Malachi Dads where fathers develop community and learn to live up to their biblical responsibility as a father.
Malachi Dads is tackling this epidemic by challenging and teaching Christian men how to grow into godly parents, equipping them to spiritually train their children regardless of their circumstances and intentionally build a legacy of faith in Christ.
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.
Returning Hearts focuses on creating an environment of reconciliation between inmate parents and their children.
Returning Hearts Celebration is an event that unites children and their fathers and mothers for an unforgettable day of games, food, relationship building and Bible teaching. For one day each year, fathers and mothers can be real parents to their children.
"There are times when we are called to love, expecting nothing in return." - Max Lucado
While Awana Lifeline is caring for incarcerated fathers and mothers, we might ask, "Who is taking care of their children?" We call those caretakers guardians; the wives or husbands, grandparents, uncles or aunts, or even just friends that have stepped up to fill the gap. Individuals that have put their own lives on hold to care for and parent children, not necessarily given to them at birth, as their own.