The Innocent Man Writes from Prison – Part Two

The Innocent Man is a beloved man in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was only months away  from his college graduation, dream job, and wedding, but everything was stolen with a false accusation. He’s written a blog post for me to share how the Lord is working in his life.

To read part one of his letter, The Innocent Man Writes from Prison. Continue reading to see how the Lord answered his prayers to have doors opened so he could be set free.

 

Innocent Man Part 2

LETTER FROM THE INNOCENT MAN Part 2:

Two years went by and the medical administration told me that I was going to be transferred to a different facility that could take care of my diabetes better.

July 12, 2014, I was transferred to Oxxxx Correctional Institution, the largest prison in the state.

I’d been praying for the doors to be opened and to be set free.

Well, God opened the doors to a different facility. After a few weeks in the intake unit, (temporary living to acclimate you to the whole facility) I was moved to a general population unit. A few weeks later, I moved to yet another unit because of a job I received.

One of the first lessons the Innocent Man learned in prison was to wait on the Lord.

 

Wow! God’s gracious and perfect timing.

God sent a man named Josh into my life. What an incredible blessing. The first time Josh and I sat and talked he told me he could tell I was a believer. I could tell that he was a believer, also. One of our first Bible studies together I told him, “People seem to flock to you and people need you.” I didn’t want to interfere or get in the way of someone else’s ministry.

Josh said, “Spiritually, I need you. You’re a breath of fresh air.”

God answered my prayer for fellowship. How amazing!

We agreed to meet once a week for an evening Bible study, but ended up meeting several times a week in some form of fellowship. He asked about my testimony, my church, and background, and I learned about his. When I explained to Josh that our church breaks bread every Sunday and that I’d been breaking bread alone, he asked if the two of us could break bread together. For several weeks just the two of us met, but our group has grown to four men now every Sunday morning.

We also have prayer groups every night at 8:30pm. Every night is a different prayer topic and prayer requests. prison ministry, families, authorities, etc. Some night there are up to eight men in two different prayer groups, since we are only allowed four men to a table. Josh and I meet nightly to read through the Bible in a year.

 

The Innocent Man learned to be content behind bars and razor wire.

I love what the Lord has done conforming me into an image of Christ. I love what I have been learning and what the Lord has been teaching me. I AM CONTENT because of obedience, prayer, and reading God’s word.

There isn’t enough paper to write all the blessings and miracles the Lord has done and shown me.

 

The Innocent Man's daily purpose in prison is to live for Jesus.

My prayers have changed from “ME” to “what does my Heavenly Father want of me according to his will?”

 

The Innocent Man's daily prayer is that he wouldn't "waste" his eight years in prison.

The Lord  answered my prayers by opening the doors of my heart and the doors of opportunity to serve and do God’s will.

 

I would like to thank my loving family and friends in Christ. Thank you to all the people who have never met me, but have given your prayers, love, and support. Please continue to pray for my friend Josh and me for strength and wisdom as we set an example for Christ in our daily lives and for our ministry here. Please pray for my appeal as it continues to go forward, according to God’s will.

 

The Innocent Man calls his wrongful imprisonment the "greatest experience."

 

Thank you Father!

God’s blessings to all.

 

Love in Christ,

The Innocent Man

 

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3 Responses to The Innocent Man Writes from Prison – Part Two

  1. Tandis November 11, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    Praise the Lord!!! Truly amazed and thankful for this.

    • Mindy Peltier November 12, 2015 at 8:27 am #

      Yes, I am, too! Those early years were SO hard for us and we often feared for his safety from the other inmates and concerning his diabetes. It’s interesting, everybody on the inside knows he’s innocent. The other prisoners KNOW without him saying a word he doesn’t belong there. Once those fears were faced, he could thrive in his environment. Thanks for praying us through, Tandis!

  2. Sherry Bibb November 18, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    What an inspiring testimony! My husband works in prison ministry and is inspired by the prisoners who have given their lives to Christ and have been transformed. Being falsely accused and imprisoned is a tough way to get into prison ministry. God must have an amazing purpose and plan for this Innocent Man.

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