Through Set Free Ministries Prisoners Follow Christ During the Coronavirus

Recent prison graduation ceremony (Photo courtesy of Set Free Ministries)

When China’s COVID-19 outbreak reached pandemic status in March 2020, Set Free Ministries upheld its commitment to global partners. Despite barriers created by the pandemic, Executive Director Dean Vander Mey says Set Free helped its partners continue discipleship and outreach.

“We didn’t shrink back, and we didn’t stop. We just kept moving forward, knowing that God can keep us healthy,” Vander Mey says.

“We took precautions; everyone was masked up and stuff like that, but it’s proven to be quite effective.”

In a South Asian country, “There’s been an amazing outpouring in the last year. Many people made decisions for Christ and [were] baptized,” Vander Mey says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Praise God for helping believers continue Gospel work during the pandemic!
  • Ask the Lord to guide new believers as they’re released from prison and return home. Pray these men and women would become Christ-centered community leaders.

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