Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84

YELOline Initiative, Inc.

Goal: $3,000.00

Specific Need

As coronavirus has challenged many businesses and organizations to rethink their usual method of operation, we find ourselves being no different.  Correctional facilities across the country are in a tight lock-down mode as coronavirus runs it's course throughout each facility......creating an environment of heightened isolation, fear, lonliness, and diminishing hope.  YELOline has been developing and preparing video content to send to each facility for chaplains to make available to the inmates in their care.  These videos will feature original music and segments of Bible study and sharing to lead inmates through prepared study guides tackling issues such as: forgiveness/bitterness, grace, identity, loss, thankfulness, and more.....  It seems that each time we take a few steps forward, though, we get kicked back a step because of outdated equipment.  Our goal is to purchase some much needed AV equipment and a new computer so we can move forward without any further hiccups and get these videos produced.  If you are able to help us meet that need, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

 

Mission

YELOline Initiative Inc. is a prison focused outreach with a mission to use original music, stories, and scripture to share hope with the incarcerated and unseen population of our society and encourage personal and spiritual reconciliation with God and others.

 

Profile

YELOline Initiative is the "sending agency" for the ministry that music duo, Edenlight, has been doing behind bars within state correctional facilities throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.  This partnership is enabling them to make this a full time focus and extend their reach to more facilities and further regions. 
 
Here are some of kind words we've received from a few of the inmates we serve:
 
 

 “Hi guys,
I just wanted to write and let you know how wonderful it  was of you guys to come see us one last time and sing for us. I swear I  felt like I was at a concert again and the best thing about this  concert was I was high on the Love of the Lord and can remember  everything that happened!!.....I have always loved your music and I  swear you guys get better every time I see you. As soon as they move us I  will be sending for your CD and can hardly wait to get it. I also want  you to know that even though I am on death row the Lord is really  blessing me daily and doing great things in my life. I hope you guys can  make it down to where they are moving us . But even if  we never meet again you will still be touching my life with your music.  
     Love you, your brother in Christ”

    - Jim, Death Row inmate

 

 

 “………Your voice Sue, and Dave your inspirational words and musical skills  really touched me in ways I can’t even describe. This is my first time  in a while that I actually felt some hope. Thank you!”

   - Kristy, jailed on heroin charges

 

 

 “Dear Edenlight,
Today you performed at the chapel at Mercer State  Prison and I would just like to thank you and commend you on a sterling  program. Your love for Jesus and each other shone through each beautiful  song that you did. There were times I could barely contain my tears. My  wife will be visiting on Tuesday and I can hardly wait to tell her  about your concert.”
   - Rolf, Inmate in a PA Correctional Institution
 

Review From A Prison Newspaper

 “From the first note, the audience was blown away by Sue’s voice which, backed by her husband’s precision on guitar, soared and slid with power. Her voice connected with listener’s inner emotions so they could feel each word and note.” 

 

Online Comment from a Former Inmate

"The songwriting is so raw and real it truly put me in a better state of mind.  You guys are awesome!!"

 

 

 

 

 

Photos & Videos

We recorded this video at the end of March 2020, just as prisons were going into lockdown.
$802.64 received
in 5 gifts
26.75%  of  $3,000.00 Goal

Contact

PO Box 1081
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: (814) 853-3687

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