Returning Hearts Celebration
Next RHC date Friday, April 29, 2016
RHC is a one day ‘Mission Outreach to inmates at Pitchess Detention Center and their children.’ It’s a day where volunteers from Grace help to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children through a fun and spirit-filled event that can result in a life change that honors God.” Inmates have been through special classes to prepare them begin to allow God’s healing and reconciliation with God and their children. It is ALSO a day that about 40 Grace volunteers minister to the families of inmates that have been ‘left behind.’ On the GBC campus they help them to know the HOPE that is available through our Lord.
The model for this ministry began at Angola Prison and is being duplicated in prisons throughout the United States with tremendous success. AWANA tools and materials are used to teach forgiveness and reconciliation. You can be encouraged by what the Lord is doing by visiting the national AWANA website that introduces this special ministry at Awana Lifeline
This great day of renewal is only possible with your help...YOU can make a difference...YOU can be a part of this ministy by:
Praying for the event - the volunteers, dads, guardians, caretakers, and children.
Making a donation - send a check made payable to GBC marked RHC in the memo line.
Volunteering at the event - volunteers are needed for registration, carnival games, food services, transportation, family assistance at the prison and at Grace helping with the children’s guardians and caretakers during the event. There is also ministry opportunity prior to the event by making family contacts and preparing materials for the event.
Just like any other Short-Term Mission Trip, even though it is just one day, there are expenses. To raise the approximately $10,000 needed to support this outreach, we are asking all volunteers to donate $50 or more or find a ministry partner or partners to assist with donating these funds. The donations will be used for Bibles, back packs, prizes for the children to take home, T-Shirts, rental expenses for carnival booths and inflatable’s, invitations, postage, meals, and other ministry expenses. It is our intention that this continuing ministry be self-sustaining.
Registration forms and volunteer guides are available by clicking the links below.
*If you have participated in the past and want to help out again,
you MUST e-mail to confirm (with any changes of phone/e-mail address) at
If you are new to volunteer...please download, complete and return
the registration form as indicated. You will be contacted soon after the
form is received!
You’ll get a great reward-helping transform lives…some for eternity. If you would like to help or want more information, please contact: Returning.Hearts@GraceBaptist.org