January 19, 2018 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
The Christ Ambassadors Ministry from Woodbridge, Virginia in the United States of America, in collaboration with the Triumphant Ministries in Freetown, has yesterday (January, 18th 2018), donated assorted food items worth millions of Leones to relatives of victims and survivors of the August 14th ,2017, mudslide disaster.
It could be recalled that on Monday August 14, 2017 ,Sierra Leone experienced a twin disaster-flooding and mudslide at the Regent and Kaningo communities respectively .The disaster killed more than five hundred people and left thousands homeless.
Speaking during the donation ceremony at the Motormeh Community, Regent in Freetown, David Mendegila, Administrator of the Christ Ambassadors Ministry, said like any other Sierra Leoneans, they were sadly touched by the unfortunate incident.
He said the Senior Pastor of the Christ Ambassadors Ministry, Rev. Bobson S. Bangura, had thought it fit that even though hundreds of people died in the mudslide disaster, but there are relatives of victims and survivors that needed help especially in this January month, hence decided to donate some food items.
He noted that what befell the victims on 14th of August, 2017, was not the wish of anybody but that of God, and that it could have been anybody and prayed that God accepts the souls of the victims in Heaven.
He called on the Chief of the community to make sure that relatives and survivors benefit from the donated food items and disclosed that they have plans to do more for those relatives.
Receiving the items, Chief Alimamy Bubu Conteh of the Motormeh Community, expressed special thanks to members of the Christ Ambassadors Ministry for the donation, stating that the donation was done at the right time, especially during the January month when things are not easy for the relatives of mudslide victims.
He said some people lost their breadwinners to the August 14th mudslide and that they were finding it difficult to feed themselves.
He said by donating the food items to them was giving them reason to live and encouraging them that all is not lost.