Son of Hope

VOLUME JUNE 2006 (c) God's Presence, True Love

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Short Summary of David's Salvation
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from Hell to Heaven
dbj volume april-may-2000 Enemies, Exodus, Rapture
dbj volume july-aug.-sept. 2000 Victory Report
dbj volume oct-dec. 2000 Tears, Prayer, America, KKK Leader Saved
January 2001 Reaching Out to Victims, Forgiving Myself
February 2001 Typewriters, Mayor Beam, Innis Cosby
March 2001EArthquakes, Jim is Dead, Black and Satanic Metal, Zero Tolerance
VOLUME a JUNE 2001 My Birthday, Another Miracle
VOLUME b JUNE 2001 Setting Things in Order, I Will Bless the Lord
VOLUME c JUNE 2001 I'm Only An Example, God's Mercy
VOLUME a OCTOBER 2002 Lockdown, Sniper Shootings
VOLUME b OCTOBER 2002 Caught Sleeping, Larry King, Suffering
VOLUME NOVEMBER 2002a Three For Jesus, Getting Out
VOLUME b NOVEMBER 2002 Jailhouse Missionaries, Wendell Judd
VOLUME c NOVEMBER 2002 Weakness, Thanksgiving
VOLUME (a) DECEMBER 2002 Son of Suffering, Mack
VOLUME (b) DECEMBER 2002 Andy Tant, The Choice is Yours
david wins lawsuit
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pataki letter on parole
David' Full Tract Testimony
anniversary of arrest
everlasting arms
wasp watching
Danny's Song
have faith
London Terror
a hard lesson
an evil time
being there
fascination with serial killers
judge alexander testimony
The Invisible Kid
Jesus at the Door
Red Lake Massacre
Red Lake Aftermath
Torment to Salvation
code orange
code orange
terrorist alerts
cultivating the fruits of the spirit
praying for one another
enduring physical woes
suffering teaches patience
the wasted death of frank di marco
prison violence
a walk in the yard
victory report from brooklyn tabernacle
Jesus gets the credit
chuck's son
making money
comments on gay marriage
richard's divorce
April 2004
April 2004 b
dear friend sister jean
"Danny's Transfer"
response from focus on the family
the power of praise
light afflictions
columbine anniversary
The Lord Uses Women
the other side of the wall
joseph's great example
a plea to young people
changing of seasons
VOLUME AUGUST 2005 a Family Day
volume a May 2006 He's Always With Me
VOLUME b May 2006 1-800-BADADVICE
VOLUME c MAY 2006 Open Doors, God's Will
VOLUME JUNE 2006 (a) Birthday Move, Painting a New Cell
VOLUME JUNE 2006 (b) Prison Retreat, Larry's Coat
VOLUME JUNE 2006 (c) God's Presence, True Love
VOLUME JUNE 2006 (d)Betrayal, Surprise Good News
A Statement of Facts




For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.                       

                                                                          2 Corinthians 1:20


     This morning I felt God’s presence.  Even before the worship service began, when the congregation’s leaders and choir members gathered together in a nearby classroom as we do every Sunday morning before church to pray and call upon the Lord, we sensed that a powerful force was with us.  The room felt energized.  Even our individual prayers and our heartfelt pleadings to the Lord sounded louder than usual, as if we were a bunch of hungry baby birds crying for our parents to come and drop food into our mouths.


     And shortly after this, when we left the classroom and as we entered the chapel as the place was filling with men, this same presence seemed to follow us.  It stayed throughout the service too.


     As for myself, even though I’ve been going through a period of physical and emotional exhaustion, today I was uplifted.  I still feel tired and drained of energy, of course.  But I know that deep within my soul something has changed for the better.


     Actually every part of our service appeared to come alive.  From the congregational prayer at the beginning of our meeting, to the Scripture readings, and on to the choir’s singing and the preacher’s sermon, everything seemed energized and anointed.  It was a blessed time.


David Berkowitz

June 27, 2006




Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.


John 4:11


     Recently I received a letter from a friend who told me that he’s troubled because those who attend the church he belongs to don’t seem to display genuine love and concern.  He lamented that many in his congregation seem remote and unfriendly.


     So when I answered his letter, I told my friend that it’s to bad he cannot attend the fellowship I belong to which consists of a chaplain and several dozen prisoners.  For if he could attend, I told him he’d be pleasantly surprised to find a lot of love here.


     We’re always embracing one another with hugs and handshakes.  We likewise try to look out for and help each other, within the limitations of the correctional setting, of course.


     Nevertheless, if I could boast about the men in my  congregation, these guys are doing what every church member is supposed to do; they’re showing Christian love.


     And as for why the prison’s chapel is a place where love and compassion abound, it is simply because, as Jesus said, “He who has been forgiven of much, loves much.  While to who little is forgiven, loves little”  (Luke 7:36-50)


     Most probably, therefore, we who are incarcerated for crimes, after having experienced God’s forgiveness, are perhaps better able not only to love the Lord, but to love our neighbors too.


David Berkowitz










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