There is no exercise better for the heart, than reaching down Giving Back to the Community. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed!
Piet Retief rural community was blessed on Sunday, 28 February 2016 with healthy, nutritious meals and beverages. The Trust In Christ Ministries Church has gone the extra mile to give back to their community.
The outreach event was held at the Thandukukhanya Phoswa Community Hall. Overseer, Vusi Gama, said that he believes that God has given them the mandate to look after one another. He and his followers have thus decided to do an outreach programme to support and motivate the underprivileged.
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Pastor Johannes Ndaba said that this should serve as an open opportunity for others to follow suit and give back to the community. Setting an example and being humble towards the needy, should become a normal routine within the community. Less fortunate children from Phoswa and the surrounding rural villages were identified by Thembi Thabethe, from the Department of Social Development in Mkhondo.
These children were brought to the outreach on Sunday. They were spoilt with a decent meal and encouraged by the various speakers that motivated and filled them with hope and encouragement for the future.
Overseer, Vusi Gama, said that this outreach is not the end of the line, it is just the beginning of building a rewarding relationship with the community by assisting where there is a need.
He would like to thank the Municipal Manager of Mkhondo, Mr M.J.S Mabuza, and the Honourable Mayor Councillor, Mr B.H. Mtshali, (for assisting them with the venue), the Local Taxi Association, Mkhondo FM, Mr Thando Maseko (for helping to organise the event), Thembi Thabethe from the Department of Social Services and all other churches and members that assisted to make this event a huge success.
Our community sees great improvement when assistance is offered to change and better the lifestyles of people that are in need. ‘A kind gesture, can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.’