|"I was hungry||and you gave me food"|
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.
The 25th of December 2014 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.