On may 5 and 6, was held the first training for the course "The Prisoner's Journey, on the male APAC in Itauna.
The Prisoner's Journey is a program developed by the Ministry Christianity Explored and the Prison Fellowship International, adapted to prisons around the world.
Brazil was one of the four South American countries chosen to get the project, being a strong ministry, in growth, and fertile ground to sow the word of God.
This program is based on the Gospel of Mark, and aims to invite all participants to meet and have a more intimate relationship with Christ, revealing questions such as: Who is He? Why did he come? What does it mean to follow him.
As was the training, the course is taught in a simply and dynamic way, so that it can be replicated in all APAC operating in Brazil.
For this training, we invited 23 APACs of Minas Gerais, between volunteers and rehabilitees, plus the FBAC's team, totaling about 70 people. The next training will reach the other APACs of Minas that are further away from Itaúna, and also those which work outside the Minas Gerais state.
Stephen W. James - General Coordinator of the program, which has gone through several countries of the African continent, European, American and Oceania, was the facilitator.
On the first day of training, Stephen (who is English, had the help of two translators who are part of the FBAC's team) demonstrated the importance and program metrics, the importance of gospel study, the impact on the lives of the participants, and held a practice session as a demonstration.
On the second day of training, the program coordinator for FBAC, Denio Marques, and other exhibitors, talked and discussed regarding the application, planning, requirements, particularities of APACs and so many other issues raised to the successfull of the application of the course.
The goal is that by the end of the year, several courses are being applied and replicated in all 46 APACs of Brazil, reaching about 3,000 rehabilitees.