MWB’s senior program provides regular practical, emotional, and spiritual support to vulnerable elderly people like Ana. Now Ana receives regular food and hygiene supplies – and most importantly for her, regular visits from staff member Costi.
Ana said, “I’m very thankful. I have no words to thank you for all the goods you give me. I’m grateful for the oil, flour, and especially the corn flour, as I love eating food made from corn flour.
“Next time you come, don’t worry about bringing me anything. I just want you to sit and talk with me – the loneliness is killing me.”
She added, “I trust God and pray to him daily. I don’t lack anything. I only need health. I am satisfied with what I have and with what the Mission gives me. I used to be a very strong person, but loneliness is so hard.”
MWB staff member Costi said, “The thing I like about our MWB senior program is that I get to hear a lot of wisdom from older people as I sit down and talk to them.
“The joy of having someone to talk to is hard to describe. Leaving them after my visit is always emotional. They follow me to the door, longing for me to stay. No matter how long the visit is, to them, it’s just like one moment.
He continues, “They enjoy the monthly parcels they get through the program, but their desires are of a far more lasting kind. They love to be prayed for, and I love praying for them. They love to talk, and I enjoy listening to them.”
He added, “Ana is something else. She is witty and funny. I am humbled and honored to get to know and share the gospel with her.”
With the help of our supporters, we can reach more elderly people like Ana, who are struggling with poverty, health issues, and loneliness. Help us show them God’s love in tangible ways and reach them for Christ so that they might know joy, hope, and peace in their final years.
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