Lifeline Global Ministries partners with like-minded ministries throughout the US and around the world to minister to the incarcerated. Project Mañana, in the Dominican Republic, was the first international ministry to use the Malachi Dads curriculum in their outreach program.
Saturday, October 8, 2022, was a VERY special day. Nearly 500 people (inmates, children, and volunteers) gathered inside the maximum-security prison of Mao Valverde, Dominican Republic, for the 5th Annual Returning Hearts Celebration.
As part of Project Mañana’s Prison Project, the annual Returning Hearts Celebration is one of the most anticipated days of the year by inmates and their children.
A one-day event, the Returning Hearts Celebration converts the recreational yard of a maximum-security prison into a carnival atmosphere that promotes family values with rides, games, cotton candy, and great food!
Throughout the day, inmates who have graduated from Project Mañana’s Institute for Authentic Manhood & Womanhood™ get the opportunity to spend the day with their children; with the purpose of fostering a closer and healthier family relationship and bond. Together, they enjoy playing, talking, and laughing, while the inmate has a relaxed environment to encourage their children and begin to demonstrate how they’re making changes to their behavior.
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