Thank you for Food Packs and Seeds

Hundreds people of adults and children will receive Willow Creek’s lifesaving help thanks to an incredible response by church members to the appeal for seeds and food packs. Thousands of our families affected by poverty and HIV and AIDS survive without adequate food. Churches in the JC network are currently feeding 840 children twice and three times a week and providing education to several of these children at their premises. The 1152 rice packs will be distributed between the seven churches providing meals for malnourished and HIV and infected children.

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Around 2,000 households will receive seeds of tomatoes, cabbage, onion and spinach. Lawrence Temfwe, the Executive Director of Jubilee Centre who participated in the Willow Creek Celebration of Hope appeal early this year stated that, “We are grateful to Willow Church leadership and their members for this support.” Willow is not only providing seeds, but also supplies households with fertilizer and training to church members in how to increase their harvest. Three church leaders who have received these inputs have worked hard and have built better houses for themselves.

Photo:R-L: Victor and JC Director Pastor Temfwe dancing in gratitude to God

Last year 160 people were helped with farming inputs and they produced 2933 maize bags. One young lady when told about the seeds she will receive she looked up to heaven and shouted, “Praise the Lord.” Willow through its Celebration of Hope giving has helped improve access to clean water by drilling boreholes in several communities in Zambia. This month three churches will have boreholes on their premises to provide ‘living water’ in their communities. Bishop Arnold Singoyi of Christian Bible Church in Pamodzi is one of the people whose church will receive the borehole. He said, “The borehole will be such a powerful example when I tell members and the community that Jesus is the living water. We are thankful to God and to Willow family for helping us in such a holistic manner.”