Hannah's Gift
Motherhood

Hannah's Gift teaches incarcerated mothers to foster a healthy relationship with her child.

Most mothers are the primary caregiver of the home and their absence due to incarceration has a great impact on the stability of their children. The life of Hannah and her son as told in 1 Samuel 1-3 serves as a model for this program. Though Hannah did not raise her son in the traditional sense, her role in his life surely shaped the person he became. Despite parenting from a distance, Hannah gave her child a legacy of faith.

In 2012, Hannah's Gift was launched at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women to provide ministry geared toward incarcerated mothers. Similar to Awana Lifeline's Malachi Dads, Hannah's Gift is becoming a thriving ministry bearing much fruit in the lives of incarcerated moms and their children.

HANNAH'S GIFT PLEDGE
As a Hannah's Gift mom, I acknowledge that my children are a gift from God. I take hold of the call and responsibility as a mother and I seek God's guidance on how to best parent my child. I am growing into a wise and strong woman of faith, and my greatest desire is to leave behind a spiritual legacy carried on by my children to their children May my family prove to be a tower of strength built on the firm.
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The Heart of a Mother
  • A 12-week study designed for women's prison ministry.
  • Topics include the story of Hannah and her son as told in the first two chapters of 1 Samuel in the Old Testament, and offers mothers the opportunity learn how to parent from a distance and give a legacy of faith to their children.
  • Available in Spanish
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Family Restoration
  • This 10-lesson study gives incarcerated mothers biblical steps for building healthy family relationships.
  • Topics include healthy communication, authority, and promise of restoration, all from God's Word.
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Psalm 23
  • 6-week study.
  • Topics include dealing with being alone, left out or facing a dead end and the reader will learn how to see the Lord as our Shepherd, our Peace, Provider, and our Healer.
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Program Curriculum

Hannah's Gift
  • 10-12 weekly two-hour meetings for 1 discipleship semester
  • Homework between meetings: reading, curriculum work, writing to children, prayer
  • Small group-type setting for discussion

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Goals for Hannah's Gift

Hannah's Gift
  • To biblically present God and His plan for each individual
  • To show how a person becomes a follower of Jesus Christ
  • To demonstrate how to grow as a follower of Jesus Christ
  • To give practice in developing godly habits: Bible study, prayer, Scripture memory, accountability
  • To work towards reconciliation with their children
  • To provide practical, biblical advice for life, marriage and parenting
PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

Hannah's Gift
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Do individual/group work and homework
  • Write to each child once a month
  • Bring Hannah’s Gift book and Bible to each meeting
  • Attend a church service weekly at their local facility
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  • Memorize weekly Bible verses