By DOREEN POLOH WAIM
A RETIRED Correctional Services officer in Lae continues to raise funds for a proposed gospel outreach programme for all prisons in the country.
Nota Kurari, from Pindui in the Finschhafen district of Morobe, served as a CS officer for 25 years at the Buimo Jail.
When he was retrenched in 2006, Mr Kurari said he witnessed a vision that brought him salvation and inspired him to complete a mission to take the gospel to the prisons.
He said he planned to spend a week in each prison, living with the prisoners, sharing and preaching the gospel, praying and instilling a sense of positivism among them.
“I believe that this will give them a sense of worth and encourage them to change,” he said.
Since the middle of last year, Mr Kurari has been raising funds for his trip.
He has done this through the sales of printed shirts, laplaps and caps with his theme print “Agape Power” which in the Hebrew language means love.
Mr Kurari said with the funds raised to date, he plans to buy Bibles for distribution during his mission in March.
He said the mission would be in honour of his late wife Ethel who passed away on March 26, 2006.
Mr Kurari said his wife, who was also a CS officer, was a devoted Christian and spent most of her time with the prison ministry at the Buimo Jail.
“Her love of sharing the gospel has also inspired me to take this journey,” he said.
Mr Kurari has asked for prayer support from Christians and churches to enable him to successfully accomplish the mission.