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 2020 - volunteers need to be at the El Dorado Facility around 6:00 p.m on the night assigned.

January 6 and 13 (Date change due to Martin Luther King day. No Match2 on January 20)

February 3 and 17 (NO Date Change) President's Day is NOT a State of Kansas Holiday. So we have M2 that day.)

March 2 and 16

April 6 and 20 CANCELLED until further notice

May 4 and 18

June 1 and 15

July 6 and 20 No change due to July 4

August 3 and 17

September 14 and 21 (Date Change due to Labor Day on the September 7)

October 5 and 19

November 2 and 16

December 7 and 21

We encourage M2 volunteers to write at least one letter a month.

SEND TO:

Inmate Name and Number

EDCF

P.O. Box 311

El Dorado, KS 67042-0311

 

Return address

Your Name - M2 Volunteer (Full Name)

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