As part of celebration activities marking the country’s 168th Independence Day, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Sinkor Old Road branch donated several items to at least eight mothers who had just given birth on the auspicious occasion of Liberia’s 168th independence anniversary.
Pastor Majek Folorunsho, who made the donations to the baby mothers at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center in Sinkor on July 26, informed the beneficiaries that items presented to them was the church’s way of identifying with mothers who have just delivered babies at the hospital, especially during the July 26 festive season.
He did not disclose value of the donated items, but said it was God that made the project realize a vision to identify with the mothers, noting that the best celebration for this day is to identify with the needy, sick and those that are afflicted.
“Children are blessings from God, but being born on the birthday of their country is a double joy for the family and we are happy to share that joy also with their parents,” Pastor Folorunsho said.
He said Liberians should see their country’s independence anniversary as a day to reflect upon individual life success, and the level of contribution one can make to redeem Liberia by making the country better at all times.
The Items that were donated to the babies’ mothers included sanitary materials, detergents and a single set of baby-tub to the kids that were delivered first.
In many cases, he said, only few people can have that immediate support to care for their newly born baby; that is why it was necessary for the church to intervene.
Pastor Folorunsho called on the public to exhibit charity to their fellow Liberians that are in need, because their failure to do so would be interpreted as disregard to their plight.
Pastor Folorunsho noted that his church would continue praying for peace in Liberia, asking the Heavenly Father for more blessings and prosperity.
Asatu Diallo, the mother of the baby who received the tub expressed gratitude to the church leadership for the gift items, adding that the kind gesture from the church was an indication that God work in mysterious ways.
Asatu said the assistance from the church was timely for the mothers and it will go a long way for some of them.