Kymmis-bday

Kymmi’s birthday celebration Nov 2016

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)