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Ministry News Roundup – December 2023

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Serving Prisoners

The Prisoner’s Journey


Prison Fellowship Uruguay invited prisoners to The Prisoner’s Journey program.

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Other Programs


Prison Fellowship Italy is preparing something special! Through the Other Kitchen Project, they make and distribute Christmas Lunches in prisons with the help of star chefs, celebrities and volunteers who come together to create moments of joy and hope.

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Prison Fellowship Suriname had a blessed end of the year with the men in the Inrichting Duisburg Penitentiary as they had a day full of spontaneous worship, encouragement and fellowship with delicious food and drinks.

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Serving Families and Children of Prisoners 

The Child’s Journey


The Child’s Journey, run by Prison Fellowship Cambodia, rescues, rebuilds and restores the lives of poor and vulnerable children of prisoners by providing assistance in the areas of safety, health care, education and spiritual resiliency. PFC recently shared this photo of a child enrolled in their program receiving a new bike!

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Prison Fellowship Nigeria recently held a registration for children of prisoners to sign up for PromisePath. PFN is currently serving over 500 children in 16 regions across the country. One of their chapter recently held a Back-to-School event for children where they received school kits containing school supplies they need for the new school year.



Prison Fellowship Philippines PromisePath volunteers conduct mentoring sessions with child beneficiaries as representatives from the prison look on and listen intently.

Angel Tree

Burkina Faso

Prison Fellowship Burkina Faso hosted an Angel Tree event for PromisePath beneficiaries where they each received a gift. PFB Executive Director Jean Eudes Ouedraogo smiles with the precious children who received a gift.


Prison Fellowship Liberia hosted an Angel Tree event where children received gift bags.


Children of prisoners in Romania were gifted Christmas presents this year thanks to Prison Fellowship Romania’s Angel Network. Each year, they serve more and more children with a total of over 15,000 children served this year!

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Trinidad and Tobago

Prison Fellowship Trinidad and Tobago packed stockings with snacks and gifts for children with fathers who are incarcerated at the local maximum security prison.

Other Programs


Teams from Prison Fellowship Singapore and Singapore Youth for Christ brought children from PFS’ Care Club to Adventure Cove Waterpark! This partnership includes mentoring and tutoring initiatives that add to a child’s holistic well-being.

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Czech Republic

Twenty children with an incarcerated parent visited the President of the Czech Republic, President Petr Pavel and his wife, at the Prague Castle. Children brought wishes and presents to the presidential couple and sang to him a song.
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Other News


Prison Fellowship Colombia had the opportunity to share and celebrate the closing of activities for the year. It was a very special moment to thank God for all the effort, dedication and commitment shown by staff members, which was reflected in the achievements and goals accomplished. It was also a space to project the potential challenges for the coming year, in the hope of continuing to contribute to the transformation of lives, reconciliation and peace. During the integration, we enjoyed an atmosphere of fraternity and joy.

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The Africa region of the Prison Fellowship International family has started conducting monthly prayer meetings where national ministry leaders take time to converge and pray virtually. Executive Directors from countries like Zambia, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique and Eswatini use this time for thanksgiving and peritioning towards the Lord of the Harvest who called us to be co-workers in his harvest field amongst inmates around the Globe.
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Locally known as Yayasan Indonesia Bangkit dan Bersinar (Rise and Shine Ministry), Prison Fellowship Indonesia has just chartered and become the newest national ministry in the family! Currently serving 5,000 of the country’s 270,000 prisoners in 20% of the prisons, this organization has also established pathways for prisoners to participate in theological studies and developed church service for ex-offenders and their families. PF Indonesia was interested in joining the family because they want to increase their organizational reputation with government and church partners while drawing from learnings of other NMs.

Asia Pacific Regional Director Daniel Bey with members of Prison Fellowship Indonesia at a recent chartering assessment.


Prison Fellowship Nigeria held an end-of-year strategic meeting in order to recap what has happened over the past year and plan for the next.

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Prison Fellowship Ukraine held a Christmas evening and charity fair that brought together government representatives, along with church members, prison employees, volunteers, public figures and chaplains. During the event, a children’s group sang Christmas songs and PF Ukraine Executive Director Vyacheslav Kogut prayed and a report on the work of the prison mission and cooperation with the government was shared.
After the evening, carols, hot drinks, a pageant and an exhibition with creative works of prisoners awaited guests on the street. All the money for the sale of the works was donated. The event created an atmosphere of community and understanding that shared the true spirit of Christmas and joy of the holiday season.
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Ministry Updates

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Letter from the CEO

A Christmas Message For You

There is much to be grateful for this Christmas season, and we give thanks to God for every good gift, which comes from Him. It may have been a challenging autumn season for many, but you continue to inspire us with your creativity, passion and commitment to transforming the lives of prisoners, victims and their […]

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Reminders and Announcements

Reminders and Announcements – December 2023

Children’s Programs Upon receipt of Biblica resources: Inventory all resources upon receipt and check what you received against the Bill of Laden Provide an inventory report to the PO that includes the following: Resource name # received Date received Track distribution of resources to children and caregivers by resource and date distributed. Full Bibles should only […]

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