Christmas Celebration in Class 2A Correction Center, Tangerang, 22 December 2016

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What an incredible blessing it was for Anugrah Ministries to still be trusted by God to do prison ministry. We were given the chance to share to the convicts in Class 2A Correction Center, Pemuda, Tangerang, about Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. This time Anugrah Team worked together with Abbalove Team, serving in the Christmas Celebration service.   


We arrived at around 8:40 am. There were already around 110 inmates awaiting for us. There were 11 foreigners in their group, from America, China, India, Irak, Pakistan, and the Czech Republic, so we had to translate for them.


The Christmas service started with praise and worship, testimonies, and then was followed by a sermon from Pastor Daniel Hendrata. The theme today was “LOVE STORY”, taken from Matthew 15:11-32, on how the Lord so loves His children, that He sacrificed Himself to save them and to redeem those who want to repent. Pastor Daniel also said to the inmates to not depend on their own strength when they want to repent, but to depend fully on the Lord Jesus. He will be the One who equips us, and enables us to change and receive restoration. In the end of the sermon, Pastor Daniel challenged the convicts to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.


There were around 60 people who responded to the altar call. They went forward and accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, into their hearts and lives. We prayed to break any strongholds and commanded restoration to happen in their lives through Jesus. After we finished praying, we lit candles and sang Silent Night.


After the service, we distributed lunch boxes and goodie bags to the inmates (towel and toiletries) for their Christmas Present. They were very grateful for our attention to them, and in return we also felt the joy of giving in this Christmas of 2016. Thank you for all the support that we receive, that enables us to be the extension of God’s hand, to keep blessing those in needs, or those forgotten. Merry Christmas! God bless!

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