From Effy – Bryce Home #3
As a mother of five children, life had become unbearable soon after the passing away of my husband who was the sole family breadwinner. My repeated attempts to solicit for ways of survival seemed fruitless but this was because I did not give our Lord Jesus the central pillar for family provisions.
Not because of my righteousness, not because of any value in me, the Lord brought me to the generous hands of readers (UTT and LT ) through the caring Ministry of Pastor Achilla . It did not take long before I started receiving monthly donations in form of food stuffs and emergency funds that we use to get our medicine. Soon, the next stop was at my dilapidated shelter (grass thatched house) which was unfriendly to our health. Since then, the shelter has been demolished and rebuilt. At least I can now shelter my family under proper roofing. Talk of its cemented wall with attractive paint on it, my children describes it better than I. Glory be to God Almighty.
With the greatest change in my family, my daughter Pamela, a pupil in Primary School, had the following to say:
“My life has really changed right from nutrition, education and fear of the Lord. I now grow up with the knowledge of mercy, goodness, wonders and powers of the Lord God. I have therefore given God a chance in my life to be my teacher, provider and protector. May God bless the team of readers across the globe for I have escaped the infant mortality which claimed so many children’s’ lives due to unhealthy parental upbringing.”
I finally urge and plead with the readers to stand with us in prayer to enable us to build latrines; this would help prevent the rampant outbreak of preventable waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid.
May God Bless you all. AMEN
From Agnes – Bryce Home #8
My name is Agnes, a widow with 6 children. I would like to elaborate the depth from which our caring God has raised me with the children. When my husband passed away, I thought my remote wisdom devoid of the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ could work out ways for me. Every effort I made be it in peasant farming or the unhealthy tobacco curing ended in smokes, Instead my health deteriorated and stress became unavoidable in my life.
Suddenly, without expectation I encountered the hand of God which reached me through the prayers of devoted readers/donors. Pastor Achilla became an eye opener to me when he and his team of pastors preached to me about Jesus Christ. By faith I believed and it did not take long before I started witnessing the real goodness of the Lord.
Since then, I have been able to have my children well-nourished and taken care of by the humble donations which include monthly emergency funds together with food from donations of readers and donors of UTT and LT. I bless the Lord for this work. My house currently has been painted and it is a shining testimony of the Lord in the whole village. I cannot leave out my children in giving this testimony and therefore one of them known as Francis had the following to say:
“It is unbelievable, joy unspeakable to see our lives translated from fear of living to hope of living. I recall painfully how my mum used to give us the little food she could find as she went to bed hungry. Sometimes I would ask her,” Mum, why are you not eating?” but her answer was, “ it is well.” It was until I grew up that I realized what her response was all about, insufficient food, leave alone balanced diet.”
May God bless the team of readers/donors across the world.
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