As part of the Church’s social responsibility to give support to the community in all angles of humanity, The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God through its prison ministry, the (UPG) extended a helping hand by donating toiletries and books to prisoners at Gaborone Boys Prison on Saturday the 27th January 2018. Universal Church members wholeheartedly gathered together these items with the whole purpose of ultimately donating them to prisoners.
From time to time the church makes donations to needy organizations or underprivileged groups in the society. The service was attended by all one hundred and (130) prison inmates who were present on the day and some duty officers of the prison. Chaplain Sefawe (Assistant Superintent ) and Mrs Mochotlhi (ASP) all of the Botswana Prisons Services and some of their subordinates honoured the event.
Mr Sefawe mentioned to the inmates that what the Universal Church is doing has been happening in the ancient times of the Bible, the UCKG donated to them not because they wanted to be seen as high above the rest but rather, they were inspired by God and were therefore fulfilling the call of God of providing to needy. Chaplain Sefawe told the inmates to always embrace moments like this and use them as an opportunity to know, accept God and to change for the better.
The Universal Prison Group (UPG) coordinator Pastor Mosimanegape Isaiah Molapong gave a message of faith to encourage prisoners to be strong and turn to God all the time. He said that even though the church has brought gifts to them, the gifts will finish but they should turn their lives to God and have eternal peace and joy inside of them despite any circumstances.
Pastor Emmanual Letsebe who accompanied Pastor Isaiah also addressed the inmates. On his address, he told the inmates never to undermine themselves or at any day judge themselves and have low self-esteem. In the end, the hampers were given to the inmates and there was joy among them and they even shared how grateful they are. One inmate said they are rejected by both their families and the society at large, so he appreciated the gesture of the UCKG of showing them that even though they are in prison, they still form part of the society.
The event was concluded by prayer and Chaplain Sefawe giving his appreciation to the UCKG and encouraging the inmates to be thankful of whatever they receive so that God could give them more.