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November, Issue 10

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November, Issue 10

Letter from the Editor

Saints, we pray that this newsletter finds you blessed and reveling in the mercy and grace of our Lord. We praise God that His faithfulness began a new part of Inspiration Ministries last night, Thursday, November 15th, with the institution of Inspiration Fellowship. We were clear that the Lord was going to help us create an atmosphere of worship where our community and local churches would be represented. We were so blessed to have a night where folks from 6-7 different churches came and spent a night in worship and prayer. We enjoyed some good food and

I shared with those who attended how God has brought Inspiration this far. Through that testimony, our brothers and sisters were the center of conversation because we understand the revival that God is bringing to our country is going to increase as the incarcerated hit the streets with a passion to serve the Lord Jesus Christ without fail. It is also important to understand that our Ambassadors for Christ in Chains have such an incredible role in preparing the brethren to live a life of holiness and obedience. Once the gates open, the Free Church must take responsibility for the discipleship and growth of these men and women. Inspiration and the city of Auburn, Indiana are making a concerted effort to be a part of that process.

   Last night I spoke about The Church, the Bride of Christ. We must always understand that we are in this together. We have a responsibility as a community and as the body of Christ. To neglect that responsibility is sin. To act like we don’t need a part of the body is sin. To have a spirit of criticism towards our brothers and sisters is sin. The fact is that we are all guilty of it. We secretly want our stuff to go really well while if somebody else’s stuff is struggling, we feel good about that. We may accuse them of not following the Spirit of God or not being spirit-filled. We may accuse them of not being equipped to handle particular ministries. The truth is that none of us are equipped to do it all; that is why God gave us to each other. You don’t get to be the bride, while I settle with being the bridesmaid. I want to wear the white dress. I want to walk down the aisle. I want my husband to look upon me fondly too. My desire is that we let out this wedding dress and we climb in together.

   Brethren, please pray fervently that the Holy Spirit will build the body of Christ up to the point where we lack for nothing because our Heavenly Father so desires to give us more than we can ask or think.

Inspired by Christ,

Andrew L. Foster 

Inspiration Ministries INC, Director

The Cupbearer Café, Owner 

Newsletter Features

  • Letter from the Editor, by Andrew Foster                                       
  • After God’s Own Heart, by Carla  Boggs                                           
  • Pray with Power, by Christian Pederson                                
  • From Behind the Walls, by Christopher Bachman                           
  • Seeds, by David Owen                                            
  • Friendship, Brotherhood, & Broken Relationships, by Corey Cassels
  • Here I Am, by Bobby Segrest
  • Strong Faith is Trust, by James Summers
  • El Dios de Jeremías y María, by Wilson González
  • The Holy Spirit is a Person, 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
  • 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
  • christopher bachmann"The newsletter means so very much to me because it has been and continues to be a great source of encouragement and inspiration to me. I am so thankful to Brother Andy for his faith in following God’s vision. In turn, he gave it to us...read more
    Christopher Bachmann