Sunday, March 29, 2009

Imprisoned Pastor Leads Men To God

Yesterday was visiting day at Santa Rita Jail, which is currently honored by the presence of the heroic Reverend Walter Hoye. His lovely and steadfast wife Lori, accompanied by friends and admirers, were there to see him. Mrs. Hoye reports:

"Keep the mail coming! The letters do Walter a world of good and encourage him. Walter also said the volume of mail he is receiving is a witness to the inmates and the guards. Their curiosity has opened up many conversations about 'why' Walter is in Santa Rita and has enabled him to discuss the issue of abortion with many of the men. As of Saturday, Walter has led five (5) men to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in the last seven (7) days [one man is currently in a wheelchair]. Praise God!!"

God bless the man! Wherever he goes he does the will of the Lord!

PLEASE take a few minutes to write Walter:

Walter B. Hoye II
Santa Rita Jail
5325 Broder Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568-3309

As many readers know, Walter is in the middle of a 40-day liquids-only fast. A friend who was there yesterday told us that he looked tired. Not only is the jail very noisy at night, but it seems that the darkness of night is when the other prisoners are most compelled to approach him with their spiritual needs. And, being Walter, he will turn no one away.


Walter never asks anything for himself, but he has asked that anyone who feels like helping donate to the Life Legal Defense Foundation, who are handling his case at no cost. Their webpage with the current state of Walter's case is here, and you can make donations by going here.

But I will ask for him. If you want to help Walter's organization, the "Issues4Life Foundation", --and I'm not asking you to do something I haven't done myself (donated $100 today)--you can do so here. We are not all as brave as Walter, but we can all help in some way.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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