UNDER THE BANNER OF
FRIENDS OF PRISON FELLOWSHIP ETHIOPIA (FPFE)
WE SUPPORT AND WORK ALONGSIDE ETHIOPIAN NGO
JUSTICE FOR ALL - PRISON FELLOWSHIP ETHIOPIA (JFA-PFE)
AS PART OF OUR INVOLVEMENT IN
MISSIONS TO PRISONS IN ETHIOPIA
OUR TEAMS HAVE VISITED AROUND 30 PRISONS
JFA-PFE HQ Addis Ababa
JFA-PFE is based in Addis Ababa the capital of Ethiopia and represented throughout the country. Led by Pastor Daniel Gebreselassie JFA-PFE which was founded in 1992 is able to carry out it's holistic Christian work in over 100 Federal and Regional State Prisons
Ethiopian projects in association with JFA-PFE
Ethiopian prison projects include PRACTICAL ones such as
P/1 Construction of dormitory accommodation for women and children
P/2 The installation of water and sanitation,
P/3 Health and Welfare provision,
P/4 TWINKLE of HOPE caring for children in prison with their mothers,
P/5 REFUGE caring for children in the community who have parents in prison,
P/6 Adult Education and Vocational Skills Training.
and also SPIRITUAL ones including
S/1 Support of the entire JFA-PFE organised chaplaincy team
S/2 Organising and leading the annual Chaplains Conference
S/3 Construction of Chapels
S/4 Evangelism and teaching
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In 1998, Bob Spratt was invited to go to Ethiopia to meet a number of people who were beginning to establish the work of what is now known as Justice for All – Prison Fellowship Ethiopia (JFA-PFE) and based in Addis Ababa. It was thought that his experience as a Prison Chaplain might be helpful.
As a result of that visit, Bob discovered that he had much more to learn than he had ever imagined. He found a group of people – some of whom had been in prison for their faith during the military regime that ended in 1991 – already working hard to try and improve conditions for the men, women and children held in Ethiopia’s prisons.
Following that visit, Bob was appointed UK representative and then in 2000 brought the work under the umbrella of this Trust
Since that time we have been enthusiastically involved as partners in projects of a holistic nature containing what might loosely be called "practical" and "spiritual" elements and it has been thrilling to see some of the resulting positive changes both in the prisons environment and in the lives of so many prisoners.
This is a wonderful ongoing work with many opportunities and challenges calling for lots of prayerful practical support.