Jail Ministry Call
I have a jail ministry call on my life. I was born and raised in Michigan in a family that attended church regularly. Growing up, we were constantly involved in studies. I remember my dad being involved in jail ministry off and on throughout my childhood. I attended summer camp and made great friends within the church who served as great supports throughout my childhood.
I graduated from a Christian college with a degree in psychology. I moved to Atlanta, Georgia where I currently reside. I spent 7 years working in community outreach in the mental health arena. I now teach middle school where I interact with hundreds of students daily.
Participating in the Christian Leaders Institute program has been incredibly beneficial for me. As a teacher, I enjoy summers off which provides me with time to devote to these studies. The flexibility of the self-paced courses makes it possible for me to spend my days off studying the materials and preparing me to be effective in my outreach.
While God has always been a part of my life, I really came to know God and grow in my relationship with him throughout my time in Atlanta. Without family nearby, I experienced many emotional and financial struggles here. During my worst times, I focused my attention on my relationship with God and trusted in His plans for me. During these struggles, my relationship with God grew significantly and I know all things are possible.
I plan to utilize this study program at CLI to grow personally and spiritually while becoming more actively involved in my jail ministry call. I have volunteered for a prison correspondence program for about a year and look forward to diving into that on a deeper level. The materials presented in the CLI program equip me with the skills and knowledge needed to be most successful in this journey.
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