Overcoming Obstacles : Barnabas Inmates Receive GED
Gwinnett Daily Post recently published an article by Isabel Hughes entitled “Overcoming obstacles, Gwinnett Department of Corrections graduates second class of welders.”
Several inmates in the graduating class are faithful attendees of our Barnabas Ministries’ services. We wholeheartedly believe that God is at work in each one of these men’s hearts and lives.
The article said “As a preteen, Gage Bryant should have been spending time with kids his age; instead, he gravitated to a group much older than he was and fell in with a believe bad crowd.
“I should have stayed in a child’s place, but I didn’t; I tried to act older than I was,” 24-year-old Bryant said. “At 13, I got myself involved in a robbery that went bad. (My crew members) ended up taking two people’s lives — a man and a woman. It just so happened that the man was a retired veteran, in the Army. I hate for that loss.”
A decade later, Bryant, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison, is still paying for his crimes. But he now has something to be proud of: On Friday, 11 years to the day — the murders occurred on June 28, 2008 — he, alongside 13 other inmates, received welding certificates from Gwinnett Technical College. Bryant also received his GED, and was named class valedictorian.”
Visit Gwinnett Daily Post’s site to read the story in its entirety: https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/overcoming-obstacles-gwinnett-department-of-corrections-graduates-second-class-of/article_5b0c9fc6-99c1-11e9-a467-331a11f3706b.html