Yendi Prison Ministry Creating Impact
One of the focus elements of GWAM is partnering with Nsawam Road and Yendi church of Christ, located in Ghana. This partnership helps to facilitate outreach ministry in the remote areas of northern Ghana.
The development of Prisons in Ghana started in the early 1800’s when the emphasis on punishment rather than safe custody was initiated.
During the early 19th century, the British government adopted the indirect rule system of government and as a result, District Commissioners were appointed to see to the day-to-day administration of the government.
One of the focus elements of GWAM is partnering with Nsawam Road church of Christ, located in Accra, and Yendi church of Christ, located in the Northern Region of Ghana.
This partnership helps to facilitate outreach ministry in the remote areas of northern Ghana. One of those ministries is to the Yendi Local Prison - located in the Yendi Municipal District in northern Ghana. In addition, this effort helps to demonstrate the potential effectiveness of the power of cooperation to impact lives.
The role in this ministry is organized by Alhassan Abdulai Andrews, who is one of the Project Timothy coordinators overseen by the Yendi church of Christ, which fosters leadership and training in the church. The Yendi church is the main thrust of the ministry in Yendi working with the Ghana Prison System and other agencies and organizations in the focus area.
On November 16, 2015, the Yendi ministry Outreach Team lead by Alhassan Abdulai Andrews and other locals with medical experience and training, visited the Yendi Local Prison.
The work effort was carried out from two perspectives regarding the teaching of God’s love and forgiveness, and a mobile medical clinic designed to consult and possibly diagnose symptoms was conducted. In addition, non-prescription medication was administered during the consultation and screening process, and a donation of non-prescription medication was made to the prison clinic for future use.
As a result of the Yendi prison effort, a total of 98 inmates and prison guards were seen by the ministry/medical team having significant
impact on those receiving treatment and consultation.
The focus of this effort is in some way impacting the hearts and minds of those that are, in many cases, forgotten by society.
We at GWAM, partnering with local churches in Ghana, see the value of ministering to those that are forgotten because of confinement.
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ (Matthew 25:36)