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Quest Event at LeCI Reinforces Responsibilities of Men

Quest Event at LeCI Reinforces Responsibilities of Men

Volunteers from Crossroads and The Four-Seven held a one-day retreat at Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI) called “Quest” focusing on the roles and responsibilities of men and the role faith plays in that process.

 Throughout the day, men took inspiration from Brian Tome’s book “Five Marks of a Man” and Stephen Mansfield’s “Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men”. Topics such as fatherhood, friendship, relationships, community, responsibility and more were discussed as volunteers shared their experiences and stories with the men in attendance.

 “I didn’t have a dad growing up, and all the men in my life found ways to hurt me,” one participant shared. “This experience today gave me a new perspective on what it means to be a man. Seeing these volunteers every Friday has given me hope that I can be different than the man I was when I came to prison.”

 “Quest” is an eight-hour program that is structured with community-building group discussions and Christian-based teachings. The day concluded with baptisms of seven men, as well.

 Crossroads and The Four-Seven provide inside education at LeCI through weekly programs such as Crossroads Anywhere, Building Success: Personal and Professional, The God Experiment, Undivided, Getting It Right and more.

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