Larry Suchy

I was paroled out of Montana State Prison on August 9, 2012, and arrived that evening at Montana Rescue Mission.  I had served three weeks in the North Dakota Penitentiary, eight months at Butner, the Federal Hospital Prison in North Carolina, and a year and nine months at Montana State Prison. 

All together, a total time of five years and seven months of incarceration.  During this time, I had lost my wife through a divorce and there was little communication with my eleven children.  In the first few months of incarceration, I became completely broken.  After days of calling out to God in desperation, a conversion of my heart took place and through prayer, I came to know Jesus in a new and close way.  Everything had been taken from me and gradually the worldly possessions didn’t mean anything anymore.  My family loss was my biggest concern.

In the first year of incarceration, after surgery to obtain a lung biopsy, I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostrate cancer that had metastasized to my lungs and the prognosis  was four months to two years at best.  The Oncologist told me there was nothing that could be done, no treatment would help.  That same day, I was anointed and prayed over.  Two months later I had a chest x-ray and it showed no signs of the nodules that had previously covered 7/8 of my lungs.  My PSA levels had been a 26 before the biopsy, but now had dropped to .00164,  or undetectable for cancer cells, and has remained at that level ever since.

God’s miracle certainly was undeserved, but I began to thirst for His Word at every waking moment and that has not let up to this day.  During my time of incarceration, I spent most of my time praying, studying scriptures, reading Christian books, and Bible studies.  TEAM Mentoring has been a solidifying walk for me since I have been back into society and I’m very thankful for that.

Then another miracle happened, perhaps this one more profound than being healed of cancer.  My wife and I were reunited and I have reconciled with my children and grandchildren.  I recently moved back to Bismarck, North Dakota to live with my wife and be close to most of my children.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

I believe the answer to a successful reentry is through this program with the right attitude, choices, and actions.  The tools are all here in the program to lead us in our walk with Christ.

Larry Such