Unfortunately for the team, Jon & Scott's antics finally got them in trouble with the authorities. Late last night they were picked up by Mpigi police and thrown in the slammer for unruly behaviour. Today we went with our gaurds and their AK's to bust em out.
... oh wait, this is the public blog... shoot. I mean, uh... we went to the prison for a ministry visit... yes... ahem.
The prison in Mpigi is co-ed, about 20 inmates, five of them female. One of the women has her baby with her in the prison. Nothing is provided for them. They typically serve an average 3-year sentence in the clothes they were arrested in. Some of the inmates are allowed into the community to work to get money for food... so they are very much in need of material things.
The warden of Mpigi is a Christian and treats his inmates with care and respect. The team sang songs with them, talked about Canada (and what it's like in our prisons!), and gave them some maize flour and blankets. The men & women split up and had a chance to talk more and pray for the needs of the inmates.