By Mercy Chirwa
Lilongwe, January 12, Mana: Holy Trinity Embassy Ministry (HOTEM) on Sunday donated assorted items to a family with four physically challenged children in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chiseka in Lilongwe as one way of sharing the Word of God.
The donated items include 3 mattresses, beddings, clothes, sugar, soap, soya pieces, cooking oil and salt.
Speaking during the donation, the Prophet for the ministry, Pastor Steven Kalua, said the donation was made to fulfill their ministry’s slogan which is Love and Unity.
“Through the social media we came across the post which showed a family with four children who are all physically challenged and use wheelchairs. As a ministry we thought of doing something which is to source funds and cheer them,” Kalua said.
He said as a team they sourced the funds through the contributions that each member made and bought the things they donated as they believe that life is good when other people smile because of them.
Receiving the donation, Zakeyo Ishmael, father to the children thanked the ministry for the donation saying it is a relief as they did not have enough food for the family and beddings saying the children will now start sleeping in a very conducive environment than before.
“I am really grateful for their support to my family. We lack a lot of things but today we are happy that we have received the different gifts which we could not manage to find them on our own.
“Though I sometimes search for peace works, I do not earn enough to take good care of the children as they need a lot of things and my time as well since they cannot do a lot of things on their own.”
” It is not an easy task to look after them but we dedicate all our attention and care to them,” said Ishmael about his four children with disability.
He added that with the gift they received, this has transformed their lives as they have also received some things that will be used in long term and has also asked the ministry to do the same to others.
The Zakeyo family has six children four of them which range between the ages of 11 to 19 are physically challenged.