Our second focus at CMTS is training and discipleship. Some of our interns come to us from Christian recovery programs like America’s Keswick, Teen Challenge, and Hope Rescue Mission. These men have all graduated from a recovery program but are still in need of godly help and encouragement. About a year ago the CMTS administration recognized a need for more deliberate, focused and regular discipleship for these men. A longtime friend of Andy’s and recipient of CMTS programs is Pastor Sam Wajan. Sam is a Kenyan pastor who loves Jesus, studied biblical counseling, and has a heart for these men. Sam has been coming out to the ministry every Friday and doing a one-hour, one-on-one session with everyone in need of his services. All the men who meet with Sam have shown incredible improvement in their spiritual and emotional health as well as overall attitude and work ethic.
Another program we are trying to start is to match all the interns who come from a difficult background with a local accountability partner. Our plan is to have the men attend a local church and have that pastor, assistant pastor or elder meet with them regularly and call them out if church is being ignored. We do daily weekday staff devotions at lunch and a Thursday morning staff Bible study to also encourage spiritual growth. If anyone is interested in supporting any of these men in prayer, accountability, resources, or another way, please contact us. Please pray for these men and the CMTS administration as we develop programs to help further their walks with Christ.