The Prisoner’s Journey®: Stories from around the world
CEM and PFI have developed The Prisoner’s Journey®, This transformational evangelism and discipleship programme puts God’s word in the hands of prisoners around the world.
In Albania we have courses run in 14 prisons now, with remarkable positive results.
The Prisoner’s Journey® aims to reach one million prisoners with the Gospel by 2020. Here’s a selection of the amazing testimonies from the latest quarterly report:
Ylli, Prisoner, Vaqarr Albania Prison
This is a man in his 40s, incarcerated for drug tracking. When PF Albania volunteers first met Ylli at the opening TPJ session, he was adamant that he was innocent. Ylli told his TPJ Course Leaders, “I did not commit this crime.” He insisted that a policeman set a trap for him. Ylli completed the course and graduated from TPJ.
But on the day of his TPJ graduation event, Ylli shared something important with a TPJ volunteer. Ylli confessed his sin, saying “No one else is guilty of my crime. I deserve to be in prison. This course helped me know God and it helped me know myself better. “
Psalm 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
“I thank God because in this prison I got to know how much God loves me. I was able to have an encounter with Jesus throughThe Prisoner’s Journey® programme.
“After that I found a reason for living. I began to acknowledge my attitudes of anger and resentment and realised that I alone am responsible for what happened to me.
“I feel a constant need and hunger for the Word of God and I can not stop telling others about Jesus Christ and how good it is to study and know His Word.
Jesus is generating a change that is noticeable every day in this prison yard.
“I thank my God for everything, because I have learned a lot from what I did not understand before. But now I know that Jesus came and why he came. Now I understand that my life without Christ has no meaning. […]
“Jesus is the Saviour of the world and He is the one who gives life and everyone who believes in Him will not be lost but will have life together with Him.
“This course has made me free. Despite being locked up, my soul has been freed in Christ.”
Despite being locked up, my soul has been freed in Christ.
“Here in the prison, I have been hearing women singing to the Lord.
“I heard and felt something and when I heard of The Prisoner’s Journey®, I registered for the course.
“Slowly I have been changing day and night. I thank God to have been imprisoned because here I have been blessed to know Jesus Christ who died on the cross because of my sins. Otherwise I could never accept such change in me if I was on the outside.”
I have been blessed to know Jesus Christ who died on the cross because of my sins.
“Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.”
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