29, June 2016
Some 33 inmates of the Kumba Main Prison were recently awarded attestations after completing a course in Theological studies. The certificates were presented by a non-denominational institution, “Discipline the Nation Ministry,” at the graduation ceremony that held in prison. It was the maiden batch of inmates in the school and the first ever occasion for the prisoners as stated by the Prison Superintendent in his address.
While presenting the certificates to the graduating inmates, the head of the institution urged them to be ambassadors for Christ by preaching the gospel across the globe when they complete their prison terms. It was a timely study program given that the first batch comprises mostly inmates who were either rounding up their jail terms or those with longer terms. To those who were to quit the prison, the training equipped them to become transformed persons as they return to their various communities to restart normal life.
From the various biblical topics studied, it was clear that the inmates were already transformed into God’s servants to preach His word. The various pastors who spoke to the inmates cited the Biblical passage where Joseph was imprisoned for years but later emerged as a great leader. The prisoners were comforted and made to understand that their stay in prison was for a purpose and immediately it was attained, their release will be imminent. The graduating prison inmates were offered Christian literature and other gospel teaching aid to assist them in their new vocation of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sama Ernest with files from CRTV