Letter from Ione prison:
Pastor Gerry, please add me to your mailing list. I came across one of your messages here, and got your address from another inmate doing time here who also gets your weekly messages. I am a 52 year old African American raised in central L.A. I am one of the CRIP gang founding members (Crips / Bloods), drug user, and law breaker. I am serving 36 to life. I am blessed to be allowed to pay for my crimes by serving time…yes, blessed. I am totally free in Christ now. I believe there is a hell, and I believe there is a place for us in heaven if we surrender to Jesus. Your messages help us here in our deeper understanding of God’s Word and His purpose for us.
The judicial system of California does not love me, but Jesus does!
The judicial system of California does not have mercy on me, but Jesus does!
The judicial system of California does not forgive me, but Jesus does!
The judicial system of California does not bring me peace, but Jesus does!
I’ve messed up this life, but I will not mess up the prospects of the next one, and there will be a next one!
I hope to hear from you and further my walk with Jesus with the help of your ministry…