Paula said, “They play outside all day. The neighbours are on
the lookout and notify me if the father starts causing trouble.”
And Georgiana is like a little mother to her sister Maria, often
carrying her and taking good care of her.
“She spoon-feeds her, changes her nappies and puts her to bed,”
Georgiana said, “I always leave my classroom last, because my
classmates don’t take all the milk we receive from school. I take it home and
give it to Maria.
“One day I had so many cartons of milk that one of them broke
and spilled in my backpack, destroying my notebooks. A friend at After School
club helped me clean it all up!” And because of MWB, Georgiana is taken care
At Easter, she and her family are not forgotten. A MWB tradition
in this community is to deliver loaves of bread at Easter to families living in
poverty, along with literature explaining the significance of Jesus’ death and
The tradition points people to Jesus, the Bread of Life, and
testifies of Jesus’ sacrifice for us – his body broken for us. Each loaf of
bread is delivered with a Bible verse, “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the Bread of
Life’” (John 6:35a).
“The family might have the earthly bread for just one day,” said
Paula, as she placed the loaves of bread into a basket. “But they can know
Jesus and that is forever. This is our aim.”