Becoming a mentor for First Touch Mission has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever been a part of. I didn’t have any formal training to be a mentor. I simply had a loving heart and a willingness to help. Alongside four or five other mentors, I help guide women coming out of prison to a new, Christ-filled life. We eat meals together. We go the church together. We laugh together. We plan for the future together. I get a chance to “do life” with these wonderful women who are surprisingly a lot like me. It’s just that they took a wrong turn on their path that unfortunately led them to prison. Another surprise is that I’ve grown in my faith while mentoring them. I am closer to God than I ever have been. You never know what teachable moment can come up as you drive to a doctor’s appointment.
If you have a giving heart and are thinking about how you can serve the Lord, I hope you’ll consider mentoring a woman who’s transitioning from incarceration to freedom.
Give, and you will receive… (Luke 6:38)