Recently we received a letter from a prisoner named “Andy.” He told us how he found An Anchor the Soul in the prison library. He also used a most unusual word to describe how he made his decision: “I gave myself hopelessly to Christ.”
That’s beautiful, isn’t it? We all must do the same thing if we want to be saved: We must come “hopelessly” to Christ because there is no hope anywhere else.
Here’s part of what he wrote to us:
My entire life I have felt a void in my heart. I had no idea why. I sought every pleasure you can name but felt the same. I was unaware it was my soul crying out for help!
I had an uncontrollable rage that bursted out every time I was challenged or confronted with my behavior. I was told it was the drugs, the gambling, the bottle. Nobody understood I was using these things because of the void. They were not creating it.
The first day I was in this jail, I requested a Bible, which I had read before but understood little. So one day I was looking at the bookshelf, and I saw your book An Anchor for the Soul. As I began to read it, it spoke to me, and I wondered if it had been written for me and only for me.
I gave myself hopelessly to Christ on February 7, 2021. I asked for forgiveness, and I know he heard me. I followed the seven-day plan for growth in the book. I began to pray for everyone—friend, foe, loser, hurting. I felt an anchor lifted from my soul, to use your analogy.
I am not sure what will happen next to me, but I know my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be with me every step of the way.
May God bless you and your family.
Sincerely-a follower of Christ,
I hope you’ll pray for Andy as he walks with Christ. God is building his church in prisons and jails around the world. The Word of God cannot be chained!
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