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February, Issue 1

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February, Issue 1

Letter from the Editor

To those who have taken the time to read this: “Grace to you and the peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen” (Galatians 1:3-5).

I have made two teary-eyed drives in my life from Florida to Indiana.  The first was in 2007 when driving home  to  tell  my  parents that I  had  gotten  into  legal

trouble.  The second time was in 2011 while returning back to my family after a five year sentence in prison.  The first was filled with fear and a sense that my life was coming to an end; the second was inspired by the realization that my life was simply beginning.

Like the Apostle Paul, I do not come with eloquent speech or the objective of impressing anybody with my insight or experience.  I have come only to preach Jesus Christ crucified because I know nothing else which has satisfied the emptiness I once had in my life.  I am before you now, vulnerable, as I have been in front of so many to say I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart. 

The desire of the men and women of Inspiration Ministries is only to inspire you in the name of Jesus Christ.  Paul said, “For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13).  It is God Himself who energizes our desires and actions.  Rest assured that we depend on the Holy Spirit to teach us all things, and we pray the same for you.

Inspiration Ministries is excited about what God has in store.  We do not have funding and our resources are limited, but the Lord has made it abundantly clear that while we find ourselves waiting on God, nothing is getting done.  We all have gifts, talents, and resources the Lord has provided for such a time as this. So, instead of focusing on what we do not have, Inspiration Ministries offers all that we do have to God, and we pray the Lord will perfect our efforts.

In the name of Jesus Christ, be inspired today knowing that Jesus loves you so much that He chose to die for you.  When He could have done something to stop anything, Jesus chose to do nothing to give us everything. Please read the articles and see what Inspiration has to offer in the name of Jesus.  Lord willing, you will hear from us again next month, and until then, experience fullness of joy found only in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Be Inspired, 

Andrew Foster

Newsletter Features

  • Inspiration in a Dark Place, by Andrew Foster 
  • Meeting with the Chairman, by Paul Charron
  • Do or Die, by Anthony Ponds
  • Change for the Better, by James Summers

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    Wilson Gonzalez
  • james rogers jr"When I met Anthony Ponds, James Summers, and Rigdel De Lardilles back in 2011, I heard a lot about Brother Andrew Foster, and the Inspiration Ministries movement here at Quincy. But not only did I hear about him and ministry events...read more
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    Robert Miller
  • david 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...read more
    David Owen
  • rigdel de lardilles 01"In one word, the Inspiration Newsletter to me means Hope. If anyone has ever done time behind the walls or been down and out, you can relate; there is always someone there to let you know just how bad you messed up, or how impossible it's going to be to bounce back...read more
    Rigdel De Lardilles
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