Sunday, March 26, 2017
Congratulations Class Of 2017: Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative!
Reader Bishop T.D. Jakes and the Potter house of Dallas were truly proud of the hard work, tenacity and achievement of the 160 individuals who was graduating from T.O.R.I. today. During the Potter's House Sunday Service they celebrated the achievements of the Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative - TORI.
Over the last 12 years, T.O.R.I. has provided housing, employment, healthcare, family reunification and spiritual guidance to over 10,000 people! This program has made a significant impact in the reduction of recidivism rates in the State of Texas. We celebrate our Executive Director, Tina P. Naidoo, the staff, and countless others who work tirelessly to continue reaching our community in this profound way.
As today’s Commencement Speaker, Bryan Stevenson @eji_org so eloquently stated, “Broken people are the ones who are really going to show us how God’s grace works!” We encourage each of the graduates, families and supporters to keep these important points as they move forward in life:
Change the Narrative
Don’t Lose Hope
Be Willing to do Uncomfortable Things to Create Hope
Don’t Measure Yourself the Way the World Measures You
2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is make perfect in weakness
The broken people will show us how grace and compassion works. The opposite of poverty is justice.