Letter :: 2-4-2008

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Visit :: 1-27-2008


Yesenia just called me and said Eric was actually
quite upbeat today. He said he loved seeing the
photos in the paper of the rally. He said inmates
were chanting “Free Frimpong” (he wasn’t sure if they
were serious or mocking!). She said he got a haircut.
Anyway, it went very well.



31 Responses to “Words From Eric.”

  1. Kofi Frimpong said

    glad to hear that.

  2. owusu mensah said

    Definitly the God of Justice will let justice prevail in Eric’s case.Those behind it shouldn’t think that’s the end as the truth will certainly come out.

  3. lonimonahan said

    After the hearing on Thursday, Eric called me as soon as he returned to the jail. He wanted everyone to know how much he appreciated everyone who came there to support him. He said that the reason he did not look at everyone directly is because if he did he would have started to cry. It took everything within himself not to cry because he so wanted to reach out and hug everyone. But he said he had to remain strong inside the court room and not look at us.

    He also wanted to know if everyone likes his new haircut!?! One of his roommates did it for him last week.


  4. Jim said


    I just received a phone call from Eric a few minutes ago. After every conversation I’ve had with him, it always strikes me what an extraordinary young man he is. He wanted to let everyone know that he claims he is at peace at the moment in the SB jail.

    Eric wanted to let everyone know that he deeply appreciates your tremendous support. In the courtroom, he was not allowed to make eye contact, but he did have a chance to see his supporters. I let Eric know that about 75% of the courtroom cleared out after he left.

    I let Eric know that his support only continues to grow; even among people he has never met.

    I also had a chance to read to Eric all the letters off the website. He was really moved to hear all the words of encouragement from all his US and Ghana friends.


  5. evans amofa said

    I want you to know that friends from Ghana are solidly behind you and we believe that the LORD of mercy and justice will get you out of the place.

  6. lonimonahan said

    Everyone who visits with Eric in jail, would you please write a few words on this web page to let everyone know how Eric is doing? What he had to say?


  7. lonimonahan said


    One day a small opening appeared on a cocoon.

    A man sat and watched for the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body though the little role. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gone as far as it could and could go no further.

    So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

    The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that; at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contact in time. Neither happened in fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

    What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into the wings so then it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

    Sometimes struggles are exactly we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through life without any obstacle, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly.

    I asked for Strength…And God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
    I asked for Wisdom…And God gave me Problems to solve.
    I asked for Prosperity…And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work/
    I asked for Courage…And God gave me Danger to overcome.
    I asked for Love…And God gave me Troubled People to help.
    I asked for Favors…And God gave me Opportunities.

    I received nothing I wanted. I recieved everything I needed.


  8. lonimonahan said

    This poem, “The Butterfly”, was sent to Eric in jail by a friend who had been corresponding with him regularly. This poem has come to symbolize what this is all about. Eric truly loves this poem. We all should read and reflect on its meaning.

  9. Paul Monahan said

    Friends of Eric –

    On Saturday, February 9th, we visited Eric in jail. He is truly a remarkable young man. Upon seeing us, his smile was ear to ear. We talked about how he was being treated, his daily activities, his thoughts and his prayers.

    He is not angry, he is at peace knowing that this is only a season in his life that he will get through and that there is a bigger plan for him. He knows that the truth will prevail and he will be set free.

    He wanted all of his friends to know that he misses seeing and being with each of you and he can’t wait to see you when his is released. He treasures the letters, cards and books of encouragement he receives. These gifts get him through long days and nights. He values the visits and is thrilled that each weekend he gets visitors to bring him news and conversation. He feels blessed to have friends that make time for him.

    Please note that when you visit Eric -you may bring pictures, papers, articles – anything that fits into your pocket and can be held up to the glass for him to see.

    He fully understands the state of his case and the dental evidence. We reviewed the new trial motion with him and he is looking forward to the hearing later this month.

    Please keep writing to him and let him know that he is loved around the World and is in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. evans amofa said

    Can someone tell Eric that his friend, amofa, in Ghana sends him warm greetings. I strongly believe that you are very well. As I always tell you be strong and never despair for the Good Lord will let justice prevail. Take care, bro

  11. Kim said

    Hi, Eric called tonight (Saturday) after two days of his hearing on the new trial motion. He said to tell everyone he is doing well. It didn’t look like he was able to see anyone in the courtroom, but he was able to recall just about everyone in the room. He heard their voices and saw them out of the corner of his eye. It means everything to him to have that support. He is praying for the judge to make the right decision.

  12. Savio be strong.We are praying for you i believe you.
    take care

  13. Yaw Agyare said

    I don’t know this bloke, but reading about the trial and sentencing makes me feel something is wrong somewhere? I daresay this guy is innocent. My prayers are with you Eric. God in his wisdom would pull you through. He brings you in so that He will bring you out stronger and much more prepared for the rest of your life. Harbor no malice, bitterness or pain. Be gracious in this your suffering knowing that Christ suffered same to save us! Cheers!

  14. Eric was my team-mate at KNUST,Ghana and i know him to be a calm and honest man.He is pationate about his studies and i know that he is innocent.Eric the good Lord is behind you and i wish you well.Trust in God and i hope one day justice will prevail.Tears are flowing down my cheek.


    I’m in tears…. but I’m GLAD, even in this situation, U are Stronger… the devil is a liar!! (this is SKILLFUL, Ur Team mate at TECH)

  16. evans amofa said

    Hi,Kim can you brief me about the latest on Eric. His health, whether the case has been heard or not and any other issues you want me to know.
    counting on you

  17. lonimonahan said

    Eric is at the Wasco State Prison Processing Center. He will be there approximately 90 while they determine where he will serve out his sentence. His mailing address has been posted on the “write to Eric” page of this site. Please write to him.
    We have picked an appeals attorney. The appeal will take exactly one year.
    Eric played his first soccer game the other day in prison. He scored the only goal of the game and made many friends that day. He said that the place is “scary, a world of frustration, pain, agony and confinement.” We can only imagine!

  18. Dr. O said

    Hello Kim, Jim & Lonimonah,

    Thank you soo much for keeping us up to date with all that is going on with Eric. God richly BLESS each and everyone of you for visitng and keeping him in company on behalf of us that leave miles and miles away.

    On your next visit, ask Eric if he needs anything specifically. Greetings from Ghana to him and we all support him.

    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”

  19. james korang said

    saviola,take care i hope you will definately see justice in america one day.

  20. D.N.A. said

    Savio, we dey for you; and we will keep praying for you.
    Dont lose your faith in God though; everything happens for a divine purpose.

  21. Kwabena kusi said


  22. Nana Krobea said

    Eric, although i do not know you personally, my heart goes out to hear. Dear brother, keep on keeping on. It shall be well. Love from Ghana

  23. Hillary S. Ngenteru said

    Hi Eric, I LOVE YOU!!!
    Be Strong!!!
    Remember only strong men go through what you have, are and wil go through!!!
    Remember this is not strange in our Tradition-COURAGE!
    Saints Peter, John, Stephen and Paul-COURAGE!!
    The Apostles-COURAGE!!!
    The Early Church-COURAGE!!!!
    The Saints and Matyrs-COURAGE!!!!!
    And the Holy people in the Past and the Present-COURAGE!!!!!!
    My LOVE in Christ Jesus, we have a battle to fight and no matter where we are we must fight it-this Kingdom battle is ours and not for anyonne.

    St. Paul is one popular alos of yourself-he’s just one like you. And he EVANGELISED EVEN IN JAIL and you too can-infact I know you are-keep it up!!!
    See yourself in the Wilderness-in a place of preparation-preparation to proclaim leberty to the poor’ sight to the blind, and to set the captives free (Isaiah 61:1-3)!!

    My dear, just fell in Love with you just reading your story on Ghanasoccernet-but onething I declare God loves you and its His will that you proclaim this love even in difficulty and like Mary-the Virggen Mother of God you are say-BE IT DONE UNTO ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL even through your very little works.
    I’m a young Ghanaian boy in the UDS Navrongo campus and a strong and passionate Catholic and so I leave you with the words of St. Thomas Aquinance:
    so my friend be joyful-I and many other Children of God are with you just like the early Church was always with
    persecuted brethren-Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    please ERIC you can contact me on the folowing:
    +233246067054(0246067054)-we surely have a lot to share
    I! LOVE!! YOU!!!

  24. Kwesi said

    Hi eric……

    Rest assured at the end of all of this mess…..God will come through for you and everything will work for your good. Ghana is praying for you.

  25. Cashious said

    Eric the just God will be your ultimate judge and set you free from this case. I know you did not commit it. Cheer up and don’t forget your prayers.

  26. kester said

    it shall be well with you…the lord shall fight for yo and shall hold your peace. we in Ghana (Journalist for Human Right) just started our part of the fight. we hope it will pay off..lets hope. hung in there

  27. JENITHA said

    Eric, although i dont know you, i have been praying for you since i read your story. All i want to tell you is to have faith. Faith is a difficult subject to cover, because it is so personal. Pray always. God is the only person you can trust in times like these. Dont feel limited by the walls of the prison. They can imprison your body but they cannot imprison your mind. You still have the ability to think of great thinks and i believe they will all come to pass one day.
    All the best bro.

  28. jemima from london said

    pls pls pls let eric know that god will never let him go through probems he cant conquer.

    eric i read your story and believe me i couldnt stop crying. am a ghanian a mother of a girl…there is no way i would support a man who raped i girl and destroyed her life,if i dont believe in him…ERIC HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG..JUST BEING AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.eric god will put you through this..the god that we serve his a healer, a man of faith…just believe..pls pls let eric know that am here for him and i pray for him…jemimaart@yahoo.co.uk..i would love to talk to him..if possible i would love to visit him..pls let me know how i can do that
    eric be strong

  29. Rescue Leokeng said

    I do not love what I read about Eric, laws are made by the people, if those laws do not provide justice, then they are just as useless and helpless as the makers. Even a blind man after careful hearing can tell the truth of this matter. God is not asleep, He would heal his wounds and shelter him when the time and season is due.

  30. Lady said

    All i have to say is that God should have mercy on Morgan b/c wat kind of human bein will do such a thing to their fellow brethen…?

    Eric my dear be strong dont worry as long as God lives the truth shall come out and you will be set free. To put your enemies to shame…

  31. darlene elko said

    May 2010; I wrote to Eric, sending my prayers. Here is the updated mailing address for him;

    Eric Frimpong #F95488
    Hopi-Bravo Cell #112 Low
    La Palma Correctional Center
    5501 N. La Palma Rd
    Eloy, AZ 85131

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