My service heart started while I was in prison.
I saw what was happening on the yard and I knew I wanted no part of it. I dug in and got two jobs to fill my time. As a COIII clerk I helped men find places to live and get approved to halfway houses. After a couple months of doing that I was blessed to get a job as a WIPP Clerk. As a clerk I was able to help men get jobs and it was then that I realized I had a servant heart. I enjoyed seeing others succeed and better themselves.
Originally, I wasn’t going to come to New Freedom. I already had a job as a sprinkler fitter that I had already done for 20+ years before prison. A coworker in the WIPP office who happened to be in contact with NFP, threw a packet of lessons and applications on my bed and informed me I would be going to New Freedom. At first I was defiant thinking “who does this guy think he is”. The more I thought about it, I figured I could take the easier softer way and go back to what I had always known or I could step up like a man and do it on my own. I took that gentleman up on his offer to go to New Freedom.