Today I had the privilege of delivering the charge at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission where some men from their recovery program, New Journey, were graduating from the program today. Two of these men were individuals I was assigned to and worked with directly when I worked for this program last year.
Work What God Is Working (Philippians 2:12-13)
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
April 26th, 2019
You Don’t Have What It Takes
New Journey program at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission
December 28th, 2018
Kevin was one of my first client’s when I began working in the New Journey program at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission back in March. A little over 9 months later, he’s now also my first graduate — the first man to graduate who was assigned to me as his advocate.
As many of you know, as of November I’ve since moved on from employment at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission; I’m now working for my church, CrossWay. But I’ve been able to stay connected with Kevin, through my volunteer teaching at the Mission, and because Kevin attends CrossWay.
I’m incredibly proud of what Kevin has accomplished thus far, or more properly, the changes that God has worked in his life over the course of this past year. He’s an entirely new person today, even as God continues to do work in his life. I can look back at old habits that he has since identified and continues to change. He plans on pursuing education and job training, even as he’s already done, to further advance his career opportunities. And he is heavily invested in his church, with a deep appreciate for the role of the church in his life. Most importantly though, he places his faith in Christ.
** Shared with Kevin’s permission.