” If you see some brother or sister in need and you have the means to do something about it, but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God’s love? It disappears. And you made it disappear. My dear children let’s not talk about love; let’s practice real love.” 1 John 3:17,18 (The Message Bible)
Motivated by this verse Carol Vinen and I visited some homes Manyana, a village in Botswana to distribute food parcels. Beneficiaries included several underprivileged families and those caring for orphans. We also delivered food parcels to homes of families who had to self-quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For these particular cases, the food parcels were left by the gate as we had to maintain government regulations. From Manyana, we visited another nearby village to serve home-cooked meals to over 40 children. All of this is inspired by what I like to call the Jesus method.”Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me.'” – Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 143.
Jesus always took care of those in need. By being His followers, we are charged with the responsibility to care for less fortunate individuals in society. As we reach out to those in need, our compassion and love grow stronger. We want to thank all our donors for your continued support. Your kindness has made it possible for us to not only run such programs weekly but to also expand our service to other villages.
Written by Susan Williams
Botswana Union AWM Director