IT was once again, song, dance and celebration as Good Samaritans Ministry, a humanitarian initiative under Victory Church International, gave out food hampers and clothing to over 1 500 people in Harare consisting of widows, orphans, street kids and the vulnerable in the community.
This public event is held every quarter and is among the programmes run by the ministry. The overarching aim of Good Samaritans Ministry is to transform vulnerable people’s lives so that they achieve a higher standard of life and operate in their destiny.
The objectives of Good Samaritans are aligned with the economic blueprint ZimAsset, thereby positioning itself as a partner that is a helping hand and contributor to efforts that are geared towards the economic development and transformation of Zimbabwe, and ultimately empowered lives.
The atmosphere at the event was punctuated with joy as people worshipped and sang gospel songs, giving glory to God for the opportunity to receive gifts. The choir consisting of vulnerable people drove the crowds in praise and worship. The soccer team composed of street kids showcased their techniques to the delight of the crowd.
One of the soccer players testified how being part of a football club restored dignity in his life and gave him a sense of belonging to the community. He expressed the hope of one day playing for the Zimbabwe team and ultimately international football.
Other members of the vulnerable community gave testimonies, the common thread was how Good Samaritans Ministry had given them hope for their future and restored their dignity and human worth through the various programmmes of microfinance, education and medical assistance, fundraising, family reconciliation and the Tuesdays they meet for prayer and a hot meal.
The founder and visionary of Good Samaritans Ministry, Prophet Paul Mwamba, emphasised that the mandate of Good Samaritans was to touch the unreachable and untouchable vulnerable members of the community with the Love of Jesus Christ, so that their lives are transformed in order for them to fulfil their God-given mission and purpose on earth.
He thanked members of Victory Church International and the local business community who generously donated food items and clothing in cash and in kind, without whose support this charity event could not have been held.