"...I was in prison, and you came to Me."
Prisons in Ghana are overcrowded and under-resourced, with poor medical and sanitary facilities and not enough beds or bedding and many inmates sleep on bare floors.
In addition to the prisons that hold prisoners, many remand prisoners and suspects are held in overcrowded police cells, located in almost all police stations in the country.
Evangelist Dag Heward- Mills is committed to ministering to prisoners and rectifying some of the poor conditions under which prisoners are kept. In addition he firmly believes that even the most hardened of criminals, or troubled offenders, can be touched and changed forever by the power and love of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
- Graciously, God has provided him with many opportunities to hold church services, sharing God's love and preaching the gospel in many prisons and police cells all over the country, including maximum security prisons and condemned inmate cells eg Nsawam and James Fort prisons.
- This ministry to prisoners, in addition to sharing the good news of the gospel also caters to the physical needs of these inmates. The food outreach teams organize and take packed lunch and soft drinks to the inmates of the police cells ( aka counter-backs) in Accra, especially at Easter and Christmas. Since December 2010,police cells visited include those at Nima, Tesano, Odorkor, Kaneshie, Korle-Bu and Accra Central, Mamprobi, Airport and Chorkor.
- In March 2010, a visit to the busiest police station cell in Accra, the Nima Police Station revealed a very run down facility with deplorable cell conditions as well as officers' facilities. This and the realization that several police cells were in similar or worse conditions, prompted Evangelist Dag to a drive to renovate all police cells in Accra. Subsequently an extensive renovation of the station was embarked upon and completed in July 2010.
- The 25th of December 2014 also brought us many blessings as we visited 25 police cells scattered across Accra. We gave the inmates a pack of food each and a drink and a book from Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. We shared the gospel with them and some were saved. There were smiles on many faces as they experienced the love of God on Christmas Day. Click here to see pictures.
- Nima Police Station - 2011
- Accra Central Police Station - May 2012
- Mamprobi Police Station - February 2013
- Chorkor Police Station - February 2013
- Odorkor Police Station - March 2013
- Kaneshie Police Station - February 2013
- Korle-Bu Police Station - September 2013
- Agbogbloshie Police Station - March 2014
- Darkuman Police Station - June 2014