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Malachi Dads
Hannah's Gift
Returning Hearts Celebration
Guardian Program
Quick Facts about Awana Lifeline

  • The ministry effort that has become Awana Lifeline launched at Angola Prison in Louisiana in 2004.
  • To date, over 50 jails or prisons have used our Malachi Dads and Hannah’s Gift programs, with over 1,500 men having graduated.
  • Malachi Dads is based on the vision of reconciliation of fathers and their children found in Malachi 4:6.
  • Hannah's Gift is based on the book by Dr. Kristi Miller
  • The Heart of a Father was the first book in the Malachi Dad curriculum. Check out the Awana Online Store to purchase.
  • Currently, there are five books Malachi Dads books and two Hannah's Gift books available in the Awana Lifeline Store.
  • Hannah's Gift launched in December 2013. Take a few minutes to watch the video on this program for incarcerated mothers.
  • In July of 2016 Awana Lifeline held the first international Returning Hearts Celebration in the Dominican Republic. Take a few minutes to watch the video.
  • Looking for a one day mission trip for your church? Check out the Returning Hearts Celebration section for volunteer opportunities! At least eight Returning Hearts Celebrations will take place in 2017.
  • While this ministry launched from Awana Clubs International, Awana Lifeline is its own nonprofit organization and relies completely on the generosity of donors to sustain the ministry and expand its reach. Click here to make a donation.
News & Events


Registration is now open for the 2nd Returning Hearts Celebration at Hardee Correctional in Bowling Green, FL

Sign up today! Click here to register.

Invite your friends and family to join you on this very special day of reconciliation between inmate fathers and their children! Begin praying now for the inmate fathers as they share God’s love with their children on that day!

Questionss? Contact: Raeanne Hance at raeanne@godbehindbars.com, Dave Dorsey at dave@oakwoodfl.org, or Jennifer Smith at jennifers@awana.org.

This event is in partnership with Hardee Correctional, God Behind Bars and Awana Lifeline.

Contact: Andrea Shelton (aheartbound@comcast.net) or Adrienne Levy Millis (adriennedlevy@gmail.com)

Registration info: Go to www.heartboundministries.com, then click on Returning Hearts link for registration, volunteer guide, missions fee payment, etc.
ReturningHearts04-28-2017 :: PITCHESS DETENTION CENTER
Host: Grace Baptist Church, Santa Clarita, CA
Contact: Fred Fels, Coordinator (felshouse@ca.rr.com)

Web site not activated until the first of January.
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