Kitale: Church hosts the less privileged with disabilities for Christmas treat

Reverend Angeline Olweny of Rapha church Kitale hands over a Christmas gift to one of the less privileged who live with disabilities at the church. Photo/Aspect News

People living with disabilities within Kitale town and its environs got a boost in preparation for Christmas celebrations after they were treated to a luncheon by Rapha church.

The group whose members are drawn from varying religions fellowshipped at the church in its Sund​​ay services after which they partook lunch with members of the church.

They were later gifted with foodstuffs and clothing in readiness for the Christmas celebrations based on Biblical teachings that require Christians to share with those in need.

“We are guided by what Jesus taught in Mathew saying we should offer a helping hand to those who are in need by feeding and clothing them,” said Reverend Angeline Olweny.

Reverend Olweny said the Church has developed a culture of sharing with the less privileged in society during the festive season to make them feel like useful members of society.

Beneficiaries of the programme were overwhelmed with joy saying they are greatful to the church for showering them with love and awarding them with foodstuffs to share with their families.

“I go through thick and thin to raise my family on my own since I am a street beggar. It feels great to get a good Samaritan to come to my aid during this festive season,’ said Ms Jane Namalwa.

The chairman of the Trans Nzoia youth living with disabilities Opis Ojiambo who is a Muslim thanked the church for showing unconditional love to the group which is majorly faced with poverty.

“Majority of our members face difficulties since they can’t engage in income generating activities since they have physical limitations that’s why most of them resort to begging,” said Mr. Ojiambo.