Today we served alongside some broken men who are seeking a 2nd chance through the New Orleans Mission Discipleship program. Our team, alongside these men, were stacking down wall panels for a couple of different organizations to pick up and turn into homes. The best part of this time was getting to know each other better and listening to the stories. They are both humbling and heartbraking. Kevin was married with 2 children at age 15, he is now the maintenance man at the mission. Mike had been shot 6 times, 2 bullets still remain in his body. He did 5 years time in the state prison system for drug involvement, got out early to join the discipleship program after he gave his life to Jesus Christ. Theo lost his wife and children in a house fire. He had gone out to get some more cornbread to help feed his family and when he returned, they were all gone. Each of these men took a moment to encourage our young men to honor their parents and follow God's path. I'm sure they'd like to go back and change some things and spend a little more time with their loved ones as well. We closed by joining hands and praying together. Kevin led the prayer. I can't imagine myself being in any of these situations, but I'm grateful for the humility & courage of these men to share their hearts with us and grateful they are getting a 2nd chance. Please lift these men up in prayer as you read these names, especially Theo as the anniversary of his family passing is coming up in June.