by Shardaa Gray
The group is called “Working Men of Christ Ministries”, and on Sunday 21 of them headed to the El Dorado Correctional to mentor prisoners there.
One ex-convict told KSN before he left, it will be tough walking into that prison because that’s where he did his time for his past mistakes. He said it’s some place he never planned to visit again until he had the opportunity to become an inspiration.
“There have been moments where I’ve been frightened,” said Shannon West. “There’s been moments where I was a little scared.”
West said, while it will be tough walking back into a place he once called home, through his faith he’s able to put his fears aside and give hope to those incarcerated.
“I know that my story and my testimony, as well as all these other men’s story and testimony’s, are going to change lives tonight.”
Working Men of Christ teamed up for the first time with Mentoring 4 Success, a program developed by the Kansas Department of Corrections that helps offenders safely and successfully return to communities...