Imagine Kenya: Officers, Boys and Three Men on a Rock Pile

Imagine Kenya: Officers, Boys and Three Men on a Rock Pile

By Laura DeGrootPart 7 of Imagine Kenya Series OFFICERS Over Chai tea and Kenyan donuts, our Crossroads team met with two Kamiti Prison officers and got educated. Abrahaim, officer of human rights, and Francis, officer of operations, said they were expecting us and...

Imagine Kenya: The Hope of Returning Home

Imagine Kenya: The Hope of Returning Home

By Laura DeGrootPart 6 of Imagine Kenya Series March 6 is an important date for Sarah, an inmate in Langata Prison, a maximum-security facility in Kenya. If you’re reading this and are a believer who prays, would you take a moment and write Sarah’s name down in your...

Imagine Kenya: Where Mothers and Children are in Prison

Imagine Kenya: Where Mothers and Children are in Prison

By Laura DeGrootPart 5 of Imagine Kenya Series It turns out that English can sound like many different languages. New York English sounds different than Louisiana Cajan English, which sounds different than Texas English or Midwest English. In some parts of the...

Imagine Kenya: Good Morning Church

Imagine Kenya: Good Morning Church

By Laura DeGroot Part 4 of Imagine Kenya SeriesOK, this is going to be kinda raw and unpolished, but it truly is hard to capture what I’ve been experiencing in a polished and succinct way. It’s hard to put words to what it was like to enter a Kenyan prison. It’s...

Imagine Kenya: Not them and us. Just us.

Imagine Kenya: Not them and us. Just us.

By Laura DeGroot Part 3 of Imagine Kenya Series Today we met the front lines of Crossroads Kenya: the volunteer mentors. Brothers and sisters from many miles away came together in one room and we sat at a table facing them for five hours. Many of them are...

Imagine Kenya: My Travel Companions

Imagine Kenya: My Travel Companions

Part 2 of Imagine Kenya Series By Laura DeGroot We arrived in Kenya today and I am excited to begin telling stories about the incredible work God is doing in prisons in this country. But it might help to start with introducing you to the people I am traveling with....

Imagine Kenya: Behind the Scenes at Crossroads Kenya

Imagine Kenya: Behind the Scenes at Crossroads Kenya

Next week a team from Crossroads Prison Ministries USA will make a trip to Africa to visit the Crossroads extension center in Kenya. Crossroads Kenya has a thriving ministry reaching nine prisons across the country. During the trip, writer and speaker Laura DeGroot...

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