Mike Sperou, “Confessor” — suffering for Christ; temporarily imprisoned.
While imprisoned for his faith, Mike continues to send ncBc letters of encouragement. Four postcards from July are included here.
c. July 20, 2015 | Oregon State Penitentiary
The Sperou House:
I think about you all every day and throughout the day and am so grateful for your love and support — I am eager and expectant to see how God is going to work through this for his glory, and I am determined with his grace to see this through. Continue to love and support each other and reflect on the joy to come!
With all my heart and soul,
I pray we all continue to be steadfast in the midst of this time of trial and testing, and continue to love one another — consider the feelings of each other more important than yourselves, for real! The richest human experience is to be used in a genuine personal encounter, and remember to be hopeful.
I miss you all so very much,
I miss you all very much and hope against hope for a divine resolution to this situation — I am learning a lot about myself in here when it comes to my relationship with God, but mostly it’s tiring. Continue to pray hopefully for me as well as for yourselves, and remember God’s dealing with us in the past and how readily he has blessed us.
With the deepest love and affection,
God continues to give me the grace to continue in my present situation, but I still long to be returned to you — we have to experience a sense of abandonment that is real before we can gauge the genuineness of our faith, what Augustine called the interrogation of our faith …
I love all 7 of you deeply …