Buchanan Trip

We had wonderful trip to the Buchanan Central Prison with Kris, Trent and some of their friends here in Liberia. I think there was a total of 16 of us! We rented 2 bigger vehicles (thanks to Fairview) and took off by about 9:00 am. It was a long trip and we were sooooo exhausted by the time we got back! It was a wonderful trip and the guys did a great job preaching in the prison.

They have been requesting our assistance in getting a sign posted on the gate identifying the prison. We surprised them and brought along a stencil and paint for their gate. They were very happy and expressed that there is money in some governing budget that was supposed to be used for this and it has never been done. So, now they have their sign and they are very happy!

This time we brought some farina to the prisoners. It is a food item and is always appreciated. In most of the prisons here the prisoners are not fed well, if at all. We are working to grow and expand this vital ministry and God is opening the doors!

We rented 2 trucks and our group of 16 headed out to Buchanan! We are praying that God will provide 2 vehicles like this one for us. It is almost impossible to deal with these trips to the bush with our small car! These are very costly to be renting! (The Spirit Liberia magnet we borrowed from our car for the day)

In our vehicle: Front - Shad, Pastor Richards and the driver that came with the truck.

Middle - Macey and Matty

Me and Mark ( sorry for the extreme close-up!)

Rear- Amos and Saah (friend of Kris and Trent)

Bestman and Paye

The other vehicle: Front- Trent (he and Kris took turns in the trunk!)

Middle- Kimberly, Elva and Christo (friends of Kris and Trent)

We had a flat tire on Kris and Trent's vehicle!

Waiting for the repair!

Still waiting!

Trent taking a picture of Mark, taking his picture :-)

The other end of that :-)

Just arrived.....after 4 loooooong hours of bone rattling roads! We had a quick orientation meeting led by Bestman.Just inside the prison gate.

Entering the yard :-)

Some initial introductions.

The reason for our visit! Preaching the Gospel!

Preach it Kris! He did some great teaching and communicated with the inmates well!

Hanging the stencil for the sign painting.

The finished product!

Kris giving a bible to the corrections manager.

Pastor Richards handing out the farina.

Enjoying some refreshments while we waited for the other truck to return with the tire repair.

A wonderful day of ministry and fellowship! Thanks for joining us guys!!!! We love you!

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