Peter, Stella and Natalie, ministered to 69 men at the Remand prison where each one of them encouraged the inmates;
Peter encouraged them to let go and forget about the past convictions of the crimes they committed but rather focus on the life ahead of them. Stella encouraged the inmates to use the opportunities availed to them in prison to accomplish them. She also shared with them from the book of Psalms 103:1, where she said let them bless the Lord despite what they are going through. Natalie encouraged the inmates to pray without ceasing and trusting in God and to never lose Him for even a moment and that at the end of it all they will win the race. It was such joy seeing the inmates confessing their sins to God and seeking His forgiveness.
In Boma Section, Pr. Joel opened up the sermon with encouraging 247 inmates not to give up on their faith. He then introduced the preacher of the day, Ellen who shared about, “Running the Race” towards achieving the Goal. She shared from Philippians 3:12 – 21, where she encouraged the inmates not to lose hope but to focus on Jesus Christ to enable us run the race and we can only do this by having faith in Jesus Christ and purposing to grow in Him. “Paul had many challenges, but he purposed to run the race without fear. No situation, no storm should take us away from focusing on this race,” she added. Later, Pastor Joel ended the service in prayer.
The highlight was that 3 inmates gave their lives to the LORD.
In condemn section, James reached out to the 69 inmates in the fellowship that had gathered for the service. He encouraged them with the words of Paul in Philippians 3:12 – 21, where he encouraged the inmates to hold on to their faith without fear so that they are able to run the race and win. He gave them hope saying that for whatever situation we go through, it is part of the race and all we need is to be focused and hold on to Jesus Christ.
We thank the Lord for His journey mercies and commitment by the volunteers. We bless Him for His provision through the volunteers who donated sugar, rice, soda, soap, and facilitated for the transport.