By: Aubrey Bunguzu
There are millions of very extreme poor people around us who we think are helpless and cannot contribute anything towards our lives, what remains is to bury them with our wishes. But God is not a man, He sees everyone equal before Him, and plans and works such that He calls us all to be the best stewards of His resources to support one another for His Glory.
On Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 the Lutheran Hour Ministry distributed free bed nets to over a hundred local people especially children under five years old and pregnant mothers to help in reduction of Malaria infections which is the major killer disease to these vulnerable groups.
About 10,000 people live in communities around Kachikho village clinic, majority are children and women who according to the Health personnel are killed quickly due to lack of preventive measures like sleeping in bed nets.
“Malaria attack kills children and pregnant mothers quicker than adults, so these nets need be used promptly and cared for.” Boswell Chisamba, the health personnel told the recipients.
Boswell Chisamba further presented a practical lesson on the best ways of using the nets to ultimately check the mosquito bites to children and pregnant mothers.
However the recipients learnt such preventive measures as cleaning and draining water lodging premises where mosquito could bleed and treating the nets with recommended chemicals among others.
But Samson Mofolo, one of LHM-MALAWI team told mothers and children that God works are unconditional, He loves everybody even though some people downsize us because we are poor, and He wants everyone to live abundant life.
“Jesus Christ healed a lame and the paralyzed man at the Pool in Jerusalem, who many people saw as useless and the one who is worthy being thrown out. He stayed at the pool for days to get help from people around to enter the water and get healed but none, only Jesus Christ felt pity about him and told him to ‘rise and walk’ free.” Samson preached from Book of John 5:1-9 to a gathering of about two hundred people.
He said that there are a lot of wealthy people within our localities, who despite being whispered by the Spirit to help the vulnerable people in fight against such ailments as Malaria, they pass-by us and think we are done, “but God is not a man, He sees us as His people.”
Samson thanked all people who have shown care and love supporting the the needy with bed nets and wished them a blessed life and Glory to God.
The Bed Net project is done by Lutheran Hour Ministry-Malawi with support from the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCM) partners. Our main Goal is to alleviate the impact of malaria attack among vulnerable groups of people especially children, pregnant mothers and the poor so that they have a healthy life which God wants all to live.