Although the word “yokefellow” is out of use today, the meaning is easily understood. Most of us know a yoke is a device that connects two animals together to increase the power for the work that needs to be done.
Jesus said “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:29-30). From a spiritual perspective, we labor together with the Lord Jesus. Among ourselves, we labor in the gospel.
How does the Yokefellow program function?
If an inmate wants to participate in this program, he/she must complete our “Getting Ready for the Outside” correspondence course or attend a in prison “Getting Ready for the Outside” class and submit a Yokefellow Mentorship Program application.
The application is reviewed and prayed over by Yokefellow Volunteers. A Yokefellow volunteer comes alongside the inmate once he/she is released to assist them during their time of adjustment.