“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Our December Newsletter is available to read here.
Daylight’s work has been very different this year, with the restrictions meaning that the majority of our services, Bible studies and courses have been unable to take place, but we are thankful that we have been given other opportunities to encourage Christian prisoners and to share the Gospel with others.
Chaplaincy work has been a great encouragement as there has been more time to spend in conversation with individual prisoners, many of whom have been keen to discuss spiritual things and to accept Bibles, study courses and other literature.
Throughout the pandemic, written messages have been sent into prisons each week and it has been good to hear that chaplains have been distributing them widely, reaching many who would not normally come along to services and Bible studies. It was particularly encouraging to hear from one chaplain that the message we sent in for Remembrance Sunday had been given to every prisoner (around 2,000 men) and had also been read by staff.
We have also been able to continue our letter writing ministry and a number of prisoners have let us know that they have particularly appreciated this contact during this time when they have been more isolated than normal.
The Christmas season is the hardest time of year for many prisoners but the added restrictions of movement and cancellation of family visits caused by the second lockdown will make this year especially challenging. Please pray for both prisoners and prison staff during this season.
Thank you for your continued prayerful support throughout this year.