Church puts roof over seniors’ heads
THE Methodist Church of Southern Africa, concerned that their members are well taken care of, have provided houses to two needy senior citizens.
On Sunday the Young Men’s Guild (Amadodana aseWeseli) officially handed over the houses to their two elderly members.
Vice President of the Guild’s Empangeni Circuit, Vusi Vilane said they are aware of the many needy families within the church, especially the senior citizens and youth.
‘Our main purpose as a congregation is to ensure that all our members have safe and perfect shelters over their heads.
‘We also want to encourage all our members to share, as we know that faith with no love is useless.
‘To us, it is very important to ensure that we take care of our seniors. We are not canvassing for members, as these two house recipients have been with the church for a long time,’ said Vilane.
One of the beneficiaries, Duduzekile Phakathi (74) of KwaMthethwa under uMfolozi Local Municipality said she was very grateful about what the church did for her.
‘I am happy that the Lord heard my prayers, at the end I have got a proper house. I have been living in a rondavel with my three grandchildren,’ said Phakathi.
‘We were cooking and sleeping in the same room. I’m grateful to God who made it possible for the church to build me a three-roomed house,’ she said.
Church leaders and members then moved from KwaMthethwa to Mzingazi near Richards Bay, where they handed over a newly-built house to 65-year-old Margaret Manzi.
‘I have been living here for a long time, sharing my shack with snakes. I’m happy to have such caring people in my church. They also brought me food and groceries,’ said Manzi.