MASERU – Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (Lesotho) yesterday afternoon donated a wide variety of groceries and blankets to God’s Love Orphanage in Maseru, as part of commemorations to mark the church’s 10th anniversary.
Orphanage founder, Mme Neo Mutansi (60), expressed appreciation for the timely donation at the hour of need.
“I could not sleep over the past few weeks worrying over how I will fend for these children. I sincerely thank ECG a lot for the generous assistance,” she said.
Mme Mutansi started the orphanage in 2000 renting premises in Ha Mabote until 2009 when she secured a site at Sekhamaneng where sizeable premises have since been erected.
The orphanage is home to 30 children aged between a year and 21 years of age. Some of those who passed through the home are now independent adults in the army, police and other sectors.
Presenting the donation, ECG church national pastor for Lesotho, Apostle Wyson Bottoman said, in part:
“We came to share love with this family at God’s Love children’s home as we celebrate ECG’s 10th anniversary today, which is our annual Global ECG day.
“Our mission is to reach out to people in every location with love. We stand with the community and we believe as the government reaches out to help the community, we also do our part to share the little we have.
“God is the father to the fatherless and I would like to tell all the children here that you are not orphans because God is our father. We therefore came here to share the love of God. We are standing with you and praying with you. This season (of COVID-19) needs us to share the love of God and this donation will not be the last from ECG,” he said.
The church earlier yesterday morning also donated large grocery hampers to dozens of vulnerable members of its own congregation, as Apostle Bottoman said: “Charity begins at home”.
ECG, founded by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, is one of the fastest growing Christian denominations with branches all over the globe and millions of followers.