The 15th of February was a historic moment for the Seventh-day Adventist church in South Africa. Church leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). This event took place at Golden Harvest SDA Church, marking the start of a partnership that will be instrumental in supporting those behind bars.
Representatives from the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) and the Southern Africa Union Conference (SAUC) and the Trans-Orange Conference (TOC) were present to witness this great occasion which was initiated by Pastor Bongani Ndlovu, an SDA Chaplain in the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).
The Memorandum was signed by Pastor Trevor Kunene(SAUC Executive Secretary). Representing the DCS was Dr. Plaatjies, Mr. Khoza, Mr. Tokolo, Mr. Menzi Mkhathini. Speaking after the occasion, various DCS officers emphasized the importance of partnering with churches in order for correctional ministries to be a success. They stated that correction and rehabilitation is a societal responsibility. We pray that this historic partnership may make a difference in the lives of inmates and church members alike. May this also serve as a wake-up call for churches to be involved in Correctional Ministries.
First published by the TOC Media & Communications Department
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