We just received this great story from an executive volunteer (note that names have been changed):

Last Saturday evening I was in The Woodlands and a young man kept looking at me… After a little while, he approached and asked me my name.

When I replied ‘Jane’, he said ‘Jane Smith?’

I said, ‘Yes, do we know each other?’

He said, ‘I was in PEP. I’ve been out now for 2 and a half years.’

I was astonished that he remembered me as I only attended two events and spoke with each person for a only a short period of time those days.

He asked if we could stay in touch, and we have communicated via LinkedIn and email.  He has shared pictures of his family, introduced me to his fiancée and talked about his job and the repair of his relationship with his children after he got out. (He has three. 🙂

As I have thought about it over the last few days, I realized what a significant impact I made just by being there, only one day in his class. For him to remember not only my face, but also my full name this many years after I visited, was nothing short of remarkable to me.

What you are offering to the inmates is amazing, but what you have also offered to the volunteers is just as meaningful…. A chance to make a difference in the lives of others.

Thank you for all you do, and thank God for PEP.

Comments
  1. Betty Crawford says:

    Thank God for PEP and for all of you very special people God placed in the lives of the men in the program. God bless you all.

  2. Maurice Hudson says:

    How are you doing? My name is Maurie Hudson and I would like to volunteer and help with the people in prison. Thank you very much

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  3. Anonymous says:

    APRIL 30,2013 HI MY NAME CARRIE IS I HAVE A VERY CLOSE FRIEND THAT WENT IN YOUR PROGRAM I AM SO AMAZED OF THE CHANGE IN PRASIE GOD FOR PEP THANK U FOR THE WORK YOU DO . GOD BLESS YOU ALL . AND THE MANY LIVES YOU WILL CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.

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