but I was feeling miserable. I remembered Chaplain Mario said there was a better way out, but I didn't understand.
   So in 2002-03, my kids started going to church and would come home, telling me what they learned.

Little did I know, the seed that was planted by Chaplain Mario kept on working through my kids. So I started going to church with them.
   When the preacher made the altar call, I cried out to the Lord and He saved me. Thank you, Chaplain, for giving me that chicken soup for the soul.

Henry (Ohio prison)

Henry's salvation didn't happen by accident. It happened because of your dedication, love and support for this ministry. Together, we can       continue reaching others just like Henry.

From a Grateful Inmate's Wife

I'm sure you're quite surprised to receive this  letter from me. I often think of you and want to thank you for all you have done. I know you tried to help me and lead me many years ago and I resisted.
   I'm happy, very happy to say I know longer    resist, and I thank the Lord for all the blessings He's bestowed upon me and the love I feel, and that you didn't give up on me, is impossible to

describe. He was always there, as unworthy as I was. I have much to be thankful for. My life is so blessed.

Barbara (Ohio)

---                                                                                 We were able to provide groceries, fix broken down plumbing, and place this dear ladies'      rebellious son in a good Christian program.

Straight Talk from Inmates (Continued)

I am 44 years old and have been incarcerated for the past 21 months. I have lost my house, along with a chance of recovery. I have lost any chance of returning to my former employer. I've also been battling with alcoholism for the past 25 years and severe depression, so everything is bad.
   I never dreamed that I would write a letter like this, but I learned that no one is exempt from having the bottom fall out from under him and lose everything they worked for, especially their freedom. Yes, I have reaped that which I have sowed and this is where God comes in and where it starts getting better.
   As you probably know, God will bring us to our knees (where we all need to be at times) in order to get our attention, if this is what it takes. To make a long story short, I need your help.

Wayne (Georgia prison)

My name is Barbara. I'm a baby Christian and I'm here in prison. There are a lot of negative and mean women in this place. I'm lonely and bored. There are not too many friendly inmates here. Everyone hates each other. There isn't any godly,

unconditional love around here, and that's what I need most. Can you help me?

Barbara (Tennessee prison)

Could you please send me some information about your life-changing program.

Edy (Delaware prison)

I will get out of prison with no parole in April of 2005. I'm respectfully asking you for a Christian program. I'm seeking about two weeks of shelter and some clean clothes. I have no family to provide these needs. Thank you in advance.

Russ (Pennsylvania prison)

I'm writing in regards to further information about your program. I have been in custody since October 2000. I'm due to be released (maxing out) sometime in April of 2004. My problem is, I have no where to live once I'm released, no job upon my release, and no family that I can turn to with re-entry to the outside world. I hope you can help me.

William (New Jersey prison)

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"Can you help me?"

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