Christian Assistance Service for the Detainee and the Mentally Ill
SACDEM works with marginalized groups that have been rejected by society, including but not limited to prisoners, the mentally ill, people living in extreme poverty, and children born in prison. SACDEM develops prison Bible studies, offering counseling and help to inmates to make the depth of God's forgiveness and grace understandable. SACDEM helps newly released prisoners reintegrate into society. In Argentina, children born to mothers in prison live with their mothers in the penitentiary system until they turn four. SACDEM takes care of these children of prisoners weekly, offering them a safe place to play and a break from the prison environment. After the child turns four and leaves prison, SACDEM continues to provide foster care for those who have no other relatives to care for them. How to pray for SACDEM:
- Pray that the staff of SACDEM would be given grace and boldness as they share the gospel among the prisons of Argentina and that they would show the love of Christ to the mentally ill people that they minister to in Buenos Aires.