I pray this finds you all in great health and spirits. As for me, I’m truly blessed and things could not be better.
I received your birthday mail yesterday, the day before my birthday and I wanted to let you know how much I truly appreciate all the mail you’ve sent me over the years. I know every card, letter and all the reading material you have sent is sent with lots of brotherly love!
Your team was at ECI this past summer, in a game that I umpired third base. As with all the other times you all came down, we had a spirit-filled time. Over the many years I have been here, with the exception of COVID 19, you all were always here. I can give account for most of them because I was a gym worker most of the time you all came down. But now it is with the most joyous of moods that I bring the news of a successful parole hearing!
Through His grace and mercy, the Maryland Parole Commission gave me an 18-month delay release for July 2024. So after almost 20 years, I’ll be going home to my family next year. I will be leaving ECI in the next couple of weeks to go to minimum security and by the end of this year, I’ll be starting work release!
I say all this to say, deciding years ago to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior was the best decision I ever made! The blessing I received by getting that favorable decision was expressed by two commissioners who did my hearing. They said it’s rare for someone with a murder charge to get a delayed release on their first hearing. So, I know I was not in that room alone.
When I reach my destination, I will have your address with me so I can write and let you know where I am. I want to continue to hear from you. You bless so many with all that you do – through visiting and your message about the goodness of God and His Son Jesus – you give many of us the strength to push through this mess they call prison. I will continue to keep you in my prayers as I know you continue to travel. Take care and God continue to make a way for you to do all the things you do!
Your Brother In Christ, Garon A., Eastern CI, Maryland