The National, Thursday 13th June 2013
By FRANCIS POKA
A HIGH-risk prisoner in Southern Highlands’ Bu-Iebi Prison has given his life to Jesus Christ after a week-long meeting organised by the Seventh-Day Adventist church.
Peter Warun from Wabag, Enga, is serving a 20-year jail term for rape.
Warun said he was sorry for the wrongs he had done.
He said he always questioned why he committed the serious crime and regretted being in jail.
“The week-long meeting held by the Seventh-Day Adventist church had changed my life and I surrender my life to Christ and will not turn to evil again,” he said.
“The spiritual conviction led me to get baptised and this is another hope for freedom in my spiritually blind life.”
Warun said he had sought forgiveness from the victim and her relatives because he wanted to change his life.
The baptism signified the end of old things and the start of new ways.
He said smoking drugs such as marijuana also led him to commit offences.
Warun thanked the church for showing him the right way.
He also thanked prison commander Felix Namane for allowing the church to run the week-long meeting, adding that churches could change those jailed for illegal activities in prison.
Warun said the jail rehabilitation programme had reaped positive results and urged non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders to support it.