A story from AMP’s original mentoring program in Bell County, Kentucky
Ken, the director of the Appalachia Mentoring Project, received a call from a school social worker about a desperate young boy. There was one problem. Sam lived way up in a “holler,” far from any town or church. It didn’t seem likely that a mentor could be found who be be willing to travel that distance into the mountains to meet with a troubled boy. But what seems impossible to mere mortals is not an issue for our Lord.
The next week, Ken met Tommy, who lived on the same mountain road as Sam, at a church service. Tommy was acquainted with Sam and couldn’t wait to be his mentor. Not long after they were matched, Tommy sent a photo of him and Sam up in the mountains on their first Saturday hunt. Although the fired no shots on their inaugural trip, the next buck would help feed Sam’s family for the winter.