Brian Woodard was guest speaker at the Sept. 26 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. He serves as jail chaplain for Webster County Baptist Association and executive director of Restoring Hope Ministry.
Woodard said over 90% of the people he and other volunteers see in jail are there because of meth.
“We’re trying to help inmates break that cycle,” he said, noting that the age of users is getting younger.
Restoring Hope is a non-profit ministry specifically designed to minister to people suffering with addiction and their families. Its team of about 20 volunteers conducts Bible studies and provides biblical counseling for Choctaw and Webster County jail inmates. RH also provides after-care for those exiting rehab/incarceration.
Additionally, Woodard said the ministry is establishing a clothing closet. Weekly meetings for men are held at the 911 Center in Mathiston. Woodard was back Oct. 11 with one former and one current inmate who shared how Restoring Hope Ministry has helped them.
For more information, visit restoringhopeonline.org or contact Woodard at 662-552-8141.