Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist mem­bers do­nate

The Manica Post - - Faith - Tendai Guku­tikwa Post Cor­re­spon­dent

THE SEV­ENTH DAY Ad­ven­tist (SDA) Church in the Mutare North district over the week­end do­nated as­sorted items worth hun­dreds of dol­lars to 50 fam­i­lies in Ndorikanda vil­lage, Man­ica Bridge.

The do­nated items in­cluded clothes, blan­kets, bags, shoes, su­gar, cook­ing oil, salt, bathing and wash­ing soap as well as mealie-meal.

Ac­cord­ing to the or­gan­iser, Mrs Beauty Mutemeli, the dona­tions were made to all needy mem­bers of the com­mu­nity re­gard­less of their de­nom­i­na­tional af­fil­i­a­tion.

She also said the act was part of the church's com­mu­nity so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity cul­ture.

"The Ndorikanda com­mu­nity shares with us their land and lets us hold our camp­site meet­ings in their back­yard. We re­alised that they are wel­com­ing peo­ple and we felt we should also ex­tend our sup­port to them with the lit­tle that we have.

"We recog­nise, ap­pre­ci­ate that giv­ing back to the com­mu­ni­ties in which we con­duct our church ser­vices in is Godly way that other Chris­tians should em­u­late," she said.

She said it was not the quan­tity of the do­na­tion that mat­tered, but the rea­son be­hind the do­na­tion that needed to be taken into con­sid­er­a­tion.

Mrs Mutemeli said giv­ing to the poor was a divine re­spon­si­bil­ity given to all Chris­tians by God adding that it is the char­ac­ter of Christ which ev­ery­one who iden­ti­fies them­selves as Chris­tian must im­i­tate. She said the SDA Mutare North District, has other com­mu­ni­ties that they were also hop­ing to do­nate to.

Heade­man Ndorikanda thanked the SDA com­mu­nity for do­nat­ing the good­ies to the com­mu­nity a few weeks be­fore the fes­tive hol­i­days.

"We are very grate­ful and would like to thank the SDA church for what they did here, they do­nated goods which in­clude su­gar and cook­ing oil to us de­spite the fact that those com­modi­ties are costly on the mar­ket these days.

They are also fac­ing eco­nomic hard­ships but they still do­nated to us, it is quite com­mend­able.

"There are not many SDA fam­i­lies in the Ndorikanda com­mu­nity but they saw it fit to give in spite of that," said Head­man Ndorikanda.

SDA mem­bers do­nate to char­ity.

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