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My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 3:10pm On Aug 23, 2018
As I was stepping out of my office gate yesterday morning, on my way for an appointment, I saw this woman and her 3 kids, standing at the grocery kiosk directly in front of our office.
“Please help me, we need some money to eat”, she cried. But curiously, none of the people standing in front of the kiosk paid her any attention.

As I observed closely, she was accompanied by 2 of her kids- a young girl of about 12yrs old, a little boy of about 6 yrs old and the 3rd baby was strapped to her back. They looked weary, perhaps they must have trekked a long distance begging everybody along their way to help them survive the day.

Immediately I saw them, a deep compassion overwhelmed me; I had to beckon on them to come over to my side.
“Why are you begging for money with these kids” I queried.
“Sir, I lost my husband last year, 2017. Since then, life has been difficult for me and my kids, nobody wants to help us. We were driven by hunger into the street to beg for money…….” She explained.
“But why don’t you start a petty business to take care of your family, instead of begging…” I enquired further.
“Sir, if I have some money, I can sell food- rice and beans, I don’t even like begging. It is just that we don’t have anyone to help us” she said.
“So you mean if we give you some money, you would start the business and stop begging”
“Yes sir”
“Okay. Tomorrow, this my brother( pointing to our team member, Mr. Peter), would come to know your place, talk to your neighbors, to know if we assist you, you would truly use the money to start a business and stop begging. Now take some money for transport and come back here tomorrow morning to take him to your place…..”

After giving her the money she left with her children.

We had concluded that she was one of those ‘Lagos fake beggars’ (they are very many, anyway). But surprisingly, she showed up in our office this morning, contrary to our expectation, to take our team member to her house.

Our team member,  Mr. Peter followed her to her house in Orile-Agege, Lagos, where she lives with her 3 kids. Her name is Mrs. Christian Akinbode. She is 30yrs old. Her late husband worked with Lagos State Ministry of Education before his death. According to her, Up till now, the government had not paid them any benefit to support the poor family. From the information, Mr. Peter gathered from her neighbors, life has really been difficult for the poor family. And they attested to the fact that the widow is hard working and that she would do the business if helped. They were also full of praises for our organization for reaching out to support the hapless family.

And so this Saturday, the Voice of Divine Truth Int’l Outreach will be visiting Mrs. Akinbode, to present a grant of N20,000 to her to enable her start the food business she proposed. That will be the beginning of a dramatic turnaround for the poor family, as we are determined to lift them out of poverty. Hopefully, we would also like to support the education of the kids within the limits of our resources.

The bottom-line of this story;
Beloved, let us be sensitive to the numerous needy people we come across everyday on the street. God is interested in their welfare. Reaching out in love and showing them a little kindness could be our reasonable service to God. James1:27…

Our target is to empower 1000 widows between May-December 2018 with a free grant of ₦20,000 to enable them start or boost their petty businesses.

Join us to make the world a better place!

www.vocinternational.com

CC: lalasticlala, Mynd44, Seun

Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by EwuOjota: 3:12pm On Aug 23, 2018
Lemme read

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Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Shelumiel: 3:16pm On Aug 23, 2018
I like what you guys are doing , but should it be publicized if it is for God ?

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Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 3:18pm On Aug 23, 2018
Shelumiel:
I like what you guys are doing , but should it be publicized if it is for God ?

It's been publicized so that persons like you can see and do the same.

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Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Nobody: 3:25pm On Aug 23, 2018
Good work, God bless you sir.

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Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Nobody: 3:27pm On Aug 23, 2018
@Mods kindly FP this for other people to see.

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Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Shelumiel: 3:29pm On Aug 23, 2018
Vocnewsblog:


It's publicize so that persons like you can see and do the same.
... displaying pictures of the people helped is turning the whole thing into publicity stunt ; it is giving glory to the individual or group, of which it is not supposed to be; glory is suppose to be given to God , not man .
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by EwuOjota: 3:34pm On Aug 23, 2018
Shelumiel:
I like what you guys are doing , but should it be publicized if it is for God ?

Stvpid question.

Let all good deeds be published.
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 3:36pm On Aug 23, 2018
Shelumiel:
... displaying pictures of the people helped is turning the whole thing into publicity stunt ; it is giving glory to the individual or group, of which it is not supposed to be; glory is suppose to be given to God , not man .

I am still of the opinion that this is not a publicity stunt, it just a way of preaching the true message of love for God and of humanity take it or leave it.
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by ModestGal(f): 3:36pm On Aug 23, 2018
Vocnewsblog:
As I was stepping out of my office gate yesterday morning, on my way for an appointment, I saw this woman and her 3 kids, standing at the grocery kiosk directly in front of our office.
“Please help me, we need some money to eat”, she cried. But curiously, none of the people standing in front of the kiosk paid her any attention.

As I observed closely, she was accompanied by 2 of her kids- a young girl of about 12yrs old, a little boy of about 6 yrs old and the 3rd baby was strapped to her back. They looked weary, perhaps they must have trekked a long distance begging everybody along their way to help them survive the day.

Immediately I saw them, a deep compassion overwhelmed me; I had to beckon on them to come over to my side.
“Why are you begging for money with these kids” I queried.
“Sir, I lost my husband last year, 2017. Since then, life has been difficult for me and my kids, nobody wants to help us. We were driven by hunger into the street to beg for money…….” She explained.
“But why don’t you start a petty business to take care of your family, instead of begging…” I enquired further.
“Sir, if I have some money, I can sell food- rice and beans, I don’t even like begging. It is just that we don’t have anyone to help us” she said.
“So you mean if we give you some money, you would start the business and stop begging”
“Yes sir”
“Okay. Tomorrow, this my brother( pointing to our team member, Mr. Peter), would come to know your place, talk to your neighbors, to know if we assist you, you would truly use the money to start a business and stop begging. Now take some money for transport and come back here tomorrow morning to take him to your place…..”

After giving her the money she left with her children.

We had concluded that she was one of those ‘Lagos fake beggars’ (they are very many, anyway). But surprisingly, she showed up in our office this morning, contrary to our expectation, to take our team member to her house.

Our team member,  Mr. Peter followed her to her house in Orile-Agege, Lagos, where she lives with her 3 kids. Her name is Mrs. Christian Akinbode. She is 30yrs old. Her late husband worked with Lagos State Ministry of Education before his death. According to her, Up till now, the government had not paid them any benefit to support the poor family. From the information, Mr. Peter gathered from her neighbors, life has really been difficult for the poor family. And they attested to the fact that the widow is hard working and that she would do the business if helped. They were also full of praises for our organization for reaching out to support the hapless family.

And so this Saturday, the Voice of Divine Truth Int’l Outreach will be visiting Mrs. Akinbode, to present a grant of N20,000 to her to enable her start the food business she proposed. That will be the beginning of a dramatic turnaround for the poor family, as we are determined to lift them out of poverty. Hopefully, we would also like to support the education of the kids within the limits of our resources.

The bottom-line of this story;
Beloved, let us be sensitive to the numerous needy people we come across everyday on the street. God is interested in their welfare. Reaching out in love and showing them a little kindness could be our reasonable service to God. James1:27…

Our target is to empower 1000 widows between May-December 2018 with a free grant of ₦20,000 to enable them start or boost their petty businesses.

Join us to make the world a better place!

www.vocinternational.com

CC: lalasticlala, Mynd44, Seun

LIES
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 3:37pm On Aug 23, 2018
EwuOjota:


Stvpid question.

Let all good deeds be published.
Gbam!!!!
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 3:37pm On Aug 23, 2018
ModestGal:


LIES

Sorry how is it lies?
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 3:39pm On Aug 23, 2018
Shelumiel:
... displaying pictures of the people helped is turning the whole thing into publicity stunt ; it is giving glory to the individual or group, of which it is not supposed to be; glory is suppose to be given to God , not man .

If it's your pastor or Daddy in the Lord that comes to church and tell you his members it wont be publicity stunts. Let all good deeds be publicized.
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Shelumiel: 3:43pm On Aug 23, 2018
Vocnewsblog:


I am still of the opinion that this is not a publicity stunt, it just a way of preaching the true message of love for God and of humanity take it or leave it.
I leave you with this : Matthew 6:1 – "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven." Shalom
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Shelumiel: 3:44pm On Aug 23, 2018
Vocnewsblog:


If it's your pastor or Daddy in the Lord that comes to church and tell you his members it wont be publicity stunts. Let all good deeds be publicized.
It seems you do not read your bible that is why you are saying such . See this : Matthew 6:1 – "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven." Now decide for yourself
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Shelumiel: 3:45pm On Aug 23, 2018
EwuOjota:


Stvpid question.

Let all good deeds be published.
Open your eyes and see what the scriptures say regarding such :Matthew 6:1 – "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven."
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by ifex370(m): 3:57pm On Aug 23, 2018
Shelumiel:
Open your eyes and see what the scriptures say regarding such :Matthew 6:1 – "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven."


With all your bible knowledge, how many people have you helped?
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 4:13pm On Aug 23, 2018
ifex370:



With all your bible knowledge, how many people have you helped?
Hmmm... Question for the year, lets wait for his answers.
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Shelumiel: 4:22pm On Aug 23, 2018
ifex370:



With all your bible knowledge, how many people have you helped?
Helping people is about God not man . Secondly, will my telling you about my good deeds help you or anyone person reading this post ?
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 4:36pm On Aug 23, 2018
Shelumiel:
I leave you with this : Matthew 6:1 – "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven." Shalom
“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Vocnewsblog(m): 4:37pm On Aug 23, 2018
Shelumiel:
Helping people is about God not man . Secondly, will my telling you about my good deeds help you or anyone person reading this post ?
Yes it will help him by motivating him to help others.
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by ifex370(m): 6:06pm On Aug 23, 2018
Shelumiel:
Helping people is about God not man . Secondly, will my telling you about my good deeds help you or anyone person reading this post ?

Help those you can, and allow people that are helping, help in the little way they can..

The God that sees the secret knows how He will reward
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Shelumiel: 7:18pm On Aug 23, 2018
Vocnewsblog:

“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Who is the authority in your life : Jesus or Henry Wadsworth?
Re: My Encounter With A Widow And Her 3 Kids, Begging For Money For Survival by Shelumiel: 7:21pm On Aug 23, 2018
ifex370:


Help those you can, and allow people that are helping, help in the little way they can..

The God that sees the secret knows how He will reward
I am not against helping people , I am only speaking against it being exposed . Charitable works are to be seen by God , not men .

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