THROWBACK 5 YEARS AGO
The Open Heart Samaritan Mission in partnership with Project-Help-a-Child Team an initiative under the Azemobor Gregory Foundation paid a compassionate visit to the inmates in Medium Security Prisons, Kirikiri-Lagos, on 14th July 2016.
On that faithful day, the Lord will say to you “I was in prison, you came to visit me”. What will be your response? Providing an appropriate response to that envisaged remark is what motivated our missionary visit to the prisons today.
We also deeply recommend this prison visitation experience to everyone who desires to appreciate the gift of FREEDOM.
We had a wonderful time with the prison inmates; we had an affectionate fellowship with them, which gave us the opportunity to counsel some of them. As they were happy we came. From the interactions we had with them, many were mere victims of unfair circumstances perpetuated by an unjust society.
From the records of inmates displayed on their notice board, about 2,500 persons are Awaiting Trial, while only about 180 persons were already convicted and are serving their jail terms. Many of those awaiting Trials have nobody to come for their bail. Many of them who are innocent are languishing in prisons. They have been abandoned by their families and society to rut away.
Oh! What a cruel world!
The President of The Open Heart Samaritan Mission, Mr Favor Omomuwa, who gave a word of exhortation to the prisoners, enjoined them to be of good courage. When we were leaving, it was obvious to us by their smiling faces that, indeed, “God” had visited them
Beloved, we plead with you to spare some time to visit these prisoners yourself, to show them compassion and love. They made a lot of requests to us.
They requested financial assistance to support some of them to enrol for the GCE Examination, They need computers in their training centre, Some of them whom their family members have abandoned, need legal representation and many more.
God is counting on YOU to help them. Your kind gesture will give them hope for a better future.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN.
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