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Children of Prisoners Reunite with their Fathers Behind Bars for a Day

By Karly Carpena
December 22, 2015

Three million children in the United States alone have a Mom or Dad behind bars. They are the silent victims that many people don’t consider. So, a wonderful program called, “One Day With God” was started by a woman named Scottie Barns. She understands all too well what it is like to have a father in prison. Her father spent most of his life in prison and she was never told “I love you” from him.

Her heart’s desire was to help other children not suffer the same pain she did. This ministry program allows children to spend one day with their fathers. These Dads must earn their way into the program and get help from other men on how to be good fathers. These looks on these children’s faces speak a thousand words of why this program is so valuable and gives hope that the men have something to hold onto to bring the change they need in their lives not only for themselves but for the their kids. It is amazing how resilient kids are to forgive and show unconditional love, these men know it and it touches their hearts in such a powerful way.