MATCH2 (M2) Mentoring
In addition to the regular Bible studies and Sunday services, one key ministry is our MATCH2 (M2), which is a type of mentoring program.
A volunteer is assigned to meet with an inmate on a Monday night, once a month, and then write at least one letter. The volunteer cannot help financially, legally or personally, but can be a friend who discusses what we call the 4-F's of ministry.
Talk about: Family, friends, fellowship and freedom. The freedom part includes what is his parole plan and what it means to be free in Christ.
This mentoring event takes place in the visitation room and usually about 35-45 volunteers go in together to visit the men who have signed up.
We want to make sure volunteers are comfortable in working with inmates in a one-on-one setting. Following the evaluation of the inmate and volunteer, we set up the visit. If for any reason, the inmate or volunteer are not compatible, we change the assignment.
Match2 (M2) Dates for 2017 - volunteers need to be at the El Dorado Facility around 6:00 p.m on the night assigned.
January 9 and 23 (Date change due to Martin Luther King day of January 18)
February 6 and 20 (NO date change) President's Day is NOT a State of Kansas Holiday. So we have M2 that day.)
March 6 and 20
April 3 and 17
May 5 and 19
June 6 and 17
July 3 and 17 No change due to July 4
August 7 and 21
September 11 and 18 (Date change due to Labor Day on the September 5)
October 2 and 16
November 6 and 20
December 4 and 18
We encourage M2 volunteers to write at least one letter a month.
Inmate Name and Number
P.O. Box 311
El Dorado, KS 67042-0311
Your Name - M2 Volunteer
P.O. Box 1279
El Dorado, KS 67042-1279
When our office receives the inmates letter, it will forward it to YOU, so your home or office address is kept private.
Call our office if you have questions. 316-733-1537 or email to