We had SIX Dads to present the Seminar at Menard Prison. Because we only had six, they limited the audience. Many inmates were turned down. If we would have had more Dads, they would have allowed more inmates!
On July 2 & 3, we have FOUR Dads signed up to go to East Moline Prison.
On July 9 & 10, we have FIVE Dads signed up to go to Danville Prison.
On August 6 & 7, we have FIVE Dads signed up to go to Logan Prison.
We WILL hold the Seminars with this many volunteers, BUT
We need help! We need more Dads!
Inmates are coming to the "Dads' Classes" who would NEVER come to a Bible Study or a church service. They come even when the "Dads' Classes" are advertised as BIBLE-BASED & CHRIST-CENTERED. These men don't want their kids to follow in their footsteps! Many of these men are hearing the Gospel for the first time in their lives!
If you cannot come to the Prisons with us, PLEASE pray that God will raise up Dads that can come.
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 are provided.
On December 3rd & 4th, we've been invited to Dixon Prison. They're talking about having 100 inmates at the Seminar! We'd like to have at least 12 - 15 Dads! Right now, FIVE are signed up.
We need more Dads for each of these upcoming dates!