Food Parcels

By Melusi Ngcobo & Zano Ndlovu

That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.”

– Matthew 14:15-16 NLT

To many, the Covid-19 pandemic has been a threat not only to health but also to their income and their sense of dignity.

On Friday 17 April 2020 food parcels were delivered to Diepsloot for 7 households in need. 

On the Tuesday 21 April, the second delivery of 25 food parcels was taken to more households in Diepsloot, Riversands, and Cosmo City.

It was truly touching to see how each food parcel was received with hope and gratitude; a real encouragement. It was also a reminder to those of us delivering the food parcels, of how God not only meets our needs but uses us to meet the needs of others.

Each food pack consisted of some vegetables (cabbage, potatoes, onions), as well as some non-perishables including maize meal, long-life milk, and tinned foods, and flour.

A marvellous thing happened on that day;

One of our church members, who only two days prior to the distribution of parcels, found out that Pastor John’s message is on TBN on Tuesdays, Wednesday’s and Thursdays, was watching Pastor John on TBN with her husband.

She was watching Pastor John on TBN with her husband who does not go to church at all! We arrived just as they were finished watching the episode.

How wonderful is our God that he confirms the preaching of His Word with the signs that follow? It is a wonderful thing that we can be His hands and feet to demonstrate His tangible love. Glory to God!

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