There were 5 orphaned children in particular whom Phebian recently reached out to help. She felt called to help beyond providing them with food due to their tragic situation. They were living in a makeshift structure with their grandmother. Their parents had died recently from Ebola and the government burned down their house along with their few belongings in an attempt to rid the area of Ebola. They literally had nothing except the clothes on their backs. Can you imagine? Your parents die, your house gets burned down, and you're left to fend for yourself. The situation seemed hopeless.
Phebian felt a deep compassion for them as she reached out to help. She decided to buy them more than just food but got them 3 savanna grass mattresses, 2 chairs, 2 buckets, 3 blankets, 6 bed linens, and some used clothing. This act of kindness brought them hope to their hopeless situation. Phebian had a meeting with the community leaders to call them to commitment in showing care and concern for these children. She was their advocate and as a result they will be cared for. She tangibly acted out the call of Christ Jesus to serve the least of these in the community. That is what this food program is all about.
We are still collecting donations. The need is great and any amount helps. If you would like to give to our food program, please do so here.
|The five orphaned children|
|After receiving the donated items|
|Phebian speaking with community leaders|