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Response from an inmate.................when I went to jail

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Verani Realty

Some of you may remember that I went to jail just before Thanksgiving. For those who don't remember, you can read about it on my post "have you ever been to jail?".

Anyway, my group, Vox Jubilante, received a letter addressed to the prison chaplin today and I wanted to share a bit of it here with you. My prayer after this experience was that these men would remember the music and somehow it would help them. Vox jubilante   c judy tuscano

This man who has asked to remain nameless told us in his letter that about a year ago he was at the point where he tried unsuccessfully to end his life. He said that someone saved his life but that he felt hopeless and without direction and ended up in jail (I have no idea why).

He said and I quote, "Tonight I was moved because no matter that I may have done wrong, as well as those here with me, somehow there are people that it doesn't matter"... he went on to say that the songs, "mean something and to me I could feel it in my very heart I tried to stop. Being alone, no where to turn is how I feel in this so called life and still, these people came to say in song, try to give life a try again,.."

He went on to thank us for "taking the time to care".

My prayer was answered.. what an amazing God I serve. This man had a life changing experience because this group of regular people with one common purpose "to touch a life and make a difference" took the time to go and visit Rockingham County jail.

We can make a difference in someones life, we only need to take the time to show we care.

Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
Judy...How great you must feel knowing that this man felt your heart sing to him. Awesome Judy!
Dec 01, 2007 12:42 PM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

You are the best Judy and I know you know you do make a difference.

I was surprised to see that they did let Mike out of jail with you when you all left. I was sure they would have kept him.

Dec 01, 2007 12:47 PM
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX
Judy, what a wonderful story! It's always gratifying to know that someone is touched when you're an instrument in God's hands.
Dec 01, 2007 12:50 PM
Kelly Niro, SRES
Crossroads Realty - Barnegat, NJ

Judy,

Your quote ~

We can make a difference in someones life, we only need to take the time to show we care.

YOU are truly one amazing woman!  Thank you for sharing your story, you yet again gave me chills.

Kelly

Dec 01, 2007 01:12 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Judy, I do remember your post about going to jail.  It was the first of your post that I commented on.  That just gives me warm fuzzies that you made such a difference in an inmates life.  My Mother use to do prison ministry many years ago; we were talking about it when they were here for Thanksgiving.
Dec 01, 2007 01:27 PM
Todd and Danielle Millar
Glenn Simon Inc. - Edmonton, AB
Nineteen years of excellence!
Wow what a powerful thing and a moving letter. Good for you and great giving spirit.
Dec 01, 2007 01:36 PM
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional

Todd - Thank you for your kind words.

Marchel - Thank you for commenting - I do hope to inspire others. Your Mom is blessed to have done this.

Kelly - Thise "chills" are the Holy Spirit - therre is nothing else like it.

Linda - It is my desire to be used and if this is what He wants then I'm in a good place.

Jay - They almost kept him but I intervened. LOL

Moni - WE are going back again in December for 2 performances! I guess we were a hit.

Dec 03, 2007 01:46 AM
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional

Kelly - I went to check out your blog and you have not posted yet. Say something so I can comment. I am sure as Realtor from Jersey has something to say even if it is hello. I'm waiting......:) 

Dec 03, 2007 01:50 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
You touched one. maybe more. You never know whom else you touched that day.
Dec 03, 2007 05:35 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
I get to see and hear Judy and her honey Mr. T sing this Friday night...maybe I'll take some pictures so you can see her in action.
Dec 03, 2007 07:12 AM
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional

Robert -  That is the wonderful  thing about the group I sing with, we never know who we'll affect, we just put it out there and God does the rest.

Moni - I can't wait til Friday for the Ladies Victorian Christmas Tea. The whole evening is like a dream and we get to sing too. This will be Christmas music but it should be very nostalgic. I love Christmas and the music that is tied to it but the other music we sing does so much to minister to people's souls.

Dec 03, 2007 09:43 AM