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Gary Benchoff said he has never feared going into prisons to talk to inmates about God.
The exhilaration he gets by being the messenger offsets any anxiety.
But the trip Benchoff will be taking next month has him thinking a little more seriously about what he does.
For four weeks, Benchoff will be going to prisons in Zimbabwe and Zambia to help meet the spiritual needs of prisoners. The conditions in African prisons are crumbling, and about the only time inmates get food is when it is brought in by families, according to Benchoff and mission organizers.
Benchoff will be working with an international organization that is trying to help African governments come up with a better plan for running prisons and reducing the number of repeat offenders.