Welcome to Fatherhood Prison Ministries
Fatherhood Prison Ministries Fellowship fulfils Jesus’ desire that we visit Him in prisons (Matthew 25:35-36), bringing prisoners the Gospel of Reconciliation to their Father God through Jesus Christ. We do not begin with a focus on dogmatic issues, but by helping people see that our Father eagerly waits for our love, intimate relationship with Him that comes with sanctification, with holiness, with “Healing of our Wounded Hearts”.
We bring an Audio Bible Teacher (ABT) in prisons and remote rural village areas in Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania with topical bible lessons and Bibles in local heart-languages for group-use in prison cells after lock-up for the night, and in remote rural listener clubs. Such clubs in time usually become house churches.
- Group-listening to topical Audio Bible Teacher lessons allows the Holy Spirit to do His work well; people from different religious background can listen without feeling intimidated by the presence of outsiders.
- In August 2015 a 332 condemned men’s revival on death-row was so amazing that Zambia’s President commuted all death sentences four months after we brought a three days long seminar, leaving one Audio Bible Teacher for each cell. (Read the testimony of Mark Chibesa). An Assistant Commissioner of Prisons marveled: “The content of these gadgets is turning our prisons upside down!”
- After placing by now over 16000 ABT's, most of them in remote rural communities, we experience major revivals. Since beginning to bring our ABT in remote rural villages mid-2015 we estimate that as of mid-2018 more than 200,000 people, most of them Muslims, have come to Jesus Christ in Zambia, Malawi, Niassa Province of Mozambique and southern Tanzania.
Our Audio Bible Teacher (ABT), often called the “Talking Bible”, allow inmates to hear the Word of God for the first time and study it. Men can then listen in small fellowship groups, discuss questions and so encourage each other in their faith.
We teach prisoners the “Healing of the Wounded Heart”, afterwards baptizing many. We evaluate how best to leave our Audio Bible Teachers in good hands for supervision and security, and then provide one ABT per cell for group listening. The players are programmed with topical bible lessons to make for an easy understandable introduction to God’s Word, followed by the bible itself.