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Hello True North Ministry Supporters!
This is the first post of our official weekly-blog. We will be keeping you in the loop with how God is liberating imprisoned youth on our property as well as in the many State and County level facilities we work in, so stay tuned folks!
The past few weeks Becky, Fred, and myself have been visiting the four State level institutions doing recruiting for the mentor initiative. This mentoring initiative is big! We’ve partnered with the State of Ohio to have more access to youth than ever before. Our goal is to pair them up with Godly men and women for long term mentoring.
The Initiative is entitled M4:6 which stands for Malachi 4:6 where it says “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers;” This is our heart for the initiative. You can view all the details at www.truenorthministry.org/m46.
During our visit to Scioto last week we visited a young man in “lock up” Unit. This is a special unit for young men who acted out in extreme ways. They are only allowed out of their cells one hour a day. When you walk into the main part of the unit all of the young men stare at you from out of the small window in their door. It’s hard to believe that 15-year-old kids can be locked up in this way. We walked over to talk to one young man named Darren. We had to yell to him through the window to have a conversation. Fred began to explain to him the mentor program. Darren then asked very sternly “is this about God?” We said yes. Then he replied “ok, then count me in!” We slipped the application under his door and he immediately filled it out.
God is moving in the darkest of place. He’s already calling hearts to him It’s exciting to see the glory of Jesus invade such darkness.
But here’s the thing, Darren is still waiting on his mentor. At this point we have far more mentees than mentors. Many like Darren have been sitting in they’re cells waiting for weeks for the love and fellowship of a spirit filled Christian mentor.
We are now in the recruitment and training process. If you have a mens group, a Bible study, a church, a pastor, anybody; we are ready to come and present the initiative and recruit men (and women) to take up this calling. The brochures will be shipped in this week, the webpage and promo video is complete, we are ready, are you? Help us promote the initiative in your area of influence. Help see these youth liberated!
Most importantly pray! I want this blog to be a connection point for our supporters to join us in prayer. We as a ministry want to keep you better informed with what the Lord is doing so that you can be strategic in your prayers. We love you and thank you for your support.
Nate Slaughter – Assistant Programs Director
True North Ministry