I just filled out and sent in the necessary paperwork to become a mentor for the brand-new Pitt County Re-Entry Program. This new program allows guys like me to go into a prison about 20-30 minutes from Greenville and mentor inmates who are about 90 days from their release back into society. They are non-violent, non-sexual offenders who need some guidance on what to do when they get out of jail so they don’t end up back in jail. The program was under development when we arrived in Greenville last year, and it just got up and running. I don’t think they’ve even sent any mentors into the prison yet. But they are transferring inmates from all over the state to this one facility to participate in the program.
The implications and possibilities of being involved in this program are enormous. And if the inmates bring it up, we’re encouraged to explore spiritual issues.
I’m excited, humbled, and nervous about what God can do with this. Pray that he’ll use me in the coming months to make disciples of Jesus in this setting.