Prison

Evangelism
Mariatu Kogbaka, a former inmate at Freetown Female Correctional Center, shares her story during a thanksgiving service at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Feb. 9. Kogbaka was one of 27 women released on presidential parole in April. She said the Sierra Leone Conference's prison ministry played a significant role in securing her freedom. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Sierra Leone prison ministry advocates for inmates

Church group supports female prisoners with counseling, training while they are incarcerated and after they’ve been released.
Evangelism
The Rev. Oscar Nyasha Mukahanana, Harare East District superintendent, distributes Holy Communion to children and others at Maximum Salvation United Methodist Church in Manresa, Zimbabwe. The church, near Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, serves inmates, officers and their families. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe area plants church for prisoners, officers

Maximum Salvation United Methodist Church offers spiritual support and counseling to inmates, prison officers and their families.
Social Concerns
Silvia Munjoma, vice chairwoman for St. John’s Church and Society committee, helps unload donations for inmates at Mutare Provisional Remand Prison in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Church helps with prison food shortage

The United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Zimbabwe donates $14,000 worth of food and other supplies as prisons struggle to feed inmates amid country’s economic crisis.
Mission and Ministry
Members of The United Methodist Church’s Prison Ministry in Sierra Leone hand out food and drinks to inmates at the female correctional center in Freetown, Sierra Leone, as part of its Christmas outreach program. Photo courtesy of Saidu Samura, Sierra Leone Correctional Service.

Prison ministry makes Christmas brighter for inmates

Church members bring gifts, hope to women and juveniles incarcerated in Sierra Leone.

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