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October, Issue 9

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October, Issue 9

Letter from the Editor

In a recent conversation with a good friend of mine, Herbert Hoover, he said, “Something might not be a move of God if you have to tell people that it is a move of God.” In 2010 when Inspiration got its start at Quincy Annex, I remember men who just arrived to the compound asking if Quincy was a faith based camp. They thought it just felt different. Christ crucified was being preached at every corner, and men were responding. The Chapel services grew from 40 to 116, and we had an Ambassador for Christ in every position on the compound: GED teachers; canteen orderlies; business, transition, and CDL instructors. The Holy Spirit fell upon Quincy and men were transformed in the name of Jesus who are still fanning the flame of their confession while sharing the Gospel with inmates, guards, and their families. Hallelujah! That fire is still spreading because of our ACC members and their passion to see others become a part of God’s family.

   So, here we are in Auburn, Indiana in the middle of God’s movement. It is happening again. People are coming into the café talking about an anointing they feel as they enter the door. There are small groups going on daily talking about the goodness of God and how we can most effectively minister to others. Our nights of live music are ushering in the Holy Spirit, and we end up with our hands raised worshipping God with glad hearts and a yearning for more.

   Let me tell you, Church, this is not about Inspiration, The Cupbearer Café, Auburn, or an ex-con like me. This is about the Lord Jesus Christ who lives inside of us, who remains passionate about God being glorified through us. It is about the satisfaction that we can only receive when the Holy Spirit confirms with our spirit that we are children of God. May the Lord inspire our hearts daily to be ambassadors of God’s power by loving those who are hardest to love, knowing that we were once enemies of God until the appointed time when Jesus Christ made clear the way of salvation. 

I close with these lyrics from Jimmy Needham’s “Dearly Beloved.”

It's worth it brothers, it's worth it friends

To know your maker, to lose your sin

Did you know that you are dearly loved?

You are worth it, brothers and sisters; you are worth dying for on a cross. The men and women around you have that same worth. Let them know it!

Be inspired because He was for us,

Andrew L. Foster

Inspiration Ministries INC, Director 

The Cupbearer Café, Owner 

Newsletter Features

  • Letter from the Editor, by Andrew Foster                                       
  • Pour It Out, by Abby Carnahan                                      
  • Make It Count, by Dan Evans                                               
  • Prayer! The One Catalyst, by Anthony Ponds                                      
  • A Walk from Darkness, by Doyle Macks                                           
  • Sent. So Go! by James Rogers
  • He Searches for what He has Lost, by Wilson Gonzalez (En Español)
  • Sin’s Downward Spiral, by Rigdel De Lardilles
  • As Unto the Lord, by Jeremy Coronel
  • The Forgotten God, by Christopher Bachman

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  • wilson gonzalez"We have found the opportunity through Inspiration Ministries to express not just our feelings but also the words that the Holy Spirit puts in our hearts to share with others. I see I.M. as a channel of communication between the church...read more
    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
    James Rogers
  • robert miller"A year ago my world was shifted. I was discouraged, alone, and in need of something/someone to embrace me. It would be pious to say, “All I needed was the assurance that the Lord was with me,” because reality is sometimes you don’t feel that way...read more
    Robert Miller
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    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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