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With churches in total lockdown because of the pandemic, a number of churches, pastors and congregants joined hands in reaching out to the elderly people around Soweto. Motse Moholo Old Age home led by Nkele Manka in Snake Park and Lejwe la Thuso led by Angeline Molete in Dobsonville, received much needed food hampers and house-hold items comprising of sugar, cooking oil, vegetables, mealie meal, samp and tinned foods from Spiti Tis Doxas Ministries based in Ironside south of Johannesburg. According to church representatives, the purpose of the project is to assure the less privileged and needy that God loves them.
Speaking to Soweto Sunrise News during the handover, Motse Mogolo Old Age Founder, Nkele Manka said the organization was established in 2017 from humble beginnings and now operates as an active ageing center for senior citizens both frail and active. “Most of the elderly people prefer not to visit their families due to concerns of burdening them, but are happy as the receive proper care at the home”, related emotional Nkele. Angeline who also conducts a feeding scheme daily for the elderly, and needy families was ecstatic and was grateful that the groceries will make a difference to the less fortunate people’s lives. Hand sanitizers and face masks were also presented by visitors. As part of their visit, they spent time with the elders in a bid to revive them spiritually with prayerful messages of courage and lingering hope.
Thapelo Magola Soweto Sunrise News