Fifty eight elderly men and women on Saturday received Christmas gifts from the Children Relief Service (CRS) of the Christ Inspiring Pentecostal Church (CIPC) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
According to the donor, the gesture was the annual assistance to the old folks to put smiles on their faces.
The Christmas gift package included food baskets, rice, cooking oil, blankets, laundry and bathing soaps.
The majority of the old folks are in their late 60s and 70s and they beamed with smiles when the food rations were handed out to them by Pastor Precious P. Earley and a team of relief workers at the church’s edifice.
Most of the beneficiaries came from the Soul Clinic Community and parts of Paynesville.
In remarks, Mrs. Earley, Resident Pastor of the Christ Inspiring Church, reminded the recipients that God is always at the forefront to assist all persons.
She told them that it was God who placed the inspiration in the hearts of her husband to begin to identify with them.
Pastor Earley added that the old folks and orphans are considered vulnerable groups and the church of God must approach their issues with compassion.
She added that as the elderly men and women are unable to cater for themselves, the God of salvation will always be their provider.
Responding, the beneficiaries extended gratitude to the CIPC, CRS and the external sponsors for their assistance.
Mama Korpo, 68, said she was unable to express enough thanks to CRS family “and only
Madam Korpo Fayia said she and her household will celebrate the Christmas in total peace and dignity as the CRS charity has made them happy and consoled their hearts.
“I want to thank the CRS people and CIPC for the Christmas food and may God richly bless their hands and families in the years to come,” said Madam Fayia.
In a related development, the CRS under the CIPC on Tuesday carried out Christmas gifts distribution to three orphanages in some parts of Paynesville and other areas.