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Our Mission/Our Members/ Our Vision

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Devotional - “Caring & Sharing” - Virgil L. Wilson Sr.

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Covenant Partners

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Active Frontline Ministries Monthly Message

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Scripture of the Month - Rey P.

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Devotional - “The blood, sweat & tears” - David Brooks

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Devotional - “The woman God has blessed you with - Big G

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Exhortation - Minister Robert Earl (Fellowship Prayer Group)

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Devotional - “Why Fellowship” - Pastor Ricky Barnett

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Poem - Characteristic of a friend - Billy Henry

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Devotional - “Take the limits off - Danny Dean

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Poem - Oh God - Sharon Beard

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Short Story - “God leaves nothing to chance” - Jimmy Brigham

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Devotional - “Choices” - Ray Martinez

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Poems by Byron Thompson

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Devotional - “Devil you are a lie” - Joemyre Batiste (HTM)

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Devotional - “False Illusion” Joseph Junior Evans

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Devotional - “It’s better to be alone” - Ray P

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Song - “Javoni” Jones

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Devotional - “Every race isn’t for us to run” - Sherman Harris

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Exhortation - “Be Encouraged” - Antonio Oesby

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Exhortation - Bro. & Sis in White - Mr. & Mrs. Charlton

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Exhortation - Michael Howard

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My Daddy’s Girl Ministry Ke’vin Smith

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Trivia Answers/New Trivia Questions/Did you know/ Christian humor/Truth’s

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Helpful Hints for Inmates and their families

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Stamp Drive

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Shout Outs

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Birthdays/Anniversaries, etc.

Volume 4, Issue 12

Mailing List Members to Date: 407

September 15, 2012

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Some may and some may not! I know Brother Victor was in We are so grateful to be his mid 50s and I’ve known able to bring you another Our thoughts and prayers others a lot younger than he edition of the newsletter. go out to the family of a die in prison not knowing the We thank God for allowing friend and brother in the Lord. If you are one who’s us and counting us worthy Lord who God called home a been procrastinating with your to be used by Him in this few days ago who I was salvation, don’t put it off any capacity. I also never want housed with on the Michael longer, call on the name of the to forget to thank each and Unit, Brother Victor Igwe. Lord (Romans 10:9-13). everyone of you who con- Also you brothers on Mitinue to partnership with chael Unit who knew him, I have a prayer request for all us, donate stamps, lift us especially you who are on 18 the readers. Our North gym up in prayer, or send arti- dorm S-pod, be encouraged has been renovated into our cles in to be printed. With- and know he is in a better new chapel for worship, and it out you there is no The place with the Lord. The looks great! But we can’t move Day of the Lord Ministries, word of God says in Psalm into it until a phone and comand we know that it is God 116:15: “Precious in the sight puter line has been put in for who has placed it in your of the Lord is the death of our chaplain’s office. So please hearts to be a part of this His saints”. We who knew be in prayer with us here that ministry. Thank you, thank Brother Victor know he was this will happen in the very you, thank you! a saint of God and loved the near future. Until next time Lord. My prayer is that his continue to be encouraged and All of you who are incardeath will catch the attenkeep the faith, because He that cerated I hope you have tion of those who haven’t is faithful has said that He will directed your family and accepted the free gift of sal- never leave nor forsake us! friends to the website, and vation, and I know there are you who are in the freesome who read this newslet- Be Blessed, world I hope you have got- ter. Scripture tells us that no V.L. Wilson Sr. ten a chance to check it one knows the day or the out. That was one of our hour when Christ will return, and no one definitely Website: prayers and I thank God don’t know the time of their www.tdotlministries.org for bringing it to pass. www.tdotlministries.com Please continue to pray for death here on earth. Yet E-mail address is: us as we embark upon get- many continue to take tdotlministries@yahoo.com ting the 501c3 application chances with their soul thinking they have plenty of Phone: ready for filing. It’s a very (214) 462-2009 lengthy thorough applica- time left to call on the Lord. Our Mission

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The mission of “The Day of the Lord Ministries” is to embrace offenders, ex-offenders, and their family members with love through the various groups under our umbrella; to assist them in becoming equipped with the things they’ll need to be productive citizens, and loving family members.

Membership in The Day of The Lord Ministries includes all persons participating in any of the stated Ministries who choose to embrace our stated vision and values

To be an instrument through which the power of the Holy Spirit can minister to offenders, exoffenders, and their family members. Causing them to be self confident as they learn their purpose; to develop a new attitude toward their circumstance and rise above it.


“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others”. Philippians 2:4

“CARING AND SHARING” Coming to the Lord I was a very selfish person! If it couldn’t benefit me I didn’t want too much to do with it. So God really had to work with me on this subject. Through the Holy Spirit and God’s word, I’m now able to look out for others interests also. Our blessings are meant to share with others. God could easily allow everyone to be wealthy or well off. Jesus could have lived a wealthy lifestyle, but He chose the life of a servant to teach His followers that: “It’s more blessed to give than to receive”, (Acts 20:35). I sit and think sometime of all the “billionaires and millionaires” in our country alone. And how if all of them would come together, and care enough to share what they’ve been blessed with, poverty would be wiped out! But the average person (Christian included) will only do for those close to them, or someone that is able to return the favor one day. Jesus said in Luke 6:33-34: “And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back”. Our motive for caring and sharing must be pure, or we shouldn’t do it at all. In this Christian journey; “people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”!

Be Blessed! Virgil L. Wilson Sr.

Gregory & Melissa Alvis Sherry Duruji-Lewis Jo Linda Gibson Jeanne Lewis Vence & Regina Thompson Sandra Wilbanks

Larry “LB” Barker Joseph Junior Evans Michael & Sandra Howard Dionicio & Nanncy Martinez Darlene Warren Virgil & Shy Wilson

Kristen Bonnee Vernon & Lora Falls Darnell & Amber Johnson Cedric & Cynthia Powell Gregory & Beretha White

Remember it's not about us, it's all about Him!


ACTIVE FRONTLINE MESSAGE FOR SEPTEMBER Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your actions. Keep your actions positive because your actions become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. Active Frontline Ministries Beto One

But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. 4 I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. (Psalm 3: 3-4) Rey. P SCRIPTURE OF THE MONTH:

THE BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS Blood is the essential part of the life of humans. The Bible tells us in Leviticus 17:11 the life of a person is in the Blood. If the blood in your body has a blood clot in your veins you will die in a matter of time. In Hebrews 9:22 tells us that almost all things by law are purged with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness for sins. This is not to say that God is a blood thirsty God but there is no greater symbol of life than the blood that keeps us alive. Jesus shed his blood, gave His life for our sins so that we wouldn’t have to experience spiritual death. eternal separation from God. Jesus Christ is the source of life not death. Jesus Christ rose from the grave to give us victory over sin and death. Sweat often appears through the overheating of the body through hard work, hot temperatures or agony. The Bible tells us in Luke 22:44 that Jesus was in agony, which means to have a intense struggle. Jesus wrestled with his destiny being made the sin bearer of all mankind for all ages. The punishment he had to bear for our sins brought Jesus to His knees in anguish. Which caused His to sweat great drops that has the appearance of blood. I know growing up I had so intense moments of agony where I broke out in sweat. If Jesus can sweat for us surely we ought to sweat for Him in living a life that’s pleasing to him. Tears are drops of fluid that come from the eyes. It has been said that in the corner of each eye a little tiny hole God has created for us to let the tears out. There is a myth that people say a man ain’t supposed to cry. Let me say that’s not true. There are tears of joy and sadness. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 5:7 Jesus Christ offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to him that was able to save him from death. I believe it was in Gethsemane where Christ cried because he was about to be separated from the Father for humanity. Jesus gave His blood, sweat and tears for you and me. Let us obey His plan for our lives. From God’s Throne Room Minister of Music; King David Wayne Brooks


THE WOMAN GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH! Greetings Brothers & Sisters in Christ Jesus! This time around I’d like to say a little bit about the blessing us men have received through the woman God blessed us with. To begin with, I’d like to put into perspective the verse that relates to the men concerning the woman, it says: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her” In seeing this verse, we men tend to think that we are so real towards our God given blessing in our lives, when in reality, we don’t even come close to fitting the picture. Oh, we’re quick to use the other verse that relates to the women submitting to the husband, Yeah, we say I’m the man of this family, I run things, she’s going to mind me, woo-woo-woo & so on! But when it comes to the husband loving the wife as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her, it becomes a different story. How so? Well, to start with, we’re suppose to follow the example of Jesus loving us & giving himself for us, right? Well just what did He do for the church? That’s the question we ask. And the answer? He put us first before himself! He loved us and it was unconditionally, that means there was nothing that would upset Him into getting mad at us. Us men forget that we are a bride too and we are suppose to submit to Him, in respect to that, we don’t do that, we fall short, yet when our beautiful wives who are out there trying to do everything they can so that we who sit in here can be made comfortable, do something that falls short in our eyes, we want to get mad and act like the world is at its end. Some even get so upset that they yell at them on the phone or at visit and tell them about how they are the boss. Excuse me brothers but when was the last time our Lord yelled at you or got mad at you for falling short? I doubt anyone can say that the Lord yelled at them. I like what Peter said, “Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with an understanding of their weaker nature yet, showing them honor as co-heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered”, doesn’t Christ live with us with an understanding? Everyday! He loves us so much! He speaks to the Father and interceded for us with a love that proclaims we are His bride. He knows that us men are the weaker vessel than Him, He shows us how He loves us. Think about everything they (our wives) go through just for us! Sometimes they have to endure humiliation through others just to come see us! Even when they get here to the units and go through those pat down searches that makes them feel violated bares humiliation on them and you want to get mad at them at visit? Or when you’re telling them off & yelling on the phone and others are listening in to the conversing due to the security issues, ever wonder about that? Hey brothers, they are the ones that are doing everything out there, they are the ones making sure everything is paid for, they are the ones working & maintaining the reins so that we can have! All I’m saying my brothers is to really think about that verse, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her” Treat your wives like you have been treated by our Lord. Respectfully yours in Christ, God Bless You! Humberto Garcia De Alma “Big G”


PRAISE THE LORD SISTER SHY & BROTHER VIRGIL I have seen how the Lord has bless you both, most of the time we spend too much time looking for our blessing when our blessing gone found us. God has much more for you both, I believe that the more you guys stay connected the Lord will do the rest. For that I thank God for you both, in Jesus Name...there so much that I want to share and I pray it is a blessing for the brothers and sisters in white. My struggle hasn’t stop, just back in April 30 I was placed on transient due to my past. I spent almost a month in the hole. At first I was mad, then an officer spoke Ps. 37 to me and help me see that it ain’t over until God said it’s over. I began to study God’s word. I had heard that I was gone get ship, that I got caught with a phone, there were so many things said that I was hot (anger). Then God spoke to me and said: Robert you have to take your lost so I can get the victory! I didn’t understand it at all. The spirit lead me to 1 Sam. 4, 5, 6 “in these chapters you see how the people lost the battle the first time. Then they sent for the convert of the ark which is a symbol of God present. But the people feel like the symbol was enough. There so much that we as people don’t understand about our God. When we loss the battle maybe it’s best that way. So many times we claim the loss before the battle even began. God said (Heb. 11:6) but without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who come to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. it’s like God is saying, If you seek me first you must believe that I am He, and while you are looking for me I pay you to find me (blessing). If faith is the things hope for, and the evidence of things not seen. That mean whatever your facing and you can’t see the victory, the evidence of the unseen is your hope. Sometime we have to lose so God can have the victory. Many of us have loss so much in this world. Each day is a struggle, we tend to hold on to the little strength we do have. So when life surprise us, we find it hard to overcome. I mentor a lot of brothers on the Ferguson Unit; most of the time, it’s more of a blessing to be able to talk with these brothers. I always wonder why people wait to things are bad before they call out to God? There so much that I want to ask God, however never ask (why) nor ball your fist up at Him. to my brothers in white; while we sit in our cell or even read our mail, there’s one thing that always stick confidence beat out experience (Heb. 10: 35-36). To my sisters in white and free world; there’s nothing like the smile of a woman. When it seems like it’s hard, it’s not God made you in the garden, not outside. Your beautiful in the inside well as the outside. So please smile, no matter how it look. Shy & Virgil I want to say something the Lord has shown me about you two. No matter how hard it gets, your love will push you over it. When it seem like the storm is coming “together” God will send His rainbow. I never realized what love was until I gave my life to Christ. Even though I’ve never met you all, like Paul (Col 2, 1-2, vs.5). May the Lord help you all and bless you all. Thank you both for letting God use you!  Love In Christ, Minister Robert Earl Fellowship - Prayer Group


My name is Pastor Ricky Barnett, a servant of Christ Jesus. I am the Pastor of the Abundant Grace Fellowship Community. Common-Unity Min. Our Mission: “We must actively reduce the distance between ourselves and the oppressed”. “WHY FELLOWSHIP” Let us not forget Jesus came here on a rescue mission. How could He save without fellowship. The Bible clearly states: Hebrews 10:25 “Do not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (KJV) Unity is not an option, in the book of Romans: 12:5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ… 12:10...affectioned one to another… 12:15 rejoice with them that do rejoice, weep with them that do weep. More than twenty times in the New Testament we see scriptures that outline, “each other, one another, others, etc.” This has to do with fellowship. Why Fellowship, this is how we show the love of God that is in us. So many people have left fellowship, abandoned the body of Christ, they are lone-Christians - so they say. There is no secret agents in the Kingdom of God. The longer we choose not to Fellowship the greater the disunity. Active habits are strengthened by repetition but passive ones are weakened. The more often one feel without acting, the less he will be able to ever act. In the long run, the less he will be able to feel. When we choose not to Fellowship we have already communicated to the rest of the community and thus the world who we are. Please read Acts 9:1-5 and understand one important point. Jesus let Saul know “when you persecuted the church, you persecuted me”. Also in Matthew 25:40 … Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. In the early church one sermon saved 3,000 people in this day and time we need 3,000 sermons to save one person because of pride, rebellion and refusal. Ezra 7:26 states, And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the King, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment. Let us come together in fellowship, to open our arms and hearts to the oppressed of the devil, Body of Christ let us unite ourselves in Praise and Worship use Prayer and Love to serve. By serving God we serve each other, your gifts and talents are to aid one another. At Common-Unity Ministries you will: Become fully aware of who you are in Christ! Pastor Ricky Barnett, 01541732 - Beto 1391 FM 3328 Tennessee Colony, TX 75880


“CHARACTERISTIC OF A FRIEND” A true friend will always be there, come hell, or come high water; A true friend will tell you the truth during adversity, instead of telling you things, that you feel they oughta’. A true friend will always stand flat-footed, while stating true facts; as they look you straight in the eyes, never hiding their feelings, or intentions by “sugar-coating” things, with a bunch of meaningless little lies. A true friend want gossip or backbite, in the event you unintentionally do something wrong; they will always give you a kind word, and sound advice, to try to help you find your way, as you happily move along. Word says “that no greater love than this, that one would lay down his life for a friend; not taking anything from that, I feel, that these are also characteristics of a true friend. By: Billy Henry “TAKE THE LIMITS OFF” Take the limits off and let God be God, undoubting, loving and true; Take the limits off and receive your blessing, allowing your miracles to brightly shine through. Take the limits off and walk up right, being an example for all to see; Take the limits off and hear his call, for he beckons for both you and me. Take the limits off and don’t box him in, just listen for his heavenly call; Take the limits off and be at true peace, for His mercy engulfs us all. Take the limits off for He’s such a loving God who forgives and pardons our pride; Take the limits off and step out in faith, for he’ll empower us to do His will; Take the limits off and live not in fear, for that spirit in man he didn’t instill. Take the limits off you people of God, and shout loudly proclaiming His word; Take the limits off and expect the best, knowing your plea has been heard. By: Danny R. Dean

Oh God........ Oh God, when I have food help me to remember the hungry, when I have work, help me remember the jobless When I have a home, help me to remember the ones who suffer and remembering help me to destroy my complacency and build my compassion. Make me concerned enough to help, by work and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. Matthew 25:35 Sharon Beard


GOD LEAVES NOTHING TO CHANCE My name is Susan Rice and I’d like to share my story. Mom and Dad were known as the holier than thou but me, I was known as the sneaky one, that’s because that’s what I always did, I would sneak out at night while they slept. Dad did everything he could to try and keep me from sneaking out. He put bars on the windows so I started sneaking out the doors; he put dead bolt locks on the door so I pulled a couple of planks a loose on the floor underneath my bed where I crawled out like a snake. Being fourteen years old I felt like mom and dad were being too over protective an many others, just to dog ‘on holier than thou, instead of simply loving me and having my best interest at heart so that’s why I chose to do my own thing that was until the day I found out I was pregnant. Ooh l-a-w-d I wanted to die. There I was, a young know it all fourteen year old little blonde headed Caucasian with a child and only the Lawd knows who the father to be was. Lawd I can’t have this child, I’m too young, my parents will kill me, I’ll be the laughing stock of the school, my parents reputation will be ruined, I reasoned with myself as I walked the streets that cold winter night in November 11, 1970. After walking and reasoning with myself through half the night I came up with the perfect plan. I would just have an abortion and lay low for a while and no one would ever find out. Two weeks later I was all set to go, me and a few of my party friends had come together with enough money yo pay for my abortion. I was so desperate that I didn’t even feel guilty about stealing my share of the money from my own parents, three hundred and fifty dollars to be the exact. Lying on that table I knew within a matter of minutes it would be all over at least that’s what I thought. “Ms. Rich,” (that was my fake name I’d given to them) “Ma’am I’m sorry to have to inform you but we’re not going to be allowed to perform the procedure,” the tall slim doctor told me. “But I’ve paid you already and I’m not leaving here until it’s done,” I shouted at them. “But it is done, you’re done and I want you out of here before we call the police.” In anger I stormed out of the room down to the waiting room where all of my party friends were supposed to be waiting for me but instead I saw two sad lonely looking old people sitting together on a couch. It was so hard to look upon them as they sat embracing one another with their eyes filled with tears. Fighting to hold back the rest of my tears the task was impossible; I fell upon the neck of my parents and wept bitterly as I apologized to them for all of the pains I’d caused them. On the way home after gathering our composure I asked my parents how did they know where I was? Mom said, “The school called and questioned your whereabouts, it frightened us so that we fell on our knees and prayed for hours. Baby, my old knees ached, trembled and pained but I refused to get up. when the phone rang again your Daddy answered it, come to find out, it was a young man at the clinic, he found your little pink billfold daddy bought for you last Christmas, anyway as soon as we’d gotten there the young man had explained everything yo us, the thing that shocked us the most was, he said, the doctor had been warned that he was as good as dead if he harmed one hair on your head. He gave us your billfold and left. After thinking about what the man had done mom said dad ran outside to thank him but he was gone. She said he walked over to the nurses’ station to inquire about the man but the ladies at the desk swore they knew nothing of what he was talking about. At that point I thought that that was the end of the story but it wasn’t. on December 15, 2012 some thirty-nine years later a man came to visit our home church the one my son now pastors. He got up and started sharing his testimony; he didn’t recognize me but I recognized him as he begin to share with us about the clinic he once owned, the one he’d shut down the exact same day he refused to abort the very man whom he was standing beside at the podium. Daddy was gone to be with the Lawd but I knew the testimony the doctor was sharing daddy already knew. Mom and I both sat quietly listening as the man cried through his awesome testimony. “I will never forget the words of the gentleman who stood beside me that afternoon, He said, “Sir Charles Richard Zanth, you’re as good as dead if you harm one hair of this child’s head. When I turned to look the gentleman needed no introduction, it was Jesus Christ the son of the living God. As I stood beholding His face I heard him speak in my mind, go and tell the world that I am Jesus Christ, the Lord of the living and not the dead.” As he ended his testimony I saw mom as she got up on her own accord without the use of her walker. She made her way to the podium where she stood between her grandson; Pastor Michael Anthony Rice. She stood looking out into the huge audience as balls of ears fell from her eyes. She turned to the doctor and tool a hold of his right hand and then turned to Michael and took his left, lifting both hands into glory she said, “This is the child whom this doctor is testifying to, and I am a witness to his powerful testimony but above all to the fact that me and my late husband saw and spoke to that same Jesus Christ on the exact same day this good doctor is testifying to, and as you all know, the child whom he is also attesting to is none other than my daughter Susan Rice, No, none of this happened by chance, God is a orchestrator, He leaves nothing to chance. That day was a very blessed day, as a result of the doctor’s testimony, hundreds of souls got saved and many people were added to our church. Today, Dr. Charles leads hundreds of protestors across America demonstrating against abortions. Through it all he has endured being thrown in jail, car bombing, beating and nearly killed but through it all he has counted it all joy to suffer for Christ’ sake. This is my story and my testimony that Christ Jesus is Lord of all. With this I close, abortion is outright cold murder. The word abortion means disaster, failure or defeat the word has been changed with an intent to try and make it not sound so horrible so society will accept it and it would make it a lot easier for people to do so they’ve changed the name from abortion to unwanted pregnancy but in God’s eyes it’s all murder and one day all are going to have to stand before God and give an account for such injustice. Please, think about it before you decide to commit such a sin. God bless you and your family. Jimmy Brigham Sr. #746533 Eastham Unit Soul Survivors Ministry 2665 Prison Rd. #1 Lovelady, TX 75851


CHOICES I know my time is very near, and I have prepared myself these past few years, and now I feel like I don’t know anything. Like I am fixing to walk into a Den of Lions. The world can be vicious. In here we tend to make it our home after so many years. I tell myself I am only passing through, but yet, I find myself getting comfortable in this environment even as I fight those urges of wanting to belong to something or be part of something. It’s weird but I am trying to explain it. My state of mind is focused on freedom but yet I feel imprisoned by all the thoughts and fears that grip my mind as I meditate on my release. The mind likes to play tricks on us. Now I see why the Bible says to put on the mind of Christ, because the mind of Ray’s is wicked. Once again I have worked so hard to think with my heart; that is where all the good lies, and once again the wickedness tries to creep in by fears and emotions. I fight them within me, and I know who puts them there, yet I find myself striving for survival on the inside of me. And the only thing that keeps me is, I now recognize those thoughts and emotions and I revert to what the Holy Spirit has taught me and that is the denial of the flesh and the working of my wicked thoughts. When I do that I feel free and I know that I have conquered the enemy. I will always have to fight them but the good thing is I now know how to. Plus the Lord has had mercy and grace on me. Much patience is needed with me but I now understand myself. Nothing is easy in this world especially facing reality of who you really are and admitting that you have defects in your character, these are the hardest things for a man to admit, and it doesn’t stop there, these flaws will invade you in your weakest moment, but a real man will always admit not only to himself but to others, that is the beginning of freedom from oneself. But above all I have the victory because of a thing called Choices. These choices have a reward or a consequence; I want only the reward the consequences are very painful and they can scar you for a longtime, not to mention the destruction it does to others. Pain will always be there in one way or another, but if I choose the right choices, pain can only be for a moment, but only because of the grace given to me. I don’t boast in myself only in what God has taught me about myself. So as I see a glimpse of my future I am content only because I have now chose to be part of my real self. No longer wanting to be another person, or portraying to be someone else or someone I really wasn’t. I will always struggle with myself, but that is now forbidden since I have chosen to be who God has chosen me to be; a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:4 AM Bro. Ray Martinez Church on the Rock Dear The Day of the Lord Ministries…. Hello, it’s me A man alone...and fortunately this will be my last year, so I’m on my way home. It’s been a lil while, and I thank the Good Lord above. Soon I will have my freedom but what’s freedom without love? I’m looking for a woman that wants to understand her man from every angle. I wonder would it be possible for God to send me an Angel. Looks don’t matter because I’ve been looking for a lifetime. At times it gets hard to breathe so now I’m searching for a lifeline. I’m five foot ten, one hundred ninety two pounds, and of a darker complexion. Only the serious need inquire if I am the selection. So please publish… my letter in that section of your newspaper or magazine and maybe a reading...Angel it will be seen. Please do that for me because it did take a while to put this together, and here is my information is case anyone wants to return the favor and write me a letter.

Dear Lord,

A Lost Man’s Letter….

I really can’t believe the way I feel inside, that’s why I sit and wrote this and as I wrote I cried. See, I tried to make a change but I guess I’m weak as a man, so now I’m asking for your help if you will please do what you can. I’ve tried to understand but still get no understanding, and I’ve tried to make some plans but things don’t go like I planned it. My life, I’m asking would you scan it and bring relief to my doubt, cause my belief is causing grief and it’s been sin in my house. So, I’ve been trying to watch my mouth and delegate what I say, and since I know life is not a game I watch the games that I play. If I could deal with it today I’d choose to deal with it now, cause in my shoes, I’m feeling blues but I guess it’s helping me out.

Byron Thompson #1697071 Polunsky Unit 3872 FM 350 Livingston, TX 77351

Cause I’ve been steady reading about how when complete I’ll be perfect, but it’s a voice in my head that’s asking me is it worth it? It’s cutting deeper than the surface but I’ll keep fighting this bout, cause all I really want to do is to straighten it out.

Sincerely Yours: A Man Alone

Sincerely: The Lost Man Byron Thompson


“DEVIL YOU ARE A LIE!” Here we come again from Howard Traylor Ministries not to impress, but to bless all who has an ear let them hear what says the Lord to their hearts. I’ never amaze to hear my Bishop Traylor when he says you must go through the valley before you get to the mountain top. It is a known fact that this ministry has went through the valley, as everyone has come up against it trying to stop it, lying on it like they are lying on you right now. But they forgot what the word of God says about this! In Isaiah 54:17, Say no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn, this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of Messiah the Lord. So stop worrying about the hater and just do what the word say do overcome evil with good, and just love the hell out of them. This ministry is now on top of the mountain now as we are reaching out all over the world right here as we speak, God as our witness, as we give Him the glory and praises. There is a brother that made parole that was in this ministry as people told him he could not preach in this Chapel and that he didn’t know what he was doing. BUT GOD! God stepped in and gave him parole and now he not only came back once but now two times to come in and preach the word of God to us in this Chapel, where he was told he couldn’t preach. Devil is a lie! He also forgave all them people that told him he could not preach. He did what the word of God said by overcoming evil with good. Amen There are so many people that is very jealous and envious of this ministry. As they are jealous of you too my brothers and sisters but we can’t let that stop us from getting our blessing. To help you right now read 1 Corinthians 13:1-8, and Galatians 2:20, I have died, but Christ lives in me. And I now live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave His life for me. Sisters and Brothers we are almost there at the promise land, don’t worry you are coming out! God said it; the last shall come first. Even the family members that were never there, forgive them too, don’t let anything stop your blessing. Yes they were cruel, and tried to harm you but you made it; you made it! What the devil meant for bad God turned it all around for your good so you can give your testimony to save many lives. Your blessing is here: your wife, cars, homes, parole YES parole is here, your husband is here. I won’t take it back because God said what He said. Also you prayer warriors keep this ministry in your prayers. Howard Traylor Ministries - Joemyre Batiste - Prophet: #792533 And to God I live and to God I will die. The Devil is a lie!!!


FALSE ILLUSION Something that deceive by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. When a homosexual become ordain to preach the word of God; and openly living their lives as homosexual is defying the word of God! They are giving the people a “False Illusion” by doing these things under there own understanding… If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them (Leviticus 20:13). When man dress up in drag to lure man into believing they are women disrupt the balance of nature… the devil have the homosexual race believing that they are made to be with another man. And he answered them at the beginning made them man and female (Matthew 19:4). I know firsthand the false love that homosexual are looking for in another man. The “False Illusion” that homosexual that homosexuality is sending out to the children is that it is okay to lust after the same sex and the church is in the one accord with the world with this situation! The prison are full of men and women who lived recklessly after being abused by family or friends, wounded by the men who should have loved them the most...Many of these children now follow this same pattern of irresponsibility that has happen to them. Some homosexual will hear this and mock it or ignore it. Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor (Proverbs 14:9). Some homosexual will hear this and agree with it but have no resolve to live it out. Lets stop the “False Illusion” and correct the balance of God’s children through His grace and preaching His word with boldness. But there are some homosexual who, regardless of what people did or did not do to them, they will give their lives to Christ and lean on Him the rest of their days to loving God with all that they are, and to teach the children to do the same and whenever possible, to love and mentor others who have been abused in their lives but who desperately need help and direction. And we are inviting any man whose heart is willing and courageous to join us in this resolution!!! We should learn from our mistakes, repent from our sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God. We should see to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His word, and do His will. We should courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of our lives and for His glory… Praying for you all May God Bless You Joseph Junior Evans #604541 Michael Unit Lord Jesus Christ Ministries


IT IS BETTER TO BE ALONE, THAN IN THE WRONG COMPANY Tell me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights. A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kinds of friends he chooses. The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate—for the good and bad. The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Anytime you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on, they want you to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb, will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you, will eventually decrease you. Consider this: Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don’t follow anyone who’s not going anywhere. With some people you spend an evening, with others you invest it. Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. Difficult moments? Seek God; Quiet moments? Worship God; Painful moments? Trust God; Every moment? Thank God!!! Matt. 6:33; Heb. 1:6; Pro. 3:5-6; Ps. 149:1-5; Pro 17:17 IF YOU SEE PEOPLE WITHOUT A SMILE TODAY… GIVE THEM ONE OF YOURS.

GOD’S MERCY & GLORY Song written by: BMI Affiliant - Johnny “Javoni” Jones #1463120 Courtesy of: Celebstatuz Ent. - (Contemporary Gospel) Verse 1: I’ve been wrong many times before, it’s because I took my eyes up off the Lord. In stared focusing more on man, and left God right out of the plan when he had something for me. Chorus: His mercy and glory - Father take all of me, His mercy and glory - Take over me. Verse 2: He died for us, that means you and me, our sins was paid so we could all be free, but I know now a wolf with sheep clothing on, and no more will fake Christians lead me wrong, cause I’m pushing on yeah! Chorus: Repeat Bridge: I was blind - but now I see what God has in store for me. I made a choice, a big mistake, Father will you forgive me. Change: Now Father I apologize– they pierced His side, and hung Him high, so far away on Calvary, He gave His life for you and me. Chorus: Repeat


EVERY RACE ISN’T FOR US TO RUN!!! (HEBREWS 12:1-2) I was watching the Olympics and I was listening to the commentators that where talking real highly of this young lady named Allison Felix. Now her specialty is the 200 meters but she decided to veer out of her specialty and try the 100 meter race. Which she did not fair well, but she won the gold in the 200 meters which is her race! So every race isn’t for us to run! I received a very discouraging letter a while back but the spirit led me to (Hebrews 12:1-2 and Philippians 3:13-14). Is it easy? NO!!! But we must run the race that is set before us! Beloved brothers and sisters this race set before us is a very trying race with all kinds of obstacles. So as contestants in this race to be effective we must have a good coach. Now Phil Jackson and Tom Landry are great coaches. But we have the supreme coach in God! But to do well in this race we must listen and follow the instructions of our coach which would be the Word of God. Our incentive to run this race and to listen to our coach (God) is so that we’ll be conformed to the image of Christ. To finish this race, we need stamina (patience) because when the storms of life hit and they will we tend to get discouraged and weary in our running. So we must get in shape by shedding something's! Unlike the Olympics we can only enter one race, we can’t run the race of the world and the race of Christ also. Just as we can’t serve two masters. The word of God says that we should lay aside every weight now some of those weights may hinder us in our race. Those weights don’t have to be sins it could be material possessions, your job, sickness and even old marriages. But we must keep our hands on the plough and not look back. (Luke 9:62). Some distractions will take us off course, that’s why we should stay focused on the example that our coach (God) has sent us to follow. The Word of God says Jesus which was another contestant in this race, is the author and finisher of our faith! Jesus is the author He has shown us the perfect example. Even when life was beating Him up, He was still obedient to the coach (God). He not only began the race, He finished it. Jesus race was clear from the start, from Heaven to Bethlehem, then to Gethsemane and Calvary, then out of the tomb and back to Heaven! Did He get weary? I’m sure! But He kept His eyes on the finish line. His performance was so great, that He didn’t win any gold medal that would perish. He won the ultimate prize. He now sits on the right of the coach (God) and talks to the coach as we run our race. Brothers and sisters this race won’t be easy, but we must run the race that we’ve been called to run! The race of the world isn’t ours to run, they have a different coach (Satan). So in order to run our race we need to lighten our load, let go of something’s as hard as it may be put the past behind, and run like you never ran before, and receive your crown of jewels. Every race isn’t ours to run, just do what the coach (God) tells you to do!!! I want to thank Virgil & Shy for this newsletter so I can vent! Also to my spiritual mentor; Mr. Thomas for your words of encouragement, prayers and giving me the opportunities to keep growing. But all the glory goes to GOD for bringing me out of darkness into His light!!! Sherman Harris Michael Unit


“BE ENCOURAGED” To those who have an ear to hear, and are in desperate need of a word of encouragement - “this is for you.” Recently I watched the movie “Soul Surfer-” based on a true story about a young white girl named Bethany Hamilton, whose ambition was surfing. One day while in the water resting on her surfboard along side her best friend, she was attacked by a shark. It bit off her left arm all the way up to her shoulder area. Now without telling the whole story (just in case you haven’t yet seen it), I just want to focus on what I found to be so inspiring about her. In spite of the unfortunate incident in the water that left her handicapped, she refused to allow (it) to handicap her ability to keep living. She continued to surf and went on to win many trophies, but the biggest of them all, is how she captivated the hearts of people…”and I am one of those people.” To that one who has suffered a handicap of some sort…(whether mentally, emotionally, physically, or even spiritually) - my message to (you) today is, “the obstacle that now stands in your way, is only a threat to those who choose not to walk around it!” Storms (will) come, but you don’t have to allow them to become a permanent factor in your life. However,, some storms (obstacles) are indispensable (necessary), because it’s one of the methods God uses to propel us into the arms of our awaiting destiny. Like Bethany Hamilton, “let us ride the waves of life with a smile on both our face and heart, because who knows - (you) just might be that person to give (hope) to that someone, who’s desperately in need of a revival. Be Blessed! “A Man After God’s Own Heart,” Minister Oesby " Brothers & Sisters In White " I wanted to share this with you. It’s a lesson I had to learn. One of the keys to success is to be able to guard your heart. Now, usually when someone says guard your heart they are talking about keeping yourself from heartbreak. Although that is important (as long as you don’t go overboard... but that’s another conversation) that isn’t what I’m talking about. When we are born into this world we enter with such a pure heart but as we grow older situations, circumstances and people tend to make us change. Now I know it is nearly impossible to keep a childlike innocence in our hearts all of our lives, especially after people have betrayed, lied, mistreated and downright been the devil. Trust me when I tell you, I have seen it all. I have been there big time. If you’re like me you’ve been there too. But if this is your situation I want you to know two very important things about those moments of heartbreak. Number one, learn the lesson in it. See how it will work together for your good, because it will. Once you do, it’s easier to forgive and move on. Secondly, and this is just as important as the first one, you must not let that person or people change your heart. What do I mean by that? Well, if you are a giver and someone you have given to misuses your gift, don’t stop giving… just give to someone else. If you are a person that loves people and someone you love hates you, don’t stop loving… love someone else. Eventually, you will find people who appreciate your kindness and your love. Remember this, lots of people have been conditioned to not be able to accept purity of heart. They can’t take it in. Most times it’s not even their fault. It’s just what has happened to them on their journey in life. But don’t let them turn you into one of them. There will be a lot of people in your life who will not appreciate your pureness of heart. If they hurt you don’t stop being you… just be you with someone else. Why is this so important? Because God blesses you according to what is in your heart. If you are being kind, giving, loving and sharing because it is in your heart and you are not looking for anything in return, then that is a heart that God wants to bless. If you change who you are because you’ve been hurt, then you’ve changed the thing that God wants to bless you according to, and that is your heart. The people who hurt you are not worth that. You can lose everything that you have, but don’t let anybody change your heart. Amen!! Mr. Andrew & Mrs. Lori Charlton


SOMEONE IS LISTENING TO YOU - BY MICHAEL HOWARD I would like to give God some praise and thank Him for TDOTLM. Cause He is worthy of all praise. Father God, I stand in unison with my brothers and sisters of this family. I stand in unison with my brothers and sisters for prosperity, for protection, for guidance, for deliverance of any stronghold (small or big), and we thank you Father God for your love, grace and mercy. Father, I further thank you for TDOTLM, Sister Shy and Brother Virgil. You are using them in a mighty way. I thank you for allowing me and my family to meet such Godly people in Shy & Virgil plus the whole BIC family. We stand in unison Lord! I thank you Lord for watching over Sister Shy as she does your will for the ministry you give her and Virgil. Thank you Lord for the help she already received, in the name of Jesus, and thank you Lord for the help you have on the way--- AMEN! Hello Family! I really enjoyed reading what you brothers had to say on the August newsletter. I see we have a brother way up in Coleman Florida, Brother Antonio Oesby, that was an awesome letter bro. “Yes Lord!” How do we “Interpret the Storm” in our lives? That is the question. Thank you brother on behalf of your Texas family because I believe we all have a storm we go through. It’s either parole setoffs, family, or deaths. Thanks for your encouraging word and the same be unto you. stay strong no matter what storm comes your way...AMEN! Active Frontline Ministries at Beto One. That was good encouraging words coming from you, and I know from experience that Beto is a world inside of a world. The Lord’s presence is surely needed. Stand boldly for the Lord. Turn to Him for understanding and strength. God Bless You! Brother Jimmy L. Tennison speaking on “The Foundation of our Security” I couldn’t agree more that it is truth, that persecution, mistreatment for our faith etc. should not devastate our faith, and only when we hold on to things of this world our faith starts to wither. But I tell you my brother, we all say: "If we follow the word of God our faith want wither.” the 12 apostles followed Jesus our Lord and Savior and their faith was still weak see what Jesus said her; and they still didn’t believe: Mt. 16:21, 17:9, 23, 20:19 so as we strive lets pray that God increase the faith we don’t have. Brother Mark McKelvey, I can only imagine if I would have listened to my rib mate, where I’d be today (smile). Awesome analogy of using God’s manual. I like what you said about people reading the bible front to back and back to front (as they say) and still living in the flesh. Not just sometime but all the time. I like your boldness. You keep that up...God Bless You. Brother Joe Mathis, through “Bearing Burdens” at Beto; you hang in there brother. I feel what you’re saying as you read Ps. 91:4 and also go further to read Ps. 91:11-16. never worry about this what this world will do to the flesh, okay bro? Brother “Javoni” AMEN! That’s all I can say, cause I see God’s angels all around you. I’m so happy that God has placed Bro. Virgil and Sis. Shy in your life and presence. Let me share something with you my brother. God has a plan for you only that plan isn’t for anyone else. You have a gift that God can use. People will listen to you because you’ve been there-done that. But God don’t play my brother. Either we going to roll with Jesus or we not, and that’s up to us. so don’t worry about what people think or say, Forgive those who hurt you, just think of what they did to Jesus our Lord - and He didn’t say a mumbling word. God bless you brother. Brother Joseph Junior Evans, you have a powerful voice, my brother. God calls us all to a duty. And He is calling you to expose this mess our people are in. but be careful my brother, remember Gal. 6:7-9. I’ll keep you in prayer brother that God give you strength and sound mind to fight the good fight. I’m asking God to bless our prayer circles. If brothers don’t have a prayer circle - someone step up. We need prayer. God bless you bro. My brothers in white, I love you all. This walk with Christ comes will all the NT tells us it will. When people dislike, hate us, push us, mock us, curse us. remember God need us to get up the same “man of God” we went down. Because that person may receive God by seeing that. Let’s stay in unison with our prayers that God bless out sisters out there holding it down in Jesus Name! Bro. Michael Howard - Goree Trusty Camp


My Daddy's Girl Prison Ministries is founded by Ms. Ke'vin Lamari'A Smith. Below is her wording on why she wanted to start this type of Ministry. Hope you enjoy!!!! Hello Everybody my name is Ke'vin but everybody calls me Kay Kay. I am 5 years old and I love Jesus. Because I love Jesus I like to help people. My Mommy helps people all the time & she goes into the ladies prisons in Oklahoma & preaches to the ladies & I want to be in Ministry just like my Momma. My Daddy his name is like mine Kevin Lamar he is the best daddy in the whole wide world! I love him so much, he calls me his Lil Dukka Duke. He is so so funny! My Daddy sometimes gets into trouble and have to go to jail and then he goes to prison for a long long time. Whenever he goes there it is hard for my mommy to do stuff for me cause she has to take care of me all by herself. I never got to have a Birthday Party and this really hurt my feelings so I decided that I could do something about other Lil kids who have a Mommy or a Daddy in Prison and help them so their feelings won't be hurt. When my Daddy got out of Jail I was 5 years old & that's when I had my first Birthday Party. It was so cool My Daddy was on some kind of parole stuff so he could not come to Kansas City where I live with my Mommy, so my Mommy took me to Dallas, Texas where he lives & I had my party there with all my cousins, my niece, my nephews & Best of all my Daddy! I had a Princess Skate Party & it was the coolest! Now I could hug my Daddy & that stupid glass was not between us no more. My Daddy skated with me & I had a happy happy happy time! I want other kids to have a happy happy time like I did even if them Mommies or Daddies was still in prison. When I was riding home to Kansas I was thinking about the kids who have Mommies & Daddies still in prison & how they couldn't have a Party like I did so I ask my Mommy could we give them Birthday Parties till their Mommies or Daddies get out of prison & My Mommy said sure Kay Kay that can be your Ministry. So now I got my own Ministry helping kids have Birthday Parties & making them happy just like me! All Lil kids like to have Parties & my Ministry can help them. Okay Bye Bye See Ya later Alligator! Here at My Daddy's Girl Prison Ministries, we are committed to serving God and the Birthday needs of children with incarcerated parent's. Understanding the tough financial times our communities are now facing and the financial burden it is on the caregivers to provide the basic needs of these children who are left behind by parent's serving a prison sentence we are bridging the gap and reaching out to make at least one day a year a special day for these special children. We aspire to strengthen each childs relationship with their absent parent by providing children with an awesome Birthday Party or Party Package! Contact us with your child/children’s info at: My Daddy’s Girl Prison Ministry P.O Box 9504 Kansas City Mo. 64133


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1. Who did God say should have first inheritance rights to the property of a man who died without sons? His daughters (Numbers 27:1-8) 2. What did the law forbid Israelites to do to their neighbors’ landmarks, or boundary? Move, or remove them (Deuteronomy 19:14) 3. Which tribe of Israel, set apart to be priests, did not receive land inheritance? The Levites (Joshua 27:3-7) 4. What field was purchased by the chief priests with the blood money they got back from Judas Iscariot? The potter’s field (Matthew 27:3-7) 5. What special celebration, every fifty years, saw property that had been sold returned to its original owners? Jubilee (Leviticus 25:28) B I B L E

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DID YOU KNOW? Most pirate stories include people being forced to “walk the plank”. There is actually very little evidence of anyone being forced to do this. If necessary, prisoners were just thrown overboard. The Great Wall of China, built in 200 B.C. is nearly as long as the River Nile, the world’s longest river. Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of capillaries just below the skin.

BIBLICAL HUMOR A man had been lost and walking in the desert for about five days. One hot day, he comes to the home of a preacher. Tired and weak, he crawls up to the house and collapses on the doorstep. The preacher takes him in and nurses him back to health. Feeling better, the man asks the preacher for directions to the nearest town. The preacher tells him the directions, and offers to lend him his horse to make it. The preacher says, "However, there is a special thing about this horse. You have to say 'Thank God' to make it go and 'Amen' to make it stop. "Anxious to get to town, the man says, "Sure, okay," and gets on the horse. He says, "Thank God" and sure enough, the horse starts walking. A bit later he says louder, "Thank God, Thank God," and the horse starts trotting. Feeling really brave, the man says, "Thank God! Thank God! THANK GOD!" and the horse is soon up to a full run! About then he realizes he's heading for a huge cliff and yells, "Whoa!" But the horse doesn't even slow! It's coming up REAL QUICK and he's doing everything he can to make the horse stop. "Whoa, stop, hold on!" Finally he remembers, "AMEN!!!"The horse stops a mere two inches from the cliff's edge, almost throwing him over its head. The man, panting and heart racing, wipes the sweat from his face and leans back in the saddle. "Oh!" he said, gasping for air, "Thank God." Hope You Enjoyed The Story! Mr. Andrew & Mrs. Lori Charlton


W.W.I.H. WIVES WITH INCARCERATED HUSBANDS

Provide a support group for women who have husbands/spouses incarcerated. Meetings held monthly to encourage and lift the wives of incarcerated husbands. (Refreshments typically provided) Please contact Shyrolon “Shy” Wilson at the ministry’s PO Box or have your wives to call (214) 462-2009 for more information or directions. NEXT MEETING: 3rd Friday of EVERY month @ 7:00PM Building the Kingdom Community Church

Smokey John's BBQ, Great Food • Great Service • Since 1976 1820 W. Mockingbird Lane • Dallas, Texas 75235. Phone: 214-352-2752 • Fax: 214-3525496 … 7-9 every Thursday night. Free food and fellowship for ex-offenders and families. One Man’s Treasure Clothes Closet 519 E. I-30 Suite #211 Rockwall, TX 75087 (214) 697-5152 (For those paroling to the Dallas area only)

The Job Lead Generator: Victor Pratt Criminal B 6011 Harry Hines Floor 7 #112 UT Southwestern (214) 648-1740 criminalbackgroundjobhelp.com

BIC (Bound in Christ) BIC is founded by Liz Compton and is a support group for men and women… meetings are held every 3rd Sunday at Saturn Road Church of Christ 3030 Saturn Road Garland Texas 75041 (972) 271-2444

P.W.C. PRISON WIVES CLUB FREEDOM LIFE CHURCH 2435 E. Hebron Pkwy. Carrollton, TX 75010 NANCY FRAMPTON (972) 235-0955

Concerned Christians for Inmates P.O. Box 101094 San Antonio, Texas 78201-9094 NEED ENCOURAGEMENT, HOPE LETTERS OR PEN PAL A CUP OF WATER MINISTRIES P.O. BOX 161759 FT. WORTH, TEXAS 76161-1759


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The Day of the Lord Ministries, Newsletter: “The Spoken Word” has experienced amazing growth! PRAISE GOD!!! With all the inmates requesting to be added to the mailing list, we’ve reached almost 400 “snail mail readers”, our postage expenses have increased tremendously. We do not solicit cash donations, but there are so many other ways that you can get involved and help. Pledging 10 x $0.65 stamps ($6.50) will help us reach more and more brothers and sisters in white. The next time you go to the post office… please ask for an extra 10 x $0.65 stamps and just put it in and envelope and send to: The Day of the Lord Ministries PO BOX 543004 Dallas, TX 75354 Thank you for your pledge. Together we can make a difference. _________________PLEASE SEND BOTTOM PORTION WITH YOUR DONATION_________________ Name:___________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________ State: _________________ Zip Code: __________________________ # of stamps donated: __________


To: Mrs. Michelle Robinson, You are so beautiful to my life. Your passion for me keeps me reaching for the stars every single day. Our storm is almost over Baby and for always you will be treated like the Beautiful Queen you are to my heart. Much as the devil keep trying; you and I always walk away together still claiming VICTORY. God is a wonderful God and “HE” just don’t make mistakes. I love you my Yellow Bone for life. Everyday you awake is just another day closer I’ll be waking up right next to you every morning. Hold on Mama...Daddy’s almost there. I love you Mrs. Robinson Your Loving Husband Michael 4ever To my Mother: Michelle Broomfield Robinson Hey Mom, I know it’s been a minute since I’ve written to tell you how much I love you and how much you mean to me. But what’s understood doesn’t need to be explained does it? If so Mom I love you and you really mean the world to me. Without you there wouldn’t be no me. I really appreciate you for what you will and can do for me. I know times are hard but it’s almost over. Remember: The harder the struggle; The greater the reward. Love Always Ya Son! Big Broom Hughes Unit

“Dear John Moore, God bless you and stay focus on out Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I wrote Dusty and he will be contacting you. I love you John, your Brother in Christ Jimmy Nash” To my Loving & Beautiful Wife Alma Rosa De Garcia I’d like to take this moment and proclaim how much I appreciated you as my wife, my soul mate, my helpmeet, as the woman I have been blessed with by the Lord! I acknowledge the love you have exemplified through your actions and from the depths of this heart of mine, I want to say THANK YOU for loving me as you do. THANK YOU for being the woman of God, faithfully standing on the foundation of His word and enduring so much in the name of LOVE. THANK YOU Alma Rosa De Garcia for being who you are in God. I love you and adore you as the Queen of my life. BESOS MI AMOR  With Love, Always & Forever Humberto Garcia De Alma

To: My PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE: Ashleigh L. Jones I want you to recognize the strength of the love I have for you. most people profess 2 want love 2 give it and receive it. But few believe in doing what is necessary 2 nurture and sustain that love. Me just knowing you is the greatest gift in the world. You’re my other half and w/o you I’m not whole. I’m so fortunate 2 have you like Monica I went from the ground to the top of the cloud. If God is for us who can be against us? Love Always, Mauricio

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To: Sister Angela Perez, always know that God know our hearts and he always know what’s best for His chilMy baby out of everyone in this world, I am dren. You continue to stand tall with your walk and no blessed to be the one chosen to be your matter what happens Jesus loves you and cares about wife and help mate  God’s word says in Jeremiah 29:11 that He has good plans for us you, you are His treasure and Queen and he died for you. Take care and always know that you have a friend and I am grateful that our marriage is part in Christ Jesus. of that plan, you are so very unique and special I cherish all we have and all you bring to our marriage. I love you with all I Bro. Rey P. have to give and you are my gift from Ps 147:3, Is 61:1 WBS above. Dedicated to loving you always, your wife and best friend Ez

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY PEAVY - WE LOVE YOU BROTHER!!!


My blessings and prayers continue to go out to the both of you. I see how faithful our Heavenly Father is as long as we trust and believe in Him, Always know that the enemy will try to side track, discourage and kill, steal and destroy what God has put together, always remember that when you’ll lock arms together, pray together, fast and fight nothing can separate you’ll. Continue to build you’ll marriage on the foundation of Christ. I pray that the letter I send out this month for the newsletter will open your mind and heart. We got to be careful and listen to our Heavenly Father at all times. Take care and God bless. I love you see you’ll happy. Nehemiah 4:12-14; Joshua 24:14-15 Love Always A Bondservant and Friend in Christ Jesus Rey P Dear Virgil & Shy Wilson and Wives of WWIH group: May God constantly bless you all as-well as your whole family. Michelle and I love and respect you all for not giving up on the Robinson’s Family. God is all our armor from harm and Michelle and I do love and appreciate all of your prayers. Please keep them coming. Michael & Michelle Robinson

SHOUT OUT TO MY MOTHER: MRS. BERNADINE W. HAYES, AND ALL OD THE PEOPLE IN SETTLERS RIDGE CARE CENTER. I LOVE YOU MOTHER DEAR, “GOD” BLESS YOU ALWAYS. YOUR SON DU SHOUT OUT TO MY SON, ADRIAN. YOUR OLD MAN MISS AND LOVE YOU, ALWAYS! DANNY DUPREE

To My Son Tony Wilson, {Surprise} -----Never be Ashamed of who you are! Your past is what make you who you are today....A Strong Black Man! Always be that Light that God wants you to be. I love you so much & miss you. "Taylon" does also....See you soon! Still Mama! Lori Charlton My Bro' Jeffrey Wilson, Hey love how are you? Got your letter....your reply is on the way. But it's always good to know that you are doing well, all the family has been asking about you, {Mike} also continue to be a blessing and I will do the same Bro' I love you and miss you! Your Big Sister Lori Charlton

TO: All brothers and sisters who are apart of this great powerful ministry that God is moving through. I pray that your faithfulness and commitment in helping Virgil and Shy do what they are able to do for the Kingdom of God will see the fruit of your labor in reaching the hurting people of the world, with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Stay strong and faithful to God and your calling, we all have a gift in His precious kingdom seek and search for it. Be Blessed Love in Christ Rey P. To: Mrs. Michelle Robinson, I truly love you with all my heart. Yellow Bone no matter how the devil tries to fight our peace God control our path of life. We choose each other but God brought us to be on one accord. Every storm is a VICTORY pathway for our beautiful future together. Smile Baby smile for Daddy always and keep your head up always. Daddy’s Coming I love you Yellow Bone FOREVER Your husband Forever Mr. Michael Robinson “The Day of the Lord Ministries” “Virgil & Shyrolon Wilson” “GOD” Bless and strengthen the both of you in every area

of your lives. This ministry is truly a blessing to me, and my loveones. You are in my daily prayers. My mother is truly thankful for your newsletters, and I thank you. Thank you for your time, effort, and love shown by this ministry. on my release, I will support this ministry. thank you so much! Bro. In Christ Jesus Danny Dupree Sr.

MY #1 \ MY HONEY BEAR.... ANDREW CHARLTON I LOVE YOU SWEETHEART! YOUR WIFEY...LORI CHARLTON Charles Parker Jr. aka--- Jody Mike! What's Up Cuz? It's been along time haven't heard from you, Just know that you are still loved...send me a line are two, Best wishes. Your Cuzzin; Lori Ann Charlton


Michael D. Reynolds Ellis Unit I love you and I miss you. Honey, I love you. You've shown me what true LOVE is, The God~kinda LOVE and I am so grateful for you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my husband, Michael, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

I love you and I will need the rest of "our lives together" to prove that. You are a gift from God to me. Oh, how blessed I am to have your heart. I need you. I love you. Always. ABSOLUTELY yours, GiGi Reynolds " To The Women In White " Women on the Frontline, I am a woman on the Frontline in the Army of God! The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, prayer and the Word are my Weapons. I have trained by the Holy Spirit, seasoned by experience, tried by adversity, and tested by fire. I am a woman on the Frontline. I am not a wimp! I am in place, saluting my King, obeying orders, praising His Name, building His Kingdom. No one has to send me flowers, gifts, cards, or give candy. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to. I am committed! I am a woman on the Frontline. I can not have my feelings hurt bad enough to make me turn around. I can not be discouraged enough to stop. I can not lose enough to cause me to quit. When Jesus called me, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will come out even. I am more than a conqueror. I will triumph. I can do all things through Christ. I am a woman on the Frontline. Devils can not defeat me! People can not disillusion me. Weather can not weary me. Sickness can not stop me. Battles cannot discourage me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me, And hell cannot handle me. I am a soldier and I’m marching, claiming victory. I will not give up, shut up, or turn around! I am a soldier, marching Heaven bound! I am a woman on the Frontline. We Love You Sisters In White! Mr. Andrew & Mrs. Lori Charlton

To: Virgil & Shy, I didn’t plan this shout out to you but God simply moved me to say this, “The Harvest is Plenty but the labors are few, and many are called but few are chosen.” and I sat this to say: “Do not be moved looking to the left or right do what God has you to do no matter what, and do not get distracted by the worldly life - but stay rooted with Jesus, AMEN!” Your brother in Christ; Michael Howard To: Kurtis and Liz, Hey family !! Thank you’ll so much for printing my letter I wrote to our Sis. Shy; TDOTLM. I had tears in my eyes again, because just knowing you would give someone an opportunity to experience how much God loves them at their lowest, is heart melting and that makes me very emotional, cause look how God brought us all together, and 10 or 11 years ago I just didn’t see today. Thank you - God bless Sis. and please take good care of my brother Kurtis  (LOL) because really, He need us!  Ha Ha Ha (LOL)!!! Your brother in Christ; Michael Howard

To my beautiful Wife, Queen & Snow Bunny Mrs. Sandra Howard, Baby, I am so proud of you for all that you are doing with TDOTLM, the wives meetings, the BIC events, and being part of the “KO” (Kairos Outside) for women who have incarcerated love ones. I think that is so awesome on your behalf to represent and hold it down for Jesus and me; of course  Oh yeah, and also going to Shy’s and Liz’s church. That is so cool that you do that. Thank you Jesus. Baby God made you a servant for the “KO” in October. I am so excited for you Baby.  You get the chance to do as Jesus did with His disciples. You get to serve the ladies there. Now, that is God true love for you! And I’m so happy to be your husband. keep up the good work Baby—you have my blessings also.  Your husband, King and Chocolate Star, Michael


Hey Beautiful, I pray you are stronger today than yesterday and ready for whatever God has planned for your tomorrow. I just wanted you to know that I am so in love with you and that I am so proud of your work for the Lord. You are truly a light we all need and appreciate. You are so valued in my life as well as others! I love you! -Your husband

"Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste." Song of Solomon 2:3 To my sweet husband Darnell, Baby, I love you sooooo much and I'm so blessed to carry your last name. I'm happier then I ever imagined I could be. God is truly amazing! Thank you for being my husband and my best friend. Most of all baby, thank you for loving me the way that you do. Loving you more and more each day. ~Your Wife Greeting. Vence, I just wanted to share a quick word of encouragement with you. I am proud of what God has done and doing in you and through you. Your labor is not in vain. ** Hold On a Little Longer , Good things come to those who wait Patience is the key to success , Don’t rush God’s plan for you At times you will get frustrated , But the Lord knows your heart And His timing is so perfect, Just wait on the Lord And your strength shall be renewed , Hold a little while longer He will come through , Wait on the Lord He won’t be long He has a plan where you belong , Wait on Him Wait on Him Wait on Him Hold on a little longer…. Thank you, for answering the call of God. I LOVE YOU!! Your wife, Regina Thompson...

TO: W.W.I.H. (WIVES WITH INCARCERATED HUSBANDS) GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS; GIVING YOU THE STRENGTH TO ENDURE AND PERSEVERE. GOD IS JUST BEGINNING HIS WORK IN YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND’S LIFE - GET READY FOR THE SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS!!! REV. DARNELL JOHNSON

To my very amazing HUSBAND, KING and CHOCOLATE STAR, MR. MICHAEL HOWARD!!! YOU ARE EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD TO ME. Just REMEMBER that ALL I DO or TALK ABOUT IS BECAUSE OF YOU. EVERY THOUGHT AND MOMENT REVOLVES AROUND YOU and OUR FAMILY. Don’t ever THINK ANY DIFFERENTLY. DO YOU HEAR and FEEL WHAT I AM SAYING TO YOU? MICHAEL, I LOVE YOU and ONLY YOU. NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE WHAT OR HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU, ME, the KIDS, and OUR FAMILY! Cause FAMILY TRULY MATTERS to ME! YOU, MICHAEL MAKE ME HAPPY. Just the thought of YOU BEING AWAY FROM ME one more second, HURTS MY HEART DEEPLY! I KNOW GOD’S PLAN IS TO REUNITE US VERY, VERY SOON! WE HAVE A MISSION TO SERVE GOD IN MANY WAYS and I CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED WITH YOU BY MY SIDE! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL! From YOUR WIFE, QUEEN, and SNOW BUNNY! Mrs. SANDRA HOWARD Greetings. John

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! Happy Birthday To A Son Who couldn't be loved more. You are loved for: The little boy you were, The special man you are now, And the precious son you will always be.

I know God is doing a great work in you, I am always thinking about you and will always be in your corner. Be Blessed!! I LOVE YOU!! Your mom, Regina Thompson


The Day of the Lord Ministries celebrates September Birthdays Clemishia Hubbard Teresa Franklin Johnny Peavy Alladin Ray Marks Greg Bradberry Michael Reynolds Kurtis Compton Leslie Hogg Joanna Marie Dupree Eliece Perry Patrick Andre Pace III Virgil Wilson Jr. Herman Raleigh Jr. Amber Perry Wilson Andre J. Evans Ryana Craven Hazel Metcalf Kenyon A. Dupree Jadeynn Miller Ray Martinez Robert Z. Hernandez Dionicio Martinez Vera Jones Freddie Evans John Chris Hernandez Jada Parker Pamela Graham Mary A. Evans

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Happy Anniversary Danny & Carmela Dupree Sr. Kurtis & Liz Compton

SALVATION IS FREE!

8-Sep 15-Sep

Thinking of you on your special day and sending warmest thoughts your way. Asking God to hold you near and bless you with each passing year. God Bless you on your birthday. -Virgil & Shy Wilson

TDOTL September 15 2012, Volume 4 Issue 12  

TDOTL Ministries Monthly Newsletter September 15 2012, Volume 4 Issue 12 * More info at http://tdotlministries.org/

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