Wintley Phipps Brings Hope
to Slovenian Prison
VOICE OF HOPE: Wintley Phipps, Adventist pastor and gospel singer, performs in Slovenia.intley Phipps, Seventh-day Advent-
ist pastor and singer, visited prison facilities in Dob, Slovenia. Invited
by European Union (EU) parliament member Lojze Peterle, Phipps per-formed in front of prisoners, their families, prison personnel, and invitees from political and church domains.
Phipps started the program with a rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer,” then included some well-known worship songs and spirituals and finished it majestically with “Amazing Grace.” Through the messages of songs and his short presentations between them, Wintley truly “brought hope to all of us,” as Joze Podrzaj, prison director,
said in his thank-you speech. Inmates thanked Phipps with heartfelt applause and a handmade beehive panel, a traditional Slovenian souvenir. “It was truly an inspiring visit of a special person who invests his life in encouraging those who need encouragement most,” said Peterle in his statement to AdventPress.
Phipps arrived to Slovenia together with his wife, Linda, from Brussels, where he sang at the annual Prayer Breakfast for EU parliament members. During his short visit he also met with Robert Friskovec, a coordinator for chaplaincy ministry in Slovenian prisons, and Zmago Godina, president of the Slovenian Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
—reported by TEDNews