Encore: Chaplain Euvonka Farabee - Hope After Incarceration

January 22, 2016
Hosted by Nelinia Varenas

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Euvonka works to equip correctional leaders, volunteers, and incarcerated men and women to make prisons more rehabilitative places; she advocates for a more restorative criminal justice system; and she collaborates with churches and local service providers to support former prisoners, their families, and their communities. There is hope for restoration and healing for prisoners, their families, victims, and all those who have been impacted by crime. Those who once broke the law can be transformed and mobilized to serve their neighbors, replacing the cycle of crime with a cycle of renewal. Prison Fellowship® trains and inspires churches and communities—inside and outside of prison—to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration.

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Your Why

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Why do people decide to take a bold action or to do nothing? This smart, spirited and fun show takes you on an inspiring tour through the life-defining experiences of remarkable people who, with grace, selfless purpose, vision and drive, have saved lives, infused hope and provided critical help to others. These true stories delve into the thoughts, perspectives and emotions of guest speakers as they juggled decisions that ultimately altered lives of others for better. Provocative and yet sincere questions will reveal motivating touchstones for you as you apply what you hear to your own life. Our program is designed to provide authentic, frank, and at times humorous conversations. The undercurrent of the program is to help you expand the legacy that you leave in your wake and to become an inspiration and a beacon of joyful living to others.

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Nelinia Varenas

Nelinia Varenas

Nelinia’s parents immigrated to the United States with the dream of living a life of which they could be proud and that would grant fulfilling opportunities, happiness and intrinsic satisfaction. Nelinia’s father and mother instilled the values of integrity, responsibility, respectfulness, curiosity, knowledge, sacrifice and hard work. Throughout her life, Nelinia has surrounded herself with role models who encouraged her to set high standards, achieve and succeed. These same role models also helped her evolve into the caring and compassionate person she is today. Nelinia is committed to helping people in the same way that she was helped: through encouragement, kindness, selflessness and vision. As a perennial student of life and boundless optimist, Nelinia stays engaged with people in all walks of life. She is a member of Rotary International, Junior League, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International and Business Networking International.

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  • 1/29/2016: Service as a Lifestyle Listen Now
  • 1/22/2016: Encore: Chaplain Euvonka Farabee - Hope After Incarceration Listen Now
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