widows receiving sheep

Widows are considered the most vulnerable in the society and as a church its our duty to ensure they get all the support they need. 1 Timothy 5:3-16  As commanded by God through His word, Faith Church has taken the mandate and gave two widows sheep so that it could help them and their families.

You might be wondering why sheep? Well, in Africa cattle are considered the most valuable gifts as they can reproduce and one can be able to grow wealth out of it.

Paul encourages us to help the needy and one important reason for this care is the fact that church resources are limited. Money, materials, and manpower are not infinite. This was even more relevant in the persecuted days of the early church. Churches need to concentrate their help on “those who are truly widows” (1 Timothy 5:3).
Interestingly, and importantly, for those who did qualify, the church is not being instructed to merely send money. They are ordered to “care” for them as well (James 1:27). This care could include meeting a wide variety of needs, including food, housing, medical care, and other practical needs. A needs often forgotten in the concept of “care,” as well, is simple fellowship (Acts 2:42). Believers need the companionship and closeness of other Christians almost as much as they need food and water (Hebrews 10:24–25).

Therefore, the church welfares department is working hard to ensure the church members needs are met and they are well cared for. We are also planning to form support groups for the widows and their families in order to give counsel and empower them . You can join us by praying with them and donating for the mission. DONATE