July 2016

lake margaretWelcome! It’s always a blessing to hear from you, especially a pastor in the body of Christ. I’m so thankful for those who reach out to me, thinking that I might be able to return a blessing in some way.

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.” 1

A Pastor’s Response…

“I’m one of the pastors of a church in Camarillo, California. We are doing a series called “Messy Encounters” and looking at the type of people Jesus engaged with.

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June 2016

sunriseWelcome! We are receiving a wonderful response to last month's view. Many of us are ashamed of our past, but because of God's amazing love and grace, we walk in authority over the debilitating effects of guilt and shame.

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old is gone; a new life has begun!” 1

A Wonderful Response...

After viewing the website, it's important that we hear from you to know that you are listening. Under What People Say, we share many responses, but here's one from Gwen now.

“I just finished reading your book “Will You Die For Me?”. It was interesting to see things from your perspective. Obviously, your crimes were horrible, but not beyond forgiveness and redemption as you discovered. I came to understand how they happened. In fact, I could have easily been one of you, falling into living among you all if I've been in the same place at the same time.

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April 2016

godlovesyouWelcome! The most important aspect of our lives must be to share God's love with others. This may be difficult, but it's easy to share this website with someone, print and pass out brochures or be involved some other way. Let us proclaim:

“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.” 1

God's glorious love...

I am so humbled to hear from Mark in Australia of how God has changed his life through the testimony of Christ in my life.

“Greetings brother. It's important to me that you know what a positive impact your story has had on me. In short, it was through you that I found the Lord.

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February 2016

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Welcome! God's forgiveness is so amazing. The more forgiveness-conscious we become, the more we experience healing and freedom from every bodily ailment, mental and emotional oppression, and destructive habit. The Psalmist David was well aware of the healing power of forgiveness, saying,

"Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all of your diseases." 1

God's Transforming Power...

Here's a wonderful praise report from a Kentuckian named Elka, who wrote to me in prison.

“I just want to thank you for your honesty and for your testimony. For a very long time I've felt that something was urging me to listen to your side of the story. A few days ago, I was able to view your testimony on line. I'm so glad that you're so open and truthful, but most of all, that you're saved. Your line my life is a very long story, & I can absolutely tell you that God used your testimony and example to show me and save me from many things, that I was at war within myself.

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December 2015

christmas2015Merry Christmas! I pray the Holy Spirit will help you realize that Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. Listen to the angel Gabriel speaking to Mary before His birth:

“You will conceive and give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his kingdom will never end!” 1

Joy To The World...

Many of us are familiar with the Christmas lyrics, “Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let heaven and earth rejoice.” As you look around the world today, especially with the recent terrorism in France looming in our minds, the reality of joy seems far off. As our hearts break with the people of France, the victims, their families and loved ones, our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

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October 2015

Welcome! It is a joy to have you visiting the site. Oh, that more would show up to view and read about the goodness of God. You can easily help your friends and family experience God’s love and grace by referring them to the site.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” 1

Viewing God's mercy...

I'm surprised by how many write, unaware of aboundinglove.org. They've heard the testimony, read the books and are rejoicing, but desiring more. Wendy writes,

“I recently read two of your books and was thrilled to read that you are a born-again Christian. I heard some years ago that you got saved but wondered if it was for real. I came across your book Manson's Right-Hand Man and almost didn't read it; I'm so glad that I did! You have a thrilling testimony and a true example of pure Lord's saving grace. I am amazed at your knowledge of the Bible; it's invite you study a lot. I'm glad that the Lord is using you in prison ministry, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I wish that a program like '60 minutes' would do an interview with you so that others could see you are no longer the man you were 46 years ago. May the Lord continue to bless and use you on the work He has called you to do.”

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August 2015

Nails CrossWelcome! If this is your first time to visit the site, I'm throwing out a lifeline to rescue folks from drowning in the delusions of this world. I was rescued in 1975, after my false beliefs took me down the road to destruction. Since that time, I've become a part of the rescue party, bringing many on board for a life of victory and vision.

A Cry For Healing...

“I hope this letter finds you well. I noticed a monumental countenance change in your face, as I compare the look you had a long time ago, to now. While most people’s looks do change as they get older, with you, this is not just the case, in my opinion, because I feel what is also being seen is the life of Christ.

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June 2015

 What a wonderful privilege to be able to speak into your life. With so much sadness in the world, my purpose is to bring you a message of gladness, because of what the Lord has done. His word for you is,

“...Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” 1

Contact Charles...

Many of you write praise reports to me as a result of coming to the site. It makes my day to hear that you are blessed by what you read. Your response is the only way I hear of the results, such as this one from Jamie, writing,

"I have begun reading your books, "Will You Die For Me?" and "Manson's Right-Hand Man Speaks Out!" I just felt that I had to write you. I have so many questions about who you are now and have so much to say. Your books are both very well written and informative. Truth be told I can hardly put them down.

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April 2015

EasterHappy Easter! The true Easter view is all about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We see ourselves raised up out of past failures into the victory of Christ. Nothing else, not philosophy or any of man’s ideas or concepts can trump God’s plan for man’s salvation by faith in His Son’s finished work. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” 1

A Letter From Abroad…

“I’m an author and documentary film maker from Scotland, United Kingdom. I found your website and read it with interest, and thought I’d write to offer support.

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February 2015

tahoe2Happy Valentine’s Day! I write often about things I share with the men in prison for their encouragement. As a result, I’m told often that I’m more free than a large percentage of folks in the free world. My sole purpose is for the world to know that God loves them.

Where is the Love?

Early in my life as a believer, the Lord revealed to me that I had been searching for love all my life in all the wrong places. In reality, I was rejecting real love and being deceived to believe that love was found in wine women and song – the externals.

I became convinced that I’d never find real love, so why bother? I realized a need for someone to love me unconditionally, but I often felt judged, and feared failure. Looking for acceptance, I fell prey to a manipulative love from people wanting to use me for their selfish ends, and became one of them. Can you identify?

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December 2014

hollyMerry Christmas. Many of us are spending time with family and friends during the holidays. It’s difficult during these times to have stress-free relationships without God’s love in our hearts. On the other hand, when His love reigns, anxiety and strife that often accompany these times, won’t be given place. I have found that experiencing God’s love, grace and peace is the key.

“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” 1

The Gift of Love…

Usually, we think of love as the fruit of the Spirit, which is accompanied by joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control – all overflowing from our hearts. 2 But without God’s gift of love through Jesus Christ, we would not know real love.

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May 2016

mother s day mediumWelcome! As you continue deeper into the site, you'll be amazed by God's love and grace. We are all intensely saddened by my crime in the 60s, but God's plan is greater than the past.

“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserve it, but because that was his plan before the beginning of time - to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.” 1

From the Mailbox...

I'm amazed at the daily praise reports, especially the one below. Bill read the Bible for the first time after reading my book.

“Hello, thank you so very much for writing back. I was reading the pamphlet you enclosed about cars, and I was smiling the whole time.

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March 2016

Jesus Lives!Happy Easter! Maybe you can identify with my life. I came to realize that doing things my way leads to painful consequences, but these motivated me to turn to God for acceptance, love and security.

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” 1

God’s Glorious Grace…

It’s so wonderful to hear from those responding to the website. Listen to Alec as he draws closer to God’s love and plan for his life.

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January 2016

john316Happy New Year beloved! Our sole purpose is simply to help you experience the awesome love of God. Fear, guilt and shame lose their hold in light of God's love and grace at the cross.

"Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect love." 1

Experiencing God's Love...

Recently, I heard from a fine young man named Sean in Los Angeles. He is an example of someone experiencing freedom from the power of darkness.

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November 2015

autumnleavesHappy Thanksgiving! It's always so wonderful to hear from those seeking and appropriating forgiveness as a reality in their lives. If you are struggling with hurts, resentments, fears and the inability to forgive or be forgiven, this website is for you!

“Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.” 1

A Letter of Thanksgiving...

Those who write to me have no idea they could be proclaiming to the whole wide world what God has done. Listen to Kimberly, who wrote:

“I hope this finds you doing well. I am 39 and live in rural Georgia, with my four children on a small little farm that keeps me busy.

I must tell you how I came to find you. I've been struggling with some personal health issues over the past two years. I love the Lord and have turned to Him for support and guidance. He has been my rock. I praise Him!

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September 2015

Welcome! My purpose is to demonstrate God's love for you no matter what your past. My hope is for you to experience His unconditional love in the depths of your heart, resulting in freedom from rebellion, pride, fear, insecurity, guilt, shame, etc. For this reason, I'm offering a new link and brochure called "God's Divine Flow."

The anointing of love...

You've heard “God loves you!” as a cliché many times, but have you really experienced God's love in the depths of your heart? Many answer “no”, so you aren't alone. For me, I experienced God's love when I was born - again. “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again [born from above], you cannot see [perceive] the kingdom of God [love].” 1

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July 2015

butterflyWelcome! My prayer is for you to experience God's healing power while on aboundinglove.org. That your heart will be open to God's love and grace, realizing that if He can forgive me, there is hope for you, too. I believe something new and exciting is about to take place in your life.

Change Is Possible...

"I recently looked at your new website and really love the new look. It is truly a beautiful website and as always, the monthly views are inspiring. I can honestly say that I always take something from what you have to say. It always makes me happy to see so many people write with so many positive words for you. People look beyond what brought you to prison and see the new man inside.

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May 2015

Welcome! You may be on this site for the first time; amazed that a former Manson family member could be forgiven and reaching out to the world. Well, it's true! I am forgiven and you are too, if you will only receive Christ's payment for sin. this is the good news! I beg you to spend time on this website in a allow the Lord to change your heart and life.

From A Teenager...

I'm just a teen, but I've been wanting to write to you, and I finally am. I started reading stuff on the so-called "Manson Family" and though you were a big part of the crimes, and I don't know you personally, I couldn't help but feel bad.

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March 2015

Welcome! It’s such a privilege to share with you. Of course, we haven’t met, but you’ve heard of me. “Once ready to die for Charles Manson, now living a new life for Christ.” Forty Years ago, I came to understand that God loved me. Up to that point in life, I thought He was angry at me, but He wasn’t. He was only waiting for me to respond to His love and grace. “For whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 1

A Praise Report…

“I recently read your book and anything else I could find on you. I am interested in your life and choose not to dwell on the past as I can see you have moved on from that dark place. Praise God for the journey you have travelled thus far.

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January 2015

waterfallWelcome! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. If not in person, maybe over the phone or social media. You may be able to identify with many prisoners who had nobody to call. They’ve burned all their bridges. In 2015, let’s trust God for a better New Year for us all.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” 1

A Future and a Hope…

Things may seem pretty hopeless starting off the new year. You may find yourself lacking vision for the future. I’m asked often, “Charles, how do you do it after all these years? It can’t be easy.”

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November 2014

thanksgivingWelcome Beloved! Like never before in the history of mankind, Bible prophesy is being verified by headline news: Ebola, ISIS, Wars, Financial Crisis, Race Riots in Ferguson, Volcanos, Earthquakes, Tornados, Forest Fires, Flooding, Famines, Hurricanes, Mass Shootings and Droughts to name a few. It is very possible that these are the birth pains before the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who prophesied,

“And you shall hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nations will go to war against nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.” 1

Last Days Ungratefulness…

Since I live in a glass house, I am the last person that should be throwing stones. It may seem to you like the apostle Paul is throwing stones when you read what he wrote about the conditions of the last days.

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