Church to reach out to less privileged
Apart from preaching the gospel, Abundance City Ministries has a vision to reach out to the less privileged in the community.
It is this quest that Saturday, October 19 saw the church membership taking a five kilometers walk around Gaborone, as a way of raising funds towards the actualisation of the vision. The sponsored walk had Motlakase Power Dynamos football club owner, Mr Samuel Kealotswe as the chief walker.
Mr Kealotswe who is also a church member, donated P10 000 towards the walk. He said as a philanthropist, who has always given back to the society, he felt compelled to donate and contribute towards the church’s vision.
He encouraged all to serve God with their substance for the growth of God’s kingdom and preparing the church for the multitudes that were still to come to church. Abundance City Ministries leader, Prophet Thuso Molefhe said that the church had a vision, not only to preach the word but, to actualise what they preached by taking care of the flock that they preach to.
“A lot of people come to church from smitten backgrounds and do not have proper shelter and it is our intention to find a place to offer shelter to these people”, he said. Services such as youth mentorship and counseling programmes would be run at this place to empower church members.
He highlighted that the church was however, still constrained by not finding a plot, let alone raising enough money to purchase it. The money that being raised, Prophet Thuso revealed, will also be used to build a state of the art auditorium which the church will use as a worship centre.
Though challenged with the issue of finding a plot, Prophet Thuso said, they will not easily give up but, would rather keep on praying and working hard towards the actualization and realisation of this vision. Old Naledi North area councilor, Ms Mary Ramhago also graced the occasion.
She was so impressed by the love that she saw prevailing among the church members. Ms Ramhago therefore, encouraged the church membership to continue with their good deeds, showing compassion and love towards the less privileged.
This was not the first time that the church got involved with charity. Last month, the church events committee organized a beauty pageant to raise P10 000 towards the President’s Housing Appeal. ENDS
Source : BOPA
Author : Segametsi Kebonang
Location : Gaborone
Event : Fundraising walk
Date : Oct 22 Tue,2013
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