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 should you include it in your prayers? This represents the cost of printing and sending a complete set of curriculum to a male inmate: $26.26. Imagine that. For $26.26, we can provide a year’s worth of classroom instruction to each man behind bars. Classroom instruction that provides Biblical teaching and training on effective manhood and fatherhood.
But the overall impact is even greater than $26.26 per person. Your support is helping Incarcerated men have a positive impact on their children; helping to positively change their lives. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) states that our country has over 5 million kids affected by a parent behind bars. When you pray “TWENTY-SIX TWENTY-SIX” you are not only asking God to help Lifeline Global reach a male inmate but an additional two children on average. What an impact! Let us keep this ministry moving!
(This article first appeared in the Spring 2021 Lifeline Global Newsletter)