Ninety percent of runaways and homeless children are from fatherless homes. So are 63 percent of teens who commit suicide, and 39 percent of jail inmates. When it comes to kids’ well-being, nothing is more beneficial than a loving, supportive relationship with their fathers.
As part of our calling to redeem the effects of crime through the Gospel, and see true generational impact, we are committed to training men and women behind bars to fulfill their God-given potential as moms and dads. Every day, we see parents coming to realize what an important, positive role they can play in their children’s lives!
Recently, we received a letter from Jason, who read an article about fatherhood in our newspaper for prisoners. He writes:
I have turned my life over to my Father in Heaven to do with as He sees fit. I got a newspaper from a fellow Christian at our last prison church service … One article in particular drew me to my knees and made me cry and beg God to forgive me and help me with my journey of repairing my relationship with my three boys (ages 13, 18, 19). The article was entitled ‘Becoming a Better Dad.’ I want to be a good father, like my Father in Heaven is to me.
This Father’s Day, please join me in prayer alongside Jason and every other incarcerated father who is seeking to become a better dad, building a new relationship with their children in place of the brokenness of the past!