November 25, 2015
All is Bright Christmas events are a day when inmate mothers or fathers and their children experience Christ’s heart for reconciliation as inmate parents recreate and experience Christmas with their children. Due to a lot of these moms and dads meeting their children for the first time or for the first time in a long time, our team has intentionally tried to think of creative ways to allow mom and dad to begin the forgiveness and relationship building process, without it being uncomfortable or scary for either the parent or child.
We, along with our team of volunteers, go above and beyond to transform a large room inside of a prison into a Winter Wonderland. It is filled with a day of fun, activities, live engaging entertainment for all children (including Santa), Christmas dinner, family photos, and most of all, presents! Our team obtains donations of brand new clothing, toys and gift cards from partnering churches and organizations to allow mom and dad to shop in a mock store environment for their child. Our volunteers then wrap each present and address it to each child from their parent. This opens up a gateway for a mom or dad to become the hero in their child’s life again.
Are you also passionate about reconciling inmate parents with their children? Do you pray for the healing of families? Then join us as we prepare to kick off the All Is Bright Christmas events during December!
Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Pray—Pray for healing between parent and child as they reunite and begin mending their relationship.
2. Volunteer—If you attend a church that is already a partner with God Behind Bars, fill out the volunteer application and see your church office for information on volunteering for this wonderful event!
3. Donate—If you are unable to volunteer, consider giving of your resources instead. When you donate, you help us provide a delicious meal, fun activities, and special gifts for the children and their parents. We truly cannot put a price tag on the restoration of families. Give today!
Through events like All Is Bright Christmas, we can join together and introduce inmates and their families to the eternal love of God!