Over the past two days, hundreds of inmates in Haiti have had the chance to hear about the freedom found in Jesus Christ as Andrew Palau, musician Dave Lubben, and Action Sports pro Vic Murphy led outreaches at three prisons in Port-au-Prince, Croix-des-Bouquets, and Petionville.
Limited resources didn't stop the team on a return visit to the Haiti National Penitentiary, a prison greatly damaged in the 2010 earthquake. Unable to bring his guitar inside the prison, Dave Lubben wrote a song on the spot and led the group in Creole. Andrew followed with a clear proclamation of the Good News. More than 60 inmates openly responded to the message, receiving the gift of spiritual freedom as they raised their hands to receive Jesus Christ.
At Croix-des-Bouquets Prison, 200 men gathered on a basketball court, while 100 more looked on through a fence that separated the area. According to one inmate, this was the first time since Christmas the inmates were allowed on the courtyard. Joy could be felt throughout the crowd as Lubben led the group in music, Murphy performed breath-taking stunts, and Andrew shared a message of hope.
Prison outreaches continued on Thursday as Andrew and the team visited a women's prison in Petionville. Andrew shared the story of Zacchaeus from the Book of Luke. He said that everyone has access to the freedom found in Christ, using the example of Zacchaeus to show how Jesus walked through the crowd to the one person no one thought deserved to be saved.
In total, more than 100 inmates found forgiveness and hope in Jesus Christ during the two days of outreach. Keep praying for those who accepted Christ for the first time and the many more who will hear the Good News this Saturday. Also pray for favorable weather, logistics around the city, and peace in the crowd during the festival.