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Journeying with prisoners

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Journeying with prisoners

| Pray, Stories | January 17, 2017

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As 2016 drew to a close, we looked back with wonder at all that God has done, and we are overwhelmed because He has done much more than we can ask, think or imagine.

We began the year stepping out in faith to work for rehabilitation of women prisoners. In a year’s time the project has grown by leaps and bounds, thanks to God’s amazing favour and the passion and commitment of the team working with the prisoners.

The first year’s work included a life skills programme with women prisoners, livelihood training modules – beautician course and jewelry-making, legal aid and support for women under trials, education and health care support to prisoners’ children and families, and men convicts’ rehabilitation.

We are encouraged by the results of our initiatives, as evident from the following feedback.

“These sessions are enabling us to develop our mind. We had become so stagnant. But now we feel there is a possibility of another chance and we have hope; we are able to hope for a successful future.”

“I believed I was good for nothing. Having done the beautician course, I now believe I can do something and survive outside prison. I will make a life for myself and my family.”

Kindly keep the team and the work in prayers. Our prayer needs include:

  • for right people with passion and skills to join the team
  • for transformation in the lives and families of the prisoners
  • for funds to carry on the project beyond March 2017

– Rabbi & Chitra Jayakaran, India

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