Widows Mite

Overview

Meeting the basic needs of 40 poor elderly people who have no family support. Provision of monthly food parcels, a supply of winter wood and help with medication when funds allow.

Goals

To improve the quality of life of these precious people by providing food, warmth, love and spiritual support through regular visits.

This Ministry run by Pastor Jackie since 2004 provides support for 29 elderly people with limited pensions or family help. 2 have no state pension and others survive on as little as £60 a month. Many struggle to grow their own produce to preserve for the winter while others take seasonal farm work to survive The majority live in rural areas in mud brick houses with no internal water supply or funds for repairs. We are thankful that many have come to know Jesus through the Ministry.

The Charity helps with monthly food baskets, medication, a supply of wood for the winter, sanitary items and provides Christmas gifts. In some cases we fund essential maintenance. Spencer Ball  who leads the Arad Project and a team who are responsible for the ministry in the State of Timisoara  have a real love of these people and spend value time with each one. Our Trustees are also blessed to meet up with these precious people during mission trips.

Due to the distance involved our funds are now concentrated on the State of Arad but at Christmas we also travel to remote villages in the State of Timisoara.  They all so look forward to their Christmas boxes, lap blankets and a new pair of slippers.