Would you be a mentor for a child or man in need? One of St. Martin’s largest Outreach Ministry groups is our mentoring or advocacy groups for young children, adolescent boys and men. More than 100 of our men and women serve with Yellowstone Academy, Open Door Mission, reVision, Prison Fellowship, Prison Entrepreneurship or Yellowstone Academy Scouting programs.
Open Door Mission Mentoring Program
Open Door Mission provides shelter, food, clothing and encouragement for homeless, addicted and disabled men. The Mission is in need of mentors for the residents in the DoorWay Recovery and Educational and Job Training Programs. An invaluable part of defeating chronic homelessness is for our men to find strong Christian mentors to help them find their way. St. Martin’s currently has 16 Open Door Mission mentors. For more information about this organization, visit opendoorhouston.org.
Prison Ministry Mentoring Program
These volunteers partner with local churches in reaching out to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families at the Carol Vance Unit in Sugar Land. Volunteers also participate in a Christmas party at the Carol Vance Unit.
6:15 – 8:15 p.m., First Thursday of the month
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at Gethsemane campus, 6856 Bellaire Boulevard
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Trotter Family YMCA, 1331 Augusta Drive
Play or cheer! No experience is necessary.
reVision works to transform the lives of at-risk and gang-affected youth by connecting them to positive adult role models, building a new community around strong, affirming peer groups, and preparing the youth for promising futures through education and jobs. reVision pairs adult mentors with youth, many of whom are incarcerated at the time mentors meet them. These volunteer mentors offer friendship and encouragement to youth during a difficult period of their lives, and commit to helping them move towards a more positive future. A positive peer group meets each week. St. Martin’s currently has 23 reVision mentors. For more information about this organization, visit houstonrevision.org.
Yellowstone Academy Mentoring Program
Yellowstone Academy mentors help children understand, through clear teaching and affectionate sharing, that reading enriches their lives. Volunteers also help with the Yellowstone Scouting program. St. Martin’s currently has 31 Yellowstone Academy mentors. Change a child’s life forever! For more information about this organization, visit yellowstoneacademy.org.
Yellowstone volunteers are needed to celebrate Spiritual Emphasis Week during Holy Week
April 11 – 13
12 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Could you help by assisting a small group leader for their breakout sessions? We need four men and four women to volunteer. They would meet at 12 p.m. to get the lay of the land, help with the game, listen to the ministry message and learn what to do in small group with a list of questions to get things started. We will not be doing our regular mentoring that week, so please plan to come one afternoon to help instead.
This is part of the plan for St. Martin’s to help Yellowstone Academy students and staff in their spiritual walk. What a Lenten blessing for all!