When the Legal System Fails the Entire Family is Incarcerated
"I was in prison, and ye came unto me."
A Men and Women in Prison Ministries/Universal House of Refuge Center (M&WIPM/UHORC) and Doris & Grace Foundation Joint Development Project
Reverend Green was afforded the opportunity to travel to Benin, West Africa to research the work being done around the HIV/AIDS epidemic and their Corrections system. While in Benin, Reverend Green discovered an even greater epidemic that needed immediate attention. That epidemic was the alarming number of parent-less children in need of shelter. To that end and with the help of the Grace Lawani, personal advisor to the President of Benin, the Orphanage Development project was birthed.
Well done My Good and Faithful Servant,
Thank you so very kindly for taking a brief moment to view the pictures above. They represent a symbolic journey “HOME” to Africa. A young man was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit and for twenty-nine years he proclaimed his innocence, His family and his courageous wife believed in him and supported him, loved him and shared in his vision of not being angry. They shared in his vision of hope, in his vision of wisdom, knowledge and understanding and in his vision to educate those who are incarcerated, those who are formerly incarcerated, the families of those incarcerated and the community at large. Men & Women In Prison Ministries Universal House of Refuge Center (MWPIMUHOR) is the end result of Minister Mikhael Smith’s dream and vision. MWIPMUHOR will keep his dream and his vision alive and it will continue to evolve and prosper.Minister Mikhael made his transition on May 19, 2011 being called home to his Father. Wishing to be buried in Africa his home, his remains were transported to Benin, Africa by his wife and his son. Upon arrival in Benin Minister Mikhael’s family gather together to celebrate his life’s journey. A tree was planted in his memory and his remains were laid to rest. Please enjoy this celebration of life with us.
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