A project enacting social injustice has been created through the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office with the help from local chaplains in the area. Project58 was developed by World Alive International Outreach and has three core areas with one of them focusing on enacting social injustice throughout the community. Project58 has teamed up with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office to provide deputies with chaplain services as they perform their day to day duties protecting and serving the community.
Chaplain’s rotate with deputies during their shifts to help provide spiritual and encouraging ministry. Deputies that continuously put their lives on the line often times need a listening ear and a positive uplift to continue to perform at the expected level. Director Matt Hobson believes it’s important that deputies get encouragement and support from the community they protect and serve.
Since the project began about three weeks ago, there are five chaplains who have been in rotation riding with deputies during day and night shifts providing this special service to them. Hobson says the project has been getting a tremendous amount of positive feedback from the deputies and even members of the community.
Hobson tells TV24 that the chaplains plan to continue to offer their services for as long as the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office allows them. Hobson also says he believes being a chaplain is just a ministry of presence and is excited to continue building trustworthy relationships with the deputies and throughout the community.