Leaders of the Christian Police Association (CPA) of South Africa who met at Floradale, outside Bloemfontein, last weekend, aim to make a difference in their colleagues’ lives by sharing the love of Jesus.
Policemen and -women from eight of the nine provinces in SA attended the CPA Leadership Seminar from March 13 to 16. The delegates who come from different churches and cultures noted that members of the South African Police Service are in dire need of spiritual help, motivation and support due to an extremely negative work environment in which they are physically, emotionally and spiritually worn down on a daily basis. This leads to all sorts of social and personal problems, it was noted.
The CPA, which views itself as a spiritual family within the SAPS family rather than an organisation, believes it can make a difference in the lives of fellow colleagues. Police members have a hunger for real and true hope that is only found in Jesus Christ, they say.
The Leadership of the CPA aims to share the love of Christ with colleagues this year by means of support through prayer, motivation and inspiration. They also want to build bridges between local communities and police stations in various provinces.
The CPA is also involved in uplifting children in less fortunate circumstances as well as in Christian ethics training, which is also presented in 52 other countries worldwide.
The CPA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and wants to give all the glory to God for many wonderful testimonies that have surfaced since its inception. The CPA will host its 20th annual national congress in September in Pretoria. National Christian Police Associations from Australia, England, America and other parts of the world have already confirmed their attendance. The congress will be a weekend of praise and worship with the theme: “Jesus, the only Way”.
More information about the CPA can be obtained by calling the National Office in Bloemfontein at 051 – 430 8774 (work) or 082 542 7234.