Justice, Prison Visits and Partnership

LVC seeks to demonstrate God’s grace through its Justice Ministry. Heeding the Biblical call to seek justice and love mercy, church members can contribute time and/or resources in a variety of ways. Over the past two years, LVC has partnered with International Justice Mission (IJM) to support the family of a prisoner through prayer and the payment of school fees for his children. We would like to see the partnership with IJM grow so that church members can more actively engage with families of prisoners.

In the past year, LVC began its Prison Ministry in partnership with its sister church, Karen Vineyard Church (KVC). It started with weekly Thursday afternoon visits to Lang’ata Women’s Remand, where women stay while they await sentencing. Our visits involve a time of worship, sharing a message of encouragement, and prayer for those who ask. On occasion, we may bring needed supplies (e.g. toiletries) or Christmas cookies.

More recently, we expanded our Prison Ministry to monthly visits on Saturday mornings to Nairobi West Men’s Prison and Kamae Girls Prison at Kamiti. Our hope is that through our visits, the love and grace of Christ would be shared to those who feel condemned, forgotten and unloved. We seek the transformation of hearts within prison walls, such that they know true redemption and restoration whether they remain in prison or are released.

Looking forward, we hope to see the visits expand not only to other prisons, but to include more social justice through linkages with counsellors, advocates and other practical resources to further the cause of justice. We envision a church that is excited about justice and prisoners, where increasing numbers of us engage with this marginalized population.

International Justice Mission

Freedom Sunday is sponsored by International Justice Mission, the largest anti-trafficking organization in the world.

Over 15,000 churches globally have used their voice for justice on Freedom Sunday. In the past two years alone Freedom Sunday has raised over $1.4 million to help provide rescue and restoration to victims of slavery and violence.