Category Archives: Chaplain Heinrich’s Blog

“I was just about to Lose my Faith and Lose Hope” – Heinrich Botes

Reading Inmate Request Forms with messages such as these below inspire us as chaplains to continue being faithful to perform the seemingly mundane and insignificant tasks that atypical day in prison holds: “I just want to thank you for your … Continue reading

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God Does Prison Ministry Better Than We Do – Heinrich Botes

It is now widely acknowledged that persecution and restrictions, contrary to human reasoning and expectations, enabled the ‘under-ground” church in oppressed nations to flourish. The Holy Spirit entered homes and hearts in an unprecedented manner to produce fruit…”fruit that will … Continue reading

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“There Is Something Going on in this place” – Heinrich Botes

There is something I need to tell you…actually two things: First, God is at work at Chester County Prison among inmates and staff and, secondly, that you, the reader, play an incredibly important role in the outreach to these 1000 … Continue reading

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Radio Interview for Onesimus Ministries

Radio Station WDAC 94.5 interviewed Chaplain Heinrich and Pastor Vernon, and it aired on April 18, 2020 – Listen to Ministry Focus podcast below.  Click HERE for WDAC website.

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Chaplain Jottings – Heinrich Botes

There are so many reasons to provide a chaplaincy service at Chester County Prison. Every day creates opportunities to share CHRIST as THE ANSWER to all the many and wide-ranging problems that face incarcerated men and women. This may sound … Continue reading

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Chaplain Jottings – Heinrich Botes

While some recognize it as the legendary April’s Fool Day, April 1 will forever be the anniversary of my first day as Assistant Chaplain at Chester County Prison. I have been in many ways challenged, stretched during these past 12 … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon is Over? – Heinrich Botes

Jeremiah 23: 21 – 24 21“I did not send these prophets, but they ran. I did not speak to them, but they prophesied. 22“But if they had stood in My council, then they would have announced My words to My people, and would … Continue reading

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A Sound Investment – Heinrich Botes

1 Corinthians 3:5-9 New King James Version “Who then is Paul (Peter Roomet), and who is Apollos (Heinrich Botes), but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the … Continue reading

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