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I hope things are looking up.  It might not feel that way, though.

We listen to country every weekend mornings.  I prefer rap and R & B.  But, it’s all we got.  I miss good music, but we get to listen to church music which isn’t all that bad, makes me cry usually.

In art we are making a book with all our art work and writings.,  I drew a picture of a girl.  I took half a face from a magazine and cut it in half and drew the other half.  It came out sooo good and wrote a few poems.  One was about finding God.

If I was my old sef when I get out I would be hateful to everyone who put me here but now that I have God he has shown me to forgive and not judge.  I will never forget anything we learned here.  It truly opened my eyes.  and it sucks I’m here but I’m thankful for was it has taught me.

On a side note, a girl in here got all mad because one of the new girls kept throwing the empty toilet paper roll on the floor so she took all the t.p. and would only let me and my cellie use it.  One of the new girls waa really pissed and took all our lunch trays and threw them across the room.  LOL! We had vegetable soup and rice everywhere.  All over the walls.  What a fun mess that was cleaning.  She said sorry to everyone though.  But it was crazy.

Keep praying!

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Write to ‘Bishop’ Joel via:

F’CI Otisville – Joel Dudley – Reg. #07499-036

PO Box 1000 – Otisville, NY 10963

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Write Joel via: FCI Otisville – Joel Dudley – Register #07499-036 – PO Box 1000 – Otisville, NY 10963

Circle,

How is everyone?  I know you guys should have gotten my last letter by now.  As I said in my last letter, life goes on as God wants it.

Is Bella still alive?  Sadly, for me, Lori got rid of Charger a while ago, and it could be some time before I get another one.  Again, life goes on as God wants it.

I’m sorry this is so short, but I am going to say goodnight for now.  I need to work at 4am and it’s 10pm already.  I guess you could say: pray for me, as I pray for all of you.

God bless and love always,

Bishop Joel Dudley

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Write to Joel via:

Joel Dudley – Reg. #07499-036 – FCI Otisville – PO Box 1000 – Otisville, NY 10963

Circles and Citizens,

How is everyone?  I guess you could say I am doing good.  I just wish April would get here already but of course it will get here soon.  I would say if some of you could be in Portland on April 10th that would be cool for yes, I would love to see some of my friends when I get off the bus.

I had a friend send D.S. an email, but of course I was told she asked as if she didn’t know who I was but I guess I should have known (LOL.)

As you can see, I enclosed a letter to Arline (Lawless.) Keep in mind to send it as “Homer Noodleman”  I just hope it goes through, but of course who knows.  I hope I can work it all out once I get out of the half-way house.

So how is my church going?  Is my congregation still holding “Love Feasts?”  Am I still “the Bishop.”

I guess I am going to say goodnight for now, and I am going to bed for as I have said before, long day at work tomorrow.  Keep in touch.  Whatever you guys – Cedra,  Amber, Fusion – do, you better not fall off the face of the Earth again.  You guys had me worried; you’re my only friends, at least the ones who have stood by me through this.

God bless,

Father Dudley

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Write Joel via: Joel Dudley , #07499-036 – Federal Correctional Institution – P.O. Box 1000 – Otisville, NY 10963

Circles and the general public,

How is everyone?  I am doing okay.  Let me start out and say that as far as I know I do not need to register and yes if they try to make me I plan on dealing with it in court.

I guess you could say after April I will know more on this fact of registering so as soon as I can find a place to live and get out of the halfway house I plan on calling a church meeting.

I mean when all of my supporters can  get together we should put a board together.  I know me, but I need to put the board together for us to get the church off the ground.

I know I told you . guys, but as far as I am concerned you can tell people my address so you don’t always need to forward my letters.  I know Amber said her address was on the envelope but of course you guys sent it so I don’t have her address. but if it does

I will pray over the scripture that Father Morgen asked me to look over (Revelations 2:17) for yes if I need to it will come in handy for sure.  I hope it won’t come down to it does, Morgen and I can work it out there.

And yes, my mom says she will send my letters to Arline (Lawless); it just seems that she does not ever get them, plus I can’t even call mom anymore, for she doesn’t have a phone right now and yes I keep trying to call you guys but of course no one ever picks up for my calls.

I can tell you guys April 10th I will be heading for the halfway house on Grant Street; I will still have four months to serve for my time so yes, August 9th is when I will be out for good but yes on paper.  I could get home confinement maybe from the halfway house if I have a place I could live so yes I am doing my best to work all that out.

I can say I hope to get one of you on the phone so yes we can talk for you know it is easier for us to speak on the phone but I guess we will see.

If any one would like let them know that I could call them if they just send me their number and I will put it on my phone account here.

I will let you guys go for now.  I have enclosed; I wait to hear back from you all.

God bless,

Father Dudley

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Circle,

How are you?  I guess you could say I am okay, but I want  you guys to know you are a really hard bunch to get a hold of on the phone.

I got your letter on Thursday, plus the ones from Arline (Lawless) but no, I never got one from Robyn (aka Snax), but I guess you could say that is Kool (LOL.)

Yes, my ministry is going good, but of course it is still hard when you are broke.  As you know, now, Lori and I don’t speak so I don’t have help when it comes to money.  Why do you think it is hard to get stamps and other stuff?  Well, the Lord will provide; He always does, you know.

I guess I should tell you guys that the Feds are not like State.  You don’t get free anything.  You are on the hook for it all here, so yes, I spend the $5.00 I get a month from my job here on hygiene and a few dollars on the phone for my mom, and if I can, my kids, for Lori is doing her best to keep them from me.

But, yes, I do try to call  you guys, for yes, it would be great to hear a voice from a friend or two.  For you guys are my only friends on the outside.  I guess you could say that D.S. is also a friend, but as you know, I don’t hear from her like I hear from you.  As you know, I only heard from her once in my five years in.  If anyone hears from her, tell her that I am still waiting for her next letter.  She can’t say she is all that busy.  She can write me.

Well, I will let you folks go for now.  I hope that everyone is having a blessed summer.

your friend,

Father Dudley

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Hey, Circle.
I guess you could say I’ve been spending alot of time meditating on the words of Christ lately. I’ve notice that most preachers always quote Saint Paul, and I’ve done the same. But, I thought that it would be best to forget about Paul for a while, and return to the source.
I guess you could say I started off trying to find out what Jesus thought about homosexuality. I mean, most so called Christians seem to believe that Jesus hated homosexuals and that they’re all going to Hell. I learned that this wasn’t true.
Paul had his issues with women and slaves and homosexuals, but not Jesus. Jesus himself says nothing about homosexuality, so I guess you could say that it wasn’t a big button issue for him. He doesn’t say anything about abortion either, so I guess you could say that it wasn’t really big on his mind either.
Jesus had a problem with two groups of people: the rich, and people who fuck with children, and even then he’s all about love. “Forgive your enemies.” “Love one another.” “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
I guess you could say that you really can’t use the name of Jesus in any message of hate. No matter who you or I hate, even if we hate them because they’re bad, we can’t attach the name of Jesus to it. Jesus was about love and humility. He said that it was easy to forgive your friends, to pray for people who are good to you. He said pray for the bad ones. Forgive the bad ones. Anyone that you could name that you hate, Jesus would say, “Love them.”
I guess you could say that that’s it. Jesus doesn’t say anything bad about homosexuals. In fact Jesus doesn’t tell us to hate anyone. Jesus tells us to love one another, so, I guess you could say that if two people of the same sex love one another, then they’re doing what Jesus told us to do. I guess you could say that’s all I can think of for now. I’m going to go to bed. It’s late.
God bless us. Everyone.
God’s blessings, gifts, graces and love,
Father Dudley

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Rage,

How are you?  Yes, I got the new pictures you sent.  I guess you know it put a smile on my face.

So what did you think of my first half of my blog?  AS I said, sometime this month I will write more.  When it comes down to my ministry here, I am writing sermons; I will send you one to post when I buy a new copy card.

Yes, any pictures you want to send would be okay.  So, I see that Circles are doing good.  I am glad to see that.  Yes, thank you for all of the updates.

So, did Crystal get the last letter I sent?  Yes, Mom and Cherokee told me that she lives in Westbrook with Mark.  My mom said she don’t see her anymore because she don’t go to the D&D she works at anymore.  Because my cousin don’t work there anymore.

I should be talking to Lori soon, for I will have more money on my phone account soo, for as soon as Lori puts money on my account I will end up putting some on my phone account.  I would take the time to call you , but I don’t have your phone number.  But, Hell, I know Lori should have it on her cell, but I never really asked her for it. (LOL)

I still wait to hear on my appeal.  I know it could take up to six months but I guess I am looking at it like no news is good news.  I guess that I can only pray that its that way.  (Please, God, please.)

Yes, when I get back to Maine, we’ll have to hang out, for I miss hanging out with my friends.  How are you guys doing?  I know that you guys have a lot going on for, yes, you are free, but I don’t know, though.  Even if I was out would we really be free, for hell, we are still bound by something.

I ask God to help us all, to help me when it comes to my appeal, for he is really the only one who can help.  So, I will say night for now.  I’ll write you more next week if I have the stamps.

God bless.

Pray for all.

Father Dudley

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