Help Will Never Be Enough – Bishop Dube
The Assemblies of God Church in Malawi has pleaded with people who were affected with disasters to use the little assistance they are having to transform their lives, saying help will never be enough.
Deputy President of the Church, Bishop Dr. Andrew Dube, made the appeal in Mangochi where he oversees the cash transfer distribution to communities that were affected by heavy rains last year who are being assisted by one of the church’s ministry, Assemblies of God Care (AG Care), as part of recovery.
Bishop Dube said it may not be possible for the affected households to have everything they lost during the disaster from whoever is helping them but they should try to use the little they get to start afresh.
“You don’t need to have too much; you just need to have the right brain, right thoughts, right plans and plan it well so the little that you have can change your life,” said Bishop Dube.
The man of God emphasized that in every life and development growth it depends on what you think and how you think as the very things that some use to improve their lives is the same that destroy others.
One of the beneficiaries, Mary Suwedi, from group Village headman Bwanali, appreciated the assistance saying they have been saved.
“I lost my house, crops and almost all my house utensils. It was a very difficult situation being a widow and taking care of my four children,” explained Suwed while counting her twenty-five thousand two hundred kwacha which every beneficiary was getting.
But Suwed pleaded with the organization not to let them because while they have been assisted to recover this year’s rains have also affected crops again in the area and will still need help.
Senior Group Nalikolo, agreed with Suwed saying while some people in the area are smiling for a bumper yield this year while some will not due to rains and elephants.
“As am speaking to you some crops are submerged. Some of these will have another bad year,” said Senior Group Nalikolo.
AG Care is currently assisting 1500 affected households in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe.