On Saturday 19th March, early in the morning from 8am, we gathered the trail with teachers and parents ready to split into two groups. The first group comprised of 21 pathfinders and 6 teachers. Together, we headed to Muhimbili National Hospital to visit a ward for children with cancer known as Love and Hope.
We managed to see about 120 children in total. The children in the Hope ward were in a state of great optimism; but the children in the Love ward were overwhelmed due to the instability and uncertatainty of their health.
We also had a good time for prayer. They were uplifted with the words of comfort sprung from encouraging passages such as Psalm 23:1-6 and John 14:1.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.Psalm 23:4, KJV
We managed to send the following gifts;
- Blue band spread
- Poweder washing detergent
- Seedling soaps
All valued at TSh 414,000.00/=
The second group consisted of 24 travelers along with 3 teachers and 4 parents who headed for the Children’s Detention Centre in Upanga. We ministered to a group of 20 inmates: 18 boys and 2 girls.
The inmates were there for various reasons which indicated a lack of discipline. In that correctional facility, they are taught how to behave. They were delighted to see their fellow agemates love, appreciate, and care for them by taking the time to visiting them.
We recited verses about the love of God and how we can rely on Him for everything. Most importantly, we spoke about the Ten Commandments. Overall, we had a great time singing and praying together.
We were able to send the following gifts:
- Skin Oil
All worth TSh 500,000.00/=
We returned to the church in the afternoon where we shared lunch with our invited guests affected with the rare condition of Albinism. Albinism is a rare genetic disorder where you aren’t born with the usual amount of melanin pigment. We gave our guests gifts of clothing and shoes.
Our teachers including the Director of Pathfinder Club Pendo Chiragi, Mwalimu Happy Mukundi, Mwalimu Eli Nzota participated in donating blood.
May the Lord be praised for making this a success!