ABAVO (Ika Weekly) – Living Word Outreach, a non-governmental organization, has donated some items to the widows, orphans, aged students and pupils in Igbogili Alidogun quarters in Abavo.
Presenting the items, which include books, writing materials, shoes, clothes, foodstuff, and food supplements (tablets), the General Overseer (G.O) of Living Word Mission, Rev. Chima Onyenekwe said the gift were to support the less privileged.
Rev. Chima, said that as an evangelist who preach the Gospel, he would not want to feed the people with only the word of God, but also with material things, which he said will bring them closer to God.
He said poverty; sickness and hardship have really made many Christians to fallout of the faith and also prevented some people from coming to church.
The philanthropist, who is also concerned about the peopleâ€™s health, brought with him two matrons, who are staff of Central Hospital Agbor, Mrs. Odiase and Mrs. Maggie Nkemchor to lecture the people on Health, and medical checkup.
In her lecture, which featured on HIV/AIDs, Environmental Sanitation and personal hygiene, Mrs. Odiase urged them to feed well, in order to prevent sickness.
Mrs. Odiase also frowned at people cooking very close to toilets and dustbins, and warned them to stop such habit.
The matron also told them to cultivate the habit of rest after the days job, which will contribute to their physical fitness. After the lecture, treatment of various diseases and medical counseling were given to sick persons in the community
They visited some people in their homes to find out how they are fairing. The visitation revealed that, most children who were supposed to be in school, at least in primary two, were at home, saying that their parents said that they are too tender to go to school. To these people, the community leader chief Iyase Okoh Asuma, was told to advise parents to send their children to school.
The leader of the community, Chief Iyase Okoh, in response, thanked the G.O and his members for visiting them with not only gifts, but also moral lessons, and medical care.
The elders in council, who welcomed them, include Mr. Fidelis Ehiosu, Mr. Philip Odeh, Mr. Oyareme Ezewuoghor, Mr. Fidelis Mume, and a host of others.
Other members of the N.G.O who accompanied the G.O are Evang. Peter Kebonkwu, Rev. Charles Okoh, Rev. Josiah Ngere, Mrs. Magie Nkemchor and others. They also visited Kwale, Obiaruku and other Local Government Areas to spread their HIV/AIDS awareness campaign and make donations to the needy.