The Calvin Prison Initiative is seeking volunteers for an event at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility on Saturday, November 3, 2018 called ‘One Day With God.’
The event is put on by Forgiven Ministry and provides an opportunity for children and their incarcerated fathers to be reunited for one day in a correctional facility. The event fosters a space where the love of God can be experienced, forgiveness can be found, and where parent and child can work on their relationships with one another.The Forgiven Ministry website describes the vision behind the "One Day With God" event:
Volunteer InformationDetails: November 3, 2018, 7:30am - 5:00pm
Volunteer application deadline: October 17, 2018
How to volunteer: see below
‘One Day with God’ camps began with a vision of one day inside prison walls where parent and child could reconcile with one another and spend time together with God-anointed mentors working beside them. The day includes games, crafts, lunch, music, clowns, an illusionist, face painting and a parent-and-child quiet time. It is a divinely appointed time for both child and inmate in which both can experience the love of God and find forgiveness and reconciliation. If one child could have a Christ-centered Mom or Dad return home from prison, there would be a joyous change in that home forever, and it could change the path that child takes in life.
Below, watch a news report on another recent "One Day with God" event in Michigan:
Who can volunteer?
Any individual over the age of 18 in the State of Michigan.
What will volunteers do?
Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of ways including as escorts for the parent-child couples as they go throughout the days activities in the correctional facility.
When is the "One Day With God" event?
November 3, 2018 from 7:30am—5:00pm.
Where will it take place?
The day will begin at an off-site location where cars can be parked, and then there will be shuttles to the correctional facility for the day's activities.
How do I become a volunteer?
Fill out the following three required ‘approval’ forms:
- Forgiven Ministry Volunteer Application
- Michigan Department of Corrections LEIN Clearance form
- PREA documentation and PREA acknowledgement form
All of these forms need to be signed and sent into the Forgiven Ministry office in North Carolina by no later than October 17, 2018. Send the forms to this address:
Forgiven Ministry, Inc.
PO Box 117
Taylorsville, NC 28681
To see the love of Christ through forgiveness and reconciliation in parent-child relationships.