Why after-care is very important

After-care a critical part of the road to wholeness

Executive Director Chris Denga will represent the Found by Grace fraternity at the funeral of an ex-inmate in Pietermaritzburg this weekend 23 July 2022.

Tradegy hit when Emmanuel Sydney Donnelly took his life last Saturday after his release from prison in 2020. He was the leader of the Church inside Pietermaritzburg Corrections Centre. One of the 12 leaders we trained to facilitate both the Sycamore Tree Project and The Prisoner’s Journey. 

Now we see the importance of prisoner after-care to those who left the hard life imposed on someone in prison. Many prisoners find it so difficult to adjust to life outside of prison when they re-enter society and feel so rejected and dejected and worthless that they do not see the point in living anymore.

This is indeed tragic to know that we have so many churches all around us yet still see people not being able to integrate in their local societies. And this is what Found by Grace wants to do – we want local Churches to get involved with after-care of offenders that come out of prison. It is the ideal time to touch a broken life and make someone feel loved and cherished again. Please sign up your Church if you want to join the Godly project of Found by Grace Prison Fellowship.

Found by Grace extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of the deceased in this difficult time.

Luke 17:3  Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

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