Bringing Hope To Inmates Through The Word Of God
On 4th May, Apostle Kafeero Sunday-Prison Volunteer and I started our journey to Upper prison Luzira prison at 7:30am however, we delayed a bit on the way because of heavy traffic. It was my first time to go to visit our brothers in prison and I was eagerly waiting to meet them. We reached Luzira at 9:11am, went through the check-in and by 10:00am we were inside the church at Upper prison. The officers and the inmates gave us a warm welcome; they were delighted to see us and the church leaders introduced us to the congregation who were anxious to listen to what we had to share with them. To my surprise, the inmates have more committed church leaders and members than some of our churches outside prison. We began with the sharing, Apostle Kafeero shared from the book of Jeremiah 24:1-9 and I shared from 2corinthians 4:16 .
Thereafter, we prayed with them then we proceeded to condemn section where we were welcomed. We shared with the inmates and prayed with them. As we were interacting with the inmates, they told us that they were told that one of their friends who was released, went back into witchcraft which wasn’t true meaning whenever we take long without reaching out to them, they end up with false information. I also realized that these brothers really miss their families and would really love to take care of them or carry on their responsibilities if, at all they had a chance, I noticed this when we were leaving; they asked us about how their children are doing. Some of them wrote letters to their children. Let’s continue praying for them as they thrive through this situation. The officer who escorted us also appreciated the organisation for the reaching out to the inmates especially during this time. He said that now after the inmates have received the word of God they will take some time, about two weeks without misbehaving in prison. Both sections appreciated Wells of Hope for standing with them through the gifts (supplements), praying for them, and taking care of their children and families.
Compiled by: Erick Shepherd Nsubuga, Spiritual Enhancement Leader