While Marty was sharing his life story, he could identify with the struggles of guys growing up under the influence of gangs, violence and drugs. He told the young men that he became a true champion after he gave his life to Christ.
As Barbara stepped up after Marty was done, she set her prepared notes aside and followed the path already established by Marty. She said, "If you mess up, it's okay. Start over again!"
Prison inmates respected Barbara because she respected them. Imagine a cell block with a culture of respect because one women changed the atmosphere! Proverbs 19:21 became our theme for BWAP 104. "Many are the plans in a person's heart. But it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."
Marty set the tone for the evening. That's another way of saying, "A world champion changed the BWAP atmosphere." Barbara brought a tsunami into that atmosphere. Thank you Marty and Barbara for sharing your hearts with our young men. Jesus loves you and so do we.
BWAP - Brothers With A Purpose is a mentoring program of YWAP that focuses on youth affected by gangs, violence and poverty. For more information about YWAP Mentoring programs please leave a message or call us, 716-830-8240. Thanks for your time. #ywap #bwap #JLYASDW