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ENDURING FAITH MINISTRIES INC
May 21, 2012

I have had the pleasure to volunteer with Enduring Faith Ministries and the results are humbling. Pam and Ron have dedicated their lives to making a difference and that is exactly what they are doing. Years ago Pam and Ron decided to bring Jesus to the incarcerated. Pam and Ron share the bible with zest and passion. I am always amazed at how Pam can be sharing with about 75 ladies and yet you could hear a pin drop in the room. Pam freely shares from personal experiences and brings bible verses to life. Pam uses props to paint a picture for the ladies and provides concrete biblical principles to help keep them moving forward in their lives. I enjoy watching how the ladies come into the room and they light up with seeing Pam. It is because Pam's genuine love for the ladies is visible.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experience the results of this organization in two separate prisons. I have served with Pam multiple times at the Baylor Women's Correctional Facility and also with Ron at a men's prison in Philadelphia.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None to note.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None to note.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Absolutely. I'm not a risk taker by nature and I guess I never pictured myself serving in prisons. But the warmth of the reception I received was unconditional and I have learned a lot from volunteering with Enduring Faith Ministries.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Each time I serve I cry. I cry listening to Pam share her sermon. I cry watching the ladies receive Christ's love. I cry listening to the love being exchanged between the ladies and Pam and Ron. I feel overwhelmed at the kindness the ladies show to me, just volunteering alongside of them. What a blessing.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help serve snacks to the ladies and I sing songs with them. I also listen to them in the smaller break out groups share. I also give hugs and share Jesus's love.