We are glad to report that Teresa Kemp from Breaking Chains International (USA) in partnership with Wells of Hope and Uganda Prisons Service ministered to people affected by incarceration in Uganda. The visit was from 7th to 12th May 2018. She ministered to: spouses of inmates under Wells of Hope care (who are in the Family And Community Engagement programme), children with parents in prison under the Wells of Hope Care and Support program, to inmates and Wells of Hope staff. During her visit, she conducted crusades at Luzira prison, Jinja prisons and in Busia-Kenya; she ministered to over 1000 inmates and prayed for the sick.
Teresa ministering to inmates at Luzira Upper prison on 8th May 2018
One inmate Joseph said that, Teresa Kemp testimony changed his life, because he had been struggling with drugs since time of his high school days; he was a drug addict, but upon hearing Teresa Kemp’s story that God changed her life since she was also once a drug addict, Joseph said from Teresa’s testimony, he had been transformed and would never go back to drugs. Mathias another prisoner said that, he has been so joyful since the day Teresa visited them, and from her testimony was encouraged to know that regardless of what one has been through, he or she can be very useful and valuable in society. Those who were sick said that were grateful to Mama Teresa for treating them with royalty and didn’t fear them or even undermine them and that she freely mingled with them without fear of contracting their diseases.
Teresa praying for a patient in the prison hospital on 8th May 2018
On 9th May 2018, she interacted with Wells of Hope staff, the spouses of inmates and the children. She encouraged the children to always put their trust in God because He never forsakes His children.
Mama Teresa encouraging the children to put their trust in God
She encouraged the spouses of inmates to embrace the value in God because he transforms our lives; that alone renews our lives. “In Him, nothing is impossible,” she added. She encouraged the staff to be a seed to the ministry; and to always have faith in God.
Teresa encouraging the spouses of inmates in the Tailoring program to always put their trust in God
During her visit, she donated sewing machines and funds for business cards to the spouses in the tailoring project; supplies (like toothpaste and soap) to inmates; and sewing machines to the children.
Teresa sharing a photo with an excited inmate after she had received supplies
We thank Mama Teresa for her love; and continued care and support for the children.
We thank Breaking Chains International and everyone she works with for their support.