Well Done, Bruce Abbott

July 29, 2021

About three years ago, Bruce Abbott, Dave Costa and Gary McBroom (all Malachi Dads volunteers) had just finished breakfast at a local restaurant. As they were leaving, two men entered, and one went straight up to Bruce and stated, “You saved my life!” Bruce was a bit startled and asked how?   Aaron stated that he…

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Save the Date(s)

July 15, 2021

The Returning Hearts Celebration at Angola has always been one of the most anticipated events of the year for about 500 volunteers, 400 plus children and 150 inmate dads. If you’ve ever been a volunteer at any Returning Hearts Celebration you know how special this day is for everyone!  After two years of pandemic absence, the…

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Ministry Update, Spring 2021

July 12, 2021

By Dr. Romney Ruder According to the Prison Policy Initiative, there were an estimated 2.3 million males behind bars in the U.S. in 2020. When you ask how you might pray for our ministry, I would like each of you to remember the short phrase, “TWENTY-SIX TWENTY-SIX”. What do these four words mean and why…

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Beyond our Borders

July 9, 2021

When Lifeline first began reaching beyond our U.S. borders, we had no idea how the curriculum would be received. The first international Returning Hearts Celebration was looked upon with utter amazement. Prison officials saw how, under their new model of corrections reform, the Malachi Dads program was having a real impact on men desiring to…

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Mississippi Update

July 9, 2021

Recently I traveled to Mississippi to train 80 men and women inmates at the invitation of Mr. Burl Cain.  Cain is the former warden at Angola state prison and is now the Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.   He invited me to train inmate seminary graduates and students in their three major prisons…

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Governor’s Award

July 9, 2021

In Texas, Lifeline Global’s Malachi Dads received the “Best Family Program” award during the Governor’s 2020-2021 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Awards program. The award was presented by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. “Volunteering is a responsibility that these recipients have embraced wholeheartedly and for that we are extremely grateful,” said Board Chairman, O’Daniel. Executive…

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Rolando

July 9, 2021

Childhood Crime Rolando Cisneros shot his first robbery victim when he was just nine years old. “I wanted respect, and I used the power of the gun to get it. My opinion was my gun.” he said.  Growing up was “pretty rough.” “My mother was an alcoholic. I had no father.” By the time he…

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Platinum Seal

July 6, 2021

Lifeline recently earned the 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.   GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles help potential donors learn about charities using insightful data and metrics to help them make informed giving decisions. “This seal is the result of our transparency and stewardship as well as mission effectiveness,” says Dr. Romney Ruder, Lifeline’s President. With the…

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“Hurting People, Hurt People”

May 19, 2021

by Reginald Watts, Returning Citizen Reginald Watts was just a teenager when he was arrested on charges of first degree armed robbery. But it wasn’t his first run-in with the law, so as a repeat offender, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  “There is a lot of darkness in…

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Incarceration and Easter

March 23, 2021

By Dr. Romney Ruder, President of Lifeline Global Easter has always been my favorite time of year. The 40 days leading up to Easter offer time to praise and worship the Lord, to reflect on His ministry, to dig deeper into Scripture, and grow our relationship of prayer. Yet, Lent is also meant to be…

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