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MOTE Receives Green Light for it's Christ Centered Program for Prisoner Rehabilitation within the Country of the Dominican Republic
MEDIA ADVISORY, April 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- On March 28, 2008, Dr. David Walden, "Chappy Dave", and the National Association of Prison Churches of the Dominican Republic (ANDIP) concluded its year-long effort of meetings and proposals with the government offices of the Dominican Republic's Attorney General. The Procurador General Adjunto, Lic. Moises A. Ferrer L, recommended on this final meeting that MOTE and ANDIP go forward on the MOTE Prison Rehabilitation Program.
Mr. Ferrer sent MOTE and ANDIP in the afternoon to meet with the Director General of Prisons. The Director of Social Services, Dr. Francisco L. Cardenas, who oversees all twenty-three prisons in the country, met with Dr. David "Chappy" Walden of MOTE, Inc. and the Executive Board of ANDIP. The afternoon meeting concluded with all parties agreeing to move forward.
The office of department of prisons provided MOTE/ANDIP its letter of understanding which ended in these words, "to you our gratitude . . . and to tell you that we are very pleased to have your support." The letter was signed by Dr. Cardenas of the office of the "Direccion General de Prisiones", dated March 28, 2008.
On Monday, March 31, at 10:00 am, at the Director of Prisons Offices, the first implementation meeting was set with ANDIP and the leaders from Dr. Cardenas department. The MOTE Christ Centered Prison Program is moving with the Authority of God!
Chappy Dave said, "March 28, 2008, was a day of victory for the prisoners in the Dominican Republic as we remember and suffer with them." "Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." (Hebrews 13:3) "The Lord laid the vision of this day upon my heart more than a year ago. I am blessed as I have witnessed God's hand upon this ministry. In Santo Domingo, hundreds of pastors (both inside and outside the prison walls) have been trained, the community and local churches are involved and ready to witness and disciple, the local professional community is helping, and the government has partnered with us. But what gets me really excited are the thousands of inmates who will learn of this program who are not attending church, but will be! The Gospel is going to reach these men in a mighty way. The many inmates in the prison churches are anxious for the new opportunities and positive changes that are on their horizon," exclaims Chappy.
MOTE's goal is to raise $75,000 to complement ANDIP's contribution toward this ministry. MOTE's portion will cover five years of expenses including housing for the first 250 inmates selected to participate in this program, materials and operating costs for the training and rehabilitation program, and provide computer and communication equipment for the leaders in Santo Domingo.
If you would like to participate in a sponsorship program to help transform a nation contact MOTE today at email@example.com or 17150 Via del Campo Court, Suite 102, San Diego, California 92127.
For more information about MOTE, Inc. or Dr. David Walden visit www.mote.ws or call (858) 613-4848. To view MOTE International Prison Ministry brochure go to www.mote.ws/MOTEInternationalPrisonMinistry.pdf; and to read MOTE's latest newsletter report go to www.mote.ws/MOTENewsletterJan08.pdf.
Details and opinions expressed in this press release are provided by MOTE, Inc. International Prison Ministry and Dr. David Walden.