Shawn at Place of Promise: From Prison to College

Shawn with his computer at Place of Promise
Shawn with his computer at Place of Promise

Shawn from our partner ministry, Place of Promise, recently shared his testimony in their newsletter:

“Two years ago, I came to Place of Promise straight from prison. I was sentenced 8 to 12 years and was paroled after 7. I was looking for a Christian program to go to so I called Place of Promise. It was hard when I got here, and I thought about going back to prison, but I stayed. And I am glad that I did.

I had no idea what I was going to do when I got out of prison, but I realized that I can’t do what I used to do, both physically and mentally. I believe that I am being called to the Christian community and I would like to work with people getting out of jail.

I finished high school, but never saw myself going to college. I am attending City Vision University online. I am working on an Associate’s degree in Christian Ministry and Leadership. There is a lot of reading, writing papers, Zoom classes, and posting. It’s hard, especially learning how to structure and schedule my day, but school is going great.”