Bars no barrier to the message of the Gospel
By DAMIR GOVORCIN
The only knowledge that many prison inmates have of Jesus Christ is as a profanity, when his name is taken in vain, says Kairos volunteer George Novak.
George, a Catholic, has been visiting prisoners in NSW jails since 1996, spreading the message of Christ’s love, compassion and forgiveness.
A secondary school teacher for the past five years, George has also been chairman of Kairos Prison Ministry Australia, an interdenominational Christian prison ministry conducted by lay people.
He says introducing armed robbers, drug offenders, murderers and sex offenders to Christ has had a profound effect on his own faith.
“God put his hand on my heart to help people in prison and, after about a year praying on it, I decided to go through with it,” he said.
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