The self-styled Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) Gospel Ministry, a local Christian-based association established by employees of the ministry, last Saturday donated assorted food and non-food items valued over L$100,070 to two orphanages in Montserrado County.
The two orphanages are Calvary Orphanage Mission located in Kabbah Community, Barnersville, and the Children Relief Ministry in Zubah Town, Paynesville.
Medio Freeman, General Chairman of the ‘MFDP’ Gospel Ministry, who presented the items on behalf of the association under the theme, “Giving Alms to the Needy,” citing the biblical text of Matthew 25:34-40, told orphanage homes’ administrators that the organization’s aim is to identify with children in need.
Consequently, and in full realization the vision of the association, Mr. Freeman said proceeds from regular devotions at the ministry’s head office and on the various MFDP buses shall be donated to needy children in orphanages, hospitals, prisons, organizations dedicated to deaf and mute children, amongst others.
“We believe that there is a need to identify with underprivileged children during the festive seasons (July and December), and Liberia is noted for (an) alarming rate of poverty and limited means (to address) those challenges,” said Freeman.
He told the two orphanage homes’ administrators that this year’s outreach program is mainly for their benefit, because the ‘MFDP’ Gospel Ministry believes that showing love for kids and teaching them Christian principles is vital for teaching them how to lead good Christian lives, while at the same time putting smiles on the faces of the kids, some of whom lost their parents during the outbreak of Ebola in the country.
He said through the principle of sharing, the church in general has impacted the lives of so many people around the world; citing it as a reason why churches in Liberia have always played a consistent role in complementing government’s efforts to provide for the basic needs of its citizens.
In separate remarks, the beneficiaries thanked the ‘MFDP’ Gospel Ministry for the gifts and promised that they will be used for it intended purpose.