I would like to thank the personnel of Golden Corral on Valley Mall Road, especially my waitress and the manager, who looked out for me when I had some food lodged in my throat on Friday, Jan. 4. I was transported to the emergency room at Meritus Medical Center by the Halfway ambulance service, who were very helpful in making me comfortable.
Also, thanks to the doctors, nurses and other personnel at Meritus for assuring me everything was going well. They dislodged the food from my throat and I was discharged Saturday morning. I could not have asked for better treatment. Everyone — the personnel at Golden Corral, the ambulance, as well as everyone at Meritus — went the extra mile to make sure I was well taken care of.
So, again, thanks so much and may God bless.
Prison chaplains deserve inmates’ thanks
To the editor:
With the new year starting, it’s time to reflect on last year and years past and give thanks to the chaplains at MCTC. We have a tremendous group of chaplains who strive each and every day and go beyond their sacred duty to give comfort and strength to the inmate population of some 3,000 individuals.
Chaplain Bob, Chaplain Banks and Chaplain Ismael’s (not in any order) door is always open and nothing can take the place of a few well-chosen and sincere words when someone is troubled; especially with the loss of a loved one. This is only part of what the chaplains render to their congregations on a daily basis. They each offer new opinions to our problems and enlighten a fresh view to a solution. Their spiritual work encourages faithfulness and wakens hearts, which builds and reconstructs lives emotionally and spiritually.
We, the inmates at MCTC, will seem very much the same on the outside as we return home. The sufferings and responsibilities; the loved ones we’ll return to; our appointments and employment will be largely unchanged. But, spiritually and emotionally, the contact with these chaplains will be the major change in our intellect, a change that will carry us onward.
Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough for all the chaplains give, but a sincere thank you from the many lives they have touched and changed is truly a gift to cherish. We are blessed by their everlasting dedication and sincerity of heart.
Paul H. Inskeep, No. 211-806
Maryland Correctional Training Center