SDA works elate govt
Mkushi, Feb 12, 2014, ZANIS—Government has praised the Seventh day Adventist (SDA) Church for sustaining charitable works aimed at helping the physically challenged persons in Mkushi district.
Mkushi District Commissioner) Christopher Chibuye stated this during the handover of 27 wheel chairs by the SDA Church to physically challenged residents in the area.
In a speech read on his behalf by Mkushi District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Maybin Luulu, Mr. Chibuye said that the SDA had been consistent in providing community services to the people.
He said that Government appreciated the wheelchair donation by the Church explaining that many disabled persons had difficulties obtaining such facilities.
He urged other Faith Based Organisations (FBO) to emulate the Remnant SDA Church in giving assistance to the vulnerable in the communities.
During the same event, SDA’s new Mkushi Mission Pastor Coillard Mazuba explained that the objective of the Church was to provide sustained contributions towards disabled persons through its department of Family Life.
He pledged that the Church would continue with its outreach program of identifying as well as helping the physically challenged in the communities, adding that similar outreach programs had been earmarked for July this year.
Pastor Mazuba said it was important for christian organisations to fortify their faith with charitable works that are aimed at improving the plight of less fortunate people in society.
Meanwhile, one of the wheelchair beneficiaries, Enoch Sikanyika, described the donations as timely as some disabled persons depended on able-bodied people to move from one place to another.
The Remnant SDA Church carried out similar donation of wheelchairs to disabled persons in Mkushi last year, when 8 wheelchairs were handed over to beneficiaries from various communities of the district. ZANIS / ENDS / CM / CSB/DRY.