“And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” Malachi 4:6
On Friday begins our new “Long Distance Dads” class. This is a character-based educational and support program developed the National Fatherhood Initiative, to assist incarcerated men in developing skills to become more involved and supportive fathers. This class we have 40 men enrolled which will be meeting in four separate groups that are facilitated by peer facilitators.
Pray that these men would learn responsible fatherhood and holistic parenting. Pray that they would be empowered to be fathers that assume emotional, moral, spiritual, psychological and financial responsibility for their children, both during and upon release from incarceration. Pray that the hearts of the men would turn to their children and their children’s hearts would turn to the fathers. Pray that this class would meet the psychological and physiological challenges of being an incarcerated father. Pray that ultimately these men would encounter Jesus and that their lives would be changed forever!