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Redeemed from the Brink

Picture of rehabilitated young man receiving certificate
26Oct

Redeemed from the Brink

Graduating from high school, or even receiving certification for a vocational training course, is a significant achievement for most young people. But for Abedi—whose future had once seemed so dark, so unpromising—many had said such an accomplishment was impossible. That's because Abedi had been rescued from a life of abandonment, drug use, mental/emotional problems and, finally, incarceration in the prison system of Kenya.

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Andrei, a Russian Christian in Israel
04Apr

Russian Renegade

You may recall that Carole and I went to Israel last September. I love what my partner, Dov Bikas, is doing among the addicts and homeless, and the Prison & Rehab Ministry is supporting his work there as God provides. I thought you’d appreciate another testimony from the land of our spiritual forefathers.

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conservative jews in jerusalem, israel
22Sep

Not the Israel I Expected

Modern Israel, I've come to find out, is not just the romanticized land of the Bible, but it's also a messy melting pot of people who often carry a lot of pain, and have found various self-destructive, addictive ways to suppress it—at least for a few hours. Take away modern technology, however, and life is not all that different from Jesus' day—instead of Samaritans there are Palestinians; instead of lepers there are drug and alcohol addicts. And then there are the women who, just like 2,000 years ago, feel they have no option for survival but to sell their bodies by the hour. For many Jews and Christians, these kinds of people are to be avoided.

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samuel and patricia giving thumbs up with men at Philemon house
13Jun

A Right Turn Off the Street

Stealing food was a basic instinct for young Samuel—he had to survive. He had no mother, no home, and, like his father, lived on the crowded streets of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. The future looked hopeless for Samuel, and it became even bleaker when he was eventually caught and imprisoned at the Shikusa Juvenile Centre.

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01Mar

Prison & Rehab Ministry

Mary told her harrowing story of how her husband and five of her seven children were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Then, remarkably, she told about how God has healed those wounds and filled her heart with His mercy and forgiveness.

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29Sep

Rejoicing in Heaven!

It is with great joy that I am sending you this report from our minister in Cameroon, Africa. The vision of Heaven's Family's Prison & Rehab Ministry is to win souls and make disciples, and with your help, that's exactly what we are doing in the prisons of Africa. Our faithful chaplain has been ministering in the prisons of Cameroon for 26 years.

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01Jun

Children of the Murdered and the Murderers

Before you begin reading what follows, first take a look at the above photo. It shows two cute little Rwandan girls, sitting together at a shared desk in a typical African classroom. Their names are Rémi, age 8, and Chance, age 11, and they are inseparable best friends.

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