Father's Messages -
Dear Friends in Christ!
Fellowship of St. Silas is a growing ministry. Through your help we
have sent out 370 letters to prisoners all over the
States every week. Sometimes there is more,
sometimes less. If you think about it, that is
$152.00, per week, just in stamps. You don’t know how just
having a letter every week helps our ‘flock.’ Here is an example:
"Each day I try to find more
reasons for hope and new purpose for living. It’s a
rough road to travel some days, but God’s love and support, always
finds ways of seeing me
through to the end. As I grow, new opportunities sprout forth for me to share of myself. I know
God is watching over me just as He watches over the sparrow."
And another letter from Benjamin
"I would like to thank you
again for your letters of encouragement throughout the years. Just now, I realized that it has been
about six years now that I have been
receiving your letters and the ‘Go Forth’ (a compiling of stories
about Saints). Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your
family’s experiences in
the Lord. There is much to be
learned in each day. . .if we would just "open our eyes."
As you know we also send
icon cards and books to prisoners and prison libraries, free of
charge. It is exciting to receive a letter from a prison, seeking
some Orthodox Christian materials, because they have inmates who are
seeking the faith and are hungry for guidance and reading materials.
Most of the chaplains that send a request for materials are not
aware of the Orthodox Christian faith, but they are willing to stock
their libraries with Orthodox Christian materials. The Lord is
I know, with
your help, God will continue this ministry. We do not get any
other funding, only from you, our friends and family who are
faithful to this ministry. We thank you. Please continue to
pray for prisoners and for their salvation.
In Christ love I write,