On June 4 & 5 - We're scheduled to present the "Dads' Classes" 2-Day Seminar in the Menard Medium Security Unit. We have three Dads involved. By May 13, we need three or four more Dads!
"Dads' Classes" = the Gospel, in the context of fatherhood
Then, on July 2 & 3, we're scheduled in the East Moline Prison. Right now, we have only two Dads involved. By June 10, we need four or five more Dads!
Please, if you cannot go, please pray that God will raise up men for the task! We have an "open door," and we really MUST go through it! God calls us "into all the world" to preach the Gospel!
Next, on July 9 & 10, we're scheduled in Danville. With only one Dad registered, we need 5 or 6 more! (By June 17th)
From an inmate: "The last thing I wanted to hear was another person talking about God, or Jesus, or the Bible. I went to your Dads' Class, and couldn't wait to go to my second one! Then, unexpectedly, I was released. Chaplain Tom, I need to go to the rest of the Dads' Classes!"(As he was from Aurora, I directed him to the Dads' Classes we offer on Thursday evenings at Wayside Cross in Aurora.)
"ROAD TEAMS" TAKE OUR
TO THE MENIN THE ILLINOIS' PRISONS!
On our Dads' Classes "Road Teams," we present the same Dads' Classes we have weekly in many local County Jails, but we present them in a 2-Day Seminar. We visit Prisons, where weekly classes simply are not an option for us. Our purpose is to:
Bring the Gospel to the inmates in the context of fatherhood,
Spark an interest in the men to become better Dads, break the generational cycle of crime, reduce recidivism, and
Spark an interest in the Prison Staff to welcome the year-long Malachi Dads' Program.
"Road Team" members lead small-group discussions between the classes, and may lead classes (your choice). We pay our own expenses (travel, motel & some meals). Class materials & training are provided.
We also need Dads for these other dates!
OUR "ROAD TEAMS" SCHEDULE
June 4 - 5, Menard MSU - NEED 4 MORE DADS!
July 2 - 3, East Moline CC - NEED 5 MORE DADS!
July 9 - 10, Danville CC - NEED 6 MORE DADS!
August 6 - 7, Logan CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!
Sept. 10 - 11, Hill CC - NEED 5 MORE DADS!
Sept. 22-23 & 24-25, Vienna & Shawnee - NEED 5 MORE DADS!
Oct. 9 - 10, Southwestern IL CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!
Nov. 5 - 6, Centralia CC - NEED 5 MORE DADS!
Dec. 3 - 4, Pinckneyville CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!
Jan. 14 - 15, '13, IL River CC - NEED 5 MORE DADS!
Can we have too many Dads? NO! All the Dads lead "small-group" discussions after each class. The more Dads, the smaller the groups. The smaller the groups, the more effective! WE NEED MORE DADS!