Fraser is starting to redo all the work which was lost, a long and tiresome process. Pray that he would not get discouraged. There are eight elements to be built and he has now put together the basic structure of six of them.
Thank God that there are many opportunities for Dawn to get involved in prison ministry. Pray for the continuing follow-up sessions from the Restorative Justice course, that change in the men will be deep and lasting.
It was amazing to witness how God is working in the prison. Prisoners still need to find the courage with God’s help to go further. Pray that their families can help them face up to the need for repentance, restitution and real change. Pray for stamina and wisdom for Dawn.
Pray for South African society. Absentee fathers, gangsterism and a lack of good parenting continue the cycle of deprivation and criminality.
A Nigerian pastor who recently did the InReach programme has written, “In all my studies and learning I’ve never seen anything like this. I was embarrassed when a woman said to me, ‘Pastor, now I see Christ in you,’ just because I helped her fetch water from the well.”