"And answering the King, he will say to them: Truly I say to you that insofar as you did it to one of these my least brothers, you did it to me." (Matthew 25:40)
Light in Meme Village
Meme continues to be one of the focuses of our attention. The village of Meme in which we were able to distribute rice, clothes and toys, already in the 2019 trip, and now, this week of Easter'21, continues to have needs and lack of resources. Pastor Samuel Mendy, along with his wife and his children, live and shepherd this town daily, where they develop their ministry and their routine is full of love and service for the families that comprise it.
Light continues to be, in the 21st century, an invaluable treasure in Africa. Without current, it is difficult not only to see, but also to carry out countless basic activities. People from the town of Meme, and even from other towns, charge their cell phones at the pastor's house, so that they can not only just talk, but also keep their jobs and businesses. Pastor Mendy spoke to us months ago about the need for new batteries for solar panels, and for now, he has been provided with a couple of them.
Sometimes we don't change the world, but we do want to be "facilitators" in the middle of such a complicated world. We, those of us who turn on the light switch without interruptions, and open the water tap without further complication, are sometimes not able to understand how difficult day-to-day life is for many families where practically only one house provides a point of light to an entire town and surroundings.
The Mendy family possesses light and also the Light of the world, and they live to extend both to each of the people around them and those they love.Thank God, that this past January 2021, the town of Meme was blessed, which has access to a light load, while so many other towns are still in darkness. We pray and work so that His Light may also be extended without limits.
💡(February 1, 2021)
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Storm in Gambia.
Report roofing attendance to Meme Community.
10 DEAD AND MORE THAN 1,500 DISPLACED.
You will recall that in early July 2021 the people of The Gambia faced one of the worst wind storms in decades, killing 10 people and displacing 1,500 according to government figures.Of course, remote villages were not left out either. We have long been ministering in Meme, a small village, where we have been working closely with the community in various areas: distribution of food, toys and clothing, health campaign and medical outreach, evangelism, etc... The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa, with about two million inhabitants, and most of its population professes the Muslim faith.
Pastor Samuel Mendy sent us these photos of the town of Meme.
During the storms in July, many houses were hit, roofs were destroyed, many collapsed, leaving families in the open at the worst times and in the worst conditions. However, through our strategic association with Heart and Hands Inc., and a donation from Spain, we were able to help 18 families in total to repair their roofs, with 164 metal sheets for roofing, as well as distribution of rice.However, a building that had served us and other missionaries for years was devastated, beaten up, and collapsed. We couldn't rebuild it with our limited resources, but we're happy that 18 families are smiling again.
God willing, through his donations and contributions, we hope to eventually rebuild the building.We trust in the provision of God, who is faithful and will provide. Thanks to all those who have collaborated, and remember that your prayers are needed like May water, and do not worry, this time they are ready.To God be the glory!
Days have passed between the purchase of materials until the roof of the house has been repaired. The rains of these days have been the culprits and there was no way to start the works. But the sun always rises and those leaks have come to an end.
We wish Pastor S. Mendi can see the heavens open over his head. That is only our heart's desire. May he and all his house be blessed.
Thank God for all those who collaborated in the collection of the material and the works.
God is good!
Global Aid Foundation blesses and collaborates with Venezuela
Surprisingly, God changed our agenda. Sometimes, even though you have a special focus on one field, God speaks and you use what you have to bless others.
That happened with the medicines that we were preparing to take to Gambia in October. However, the cry for help from Venezuela moved God to mobilize many people, from different countries, contexts and backgrounds, including the Global Aid Foundation.
Sharing with @vendatumano a transcendent moment on a global level, dealing with them even in the short term, seeing their work, their heart and their determination to fight to cross borders and deliver humanitarian aid, was enriching.
We are all under the same decision: that our hearts be moved by the needy and act.
We wish that God bless Venezuela, and at the same time, we continue collecting medicines for Gambia.
WE CLAIM THAT THE PILLARS THAT SUPPORT THIS TYRANO GOVERNMENT BE SHAKEN. WE PRAY AND WISH THAT THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA BE FREE, AND BE GOVERNED IN THE HANDS OF SOMEONE WHO LOVES HIS PEOPLE AND NOT HIS POSITION AND INTERESTS. AND WE PRAY FOR EVERY COUNTRY THAT IS SUBMITTED UNDER THE YOKE OF SLAVERY, ABUSE, POVERTY AND SPIRITUAL OPPRESSION. IN THE NAME OF JESUS.