By Irvine Dube
United Kingdom based Pastors from Ashford Christian Fellowship in conjuction with Jordan Orphanage Trust donated various goodies compromising of basic commodities to the underprivileged at Mbizo Youth centre last week.
Addressing the beneficiaries and other invited guests during the handover of the goodies, Pastor Fani and Pastor Marry Mukutuma of Leap into Hope Foundation said that as a church they decided to partake in other activities to be involved in other activities beyond preaching so as to render help to the underprivileged community.
“ As Christians and servants of God we realized that we should do something beyond just preaching.
“ We understand that compassion is not just about feeling sorry for someone but when you see someone in need you need to help that person and not just feel sorry for them, ” said Pastor Marry Mukutuma .
Twenty beneficiaries were given food hampers valued at RTG$50 each.
Pastor Mukutuma revealed that a decade ago they began the shipping of clothes, shoes, medication, medical equipment and also paying fees for the less privileged thus formalizing their charity work by forming Leap into Hope Foundation in 2018.
The Pastor also averred that Leap Into Hope Foundation source funds from well wishers hence they take their time and energy to distribute collected aid back home thereby making a difference into the lives of the needy.
Speaking at the same event Mrs Mandaba who is the Director for Jotdan Orphanage Trust expressed her excitement towards the donation they received.
“ This donation has come at a time when the cost of living has risen and feeding the orphans has become very unbearable due to high cost of basic commodities ”
Founder and Trustee of Leap Into Hope Pastor Fani Mukutuma took the fatherly figure as he encouraged the orphans to be focused listening and obeying their custodians; the later also thanked the guardians of the orphans saying that they were not alone but with Jesus.
“ You must be children that are faithful, who listen and obey their parents, ” Pastor Mukutuma said.
By Irvine Dube