Article source: thebarn.co.za
The Barn Compassion and Kingdom Valley LEAN, which represents over 30 organizations including NPO’s, have joined hands to feed the poor and needy during the COVID-19 Lockdown.
It all started when Roelof Kwant, senior pastor at the Barn Christian Family Church felt that we as Christians need to take care of the poor in our communities during this desperate time. The need was so overwhelming that he invited Andrew Christie from Willowhill Vineyard Church and Craig Rowe from Church of the Nations to join hands, with the result now through the extended relationship, more than 30 organizations and churches are getting involved!
Our communities include Zandspruit, Cosmo City, Kya Sands, Lion Park and Muldersdrift, Ruimsig, Honeydew and Windsor and we have served 360 258 meals in April and May, but we have an urgent need to feed more people.
We have also managed to raise R451 938.05 so far through our churches but we need to enlarge this amount so that we can sustain our provisions to the poor beyond Lockdown.
Rejoice is one of the ladies from the community, who was in a really tough situation as she has two children and had no way to feed them as her source of income stopped when the Lockdown started. She received a food voucher from us and send this message “Thank you so much, I cooked a wholesome meal for my children today. My daughter ate and left some food on her plate. I asked her how the food was. She answered it was nice. I asked her “why don’t you finish your food” and she said, “I’m afraid if I finish we won’t have food for tomorrow.” I told her to eat and not to worry about tomorrow because God will provide. My encounter with you has shown me that God exists and that He takes care of His own. I am grateful and may God bless you.”
We believe this project is a catalyst for ongoing partnership in the gospel and a ministry to the poor and needy that can be replicated around South Africa.
We need to flatten the curve and deal with the devastating effects that COVID-19 has had on the economy and our people. It is time for churches and organizations to join hands and work together in collaborative efforts to bring about positive and lasting solutions to the vulnerable in our country.
Date published: 28/05/2020
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