Europe and Central Asia

Kazakhstan

Programs

Angel Tree

Angel Tree Christmas is a Prison Fellowship program that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. In most cases, local church volunteers purchase and deliver gifts and the Gospel to children in the name of their prisoner-parent. Many churches make an annual commitment to this highly rewarding program and recognize it as a way to care for some of the most overlooked members of our communities.

Informal Legal Advice

It takes place every week on Wednesday or Thursday, we bring spiritual literature, have tea /coffee breaks, they share their story, and consult on juridical questions. They are issued a juridical brochure on their advocacy on the problem which includes how to make up primary allegation, article, petition, declaration, while staying in prison and after release where to settle down if they are homeless. We have the only municipal transit house in Almaty with its population which is overcrowded. There are a lot of problems for ex- prisoners, the most important problem where to live after release.

Pen Pal Program

This prison pen pal program is a way to evangelize within prisons. This program has been proposed for full coverage of evangelistic work with convicts. The leaflet with questions is distributed, and convicts report their problems, for which they are given advice, recommendations, by  team members and volunteers.

Week of Prayer

The Annual Week of Prayer can be observed at any time during the year. The week is designed as a special occasion for Prison Fellowship to communicate and connect with churches and the community in order to focus on ministry among prisoners, ex-prisoners, the families of prisoners, and victims of crime.

Children Visiting Parents in Prison

Country Stats

  • Prisons Visited: 3
  • Prisoners Served: 35
  • Children of Prisoners Served: 140
  • Churches Engaged: 2
  • Volunteers: 10

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