Back Inside, Ministering Together!
I first met David Trickett in early 1999 at the Garza West Unit. Hungry to grow in his new life with Christ and yet struggling with his old identity, the Lord placed me in David's life to encourage and challenge him. Interestingly, I discovered David was placed in my life to do the very same thing for me.
The Lord allowed us to serve together in ministry to the men of the Garza West Unit not only in meeting spiritual needs but also physical needs. David came to me one night and asked what he could do specifically to assist the fellowship. As deodorant and toothpaste is always a great need for those incarcerated, we prayed for God's provision in that area and God began to faithfully meet that need. Even after David was released from prison in 2002, he continued to personally send funds for this need among his brothers still behind bars.
While together at Garza West, I challenged David to begin taking a leadership role in our Bible Study opportunities. I watched as the Lord matured him by leaps and bounds and the lives of countless men were touched by his sincerity and openness.
Meeting After Months of Mail Coorespondence
When I was released from prison in September of 2009, David and Kaye were on hand in San Antonio to welcome me home. We dreamed of serving together again behind bars and this past July had the opportunity to do so as I joined David in an outreach event at the Carol Vance Unit in Richmond. Looking into the faces of the men at Carol Vance my prayer was that they would find a true friend and brother as I did in David. I realized, in fact, they HAVE found a true friend and brother in David.
I am truly encouraged and my heart is warmed as I think about how God is using C.H.A.R.M. among the men and women incarcerated in Texas.
Always a Good Soldier of Jesus Christ,
Jarvis Moore of InsideOut Ministry