Windfall For The Disabled

By Edward Tommy
General Overseer & Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Kolleh Samura handing over the items to the Home Coordinator, Melrose Boyawa

In answering to the call of God and their urge to respond to the needs of the needy and less privileged, an all Sierra Leonean church based in New Jersey in the United States of America, The Light of Christ International Fellowship Ministry has on Wednesday, 20th April, renovated and furnished the Mahanaim Polio Challenge Orphanage Home in Grafton with Beds, frames, Couches, tables, a generator, a plasma television Set and DVD Player. Used clothing and Wheelchairs were also donated.
Presenting the items, the General Overseer and Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Kolleh Kelly Samura said they made the donation because God has asked them to do just that. He said they are on a soul saving mission for Christ, adding that, there aim is to bring salvation; deliverance and transformation to God’s people with special reference to the disabled and less privileged so as to enable them know and feel the love of God. Rev. Kolleh Samura told his audience that, since 2009/10 when they came in contact with the Grafton beneficiaries, they have been helping them as majority of them are beneficiaries of the Ministry’s scholarship scheme dubbed ‘The Masters Touch’ and have since provided them basic amenities so that they will not feel deprived or left out. All these, he revealed, are happening on a quarterly basis.
“Our assignment is to populate heaven and depopulate hell” he stated, adding that, they have so far established five branches nationwide and they intend establish more all to the glory of God. He used the occasion to express gratitude to TLOCI-USA members, Rolger College and the Sierra Leone Soccer Team USA for providing the items and encouraged them to continue the good work as their reward is great in heaven. Rev. Samura however expressed dismay over the challenges they always face whenever they do shipment just to assist the needy for which he appealed to government and whosoever is responsible to grant them the NGO status so to enable them do more shipments as 99% of their shipment are for charity.
Receiving the items in a joyful mood the Home Coordinator, Melrose Boyawa appreciated TLOCI-USA and partners for the donation. She said it has been 32 years now since she answered to the call of God to be taking care of her fellow disables and since that time many have gone through her, referencing her days at the National Disabled Camp where she had up to 60 disables with different illness to take care of. She informed that, she initially had up to 50 disables in the home but majority had been taken to the National Disabled Camp leaving her with only 18 to take care of but still faces challenges.
In his brief statement, the Assistant General Overseer, Rev. Dr. Goodmark Abu Fabundeh appreciated God for provision in every form and for the strength given them to do his work on earth. Statements were also made by the Armor Bearer Deacon, Lawrence Philip Mokuwa, the National Head Pastor, Rev. Abu Sam Dumbuya and the Grafton Disabled Community Chairman. Singing and prayers by the orphans climaxed the event.