- New residents need time to adjust to living outside the walls, learn from their home mates, engage in individual devotions, participate in weekly Bible studies. Many changes have occurred during incarceration (debit cards at check-out lanes, mobile phones, internet)
- Residents attend support groups gatherings for Christian fellowship and accountability.
- Residents learn to complete a written budget for each paycheck or income source. Their budget includes tithe, 20% savings, and a weekly contribution to LWMN, paying it forward for the next new resident. When residents have a sizable savings account to carry them through unexpected circumstances, they are ready to move out on their own.
- LWMN receives no government money and operates on a very limited budget. One third of the Ministry budget comes from residents with an income. God provides donations through individuals like you, churches, and businesses. Until a resident is working, it costs $500/month to provide the necessities. “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 NIV.
In thirteen years through 2020:
- Over 110 residents have found employment and serve the community.
- Several residents purchased their own home with a sizeable down payment.
- Many became members of their church.
- Alumni residents keep in touch, serve the Lord, give back what was freely given to them.
- LWMN has a 92% success rate of residents not returning to prison.