She shared with me that there are nine young men waiting to be matched to a male mentor. So we went back to the nonprofits and started digging deeper into their missions. Maybe the Bible study group would go back to their church and make as ask to their congregation. We need to get the inspection done and section 8 needs to approve everything. The day was looking up! The walls stood bare. It is so easy to get angry and defensive when on the receiving end of this type of vitriol.
He understands what its going to take to make that occur.
R U OK? Struggling with mental health
An anonymous donor reached out to me yesterday, asking how Jim was doing. The depression got bad after what he did and I gained nearly pounds. They struggle with accepting the responsibilities they have as leaders much as we would. Inhe was considered one of the 25 fittest men on the planet. The better we connected our work with the community and provided opportunities for them to get engaged, the most successful we were with preventing violence, mentoring, and securing sustainable housing. A free spirit is not the goal. Their responses, below, may spark some ideas for leaders in other churches, who are looking for ways to keep guys in the church.