Reaching out to Inmates in Moldova
Moldova is considered by many to be the poorest country in Eastern Europe, a place where many people have lost hope. We recently had the opportunity to go into all 17 Moldovan prisons to share the love of Christ. A majority of the prisons were run-down, outdated and old – most inmates were lacking in even the most basic necessities. Through the support of our partners and friends we were able to distribute gift bags cell-by-cell, face-to-face to 6,860 inmates. Each bag consisted of summer socks, a face towel, writing pen, note pad, as well as some of Joyce's books in Romanian and Russian. The inmates were very thankful to receive the gift bags.
Our goal on this outreach was simple, to help change the way inmates think in order to change their hearts and in changing their hearts to help change their future. This was the primary message we preached in each prison. We planted seeds of hope and believe that God will give the increase. This was an amazing time of ministry to the men, women and teens of Moldova and we look forward to hearing the testimonies of victory in their lives.