Your #GivingTuesday Donation Helps Bring the GLS to 100 Prisons by 2020
We’re so full of gratitude after reflecting on the year so far!
We’re thankful for YOU for your prayer and support, thankful to God for His faithful presence, and we’re especially grateful for the way God is inspiring hearts and minds to ignite transformation in communities across the world through The Global Leadership Summit, including places we never thought possible.
6,000 inmates in 82 prisons across the U.S. in 2019
Little did we know when the Summit started 20+ years ago that it would be broadcast to more than 6,000 inmates in 82 prisons across the U.S. Can you believe it?!
Every week since the Summit in August, we’ve received letters from inmates pouring out their hearts in gratitude, sharing the impact the Summit has made in their life, in some cases merely because it made them feel they are not forgotten–they realize they still have value to bring to the table.
I’m using this opportunity to step into my role as a leader and stop the cycle of incarceration…
“I now realize that while I will never get the chance to fully make up for the crimes to my victims, their families or my ex-wife and our children, I do have the opportunity to help make sure that it never happens again. I have the opportunity to share my story and influence men to live a pro-social life; to do what is right, regardless of the cost. I’m using this opportunity to step into my role as a leader and stop the cycle of incarceration in other men’s families. I’m going to use the information from the Summit and the passion that was reignited within me to change lives and help these men pass those changes down to their children…”
Read more about what Zac at New Castle Correctional Experienced after his first Summit experience.
Each letter brings us to tears with the incredible reminder of the power of God’s grace. So, we want to invite you into our journey forward to expand the Summit in prisons across the U.S.
But maybe you’re wondering, does it really make a difference?
Why should you be concerned about building up Godly leadership skills in inmates?
You’re not alone in asking that question. Researchers have studied the outcome of bringing leadership training to inmates, and the results are incredible. Communication improves. Relationships improve. Respect increases. And why should that matter to you?
Because 94% of the prison population will be released one day, they’ll go back into society and into our neighborhoods, maybe even to the house next door.
The results of prison life are deep and long lasting, with consequences for us all. Because 94% of the prison population will be released one day, they’ll go back into society and into our neighborhoods, maybe even to the house next door. We need to do whatever we can to help them be successful and leave the criminal life behind. – Allen Hughes, Corrections Training Officer, Missouri Department of Corrections
Ultimately, it’s about life change and re-integration back into society that gives them value, purpose and a new vision for their live.
The stories we hear are an incredible reminder of the power of God’s grace, including this one about James:
#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!
And this year, gifts given on #GivingTuesday will go towards funding the expansion of the Summit in prisons.
What if we could expand the Summit into 100+ prisons in 2020?! Will you help us get there?
Learn more at GlobalLeadership.org/GivingTuesday