Okigwe Zone Progressive Union of Liberia, Inc., a Nigerian-based organization passionately donates several assorted items to authorities of the Mission of Hope for the Disabled (MHD) in Rehab Community, Lower Johnsonville for use by about 75 kids, youth and adults at the Mission.
Mission of Hope for the Disabled is a mission established by the late American Missionary, Rev. Mother Sister Mary Sponsa Beltron (OSF) on October 31, 1988 in Liberia to cater to the needs of children and adults.
Items donated include 22 bags of 25kg rice and three (3) bags of cooking salt, according to the Union’s Chairman, Mr. Emeka Njoku, who’s also Vice President of Top 20 Friends Club in Liberia.
Other items presented to the Mission are bales of used cloths shoes, a bag of onion, two cartons of soft drinks, gallon of palm/vegetable oil each, candies, biscuits, pop detergent soap, medicated bath soap, including cash donation, among others.
Earlier, Mr. Kennedy Vincent, Social Welfare Officer of the Okigwe Zone Progressive Union of Liberia, Inc. said, their visit to the Mission of Hope for the Disabled was meant to acknowledge God’s continuous blessings and protection upon the union’s members and that of the children/adults at the Mission as well as to give to the disadvantaged there.
He said, the presentation of assorted items to the Mission is an event which is done on the third Sunday of every year as the Union’s way of identifying with the plight of less-fortunate Liberian kids, youth and adults.
The Grand Patron of the Okigwe Zone Progressive Union of Liberia, Inc. who also is Chairman of Imo State (Nigeria) here, Mr. Nze Chucks P. Korie, noted that the visit to the mission was not their own making, but was destined by God.
According to him, their visitation to the Mission of Hope for the Disabled to identify with the needs of the disabled was not a right, but sees it as a privilege, stating, “We have a purpose of being here to seek God’s blessings upon our businesses and families because these are sons and daughters of God Almighty.”
Grand Patron Korie described the Mission of Hope for the Disabled as a “Promise Land of God” because as he put it, “Each year when we visit the Mission and donate towards the upkeep of the residents, we always left with great testimonies being fulfilled in our lives, families and businesses.”
“We will continue to pay homage at the Mission of Hope for the Disabled, this is where we continue to find or receive; our blessings from God as members of the Okigwe Zone Progressive Union of Liberia, Inc.,” he said.
At the same time, an elder of the union identified as Godwin, who also graced the occasion, said he was glad to be at the Mission alongside his kinsmen to identify with the needs of the children, youth and adults, as he called on other humanitarian organizations to emulate the good example of the Union by giving to the needy in society.
Appreciating and accepting the gift of assorted items, Mission of Hope for the Disabled Executive Director, Pastor Victor S. Wilson, expressed happiness on behalf of the children and adults and promised to use the assorted items for their intended purpose.
He also expressed regret over the loss of one of the Union’s elders last year, and invoked God’s continuous blessings and protection upon the Union membership for the help it continues to render the Mission in Liberia. Editing by Jonathan Browne