During the Holidays, the Evangelical
Council visit all these prisons in Lebanon; and give out gifts, food,
and sweets. In addition, avail the opportunity to explain to the
prisoners the meaning of the holiday and the person represented thereby.
Currently, the most distinguished feature in
the prison ministry, is the transition to a state of internal
organization especially in the biggest central prison which homes 7500
prisoners, and where the religious services to other sects are
A number of born-again prisoners from various religious back-grounds
were appointed as assistants by the counselors.
These assistants register the names of the prisoners who desire to hear
the message of the Gospel and urge them to proceed to the big hall
before the sermon starts.
The counselors even succeeded in getting the permission of the
central prison administration to provide those assistants with a special
pass card that enables them to enter all prison cells in order to
accomplish their mission.
As for the nature of the prison meetings, it resembles to a great extent
the church meetings, in the fact that they start with prayers and
Yet, the hymn which most of the prisoners prefer is the following;
He did not come to judge the world,
He did not come to blame;
He did not only come to seek,
It was to save He came.s