Joe Ministry in partnership with well-wishers treated Jesus Care Orphanage to an early Christmas after donating goods as well as spending time with the kids.
The organisations did this to bring back smiles on the faces of the 41 orphaned children at Jesus cares orphanage in Angorom ward, Teso South Sub-County.
The team led by Pastor David Asava of Joe Ministries Church noted that despite the fact the children were needy, they had talents that could be tapped and harnessed to benefit their livelihoods.
“We have had a football match between Angorom FC for players from the orphanage versus Malakai FC and realised great talent among the children at this facility that could take them to greater heights,” said Asava, appealing to National and County governments to help them realise their dreams.
Speaking after receiving food, clothing, and sanitation products from the guests, Christine Faith Lakok, the care-giver at the facility appreciated the contribution made by the church, saying it is Christmas come-early for the children.
“We are grateful for the donations as they will go a long way in ensuring that the children’s basic needs are met without any struggle,” said Lakok, urging more well-wishers to extend a helping hand considering the pressing needs among the children.
Lakok added that besides children, the facility has 6 employees that need to be paid for the services they provide therefore more financial resources are required to operate smoothly.
Margaret Muthoni from Malakai Football Club was delighted to visit the children, saying it gave her an opportunity to interact with them and put a smile on their faces.
“We have had a great bonding session with them and offered them gifts to make them feel honoured and loved,” said Muthoni, thanking every guest for reaching out to be a blessing to the children.
On his part, Chrispinus Barasa Okumu, a member of Joe Ministries church thanked the founder of the organization Bishop Peter Ochieng and his wife Rosemary Imatata for the courage to impact lives of needy children.
“We applaud the bishop and his family for this project that is making a tremendous impact in the lives of children that would otherwise have been cast-aways in society,’’ said Okumu.
He was optimistic that their lives would change for the better, making them productive and responsible members of the society.
Jesus Cares Orphanage was founded in the year 2000, aiming to provide basic needs to destitute children, majority of whom had lost their parents in their tender years.
By Absalom Namwalo and Joshua Opili