Empowering Women – Prisoner Care
Your donation provides monthly practical gifts for women prisoners. Minor repairs will also be made to cells and common spaces when needed.
The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down.
Prisons in developing or poorer countries can be dark places. In Conakry, Guinea, there are often 50-70 women incarcerated in a single cell. However, the light of Christ is dawning. Men and women are coming to faith, following Jesus in baptism, and learning to be disciples. Through French literacy training, stories of women in the Bible, and personal prayer, God’s presence has became real and many have been healed and released from spiritual oppression.
Women are learning about health, finances, and how Jesus provides emotional healing. Practical provisions of things like soap, toothpaste, or a scarf every month have become tangible expressions of love and care. Guinean woman love to wear their hair braided so in 2016 this ministry started a hairdressing school where women prisoners acquire skills in braiding, making wigs, and fancy event hairstyling. These skills alongside small business training offer the potential for sustainable income.
“In 2016, six women professed faith in Jesus and one was baptized before her release from prison.”
// Colette Baudais, International Worker</h5
Pray that the incarcerated women (and men) will have the courage to attend the weekly church service and be open to receiving prayer. Pray that the ministry team would have continued favor in the eyes of the prison officials. Pray for wisdom, discernment, good health, and protection for ministry team members in order to consistently visit every week.