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It was March 18, 2005 that I received my first book by Watchman Nee from you, the publisher, entitled "The Spiritual Man." I read through this book in 2 1/2 weeks as soon as I received it. I then read it again, much slower this time. I can recall that I spent 6 or 7 months in this book reading and locating other references in my bible that came to mind, writing them down the edges of the pages of this wonderful book by Watchman. How this book nourished my hungry soul.

Since then, you have sent me numerous other books by this dear brother and I do not have the words to express how much they have blessed my heart. Mr. Nee’s simple style of writing and his clear illustrations and insights have truly opened my spiritual eyes- the eyes of my understanding being enlightened. These books have opened my eyes to see and recognize His hand upon my own life through many dealings- through situations, stressful circumstances, and many humbling experiences, He has been working on me- many times I didn’t realize it and these wonderful books have opened my eyes to see it now. Now I see these happenings differently- opportunities, if you will, to grow spiritually. It started with “Me in Christ” and has truly lead to “Christ in me.” The outward leading to an inward- both of them the doings of our awesome God and Savior, Hallelujah!

My desire is now Him- more and more of Him and less and less of me. All those worldly “things” I was desiring have become worthless next to Him. He is the joy and rejoicing of my heart…

I am going on 21 years of incarceration here in Texas. I have four years and I will leave here. The Lord willing, I wish to spend them reading/studying from these wonderful books…

Your brother and His bondservant,

Ft. Stockton, TX, Nov 06, 2006