Returning Hearts Celebration
Friday, April 28, 2017
RHC is a one day ‘Mission Outreach to inmates at Pitchess Detention Center and their children.’ It’s a day where volunteers from Grace help to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children through a fun and spirit-filled event that can result in a life change that honors God.” Inmates have been through special classes to prepare them begin to allow God’s healing and reconciliation with God and their children. It is ALSO a day that MANY Grace volunteers minister to the families of inmates that have been ‘left behind in a program held on the GBC campus. Throughout the day both at Pitchess and the GBC campus all are told about the HOPE that is available through our Lord.
GBC and AWANA LIFELINE work together in this prison ministry. The model for this ministry began at Angola Prison and is being duplicated in prisons throughout the United States and in many other countries with tremendous success. AWANA tools and materials are used to teach forgiveness and reconciliation. You can be encouraged by what the Lord is doing by visiting the national AWANA website that introduces this special ministry at AwanaLifeline.org
This great day of renewal is only possible with your help...YOU can make a difference...YOU can be a part of this ministry by:
- Praying for the event - the volunteers, dads, guardians, caretakers, and children.
- Making a donation - send a check made payable to GBC marked RHC in the memo line.
- Volunteering at the event - volunteers are needed for registration, carnival games, food services, transportation, family assistance at the prison and at Grace helping with the children’s guardians and caretakers during the event. There is also ministry opportunity prior to the event by making family contacts and preparing materials for the event.
Just like any other Short-Term Mission Trip, even though it is just one day, there are expenses. To raise the approximately $5,000 needed to support this outreach, we are asking all volunteers to donate $50 or more or find a ministry partner or partners to assist with donating these funds. The donations will be used for Bibles, back packs, prizes for the children to take home, T-Shirts, rental expenses for carnival booths and inflatable’s, invitations, postage, meals, and other ministry expenses. It is our intention that this continuing ministry be self-sustaining.
Volunteer guides and Volunteer Registration Forms are available by clicking a link below.
Volunteer Registration Form
*If you have participated last year (2016) and want to help out again, you MUST e-mail to confirm (with any changes of phone/e-mail address) a new form is not needed… Returning.Hearts@gracebaptist.org
If you are new to volunteer...please download, complete and return the registration form as indicated. You will be contacted soon after the form is received! You’ll get a great reward-helping transform lives…some for eternity. If you would like to help or want more information, please contact: Returning.Hearts@GraceBaptist.org