The Kairos Torch Program at the Frank Baxter Juvenile Correctional Centre at Kariong went ahead on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th April as scheduled, despite the uncertainty leading up to the Program as a result of the illness of the Chaplain. A special thank you to all those who prayed for the recovery of Father Ramsay and for the Program to go ahead.
We were blessed with a team of 23 faithful men and women who displayed great serving hearts coupled with a deep love for the boys. The presence of four indigenous ladies was a special blessing, as they related wonderfully well to the Aboriginal boys who formed the majority of the 18 boys that were present. In addition to the team, we had 4 observers present who were experiencing the Program with a view to possibly starting a Kairos Torch Program in gaols close by to them. Two were from Grafton, one from Canberra and the other from Tasmania.
From the reaction of the boys, the Lord was challenging the hearts of the boys and we pray there will be a long term posi-tive response from the boys to the Lord's love that will change their lives and give them a brighter future.
On behalf of the boys, we would like to thank the Kairos Community for their prayer cover, upon which whole Program is based and the supply of biscuits and slices. Over 200 dozen biscuits and slices were donated and they prove a real treat for the boys.