Prison Ministry: The
focus of the prison ministry is to evangelize, disciple
and train inmates to become committed and mature Christians
who will witness about Christ whether in or out of prison.
The scope of the ministry has been expanded to include prison
officers. Literate prisoners are also privileged to do free
Bible Courses. Challenge has two well trained Chaplains
on staff who visit a number of prisons and minister to the
spiritual needs of inmates.
God’s Love at Work Behind Prison Bars
It was during the troubled ‘70’s that a veteran
missionary shrewdly observed "O, the prisons of Ghana
are wonderful! God has used them to bring more people to
Himself than through all the churches in Ghana." This
woman’s convictions are disputed, but she does highlight
an important phenomenon going on in Ghana’s prisons
during Ghana’s troubled time of political unrest and
mass detention of political prisoners.
There was a time when being an opposition candidate or
a fallen politician could result in imprisonment. Your companion’s
crime might have been criticizing the government or someone
in power. During those days, many an aspiring politician
found himself languishing in prison without recourse or
trial. These unfortunate souls had plenty of time to think
about the past and their uncertain future. They were "open"
and extremely grateful to be offered a Bible, devotional
book, or a correspondence course. They were more than happy
to attend a Bible study. Challenge used this open door to
witness and encourage such people by making literature and
other needed items available.