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Friends,kindly extend your support by providing us with cash transfer to buy food and medical items for four hundrend prisoners from sierra leone,west afriFriends,kindly extend your support by providing us with cash transfer to buy food and medical items for four hundrend prisoners from sierra leone,west africa.
If anyone feels that they could inspire my little brother that’s in jail, and be a Godly influence to him. He really needs some penpals and could really use some encouragement and Godly correspondence and hope. Let me know and I’ll give you his info if you wanna write him a letter. If God puts on your heart to write him. But above all that, please pray for him. His name is John. I love him and he has a really good heart, we’ve just been through a lot of stuff in our life and he made mistakes. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. Matthew 25:36
“Lead Me throughout This Coming Year” We have been reading the opening words of Psalm 90 – a prayer of Moses, the man of God. Do you wish to be a man of God – a woman of God? What are your hopes and prayers and longings for this New Year? Might that be one of them? I learned recently how ‘God’s man’ and a ‘Man of God’ are not necessarily the same thing. As we come before our Creator God, and our loving Saviour, Jesus Christ, what is uppermost in our hearts and minds? When God created man He made us perfect and placed us in a perfect garden – or parkland. I have put you in there to enjoy it - do not spoil it - do not ruin the world I created. Have you ever seen someone's garden which has been ruined by mindless vandals? That happened to God's perfect garden. There are no secrets hidden from God – all you do - all you say - the way we treat people - all that is seen by God, and known to God. Our sins are seen by God - even when we think HE may not be looking. You can decide you are going to give yourself to seeking wisdom - the Bible will enable you to become wise. Let God’s wisdom consume you – and saturate you – and be bathed in the wisdom of God - and people will be amazed when you are called upon to make some vital decision. Perhaps, when they are in some difficulty they may approach you for help - because they know you to be someone who is wise - and you are wise with the wisdom of God. That does not just appear overnight. We have to work at it - and God does not share His secrets with lazy people. Study the Word of God - and become WISE. That can be one goal for these coming weeks and months. Do make sure you are in the Word of God every day – read part of the Bible every day. I keep hearing of some Christians who do not do this. Remember that old poster – that old ‘Wayside Pulpit - “Seven days without the Word makes one weak”. How do you handle time? Many people find they have problems handling money - but even more people find it hard to handle time. Use your time - do not waste it. Verse 10 – This decision was made following Creation when man had fallen and sinned. This is not an aspect of truth which is readily accepted and acceptable – how strange. Some may be totally unaware of it – and will be, if it is not taught in places of worship. I will give them 70 - or 80 years - if they have the strength? The cause of death is SIN. Moses, the man of God has faced up to that. What would you say would fulfil and satisfy you when you reached the end of your life? A happy and useful life! Moses could have said that – but Moses realised that he could have neither without God. Verse 11 – Moses asks the question. Who considers the anger of God? Moses mentions various vital areas in the opening words of Psalm 90 – do check them out. Verse 12 – Teach us – to value our days – we need wisdom. We need YOU to put us in your school in Your classroom. The final section of the Psalm is how to live a happy and useful life. Man wants to be free to live as he chooses! People think God is going to limit us and restrict us - No. Teach us to number or value our days. We need to be taught that. Moses prays for wisdom from GOD. People are talking about making medical advances - and living longer and longer - as if there was no SIN. God has said – God has spoken – God has set the limits - and these cannot be changed. Moses knew there were pleasures and enjoyments away from God. We so need God - and Moses prays that. Have compassion. Be merciful. In verses 13 to 17 – We read of God’s Mercy – RELENT - come back and show us your mercy – remove from us Your Hand of Judgment. Verse 14 – Satisfy us in the morning - and we can be glad all our days. What an offer - our God can satisfy us as no-one else can. Moses would recall how the manna fell in the morning - and nourished the people during that day. Teach us to number our days. Verse 14 – Moses prays for - satisfaction in God. God, bring a new day – let this chapter in our lives come to an end and start a new fresh chapter! As a people – Help us to sing again. Verse 16 – Work in us O God – let the people experience Your favour and Your mercy and Your grace. Verse 17 – Moses prays for transformation by God – put Your hand upon our hand. The wisdom of God is so different from worldly wisdom, and pleasures and riches. The Psalms are not only rich for meditation - but so relevant for our every day living, as disciples of Jesus. In these closing words there is this sense of usefulness – of lasting usefulness – of leading a positive and practical life. We all want to do something worthwhile. We want to do something that will last. People scratch their name on a tree or a piece of stone somewhere - they want their name to last. Before you can do anything useful - you have to be usable. Grace first - His favour first - then He can make what we do useful and valuable. Moses prays for grace – for the favour of God - and he prays that God would show us what He wants us to do. We do not have all the answers – this is where we need humility. God has so much to give us - and when HE gives, HE is so generous. Jesus comes offering us abundant life - life to the full. The Christian Life is NOT something dull and dreary and restricting and limiting - No, it is the very opposite. Ask Jesus to show you what HE wants you to do - with your life - with your talents and abilities and gifts. Yes - make your life count for God - and remember people are watching how you live - and listening to the things you say. Your testimony can be at stake, when you may not realise it. This Psalm, like life, is solemn and serious - though saturated and laced with encouragement and joy and love, and the grace of Jesus Christ. “Loving gracious heavenly Father – I pray about these days and weeks that lie ahead – as I read Your Holy Word, guide me and lead me – help me to find anew, light and direction and wisdom, as I read the Scriptures – put Your Hand upon mine – put Your hand in mine – and take me onward, step by step – in Jesus name I pray. Amen.” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives' - warmest greetings for 2020, in Christ Jesus.)
Redemption in Christ Jesus enables us in His reconciliation ministry...
When I joined Prison Fellowship Zimbabwe in 2010. I was privileged to know this guy Itai who was by that time in prison serving a life sentence. I was attracted to him when I saw that he was determined and his faith was strong and unshakable. At one time in 2012, I was offered an opportunity to facilitate some Theological Studies in prison on behalf of Harare Theological College (HTC) and this man was party of the 10 students (inmates) who were enrolled to learn the basics of Studying the Word. After serving 26 years in prison, Itai was released on Presidential pardon and this was in 2017. He was incarcerated when he was very young and upon his release the only thing he wishes to have was a family of his own since he had no family member close to help him out. The assumption according to him was that freedom is when you are no longer in chain. Little did he know that he was not free yet because of the reality of his situation confronted to him. A pregnant wife, accommodation, basic needs and unemployed all this was facing him right back and centre. It was really a big challenge for him to break stigma he has to go through. He was disappointed of what he knew about a church. That it is a Body of Christ, forgiving people, loving people etc. It was unfortunate that his definition of a Church was not close to what he knew of a Church of God. His observation made him to feel that the Church that he left in Prison was more of what he expect of a Church. He found it difficult after 26 years of his time in prison to able to identify himself with people. Praise God, one of his dreams was fulfilled and God blessed him with a baby girl Precious, saying this is a precious thing God has given me. He joy was kindled again. Since the day he was released, he never had an opportunity to share with anyone his Story. A man who was on death row and moved to Life and eventually a free man. He visited Prison Fellowship Zimbabwe Office for the first time with his wife and daughter. Part 1
IBAN: BE68 0013 7271 8334. BIC/Swift: GEBABEBB Pay Pal: via our website www.Plentishare.org together with Disnesh Neupone from Prison Fellowship Nepal is organizing a crowdfunding. The children from their children home need urgently new beds, matrasses and blankets. Will you also help us with a small donation of 5 Euro/US$. Many hands make light work. https://www.gofundme.com/some-children-dream-of-a-proper-bed&rcid=r01-155524961038-d06d24de0bb944df&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w
We Do Not Run To Come In First, But To Finish Faithfully - Why would anyone want to become a Christian during these first three centuries? Persecution was fierce and universal. We need to be informed as to how persecution is spreading rapidly today. In the beginning, there was nowhere to hide, and there was no social benefit whatsoever in being disciples of Jesus Christ. These early disciples enjoyed and appreciated communion with God, through Jesus Christ. As they were loved and empowered by God they became salt and light, challenging many forms of darkness. Regarding this calling of God, holy as it, and depending upon our answering His holy call, they discovered it to be all of grace. We too are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. God seldom calls a person to do what by human ability he is able to do. We see that in the lives of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Gideon and Jeremiah. Read their stories as recorded in the Bible. Almighty God provided them with what they needed, to do what they were called to do. When today’s disciples wonder what it is all about at times, this clear guidance shines – fix your eyes on Jesus. Keep running your race faithfully, and keep your eyes on Jesus who is the trailblazer, the author and finisher of our faith. There are times when the disciple has to make that deliberate decision to look away from all else to Jesus Christ, the Saviour. In the book of Hebrews these disciples knew the meaning of endurance. As they ran their race they were able to overcome various pain barriers – two of which can be ‘growing weary’ and ‘losing heart’. They did not have an easy time. Neither did Jesus Christ. Be prepared for struggles and keep focused and faithful. We do not run to come in first, but to finish faithfully. Read Hebrews Chapters 11 and 12 and be encouraged and strengthened – and nourished from God’s holy Word. When we hear, or read, of men of faith, there is always that element where each acted on the basis of his faith. They did something, obeying God, having taking risks. They were prepared to look foolish, or be regarded as peculiar, and then there came that day when their names appeared in an honours list in the book of Hebrews. They had pleased God. Without faith it is impossible to please God – Hebrews Chapter 11 verse 6. Men and women of faith are encouraged to run the race marked out for them and to run with perseverance and endurance. Is this not the salient and significant evidence of Christian discipleship? God calls us to persevering faith, demonstrating endurance and continuance – a going on. It takes courage to persevere and endure, and the writer to the Hebrews is addressing discouraged disciples. In the military context, perseverance means you stand your ground through all the battlefield dangers, refusing to flee, or run away. In the athletic context, perseverance speaks of not falling back, or dropping out. If the Christian life was regarded as some kind of ‘jolly picnic’ there would be no need for this type of language. The disciple of Jesus was taught to throw off everything that hindered and hampered progress – getting rid of burdens, weights, and sins, that could entrap, ensnare, and entangle. Worry, discouragement, immorality, lust, greed, addiction, fear, and various other emotions, can be impediments which disable disciples in the heat of the battle. Many things may be legitimate, but the Christian soldier lays them aside as he prepares and runs the race marked out. AGON is the word used for race from which we get ‘agony’, implying self control in every area of life – a disciplined disciple. Is that you? Let me encourage you in these times to keep running – to persevere and endure – so that you may finish faithfully. “Lord God Almighty – as we bow before You in Worship and Praise – and with thanksgiving for all that we have in Christ Jesus – help us serve with perseverance and endurance. Rid me of whatever might hinder and hamper – so that I might fight the good fight – finish the race – and keep the faith. Lord, I realise that if I do not keep the faith, it will be difficult to fight the good fight and finish the race – so help me – risen, living, loving Jesus. Amen.” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org - in the 'Archives' section - every prayerful blessing.)

We help restore justice and healing to families and communities in response to crime.

Prison Fellowship International is a global association of 120 national affiliates, working with the assistance of over 45,000 volunteers, to promote human dignity and the transformation of prisoners.

Prison Fellowship International is the world's largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry.

Mission: The mission of Prison Fellowship International is to proclaim and demonstrate God's love by reaching out to prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, victims and the community. PFI is a ministry of transformation and reconciliation. The heart of Jesus' teaching is love and forgiveness - living in peace with God and with one another, even those who offend us.

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Esther’s Dream Come True - Prison Fellowship International

“I often dreamed of looking in my father’s eyes,” says Esther, “I am thankful my dreams became real." http://ow.ly/RvPK30qDMzp

pfi.org One of the most important things we do is help children and families maintain a connection to their incarcerated parent.

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A Message from our CEO Andy Corley about Global Day of Prayer!

Our President and CEO sent a message from England encouraging everyone to join us on 28 May for Global Day of Prayer! Let us know where you will be joining us from in the comments! For more information, visit pfi.org
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Join PFI President & CEO Andy Corley and Prison Fellowship ministry leaders from around the world as we unite as one family of God in strength and song! (Exo...

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The Greatest Hour of the Church | #hopebeyondfear #go2020 #globaloutreachday | Werner Nachtigal

We are so excited to support Global Outreach in their mission to reach 1 BILLION people with the Gospel during May for their #monthofevangelism #go2020 Go2020 Watch this video to find out more: ow.ly/G84T50zyPl2

The Greatest Hour of the Church | #hopebeyondfear #go2020 #globaloutreachday | Werner Nachtigal Due to the Coronavirus, we find ourselves in the biggest cris...

For more than 40 years, Prison Fellowship International has built programs in prisons around the world that are restoring prisoners’ lives and helping their families. http:// http://ow.ly/f5HJ30qBIMW

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Fighting COVID-19 In Guatemala - Prison Fellowship International

In a time of fear and uncertainty, we are able to share the hope of Christ with the vulnerable incarcerated. http://ow.ly/ui4q30qFqKH

pfi.org Despite COVID-19 locking down prisons in Guatemala, prisoners are still able to participate in The Prisoner’s Journey program.

Prison Fellowship Uruguay is donating their hand sanitizer products to prisons, as well as selling them at local markets to generate revenue for prison programs. http:// http://ow.ly/wrXz30qBpGi

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Sponsor Story | KiAnna

Hear one mother's powerful testimony about finding the joy of motherhood again after losing her twin boys. #MothersDay2020 #sponsorachild https://vimeo.com/363568608

Learn more about the Children of Prisoners Program at https://pfi.org/what-we-do/rescuing-children/

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Hermoso mensaje sobre el trabajo de la Confraternidad Carcelaria del Uruguay

Watch this inspiring video about how PF Uruguay took one donation and turned it into cleaning products for their prisons. http://ow.ly/8Erf50zurYQ

In Nepal, natural disasters have weakened already frail social and economic structures and children of prisoners are among the most vulnerable to human trafficking and exploitation. In 2019, with your help, Prison Fellowship Nepal provided life-giving intervention and support to more than 390 children!

Find Out More in Our 2019 Country Reports: https://pfi.org/what-we-do/2019-country-reports/

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Esther’s Dream Come True - Prison Fellowship International

Your support ensures that we can continue to help children around the world reconnect with their incarcerated parents. http://ow.ly/j9qD30qDMzn

pfi.org One of the most important things we do is help children and families maintain a connection to their incarcerated parent.

PF Czech Republic provided over 4,500 meters of fabric, sewing machines, and 1,400 bars of soap to help prisoners protect themselves from coronavirus. The prisoners have donated some of the masks to the elderly in their communities. #combatCOVID @prisonfellowshipcz

PF Chile together with the prisoners of the APAC Rancagua and the regional chaplain, built a temporary hospital to attend to the prisoners infected with #COVID19 #protectprisoners

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Coronavirus Relief Fund - Prison Fellowship International

While international travel is banned, our volunteers in 116 countries are spreading God’s love where they live. http://ow.ly/KslK30qzAAj

pfi.org Leaning into the darkness. protecting Children Supporting children’s health has always been one of the focus areas for CPP. Now they’re learning how to fight COVID-19. Learn How Serving prisoners Our global network of ministries is working with prisons around the world to keep prisons healthy an...

Last month PF Rwanda Children of Prisoners Program held child protection and health trainings for children and caregivers in the program in preparation for potential COVID impact. During these trainings children were trained on beneficial health, hygiene, and personal care practices (including proper hand sanitizing).

You give us the ability to accelerate a global movement among our more than one hundred partner prison ministries around the world. http:// http://ow.ly/YSvG30qBIMT

PF Russia created this playground for children who live with their mothers in prison, allowing them to have their own area for play and recreation. #RestorativeJustice #theleastofthese

A Colombian mother saw firsthand how a loving community helped her children's mental health. http:// http://ow.ly/Uy8d30qBows

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So Orn Finds Purpose After Tragedy - Prison Fellowship International

“I was really happy that Prison Fellowship Cambodia chose me to join the program and support my studies,” says So Orn. http://ow.ly/swlq30qzAyd

pfi.org Eleven-year-old So Orn’s life took a drastic turn when her father went to prison. Her mother was left to provide for So Orn and her grandparents alone

Keeping it Clean: Prison Fellowship Uruguay took one donation and turned it into hundreds of bottles of disinfectant to clean their prisons and raise money for programming. http:// http://ow.ly/AL0430qBpGf

Don't forget to wash your hands! Prior to national quarantine measures, PF Malawi staff visited children to teach them proper hand washing skills. They also provided families with a bucket, tap, soap, laundry tablets, and ensured that they had access to clean water. #washyourhands #combatCOVID #Malawi

On April 18th, boxes of essential supplies were given out to the families of prisoners in Chile #restorativejustice #combatCOVID

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Coronavirus Relief Fund - Prison Fellowship International

What is PFI doing during the pandemic? Find out more. http://ow.ly/JKsC30qzAAh

pfi.org Leaning into the darkness. protecting Children Supporting children’s health has always been one of the focus areas for CPP. Now they’re learning how to fight COVID-19. Learn How Serving prisoners Our global network of ministries is working with prisons around the world to keep prisons healthy an...

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So Orn Finds Purpose After Tragedy - Prison Fellowship International

Your support gives hope to the hopeless. http://ow.ly/NHw330qzAyb

pfi.org So Orn | Cambodia Eleven-year-old So Orn’s life took a drastic turn when her father went to prison. Her mother was left to provide for So Orn and her grandparents alone. So Orn lives in a rural area of Cambodia, so work was especially difficult to find. Left with no other option, So Orn’s mother...

“Many things are possible for the person who has hope. Even more is possible for the person who has faith. And still more is possible for the person who knows how to love. But everything is possible for the person who practices all three virtues.” - Brother Lawrence. #faith #hope #love #incarceration #prison #prisonministry

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'It makes you forget you're in prison': How a jail exercise program could make Australia safer

Bringing the Parkrun race program into prisons, such as the Brisbane’s Women’s Correctional Centre, is “a really great initiative to get the prisoners interacting with each other in a way they wouldn't normally."
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abc.net.au Why prison bosses say a new running program could help reduce reoffending and make our communities safer once inmates are released.

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DCS launches inmate reintegration preparation programme

“Imagine Me,” a new prisoner reintegration program, recently launched in Jamaica. The program “focuses on empowering inmates while enabling them to identify training and employment opportunities just before completing their sentences.”
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jamaicaobserver.com KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) launched its inmate reint...

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5,555 unintentional crime prisoners released in 10 months

Over the past year, more than 5,500 of the almost 15,000 prisoners convicted of mostly unintentional financial crimes were released across Iran. http://ow.ly/oTCT50yoSfJ

tehrantimes.com TEHRAN – Since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2019), benefactors have freed 5,555 prisoners who had committed unintentional crimes, head of Blood Money Organization has said.

Valerie lives with her siblings in Colombia, and her mother is in prison. Her father struggles to care for his family. By sponsoring Valerie and children like her, you can provide a brighter future to children with incarcerated parents. Find out more at our website.
https://pfi.org/sponsor/valeria-ines/

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MSPs to push for women's prison facilities in the Highlands

"Prison sentences not only impact on the prisoner but on their families too and we must ensure families, particularly children, can easily visit a loved one whilst they are serving their sentence.” http://ow.ly/p1fT50yoS97

ross-shirejournal.co.uk MSP David Stewart wants to see a new women's custody unit created in the Highlands.

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JUST SPECS AND PRISON OPTICIANS TRUST: Social enterprise helps offenders build new lives

“Had my father not gone to prison I would never have thought of this. Now my motivation is to make an impact on society and create contributors.” The creator of the Prison Opticians Trust helps rebuild lives through training and paid work for incarcerated individuals. http://ow.ly/N31x50yoS80

express.co.uk ITS inspirational courses teaching inmates to make spectacles and find skilled paid work are cutting reoffending rates and helping to rebuild lives, and now visionary business The Prison Opticians Trust is expanding with an online store.

Prison Fellowship International is called and dedicated to communicating the redemptive love and transforming power of Jesus Christ to prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, and victims of crime around the world. Learn more about Prison Fellowship International at our website: pfi.org #redemptivelove #prison #prisonministry #hope

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Prison not only option

Alternative sentencing is a priority for the Barbados Minister of Home Affairs. “I think that the people of Barbados understand that it is not feasible or practical to continue to pay 30, 32 thousand dollars per year to house someone at Dodds in some cases waiting for a trial...”
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barbadosadvocate.com Alternative sentencing remains a priority for Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, who explained that the cost of providing for just one inmate at the prison is more than $30 000 annually.

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Prison homework club allows dads inside to spend time with their kids

“It gives me the incentive to keep my head down and work hard to keep the privilege of getting to see my family each Friday. It means everything to me,” says an incarcerated man who is participating in the “Friday night homework club” at Durham prison with his family.
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thenorthernecho.co.uk A special group for dads in prison allows men to spend quality time with their children. Gavin Havery spoke to members of the HMP Durham Friday…

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Myanmar govt to provide better health care in all prisons by 2025

The Ministry of Health and Sports says it hopes to provide comprehensive health care in prisons across Myanmar by 2025. http://ow.ly/EXbN50yoRWu

mmtimes.com The Ministry of Health and Sports said it hopes to implement better health care in all prisons across the country by 2025, focusing in addressing infectious communicable and non-communicable diseases, a senior official said.

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. - Corrie Ten Boom #future #prison #prisonministry #childsponsorship #hope

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Prison Fellowship International is the world's largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry. We help to restore justice and healing in response to crime for all those impacted: prisoners and their children and families, victims of crime, and communities. We do this through humanitarian outreach and Bible-based programming both inside and outside of prisons. To learn more, visit pfi.org.

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