When I remember my childhood, I cannot thank my GOD enough. My father died when I was 5 years old. Since then I have had lots of rejection in my life from distant family members and from the community; I suffered from poverty, and had no proper food, clothes or education. But God sent me some Good Samaritans. They came in to my life from different places to help me with good food, proper clothes and good education. I came to know the supernatural power of God and God’s love through these good people helped me through my difficult childhood. From my childhood experience, my desire and prayer had been to help other needy people and by God’s grace, He has helped me to do this for many people.
“Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”
In the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 24:17-22; Leviticus 19:9-10; Psalm 68:5), we can see a caring and loving God who is concerned about foreigners, the poor, the fatherless and the widows and provides for them.
In the New Testament, we can see that Jesus Christ did help the foreigners, the poor, the fatherless and the widows with his loving and compassionate heart and Jesus taught his disciples to do the same.
“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.”
Now we are called as Jesus’ disciples. We are blessed with many blessings in our life by God’s grace and we should not take this for granted. We have a duty of care to help the foreigners, the poor, the fatherless and the widows; to show and present God’s love and Christ-likeness through us. We cannot help the whole world, but we certainly can become parents to the orphans and provide food and shelter for the poor, the homeless and needy widows.
This is a position I step into in faith and obedience, trusting in the Lord’s leading. I believe that Rehoboth Charitable Trust exists to show that Jesus can make a difference in all of our lives. Just as Apostle Paul confesses, the love of Christ compels me to share the Good News and to help the needy in whatever way I can. I hope to bring consolation, comfort and hope to those in dire need of it through this endeavour. The point is not how much we have done, but whether or not we have been faithful to our Lord and on Christ's return our faithfulness will be rewarded when we hear Him say, "Well done, good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21).
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
As per God’s plans and His purpose I have started the Rehoboth Charitable Trust (awaiting registration), to contribute and have fellowship with others, sharing the goodness of the love of God to people with needy souls by providing for them and enabling them to flourish in practical ways.
In closing, we ask for your valuable prayers that will strengthen our walk with the Lord and empower us to fulfil our God-given destiny.
The Rehoboth Charitable Trust will convey God’s love to people with needy souls by giving them a secure place to grow and enabling them to flourish.
This will include: providing shelter, home and care for the poor, orphans and widows and to bring hope for their future; providing for their educational, physical, medical and spiritual needs; training and equipping them in various occupations, so that they will develop into upright, healthy and productive citizens; to provide homes for elderly people so as to give them a sense of well-being and usefulness.
We are challenged and called!