Healing for Inmates

Written by BSK

June 22, 2023

The trauma healing programme continues to spread the message of healing far and wide to different audiences across the nation. 

Through the efforts of Deliverance Church Eastleigh, 25 women from Langata women’s prison are walking heads high with lighter burdens after having gone through the trauma healing programme.

Langata Women’s Prison hosts women from various backgrounds that have been incarcerated for different offenses from petty crimes to the gravest crimes imaginable. Serving a jail term can be one of the most traumatic experiences for some individuals, seeing that some might have found themselves wrongly accused and ended up in prison. 

The 14-week trauma healing sessions were a breath of fresh air to the inmates that had consistently gone through the healing group. The healing was evident in the joy they exuded as they awaited to receive their certificates from BSK on June 21st, 2023, at the prison premises.

Many testimonies were shared on how the programme had helped the inmates: 

‘I got saved while in this prison. I thank God that today I am going home after a media house interviewed me and helped me raise my bail money. I am very grateful to God and today I go home saved and happy. Pray for me as I go out that God will help me to make the right decisions and I will also pray for you.’ Agnes

‘I hated myself so much because of the crime that I had committed. I did not think I deserved anything good in life. As a result, I could easily get so angry, and most of the time I was angry to the extent that I would even get sick due to the anger built up inside me. After going through the trauma healing training, I felt like I had unleashed and released all my burdens. I feel happier. My life will not be the same again. I am grateful for this class.’’ Diana

Madam Josephine, the Senior Superintendent at the prison lauded the trainers for the noble initiative, noting that even the officers need the trauma healing training as they experience trauma in their line of duty and their personal lives. She reminded the inmates that they are not far from the love of God. 

Follow-up is being done to ensure that more of the inmates and the officers as well will benefit from this training soon. Indeed, there is hope in God’s word.


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