Break Out Stories

Valerie Kuhlman

"While reading the book, Break Out, I learned so much about a man I’ve been financially supporting since 2007. I started supporting Jed after I met him during an event at MN Adult and Teen Challenge. I knew instantly that God had done a miracle in his life after hearing his testimony. I never knew Jed’s past life as an addict or as a criminal, only until I read his book! God had done and is still doing many miracles in his life! The book certainly made me aware of the dangers of addiction, so much so, that I buy extra copies to give away. I’ve given his book to strangers, friends, relatives, and several to the Shakopee prison. I highly recommend you read it and get extra copies to pass on to others."



"I think these books could make a huge difference on people who have lived our lives. It would make me feel good to take part in spreading the word to other people who have lived this life. You have given such a strong message of God, in the power that He has to heal us. I would like to take part in sharing that. I would be willing to receive the books and go to these jails to donate them and spread the Word with prayer. After seeing you and Rick and praying with you, you sparked a flame in my heart that makes me want to help share that word of what God can really do for us.

I feel that I have taken a pass which pushed God away from my life. And after meeting with Rick and yourself, for some reason I have this overwhelming power to get back in touch with my spiritual life with God. I know that it will make a difference in life because I've been there before. I just never knew how much I missed my spiritual life until we met. I am blessed to have crossed your path, and am eternally grateful. Only God could have made this happen."

The Wielenbergs

"My wife and I own Shining Light Christian Bookstore in Duluth, MN. We recently had the opportunity to support Jed Lindstrom, author of Break Out, through hosting a book signing event. Through this opportunity to serve Jed and his ministry, wonderful blessings, powerful ministry and generosity were the theme of the event. Jed is being used by God because of the power of his testimony. There were several examples from the event. There was clearly a God-orchestrated meeting with an individual who was a referral of someone Jed had previously meet the day prior. God always has a unique way of connecting people to the right person to whom they can relate.

Jed’s generosity continued as he left the proceeds of the event with the store for our son Joshua. Joshua will be 8 months on February 16th. When he was born, he had some complications from the fact his esophagus was not connected to his stomach.


He spent 116 days at children hospital in Minneapolis while they worked to repair his esophagus and some other issues. At a checkup in January 2018, he was given a clean bill of health. We are incredibly thankful for the generosity of Jed and so many others that have given to Joshua’s need."



"Thank you, Jed, for sending me a copy of this book.  I look forward to reading it.  I pray that someday, my son will experience the love of Jesus just as you have experienced it, and that he too will share his transformation and the love of Jesus with others after being healed from his drug addiction through Christ. 

Thank you very much for being on the front lines and sharing THE only way - Jesus - with people who desperately need a SAVIOR and Brand New Life in Him."

Steve Bell

In Steve Bell's own words, "For as long as I can remember I have struggled with anxiety and depression, with a long family history of addiction and abuse.  I felt trapped with no way out and no end in sight.  I have never been the type of person to reach out or ask for help, with the fear of being labeled “weak”, although I desperately needed it. 

I have known Jed since junior high and about a year ago started watching his videos and all the good he is doing in the world.  I finally got up the nerve to ask him where I could get a copy of his book, he immediately asked if I was okay and if there was anything he could do.  I decided I needed his book so I made up my mind I was going to give it a try, as it was most likely my last option.

We met up and I got a book for myself and my family members.  After we talked over coffee for a couple hours he could tell I was serious and needed the help, and he was going to make sure I got it.  So with his help and guidance I surrendered my life to Jesus and restored my faith in the Lord.  I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to do this, and am proud to say as of December 12, 2017 I surrendered myself to Jesus and am now free.

My future is now looking up and brighter than ever thanks to Jed and everyone involved at @letsgoministry"



Karla Whiteford & Alaina Richards

I met Karla and her daughter Alaina just a month or so ago. We talked and I was able learn how Alaina and her mom could relate to my life. SO I felt led to give them a copy of my book "BreakOut." A few weeks later Karla shared with me how the book touched her and her daughters life.

I was able to meet them again at their home and I learned that since reading the book, Karla has been ignited to share Gods love like never before (actively gives the book away) Alaina has since come back to the Lord and is going to church once again re-kindling her love for Jesus and her family. Now they purchase these books regularly to give away to others - to give them hope for their future as well as encouragement for their life in recovery.

Thomas Kearney

Recently one morning, the Holy Spirit led me into a wonderful time of prayer beginning at 3:50am, that progressed later in the morning to visit Mr. Thomas Kearney, Principal of New Heights School in Stillwater, MN. I graduated from high school there 19 years ago. As I sat in his office this morning, I saw the original version of my book "Break Out" and it really warmed my heart to see that it was a book he valued.

Mr Kearney shared with me how he shares my story with students and parents often and shows them my book. I give God the glory for this because only Jesus can do such an amazing work. So I dropped him a handful of the revised and expanded edition and talked about many other things. I am very thankful for New Heights School and the staff who work hard for the students to get a great education.

Learn more about New Heights here and we will be sharing more of this story soon and connecting with them in the near future to keep sharing God's wonderful love through the "Break Out" story.


Zach Osiowhemu

I was re-connected with Zach just over a month ago and I was glad to see him doing very well with his life. Zach comes from the street life, and understands what its like to struggle with crime and drug addiction. He now runs a business/ministry called ROC Detail in Brainerd Minnesota, helping give people a second chance in the workplace and lead people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

During a recent visit with Zach, I was able to share my new book and he was excited to learn how God is using it. I wrote the book for those who struggle in life on multiple levels including crime and drug addiction. Zach immediately bought some for his employees, purchased some so he could give them away, and additionally was very generous and became a sponsor of 10 books for us to give away freely as opportunities arise.

We are very thankful to God for Zach and ROC Detail.

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