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Published October 3, 2018

Summit Attendee in Prison is Thankful He’s Not Forgotten, Gives Life to Christ

Leadership matters—even in prison.

In 2018, the Summit was live-streamed to incarcerated men and women at more than 60 prisons where attendees could receive tools and encouragement to become effective leaders.

We received this letter from a man who is incarcerated at Riverbend Correctional Facility, telling us that at the Summit, he decided to give his life to Christ. Please pray for him, that God will prepare him for this calling.

 

This was my first Summit. I was one of 150 people selected to attend The Global Leadership Summit at Riverbend Correctional Facility in Milledgeville, Georgia. I become eligible for parole in 2021.

Thank you for your commitment, love and compassion and for not forgetting those of us who are in prison. We have influence here, with our families and in the world when we join it again.

I thank God that of the 1,500 inmates in this prison, he selected me to attend this Summit. It has changed my life. How do I say thank you to our Lord and to the Leadership Summit other than to just say thank you?

I don’t have the financial means to donate to the Summit right now. But from the inspiration of all the speakers and being moved by the Holy Spirit, I give my life completely to Christ.

I’ve made so many promises to Christ in the past that I’ve not kept. I can do ALL things through Christ. Please pray for me. The Leadership Summit has inspired and empowered me to embrace the leadership he has placed deep down in my soul.

Thank you for your commitment, love and compassion and for not forgetting those of us who are in prison. We have influence here, with our families and in the world when we join it again.

Please pray that God will bless the ministry I want to start when I get released.

Sincerely,

Sydney

Riverbend Correctional

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