My son is a freshman at Villa Angela St. Joseph school. The regular Religion class for the boys has been substituted with the M.E.G. program. I wanted to tell you how much of an impact these classes have had on my son. He comes home and tells me about the stories told by Mr. Mack. These stories are resonating with him and making him think about his current and future decisions. This has also opened up an ongoing conversation between me and him that allows me to give him advice about the things that he will be tempted with in the very near future. I believe that he is truly hearing what I'm saying and I am very hopeful that he will not easily cave to peer pressure.
I would like to give a very special thank you to Mr. Mack for sharing his story today about his brother that battled with addiction and ultimately lost his life because of it. That was such a deeply personal and emotional story and I am amazed that Mr. Mack was willing to share such an intimate part of his life in order to reach these young men. Please know that his story really touched my son and he has been thinking about it all day. He just couldn't imagine what it was like to go through such a horrible experience.
The M.E.G. group has been a part of Paul's school life for many years, as you also offered services at Our Lady of the Lake School. Thank you so much for all that you do to help so many people. God Bless you all.