Methodist guilders lead by example

2016-09-29 06:00
 Members of the Bhobi family from Makhaza receive much needed furniture for their home from Milton Matiwane Society Wesley Guild.

Members of the Bhobi family from Makhaza receive much needed furniture for their home from Milton Matiwane Society Wesley Guild.

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Doing good must not start and stop when Christians go to church but must extend to helping the community.

This was the message of the Milton Matiwane Society Wesley Guild, a youth movement of the False Bay Circuit under the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, when they delivered furniture to a destitute family in Makhaza.

According to Lundi Gobane, the guild’s convener, this was part of their efforts to better the lives of people living in their communities.

He said that they had felt the need to help the Bhobi family whose RDP home was not complete, last year.

“We engaged local businesses and asked for donations to finish the construction of the house. Luckily a construction company came forth and continued with the building...we decided to assist with the furniture and appliances,” he told City Vision.

Gobane said that such initiatives were in line with the group’s main objectives for community developments.

“One of the movement’s main objectives is to create a healthy, positive relationship with other young people in all spheres of life; to reach out to them, embrace them, touch their lives and bring them into a loving relationship with the Lord,” said Gobane.

He said that it was part of the duties to go around their neighbourhood to check where assistance was needed and that this was part of their commitment.

“It is about us being exemplary in our communities because being a Christian is not just about going to church on Sunday but by helping where you are needed,” he ended

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