Not all prisoners are incorrigible criminals. With support from their churches, increasing numbers of inmates find faith behind prison walls and become productive members of
society upon release. As previously reported in Nazarene News, alumni of Experiencing God (a Christian renewal program offered to inmates of the Bowden Institution, near Innisfail, AB) walked 200 miles around the prison exercise yard last September.
With help from outside sponsors, they raised over $3,600.00 to purchase school supplies for refugee children in war–torn Sri Lanka. This year, the alumni will hold their second annual walk–a–thon on Saturday, September13th, rain or shine, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
As the Philippines have been devastatedby typhoons and are suffering very high unemployment, this year’s proceeds will go tohelp rebuild a vocational training centre (VTC) there. The VTC teaches practical skills and trades to the underprivileged to improve their job prospects. Incidentally, the Bowden prisoners also make crosses for church buildings,
and the VTC has requested one of the crosses for the roof the building.
To make a donation to this project, send a cheque marked “Walk–a–Thon” payable to the Innisfail Church of the Nazarene.
Mail directly to:
Innisfail Church of theNazarene
4904-48 Street, Innisfail, AB, T4G 1N1
Tax receipts are available on request for donations over $10.00.
For more information, please contact:
Chaplain Bud Sargent
Tel: 403-227–8199, ext. 1549