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Jerell Payton's Profile
Age: 24
Location: LA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, December 1 2015
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Hello world, I would like to say a little about myself. I’m a loyal and patient person. I love those who keep it real with others and mostly themselves. I’m 23 years of age and have been incarcerated since I was 16. I’m fighting for early release at this time. I’ve learned a lot and know everything happens for a reason but if you give God your problems He can work them better. That’s where I’m at in life. It’s looking very good for me with my appeal. I’m one of those people who are truly innocent. I have respect for women and feel every woman came out of a man’s rib not from his foot to be walked on and not from his head to be superior but from his side to be equal, under the arm to be protected and next to the heart to be loved. A real man should give a woman attention, affection, appreciation, understanding, respect and love. I can offer my friendship to that person who is on the same level as myself or on a better walk in this life. Thanks for your time and patience to read this. Stay strong, positive and prayed up out there. One.

Jerell


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Rafael Idelfonso Campos's Profile
Age: 77
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, December 1 2015
Inmate Blog Category:


My Testimony

Greetings in Christ Jesus,

My name is Rafael Idelfonso Campos. I am from Las Marias, Puerto Rico. I have been incarcerated for more than ten years for which I have spent most of my time here at Coffield unit, Tennessee Colony, Texas. I would like to share with you a part of my testimony of how the Lord Jesus Christ has changed my life ever since my incarceration.

In 1967 I was baptized into the 7th Day Adventist Church in the City of New York. During all of those beautiful years I walked faithfully with the Lord but in the mid 80’s I started to decline spiritually. I turned my back on the Lord Jesus Christ and fell under the ways of Satan (Jeremiah 2:19). As a result of my backsliding condition, I was accused of a crime I did not commit. I was sentenced by a jury to 40 years in prison. It has brought me great anguish and a deep sorrow within, knowing that the suffering my family has had to endure because of my confinement was not their fault of blame.

In the year 2000 I began to call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ with the sole purpose of remaining by His side until He calls me home. I was finally able to understand that only in Christ I can have Hope, Joy, Peace and Eternal Happiness. I was then interested in being re-baptized because I felt unworthy for departing from the ways of the Lord. So I made the arrangements to be re-baptized through the 7th Day Adventist Church and on August 22nd of 2000 I was.

What a great joy and happiness to be back in the lines of duty of my Lord Jesus Christ! During my re-baptism I made a covenant with my God to which I asked Him to fill me with His Spirit so I could be used by Him. I began to cry and to call upon Him to let me win more souls for His Kingdom. My desire then grew to die serving Him whether within prison or on the outside.

In 2003 something wonderful happened that I thought would never happen. Through the prison ministry of the 7th Day Adventist Church then directed by a volunteer in Moreno Valley, California I made contact with that volunteer from Montalba, Texas who made the proper arrangements to come to Coffield and conduct a baptismal service for us. But upon arrival to the unit he was not permitted to come in and conduct the service. His friend a Pastor from Ft. Worth was allowed to come in and perform the baptismal service of two Brothers in Christ who were discipled by myself. They are still persevering in the Lord to this day.

Because of the friendship I was able to have with the Pastor from Ft. Worth following the baptismal service, we were able to meet at the Chapel four or five more times in a Bible study type setting. There were ten Brothers who were hungry for the Word of God and the teachings given by the Pastor. After getting approval from the unit Chaplains we began a weekly service. This was how the Lord opened the doors of this place to the 7th Day Adventist Church Ministry and for the Glory of God. It has been twelve years since we first started to meet every week. The times change and the days also changed but we still meet. Now we meet every Friday from 7:30AM to 10:30AM in the Chapel.

Since this ministry began, thirty-one brothers have been baptized and the group has grown from 10 to 50 people who meet every week on Friday. Many of those who have heard the Gospel through these services have been set free and hundreds more have heard the message of Heaven on this unit. Many more doing a Bible Study course called, “The Voice of Hope” that I was able to help arrange from my connections in Puerto Rico. Very often new converts arrive on this unit who hunger and thirst for the Word of God.

So I am asking for your prayers for this group and for all of those who attend the Coffield unit 7th Day Adventist Church services every week. Our desire is for many more to come to know Christ as the Saviour of the World. We give Glory and Honor to our Heavenly Father for giving us the opportunity to be called His children and to serve Him in this place.

In Christ Jesus,

Rafael Idelfonso Campos


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Tommy Taylor's Profile
Age: 43
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, December 1 2015
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The truth is an important reality to seek daily as it is understood in higher degrees; it allows you because of purification, concentration and meditation to make practical what you attune with. What you learn from above you can bring down below and live everyday. Truth only requires that you live what you grasp. The divine potentate in the depths of your mind keeps you striving for that day; that day when the raising of your consciousness will allow you to partake in divine nature. Divine law was given so we can know what you have to abide by to get to this God-conscious state of mind. That same law Jesus said he was the fulfillment of. What he fulfilled was the spiritual state of God-consciousness while dwelling amongst us in the flesh. The truth that he was the embodiment of it caused him to shift from a regular human consciousness into the realm of the divine consciousness. As the conscious mind perceives truth it must be that same mind that gives room enough to receive the truth being expressed. The levels of the spiritual mind are infinite and eternal as truth must start at the process of development in the conscious mind first. Don’t be dumfounded by the revelation of the mind of the spirit. Instead of claiming the fame for himself, Christ said over and over that it was the Father that sent him, it was by the Father that he did “these works” and it was not his words but the Father’s. He honored the Father every chance he could. The sacred duty he performed daily reflected the light of the level his consciousness was aligned with. The words were the results of an effort he put forward the years he was developing his spirit before He started his ministry. Abiding by the divine laws he was showing also his faith in God. To evolve to the other states of consciousness that truth dwells on; the outward expressions of truth you find in books, magazines or people speaking to you; you must internalize these truths so the veil can be lifted and there will be no more spiritual blindness. Truth must be internalized because it will be the divine intelligence that won’t allow you to be dumb anymore. Truth at last must be internalized so with your inner-ear you will be able to hear with clarity that “one voice” of the spirit expressing itself in way that if lived will allow the soul to develop and be restored to the kingdom of light. As I’ve said before, when the truth is first presented to you, tho intellect will first reason with it. After the weight of truth causes reason to lose grip in its struggle to be logical concerning all-truth, it shifts more toward your spirit discerning its meaning. It makes room for your spirit to shape events in your life that intimately attunes you with these truths so they can later be lived or denied in your life. After you have lived and spiritualized those truths within your divine essence, the soul that has been hungering and thirsting after righteousness shall eat and drink. The soul will eat the spiritual meat and drink from the fountain of truth and it was written that with this due process the soul shall be filled. The process doesn’t just stop with the “feast” of eating and drinking, it follows that the aspirant will that day of salvation, that day when your consciousness evolves to that upper room, that day when grace has dawned at your crown. This process isn’t over until your mind has merged with the consciousness of God, that at-one-ment state that finishes the “great work”. This whole process can’t be seen with the physical eyes, but the all-seeing eye of God watches and protects us as we develop into a son of God. When the invisible God demonstrates his power by intuitively giving us eternal truths and the power of the God-head at our disposal, this is to exercise our spiritual faculties through wisdom and love. These eternal truths I perceived and received as I ascended and descended up and down that “mystic ladder”. So did the great teachers that came throughout the ages. The mysteries of the kingdom are truths expressed but the creative power of these words not immediately understood. To go through the spiritual birth to become a child of light, you realized what you evolved to comprehend is that as a son; God dwells within you; and this earth is really not your home but your footstool.

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Stephen Sallamme's Profile
Age: 36
Location: IL
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, December 8 2015
Inmate Blog Category:
“MY GALLERY”

My drawings are of course an extension of myself as all our outlets of creativity are. This is a brief explanation of the ones you see as of this post. The character with the flames coming off of his mask is from an anime series that I enjoy. I just wanted to see if I could draw it with a different edge. The portrait of that well-dressed, handsome man is supposed to be of me. It was my first try at drawing reality and it was also an attempt to give you an idea of what I look like. I promise you that I look way less cartoonish than that. I hope someday I can upgrade my drawing skills to real life subjects and objects. My “Welcome” drawing is just a simple greeting for all of you viewers. I thought it would be nice to welcome y’all with a drawing specifically for you. Hope you enjoy it.

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MarQui Clardy's Profile
Age: 32
Location: VA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, December 9 2015
Inmate Blog Category:Life
PRISON LIFE

One of the most repressive aspects I find dealing with incarceration is the lack of people with which I can have deep, meaningful, thought-provoking conversation. Books, programs, and educational TV all provide adequate mental stimulation, but isn’t it equally important to be able to engage other PEOPLE in intelligent discourse? Can we be sure we have a full understanding of things without having other people’s informed perspective to challenge our own? This is one reason I joined WriteAPrisoner.com Being college educated and having traveled extensively (to New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee, Maryland, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Norway, Spain, Curacao, Albania, Croatia, Italy, Cape Verde, and Kuwait), I’m somewhat an anachronism in prison. I’d love to be able to converse about foreign cultures, foods, fashions, music, spiritual beliefs, etc., to be able to discuss the deleterious policies and practices in our criminal justice system, to debate on philosophical ideals, to discuss politics, history, technology, and pop culture. Unfortunately, most of my incarcerated peers are either uniformed or uninterested in such discourse. This is my dilemma. My only options are to either remain reclusive and risk becoming a social pariah (which may be counter-productive to my rehabilitation), or to indulge in frivolous banter which typically revolves around sports, drugs, celebrity gossip, and pre-prison superlatives (i.e., who once had the most money, best looking women, most expensive cars, biggest house, etc.) Neither is acceptable, so what do I do? Any suggestions?

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Edwin Acevedo's Profile
Age: 31
Location: MA
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, December 14 2015
Inmate Blog Category:
“LIVE LIFE”

As the idea of time flies by; things change and people change and so circumstances change. So our job (as people) is to adapt to the changes, however he who doesn’t adapt to the changes, “Will simply get swallowed up and burned out within the chambers of life (Mother Nature)”. Thus meaning, “Life isn’t a game”, there is nothing new up under the sun…the present is the past and our past is “Our present”…I said; The present is the past and “Our past is our present”. So unwrap your “Present”, embrace it, and learn to love it because it is what you got…and that is; “Freedom of Will” and “Freedom of Speech” (the complete power to do as you please), what’s better than that! (smile) You see, your “Thoughts” are your “Present” and your “Words” are your “Life”…which means; that whatever you can “Utter”, you have the power to bring to life! So be mindful of your “Thoughts” and extremely selective with your “Speech”. You are what you consume; so also be mindful of that reality, be wise and select what you eat (Physically and mentally). You are also your “Company”, so select your company precisely and love yourself, “Like nobody else could ever love you”. (I’m just a down to earth individual, looking forward to meeting and corresponding with an open minded, down to earth lady (female). I’m funny, lovable, and a good listener, so don’t be afraid to reach out to me…either way, live life and love who loves you).

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Kody Osco's Profile
Age: 39
Location: OH
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, December 15 2015
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At 38 I’m a grampa, yeah!! My little grandson in one word “INEFFABLE”, does that make me old? I wanna be a better grandfather than I was a father but I need help, are there erudite grandmothers or grandfathers? I’m accepting all insight on this issue. I spent the summer playing softball left center, batted 3rd in the line up, fun we finished 4th. Also picked up volleyball, soccer, anything to stay busy and really it’s fun. I’ve been reading up on culture, plus a couple of months ago they hooked up cable…so History channel is my favorite, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Ax Men… I’ve met a couple people but all of them from overseas “fine” but I wanna meet some people here in the states!! I’m very effervescent, complaisant, and down 38 months now does leave me prurient and lascivious. I am a man! I was born impavid, which leads to my blunder. I wanna meet a jocose, candid, complaisant kind of woman…but I love enigmatic women between 25-55…I’m eager to learn and explore bridge building emotions. I’m a diamond in the rough, just need a good polishing. Bring out these good things I feel in my heart but have trouble figuring out on my own!! I will accept any woman willing to invest their time, work into polishing me up. QUESTION: What is the only planet in our solar system that the sun rises in the west and sets in the east? Dogs or cats?

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Ernesto Rodriguez's Profile
Age: 35
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, December 15 2015
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Life is full of surprises, some surprises must be taken with a grain of salt, others can change our lives in a joyous and wonderfully life changing way! The most recent change to my current situation is a perfect example. Recently, a new law was passed called Senate Bill 261. This bill gives youth offenders a second chance at freedom by providing a parole hearing after 15 years served. However, in order to be granted parole one must show growth, maturity and remorse from the immature state of mind all those years back. I was incarcerated at 18 years old. I was hurt mentally, emotionally and spiritually. However, family and friends never wavered in their belief in me as a person. They believed in my loving heart that was hidden under layers of hurt, pain and disappointments. Years ago my family and friends helped spark that positive light within me. I started my path towards personal growth by removing negativity from my life and working towards achievements; G.E.D., College and an array of self-help programs to help prepare in what I decided would be my life’s work – to become a youth counselor. My release date used to be 2031, however with SB 261 I can now parole next year! I can only hope I have the blessing of finding someone to share this passion of mine and build a future with – someone to connect with, starting with friendship – the building block to something beautiful that lasts.

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Kahoona Rousseau's Profile
Age: 43
Location: MN
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, December 16 2015
Inmate Blog Category:Poem
QUESTIONS

(POEM 1) I fall to the side. I guess its fate. All I can do is sit back and wait. Ask for help? Why should I do it? Turned down so much, don’t know how I get through it? They quit me as I tried, and tried to get through! But nothing I was told was ever true. No help, no love, no one to worry. Hope it’s not the end of my story. (POEM 2) I miss you! I wish I was wrapped up in your arms! Safe from all of life’s harms. Laughing and happy around all your charms, looking at your smile all the while, as we cruz mile after mile. Burn one up, and talk about love. How ours was sent from up above. (POEM 3) I don’t want anyone to steal my mind. Don’t say do this you’ll be fine. I make my own decisions, right or wrong. I’m a “real” person, have been all along. Just cause you and all your moves are fake, never had an original thought. All yours are taught! Does not mean I wanna be like you! I’m fine being me. Always True! (POEM 4) Am I dreaming? Or am I awake? Is this real?, or is this fake? Life at stake?, or just untrue? Do I care? How about you? (POEM 5) I’ll catch you if you fall! I’ll protect you if you hit a wall! Real as real can get. Feel as deep as one can feel. Trust me not fake. I’m the real deal.

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Roscoe Douglas's Profile
Age: 31
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, December 17 2015
Inmate Blog Category:
SUCCESS

“Success is often nothing more than moving from one failure to the next with undiminished enthusiasm” These words were spoken to me during this incarceration of excruciating circumstances, which is hands down the worst part of my life. I was hopeless, powerless, without focus, and days away from throwing in the towel. So it had to be an act of God to not only send these words but also allow them to register in the manner in which they did. That statement told me that I could overcome. That I could not only get up but also move forward in life. I accepted responsibility for the harm I caused myself and others and also birthed the determination that said I didn’t have to be or become what my situation said I was going to be. I guess life begins at whatever point you choose to start living. I’m committed and determined to live! My sole purpose of writing this blog is to encourage whoever reads it that as long as we have right now and the hope of tomorrow we have the key ingredients to make our situations better. We just have to adopt this attitude! No matter what your situation is; the only mistake you can’t overcome is one you refuse to learn from. Remember that life begins when you do! I would love to hear from you so please feel free to write, message or JPay me. Roscoe

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