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July 2013: Dear Grapevine

I wrote them and asked nicely for an AA pen pal.

Not alone in Arizona
I’m currently incarcerated in an Arizona prison. At one of my meetings I learned about the correspondence program through the GSO. I wrote them and asked nicely for an AA pen pal. Lo and behold, I got a sponsor. Max and I have been corresponding for more than five years now. He’s been a true blessing. Through Max I have learned about the Steps, Traditions and a ton of AA history. He encourages me, guides me, teaches me—and leads by example. He gets on me when I need it, he’s honest with me and he helps me keep things in perspective. With... Login to read more
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