Community fed with the word

2020-02-25 06:00
Scores of children from Lotus River waiting to be fed.

Scores of children from Lotus River waiting to be fed.

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Growing up in Lotus River and seeing the need of the community for more than 20 years is the reason why Beryl Williams started a feeding scheme for children.

“When I was working I used my day off to cook for the kids. I am at home for nearly three years and am still trying to provide for the needy kids,” Williams says.

She met evangelist Alfonso Hearne and his wife, Akeelah, and the three of them decided to feed people in need.

“I started with the food outreach from my home three years ago. I bought a big gas stove and the pots for the food were sponsored. Most of the time I bought the ingredients out of my own pocket but I received a sponsorship from Woolworths Reddam and the branch in Steenberg,” she says.

Together with the Hearnes, she not only feeds the needy, but also spreads the gospel in the Phumlani informal settlement.

“The need in Phumlani near Lotus River is big and we try to make a difference. We are so glad that the residents and the kids joined hands on this spiritual journey with us,” she says.

“Without our sponsorships we wouldn’t be able to feed everyone, and anyone who wants to be involved in the feeding or sponsor can contact us.”

V Contact Beryl Williams on 021 706 8869 or 082 732 6926.

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