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     One of the most difficult things about being a Sabbath keeping believer in prison is the lack of like-minded brethren inside the walls, and the surprising lack of support from true believers outside of them. Sabbath and commandment keepers are truly seen as a “peculiar people” by other prisoners and they do not fit in with them. “Freeworld” believers are generally too busy to think of these struggling brethren of ours, or in some cases even consider them unworthy of fellowship. This leaves the sincere and obedient members of our faith who are behind bars in the loneliest of positions.  A simple letter of encouragement is valuable to them beyond our understanding, and can mean the difference between success and failure in their walk of faith. In our attempt to aid our brethren ease their loneliness, we have posted below the names and addresses of those Sabbath keeping prisoners who have requested pen-pals. To the best of our knowledge these are all sincere and observant in their walk of faith. 

      We also offer a word of warning: These men are prisoners, all convicted of crimes. There are and will be those whom we have misjudged and may not be sincere in their faith, and who may try to take advantage of good-hearted pen-pals. Sabbath Keepers Fellowship accepts no responsibility for any harm or loss incurred by anyone participating in our Pen-Pal program and we advise caution in dealing with inmates until they become well known by their free-world pen-pal.
     That said, however, we wish you to know that problems with inmate pen-pals are actually not very common and most freeworld pen-pals find that they are blessed by these prisoners and their letters far beyond all their expectations. The knowledge and insights developed through the trials they have endured are priceless, and most have learned the true value of friendship. With caution, common sense, and the establishment of a few rules regarding the pen-pal relationship right at the start, there should not be any problems. We have put together some suggestions for your first letter to your inmate pen-pal as well as a few rules you need to follow. Please take a minute to read these before you write your first letter.

      If you have any questions about our pen-pal program, or about a particular inmate, please feel free to contact us through phone, mail or email. If you do experience any problems with any of our inmates, we ask you to please notify us immediately. Please be aware that inmates are often moved from one unit to another without notice. If you discover an inmate's address listed on this website is not correct, please contact us so we can find and provide you with a current address.

      May our Father in heaven bless you richly as you keep our Savior’s words from Matt.25:36, “..I was in prison and you came to me.” 

 

Name: Nathan Prickett #1317432

Address: 1800 Luther Drive Navasota, TX 77868

Faith: Messianic Jew

Description:.I am 28 years old and was raised in the Christian religion by my parents, but have finally found my connection in the Jewish faith. I have a brother and a sister and a daughter. I am interested in art, history, prophecy, and Hebrew. I am part of a small community of believers that is unable to meet due to a lack of volunteers. I would like to have a pen-pal to correspond with and discuss things of the scriptures.

Name: John Goodwin #1090136
Address: 902 FM 686 Dayton, TX 77535
Faith: Assemblies of Yahweh
Description: I am 50 years old. My family is in Ohio but I don't have much contact with them. I was raised in the Church of Christ but also have Church of God background. I have kept the Sabbath for 20+ years. I like camping, hiking, classic movies and oldies music. I love reading the bible and studying Torah. I am currently looking into the omer count that leads to the Feast of Weeks. I am also especially interested in learning Hebrew.

Name: Justin White #125846

Address: PO Box 6000 Sterling, CO 80751

Faith: Messianic

Description: I am 28 years old. I have been in prison for 3 years. I was raised Christian but am new to the Messianic faith and want to learn more about it. My interests are playing the guitar, drawing, writing poetry and short stories. I am a very laid back easy going person who is looking for a friend to fellowship with and learn from.

 

Name: George Draper #939098

Address: 216 SE Corrections Way Lake City, FL 32025

Faith: Jewish

Description: I am a 53 year old white male who has been in prison for 7 years. I have been a Sabbath keeper for 7 years now. I am a member of the Sabbath keeping community on this unit. My interests include Torah, Zohar, and motorcycles. I look forward to hearing from any and all who wish to write me.


Name: Kevin Broers #851690

Address: 1313 N. 13th Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362

Faith: Messianic

Description: I am 26 years old and have been in prison for 2+ years. I was raised a Christian but converted to Messianic Judaism in high school. My interests include travel, sailing, ancient history, martial arts, foreign languages and dogs. I am part of a small group of believers on my unit but we do not have a volunteer so we can't meet together for Sabbath and holy days.

 

Name: Jamie Pano #P-48241

Address: 415 US Hwy. 49 N., Tutwiler, MS 38963

Faith: Messianic Israelite

Description: I am a 33 year old Hispanic who was raised in Catholicism. I have been in prison for 11 years. Some of my family is in California and some in Mexico. I have been observing the Sabbath for about 2 years. I am anxious to learn more of our faith and would like to correspond with anyone (especially female) who wants to write and fellowship with me.


Name:
Gary Ball #772030
Address: 3201 FM 929 Gatesville, TX 76528
Faith: Messianic Israelite
Description: I am 50 years old. I was raised in the Baptist church but have been keeping the Sabbath for about 20 years. I have family but they do not have any contact with me. I am interested in prophecy and Israel's history. I am not part of a community on my unit and would like to have someone I can fellowship with through letters.

Name: Steve Walker #812269

Address: 2664 FM 2054 Tennessee Colony, TX 75886

Faith: Sabbath Keeper

Description: I am 46 years old and have been in prison for 10+ years. I was raised as a Southern Baptist Christian. YHWH has just recently lead me to the truth and the Torah. For the past 2 years I have been studying the Torah, commandments and holy days. I am so thankful YHWH has lead me to others who also know and study Torah and who keep His commandments. I am also very thankful to Sabbath Keepers Fellowship who help us inmates in a mighty way with all the literature and books they freely send out.

Name: Manuel Reynosa #786832

Address: PO Box 4400 Gatesville, TX 76597

Faith: Messianic Jew

Description: I am 38 years old. I have a mother in Texas and a father in Central America. I have several siblings but I rarely hear from them. I have been in prison for 13+ years. I am part of a Messianic community here on this unit but we only get to have services once per month. My interests include music, nature, animals, and photography. It would be nice to have a pen-pal to fellowship with and get letters from.

Name: Mark Weyand #V-09623

Address: PO Box 5103 Delano, CA 93216

Faith: Orthodox/Messianic Jewish

Description: I am 29 years old. I have family but they do not write much. My interests include studying Tanakh, NASCAR, word puzzles, drawing and reading. My current studies are in the basics of Judaism (Torah, prayers, daily life) and halakha. I would like to have a pen-pal to fellowship with and discuss things of the scriptures.

 

Name: Jose Lopez #120185

Address: PO Box 6000 Sterling, CO 80751

Faith: Messianic Israelite

Description: I am 31 years old and have been in prison for 6 years. I am in 23 hour lockdown and by myself most of the time. I have 2 boys and 1 girl. I was raised Catholic and I spent several years in Buddahism. My main interest now is to get closer to YHWH. I am also interested in reading, writing, music, history, science and philosophy. I would like to correspond with other like-minded believers. It is hard to walk this faith in prison and I could surely use some encouragement.

Name: Timothy Houtchens #01365934
Address: 100 FM 655 Rosharon, TX 77583
Faith: Messianic
Description: I am 41years old. I have family but they all live outside of Texas. I am divorced and have children. I was raised Catholic and later converted to Pentecostal. I am new in the Messianic/ Sabbath keeping faith. I am part of a community of believers on this unit and attend the Sabbath services here. I would like to have someone to correspond with that can help me learn more of our faith and grow.

Name: Randy Angle #1129119

Address: 2400 Wallace Pack Road, Navasota, TX 75868

Faith: Sabbath Keeper / COG

Description: I am a 55 year old white male. I have been in prison for 8 years. I began my walk of faith in the Baptist church in 1965. I am divorced and have 4 lovely daughters. None of them correspond with me in any way. I observe the feasts and know of the sacred names, though not sure of how to pronounce them. I am a part of the community of believers on this unit and would like to have someone write me so we can encourage one another in our faith.

 

Name: Patrick Graves #707611

Address: 1100 FM 655 Rosharon, TX 77583

Faith: Assembly of Yahweh

Description: I am 42 years old and have been in prison for 15+ years. I was raised in various Christian churches but did not really practice any religion until I was locked up. I attend the Sabbath services held on this unit with about 25-30 other men. My interests include learning Hebrew, animals, and cooking. I am looking forward to having a pen-pal I can fellowship and share my interests with.

 

Name: Cody Goltl #1347755

Address: 2400 Wallace Pack Road Navasota, TX 77868

Faith: Sabbath Keeper /COG

Description: I am a 25 year old white male doing a 15 year sentence. I belong to the Sabbath keeping group here on this unit. I would like to have a pen-pal for friendship and fellowship.

 

Name: Robert Girard #1089285
Address: Rt 2 Box 4400 Gatesville, TX 76597
Faith: Messianic
Description: I am 29 years old and have 2 years left on a 10 year sentence. Yahvah has genuinely changed my life and I have a deep desire to fellowship with others of like faith.

Name:
Jake Baker #531082
Address: 1115 E. Pence Road HU-2-B-126, Cameron, MO 64429
Faith: Messianic / Yahwehist
Description: I am a 48 year old white male who grew up in Trenton, MO. I am divorced with 2 children -one son who is 20 and 1 daughter who is 15. I like horses and want to be a singer/ song writer for the glory of Yahweh. I live in a 6X9 cell in Ad-Seg. I'm lonely and sad. I would like to have a pen-pal to discuss faith and world events and to share ideas and hopes of Yahweh's blessings.

Name:
Roger Kinnerson # R04886
Address: PO Box 900 Ina, IL 62846
Faith: Messianic Israelite
Description: I am 34 years old. Some things I enjoy are reading and studying Yahweh's Word, camping, fishing, writing poetry and drawing. I hope to be released in November of 2009 and am looking for a loving and accepting Messianic community where I can relocate and start fresh.

Name:
Gordon (Rusty) Arnold #931367
Address: 21390 Old State Road 37 Branchville, IN 47514
Faith: Sabbath Keeper
Description: I am a 43 year old single white male. I am a new Messianic Hebrew believer (since 2004). I was raised in the Church of Christ. Some things I enjoy are the outdoors, softball, bike-riding and reading. I am learning to read, write and speak Hebrew. I have no family that visits me but I do have a community of believers here on the unit. We have Messianic Jewish services that were cancelled in April 2008, but we hope to get them back soon.
I would like to have a pen-pal who is Messianic Hebrew like myself to write, get to know and share a friendship together.


Name: Richard Garza #1256247

Address: 3899 State Hwy 98 New Boston, TX 75570

Faith: Messianic

Description: I am 34 years old and have 3 daughters. I am currently enrolled in Shalom Bible College Seminary for a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ed. I am new to the faith but I am also one of the leaders in our Messianic community. I enjoy studying the scriptures and would like a pen-pal that will discuss various topics of study with me.


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