OUTREACH TO WIDOWS
Kyamuna has a real passion for neglected widows and a desire to bring them into a church family. In Kyamuna’s words:
“There are many uneducated and poor widows left by their children and living alone in our
country. I have great desire to share god’s word among them as well as fulfill the physical needs
of poor widows. Currently, I am conducting widows’ fellowship in two different places once time
in a month.
I need your prayer and support for this ministry.”
James 2:15-17 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed”, but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Proverbs 18:16 A man’s gift makes room for him.
We love that Kyamuna understands these verses and is burdened by the needs she sees around her. The only thing that holds her back is her lack of financial resources. $200/year supplies a widow with rice and lentils for a year. Depending on world events that cause fluctuating price changes in food costs, $200 may even leave a little left over for medical and emergency needs. We currently serve about 50 widows. We would love to see each one fully supported.
The buzz word in development work is "sustainability". In other words, is there a way for aid work to help long term should the aid work not be available someday. Education is one of the best ways to do that. This fund is intended to help the children and grandchildren of abandoned women and widows. If they can receive a decent education they in turn can help their families. If there is extra in the Scholarship Fund we would also like to reach out to the community and help students whose parents are unable to provide their child with an education.