Happy New Year Brothers & Sisters in Christ! Your Brother behind bars, the Emancipated Inmate, Donnie Ojemann here, reporting in from the mission field in liberty of a life more abundant in Jesus Christ!
Today I would like to testify about the life more abundant I have discovered in our surrender to God. You see there was a time in my life when I discovered that Jesus Christ, the one my grandparents and father raised me to know as a young boy, was the answer to the emptiness and despair I fell victim to.
Consumed, broken, disillusioned and enslaved by cocaine, heroin & alcohol, I began to believe the devil’s lies that I would never be free from the chains of addiction; the lie that my life would always be riddled with failure and self-loathing; racking up a healthy criminal history, going in and out of prison.
Every day supporting the devils plans to steal my identity and destroy my life, permanently. Countless times I found myself with nowhere to go but to God. So into His waiting arms again and again I would crawl, shattered & swearing that I would do anything if He would just make this on-going nightmare come to an end.
But the reality was I wasn’t ready to let go of the very things I was asking to be delivered from. I turned to God when I needed Him and turned away from Him when I wanted to do whatever it was I wanted to do.
James 1:6-8 (KJV) 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Deep down, I knew I was lying to myself. I was not ready to surrender all to Christ while I complained and lashed out at God for letting these things happen in my life.
The product of this on again off again relationship with God: Part-Time Results!
• Joy, true joy? Almost non-existent and only present when I would seek out God & usually when the misery was too much to bear.
• Spiritual Growth? Almost completely stunted while living in the darkness of this world, forsaking the light of Jesus Christ.
• Love for others? What a laugh, I couldn’t even love myself.
Hallelujah, though at the pinnacle of despair and at the top of my third felony indictment, I stopped resisting God’s love and I surrendered my life completely.
I began to engage God full time and guess what? I began to receive full time results!
Here at the beginning of a brand new year, I can look back and see all God has done in my life and in the life of my Warrior Bride.
God had been preparing me a beautiful and godly life-mate and in February 2013 we were united in marriage. A triune marriage with God, that has brought spiritual growth and happiness as we continue to encourage one another in the Lord.
God then birthed a ministry through our lives – All For HIM Ministries, as we began to share God’s love and the gift of forgiveness with others who are broken hearted and held captive by sin.
Isaiah 61:1 (KJV) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
This newsletter (which began a month after the ministry launch) is made possible from God’s love for us, that we now share with each of you who are seeking freedom from the chains of sin.
My wife, a licensed minister, began a Bible Study group in our home as a connection group with our local church body, reaching out to women in need and sharing God’s Word with them.
All For HIM Ministries went multi-state, expanding to Indiana and Louisiana prisons because the love of Christ is drawing those who need love, forgiveness, mercy and abundant life to HIM.
I have only touched a few highlights of all the blessings our Father has given to me, my wife, our marriage and this ministry. All of these blessings are miracles that only God could have performed through someone like myself who has been lost in sin all of my life. It would take days just to name all of the blessings our Father God has given to my wife and I.
Looking at all He has done in our lives in such a short period of time is miraculous and beyond our wildest imagination.
I, Donnie W. Ojemann am a living testimony for Jesus Christ. If He can turn me around, heal my mind and heart, work miracles through my life an ex-drug-addict and three time convicted felon, He can heal anybody.
God has been using this once broken, but now healed vessel to share the Word of God through Bible Study groups (small and large) for over a year and a ½ now. All For HIM Ministries is in 50 jails & prisons and has approximately 180 member as God adds to us daily!
Do I have things to be grateful for? Are my wife and I living a life healed and more abundant since we surrendered our all to HIM? Are our children, family, friends and neighbors all reaping the benefits of God’s love through All For HIM Ministries? You bet! God’s love is multiplying in our lives daily. We are engaging God full-time and we’re receiving full time results!
I challenge you to a complete surrender to Christ today so that you and your families can experience the miracle of God’s will for your lives. If He can do it for us, He can do it for you too!
Thank you members of All For HIM Inside for loving us right back. Our treasures are being stored up in heaven as each of you grow in the grace of Christ. Remember we are overcomers by the word of our testimony and the blood of the lamb– so keep them coming!
Sincerely your brother in Bondage, yet free in Christ,
I’m All in and it’s All For HIM!
D. W. Ojemann
Founder of All For HIM Ministries