Published December 1, 2019

Inmate Feels Lifted By the Love He Felt During the GLS

Little did we know when The Global Leadership Summit started 20+ years ago that it would be broadcast to more than 6,000 inmates in 82 prisons across the U.S. in 2019. Can you believe it?!

Every week since the Summit in August, we’ve received letters from inmates pouring out their hearts in gratitude, sharing the impact the Summit has made in their life, in some cases merely because it made them feel they are not forgotten—they realize they still have value to bring to the table.


This is one of those powerful letters:

Thank you from an old, 76-year-old Vietnam veteran, fallen but still going, having been lifted in love by the GLS from 2016-2019.

Today marks the final day as the GLS comes to a close. I feel connected to each presenter. I have a new strength found in the stories I heard in the emersion of information. To know I am not alone and have a bond with the many attendees who were impacted and encouraged to reach within—for there is more I can yet attain through faith, grace, hope and love. I’m lifted.

I am a 76-year-old incarcerated at Lawrenceville, Virginia, and married 43 years. My wife came to visit me on this anniversary and my heart pains for her! She drove a long way to have our day on July 27th, 2019 and is so full of God’s loving devotions. She has suffered and endured this consequence so faithfully and never gives up.

We have been blessed with the wonderful support.

Thank you from an old, 76-year-old Vietnam veteran, fallen but still going, having been lifted in love by the GLS from 2016-2019.



Each letter brings us to tears with the incredible reminder of the power of God’s grace. So, we want to invite you into our journey forward to expand the Summit in prisons across the U.S.

It’s almost #GivingTuesday!

And this year, gifts given on #GivingTuesday will go towards funding the expansion of the Summit in prisons.

What if we could expand the Summit into 100+ prisons in 2020?! Will you help us get there?

Learn more at


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