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Mr Charles Colson,
May '97
Part 1
GOD, many years ago, showed you His grace, love, power operating in a S.A. (Brazil?) prison,
but you never sought His hand to replicate inmate-run Christian rehab. centers globally.
GOD's incredible grace, love, power desires His qualified family of believers participate in church
run rehab. centers; teaching, training, working thru NFP support industries/services 2Thes3:6-12.
GOD's grace, love, power is establishing Christian Community Centers Inc. to manage Christ-centred
institutions to house, teach, serve any qualified Bible believer if needy, poor, sick so Acts2:42-47 again.
GOD will use and purge PFI for His glory, so unlike Thomas Aquinas, ensure your work is gold not straw.
 Robert Bristow
GOD will use PFI to qualify Bible believing prisoners using CCCInc. Bible study tests,
then use Bible believing attorneys like Sandra Edwards to petition their cause.
cc Sandra Edwards, Glenview IL

1Cor3..11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
13 each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.
14 If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.
15 If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. (Hell)

Note: 1Cor5:5 mere spirit saved, naked Rev21:8; 22:15.
GOD called William Branham, see his outcome 1Cor3:15; 5:5 Mat10:28.
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Texas inmates, jailers sing praises of
Christian-based prison program
Organization takes over entire wing of facility in church-state experiment
By Jim Jones

RICHMOND, Texas - Rising before dawn, Kenneth Nixon, a Houston man convicted of malicious mischief for a drunken rampage, said his prayers. Then he headed for Bible study, joining other men in prison whites singing "Victory in Jesus."
   "I've heard the old, old story, how the Saviour came from glory ... to save a wretch like me," Nixon sang, cradling a large Bible under one arm.
   The 85 Bible-toting inmates are part of the nation's first faith-based prison program run around the clock by a Christian organization for inmates preparing to be released. The goal is to transform them spiritually and keep them from coming back.
   The InnerChange Freedom Initiative began operating in April at the minimum-security Jester II Prison Unit, between Sugar Land and Richmond.
   "Many of you are here because of pride," Rev. Don Bentley preached on a recent morning. "If you are a pompous and arrogant jackass, GOD is going to hold you accountable."
   Nixon and the others in the crowd listened attentively. Two jumped up to offer their chairs when visitors walked in.
   After the 30-minute service, an inmate led a prayer of thanks for the coming breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage. That drew another rousing "Amen!"
   Later in the morning, prison chaplain Jerry McCarty picked up the theme as he led a life skills class.
   "This is a boot camp for getting into heaven," he said. "We want to unlock the good person that is potentially inside you."
   Brandishing a Bible above his head, he declared: "This is the owner's manual. Christianity is not just for old women and little children. It's for he-men too."
   At one point, prison guards interrupted the class for an inmate count.
   "It's still a prison," said Warden Fredrick E. Becker.

"We count inmates six times a day. We have 140,000 of them and can't afford to have one missing."
   The experiment in church and state cooperation is the first time a state prison system has allowed a private Christian organization - Prison Fellowship International of Reston, Va. - to take over an entire prison wing. It takes inmates for the last 18 months before their release dates.
   Prison Fellowship, founded by Watergate figure Charles Colson after he left prison, has allocated $1.2 million for the pilot project.
   There is no extra cost to the state beyond housing, food and guards it already provides.
   Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who strongly supports InnerChange, visited the Christian prison wing in October with Colson, and the governor joined the inmate choir in singing "Amazing Grace."
   The program is strictly voluntary, and American Civil Liberties Union officials say it apparently does not violate church-state separation principles.
   It will be at least three years before officials know whether the program is working to reduce the system's prisoner return rate, which runs about 48 percent.
   But inmates, top prison officials and church volunteers said they already believe that it is changing lives.
   "Most of us here sincerely want to change. I know I do," said Nixon, who at 60 is the oldest inmate in the program.
   Even seasoned prison guards are impressed by the program.
   "I've already seen changes in their habits and attitudes," said Sgt. Levi Peterson, 47, a guard who is not a part of the InnerChange effort. "When you get a group of inmates of different cultures and backgrounds to study together and read the Bible together, it's going to make a difference."

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Mr Charles Colson,
Jan '98
Part 2
GOD's grace alone is at work in Jester II Texas, a miracle to some, but
really, a far cry from His intended purpose in establishing PFI years ago.
GOD expects a Spirit filled (Jn14) and Spirit led (Jn15) movement thru PFI:
   a) to teach Bible truth as did Christ...believe and obey to be saved from sin,
   b) to qualify true confessors thru His Bible tests to be worthy of CCCInc. services,
   c) to operate a true church owned prison for qualified Bible believers only,
   d) to teach marketable skills for all to be productive in and outside,
   e) to pray for area businesses to join with CCCInc. for inmate work details,
   f) to help inmates with savings, qualified mentors, job placement, church,
   g) to maximize business income to pay for prison operation, maybe profit,
   h) to own NFP support businesses/services for full market training of all,
   i) to witness our true GOD, Christ, in all the true rehabilitation of all.
GOD expects you to come to obey Him as never before to see "born again"
level Jn14, or lukewarm, ungodly level Ps1:5 1Pet4:18, or Acts1:8 level.
GOD expects you to begin "knowing Him" at 1Jn2:3 level, yet to grow Eph4:15
into truly knowing Him 1Jn3:6, or true abiding, or overcomer 1Jn5:4.
GOD promised to use PFI for His glory, do not fail His call and His grace.
 Robert Bristow
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a start...

     At first glance, the recreation yard of the Jester II prison  in  Katy,  Texas - with  its  razor  wire  and whitewashed walls - could pass for any prison yard in the United States. But for 187 inmates here, it is the first step on a possible road to redemption.
     "This is no prison," says Jack Whittington, an avuncular repeat offender everyone calls "Pops," who is serving 2.5 years for fraud. "What you see here - we are a church."
     Whittington, like the others, is a volunteer-participant in the InnerChange Freedom Initiative, a rigorous, nondenominational Scripture based rehabilitation effort at this prison 35 miles southwest of Houston. The concept is simple: Apply the teachings of the Gospels to provide inmates with the self-esteem, moral framework and life skills needed to become productive citizens. It is quietly making great waves within the national corrections community as other prisons look for clues as to how they can cut repeat-offender rates.
     "It's up to all of us to determine what kind of shape they come back to the world in," says Jester Warden Fred Becker, noting that all but about 1,000 of Texas' 143,000 prisoners are facing an eventual release date.
     InnerChange is modeled after Brazil's all-Christian Humaita prison - which claims a 4 percent recidivism rate in a country where the national rate is 75 percent. It is an unusual church-state partnership in America, between the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Philadelphia-based Prison Fellowship Ministry, headed by Watergate-felon-turned evangelist Chuck Colson.
     The program, which is funded entirely by Prison Fellowship, wants to cut the recidivism rate among its members to 25 percent - or roughly half the Texas rate. While meaningful conclusions about its effectiveness are still at least two years away, interest in the program is growing, based on anecdotal evidence alone. State prison agencies in Kansas and Iowa are involved in negotiations with Prison Fellowship to implement InnerChange programs by the end of 1999.
     "You see guys here change right before you," says program manager Tommie Dorsett, who hopes to expand InnerChange before the year 2000. "I've watched guys...go from hardened thugs to guys you'd just like to have over for dinner. You see prayers getting answered."

     While InnerChange represents a new approach to old criminal-justice problems, it is no country club. The minimum-security participants - who average 2.5 prior prison terms for everything from murder to white-collar crime - give up secular television and roughly half their recreational hours under the program. They also forgo the relative comfort of life in a two-man cell for a 5-by-7-foot cubicle in an InnerChange communal dorm.
     A typical day begins at 5:30 a.m. with a devotional, followed by breakfast and either three hours of work at an assigned prison job or study toward a high school diploma. Free time - which includes lunch and study hall - begins at 10 a.m., followed by three more hours of Bible study and Scripture-based life skills classes. There, inmates learn simple practical skills in addition to social skills designed to help them once they are released.
     After six months, nonviolent offenders in the program may also choose to devote afternoons to community-service work outside Jester II walls, such as building homes for Habitat for Humanity. Evenings are reserved for small group discussions with crime victims and family nights, when the inmates work to rebuild their personal relationships.
     "But this program here, you get to meet people, you talk to them and you see how you hurt them," says Whittington, echoing many inmates' sentiments. "You want to do right the next time around."
     The cornerstone of InnerChange is its mentoring program, under which inmates are paired with a Christian "role model" in the outside world. The volunteer mentors, from the same communities where the inmates will be paroled, visit their proteges weekly in prison, offering one-on-one attention and advice on the transition to freedom. The mentors pledge to remain involved for at least six months after release.
     "The mentoring relationship is really the key to InnerChange working," says the Rev. James Busby, who oversees all the interactions between the inmates and the outside world. "We provide them with that one person they can grow to trust, and confide in, and see that, yes, they can go out and become the productive citizens the LORD wants them to be."

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Mr Charles Colson,
Jan '99
Part 3
GOD's grace continues at Jester II Texas, despite your sins of unbelief + disobedience,
since He works around sinners to effect His desire + will of a true Christian prison.
GOD added a mere +/- 100 inmates thru '98, because you have failed to believe His will,
as outlined in His Jan '98 letter, so you are far from "believing into Him" Jn3:16.
GOD requires a selfless effort on your part to implement His full rehab program,
since true rehab is not teaching about Him, rather, working + living as Him.
GOD, many years ago, established PIECP, allowing for a true rehab program, yet
you have made no effort at all to even copy the world, let alone, improve upon it.
GOD's program thru His new PFI will co-ordinate + network many "Jester" sites,
operating NFP support businesses in order to finance serious work-rehab.
GOD's kingdom principles will ensure Christ is witnessed in spirit + truth, not
on the basis of gov't or donor charity, but working to support our ministries.
GOD's kingdom principles teach true soul salvation (rather than mere spirit-saved,
as the current PFI program), leading to new men in Christ 1Jn3:6, for His glory only.
 Robert Bristow

2Cor5..17 Therefore, if anyone in Christ, a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Him there is no sin.
6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.

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More employers find prison labor eases work force shortages.

     BLYTHE, Calif. - Most of the 3,600 inmates at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison pass the time playing basketball, lifting weights and working as office clerks, landscapers or cafeteria helpers, jobs that pay no more than 18 cents an hour.
     But 17 inmates at this medium-security prison about 100 miles east of Palm Springs earn the minimum wage of $5.75 an hour at a modular-furniture manufacturing plant that began operating behind these walls a few months ago.
     Workers use their weekly pay checks of $201.25 to help support their families, defray living expenses and build nest eggs. Some expect to save several thousand dollars by the time they are released, a marked contrast to the meager $200 check most inmates receive when they leave.
     The federal program allowing such prison enterprises was established in 1979, but in the last six years the number of inmate workers nationwide has more than doubled, to 2,600.
     The reasons have more to do with a booming economy than a burgeoning prison population. Faced with a low unemployment rate, officials at manufacturing operations increasingly are looking to inmates to make up for workforce shortages.
     Throughout the country, prison factories churn out a variety of products, including license plates, street signs, bluejeans, nightgowns, shoes and eyeglasses, for public agencies such as schools and hospitals. Inmates in South Carolina have been enlisted by their governor to build houses for low-income elderly people.
     But unlike those operations, the Chuckawalla furniture factory is operated by a private business in the prison that sells its goods on the open market to such retailers as Office Max and Staples.
     "Here, we have an abundance of labor," he said. "I am impressed with the quality of workers we're finding here."
     In a noisy, 16,000-square-foot warehouse, 17 inmates in blue denim prison duds used various saws and machines to cut and glue wooden boards. At the end of the assembly line was a stack of particle boards, on which workers at a plant in Massachusetts would affix fabric and metal cabinets for the final product.
     The Chuckawalla plant was established under the U.S. Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program, aimed at giving inmates skills they can use in the outside world to reduce the likelihood that they will get into trouble and wind up back behind bars. Then-U.S. Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois sponsored the legislature for the program in 1979.
     About 35 legislatures, including those in Wisconsin, Florida and Washington, have passed laws extending the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program to their states. Inmates make everything from saddles to children's clothing to computer components, which ultimately make it to the shelves of retailers including Kmart and to such corporations as IBM. Illinois has not

extended the program.
     Though comprehensive studies have yet to be done, experts say data compiled by several states involved in the program help to quantify its success. The general prison recidivism rate averages 60 percent, compared with 6 percent to 26 percent for inmates who participate in such private industry work programs, according to statistics compiled by various states using the program.
     Prison officials like it because inmates in the programs work especially hard to stay out of trouble so they can keep their high-paying jobs. States like it because such inmates are required to pay taxes as well as contribute 20 percent of their salaries for room and board, 20 percent for victim-assistance programs and 20 percent for family support.
     "We have collected about $1 million [from prisoners]," said Steve Kronzer, director of the Wisconsin Department of Correction's enterprises division. "The money for child support helps reduce welfare payments."
     For years, said Kronzer, efforts to get the program approved in Wisconsin were thwarted by labor organizations such as the AFLCIO, which feared the inmates would take jobs from union workers. The union backed off when the state unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent, and the Wisconsin legislature passed the measure in 1993, Kronzer said. Officials who administer the programs say the union's fears were unfounded.
     Built into the Prison Industry Enhancement law is the prohibition against companies shifting jobs away from the non-prison population, and the inmates must be paid the prevailing wage.
     "There's a misconception that the program is a way for companies to get away with using cheap labor. The program protects competition and prevents exploitation," said Barbara Auerbach, a coordinator for the Prison Industry Enhancement, Certification Program.
     "This is for companies that might consider whether it would make sense for them to do business in America or Taiwan," she added. "We argue it's cost effective for them to stay here."
     California, with about 350 inmates working at 20 factories, has one of the most extensive programs in the nation. State officials are attempting to recruit more businesses to meet the burgeoning prison population, which has risen to 160,000 from 19,000 in 1977.
     U.S. Technologies is at the forefront of the movement, with prison facilities in McFarland and Blythe, Calif., as well as in Draper, Utah, and Lockhart, Texas.
     A goal is to be able to hire some of the inmate workers upon their release from prison.
     "I hired a man who had been in the prison programs," said Larry Little, president of TMD, a U.S. Technologies- owned company in Georgetown, Texas, that makes circuit boards.
     "He's working out great. He stepped right in with minimal training," Little said.

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Dear Dudley,
Jan '98 Part 2
GOD had us meet in '83 for completely unknown reasons, except that His voice
confirmed the same instruction as to when, tho living a world apart.
GOD delayed your departure from Chicago to Amsterdam for His purposes,
enabling a visit to Moody etc. and further talks.
GOD is calling you to believe His voice again, not the flesh of '83 in me, Jn7:24,
lest you blindly deny the Spirit work in me over 14 years, killing my flesh.
GOD demands the old die to become new, a painful process Job33 Acts14:22 or
2Cor4:10 till 4:11 or Eph4:15 till 4:23,24; 5:26,27 or Col1:21 till 1:22,28.
GOD expects you to believe 100s of scriptures teaching obedient faith, eg Phil2:12,
not mere confession copying demons Mat8:29 Jam2:19, as does the current church.
GOD expects you to believe Mat19:17 Heb5:9 Rev22:14 and others to grow into Jn3:16
which really qualifies the lukewarm, "believing into..may have life," as Jn6:40.
GOD expects you to believe His voice now to live Jn14 or 1Jn2:27 then grow into
a real believer at Jn5:24; 6:47 level and obey Jn6:63; 10:9-17 2Cor3:6 1Jn3:24.
 Robert Bristow
P.S. When you believe Him, you will show my father His word, His truth.
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obedient faith, Rom1:5; 16:26
GOD's inerrant word from Gen to Rev repeats a simple theme: obedient faith or
believe + obey... an act, a deed, a fight, a work thru much tribulation and testing.
GOD's message thru Paul qualifies this theme: very clearly in Romans, giving examples,
and His standards by which we are judged, tho you are totally blind 2Cor4:3,4.
GOD declares His theme to begin and end Paul's major teaching letter, yet most believers
totally fail to comply, even teaching against His basic or core command, as satan.
GOD in Jn3:16 offers life to "whosoever believing" but very few have full,
active belief in His word, so most deny Him.
GOD in Gen to Rev says obey for blessing, life, love as Jn15:10 sets conditions
for His love, even as Christ obeyed to abide in the Father's love.
GOD clearly sets conditions to abide in Him, be "as Him" 1Jn2:6,
all others face His wrath Jn15:6 1Cor3:12-15(5:5) Mat10:28.

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World Vision Jer23 PLAN
GOD's provision within 501c3 enables support businesses, NFPs, provided:
    a) the publicly supported organization controls the support business,
    b) the support business is operated solely for the benefit of the pub. sup. org.
GOD incorporated 7 CCCInc. companies to fulfill His Jer23 promises, all explained
in His dictated letters from '87 till now, believed by very few hearing
and obeying Him.
GOD's company documents demand Bible teaching for all participants and tithing
to CCCInc. of all income, enabling His full blessing, Mal3 and spiritual growth.
GOD's true kingdom principles expect us to work for the gospel's sake, as Paul,
rather than lazy good-for-nothings, who live off the gospel, like much of
the current church.
GOD insists we be self-employed (501c3); giving, not stealing, and volunteering
time in His service thru church, arts, medical, rehab, school, etc., Acts2-7.
GOD's iron rule, Dan2, will ensure His 7 CCCInc. companies are managed by
selfless servants, as Paul, and control all associate, integral, support businesses.
GOD's 7 CCCInc. companies serve Him first, teach life and truth, offer goods and
services in love and peace and never serve or support
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