“One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers-Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew-throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!’ And they left their nets at once and followed him.” (Matthew 4:18-20, NLT)
Jesus has the divine ability to see potential in others. He formed a core ministry team of common, uneducated men, not for who they were, but for who He knew they’d become. Jesus had a vision and invited everyday folks to step out of their everyday lives into something completely new. Their “yes,” made all the difference for the disciples–and for the world.
Just like Jesus, good leaders look for undiscovered qualities in people and provide opportunities for their talents to become assets. The ability to nurture talent and encourage growth in others creates loyalty.
As I look at the diverse group of CLPRM volunteers, I praise God that He is still in the business of revealing potential in others. Although our team comes from different backgrounds, denominations, genders and experiences, we share one purpose–to be fishers of men and followers of Christ. God has blessed our “yes” and we are making a visible impact in prison and recovery communities.
I’d like to thank all of CLPRM’s volunteers and encourage us to continue to press toward the mark of the Higher Calling and be the best we can be for Jesus!
Thank you for your support and your prayers for this ministry! If you haven’t already, please consider making a financial donation to CLPRM. (See link to the right.)
In His Service,
Chairman and Director, CLPRM