Bible ministry reaches out to prisoners in Ghana

Grand Rapids., Mich.-based Crossroad Bible Institute (CBI) is expanding its prison ministry to West Africa. CBI opened its eighth international distribution center and first in Africa in the country of Ghana. Reverend David Kwadwo Ofosuhene, a native of Ghana, is the director of the new center. One of the world’s poorest countries, Ghana’s prisons lack appropriate sanitation, food production areas and medical care. In addition, the prisons hold almost double the number of people they were built to hold with many prisoners waiting years before a trial. The needs of those within the prisons are enormous. Ofosuhene has gained permission from the government for opening of CBI Ghana and has already recruited and trained 23 volunteer instructors to distribute and correct CBI’s Bible study lessons. These instructors will hand deliver the lessons and their letters of encouragement to 12 different prisons, as well as provide those behind bars with medicine, soap and food. “I am so excited that African Christians will be equipped to minister to and serve the prisoners in Africa,” says president of CBI, Dr. David Schuringa. These instructors, all native Ghanaians, will offer the prisoners comfort inside the prisons and a chance to find new direction. Link: Crossroad Bible Institute: http://www.crossroadbible.org/

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