Mike Sperou, “Confessor” — suffering for Christ; temporarily imprisoned.
While imprisoned for his faith, Mike continues to send ncBc letters of encouragement. A letter from February 2016 is included here.
c. Feb 25, 2016 | Oregon State Penitentiary
Dearly Beloved of God:
May God fulfill your every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power . . .
If a man truly loves the people God has given him to serve, he will prove it by his life — a Christianity that costs nothing is worth nothing.
Before God works mightily through us, He must first mightily work in us — that we may learn to fully abandon ourselves to Him that He may do with us whatever He pleases.
The testing of our faith not only authenticates it, but strengthens and develops it, as well, for the greater challenges that will come — it clearly exposes what passes for faith, but is not.
Faith is the pursuit of God through thick and thin, hope the strong confidence in the outcome, and love the joy we know along the way.
There are times of joyful relief along the way when the flesh is quieted, Satan silent, and all fear subsides.
Our trials are timed, our suffering measured, and our lives eternally compensated.
O Lord — keep us joyfully and radiantly Thine,