September 15, 2005

Public - Private Miracles!

Amachi is an Ibo, West African, word that means, “Who knows but what God has brought us through this child.” It is also the name of a program that is a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Amachi is a nationwide program, which began in Philadelphia, and is growing rapidly in Central Maryland. This program connects children of prisoners with people of faith, and so far the Maryland program has created more than 200 matches from 30 congregations. It is commonly known that children of prisoners are likely to end up in prison themselves without positive intervention by caring adults. I'd say that 200 matches with the potential to keep a lot of kids out of prison represents a whole bunch of miracles.

Could the people at your place of worship step up for something like that?

Check it out.

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