– An Atlanta-based club, Enugu Men’s Club, has donated some cash and food items to people of Enugu state
– One of the beneficiaries of the gift items, Cecilia Nwatu, expressed her gratitude towards the kind gestures from the club
– Nwatu noted that though she is blind, she has good faith in God as her provider
A 72-year-old blind inmate of the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the elderly in Enugu, Cecilia Nwatu, could not hide her emotions when a helping hand was extended to her recently by an Atlanta-based club.
Legit.ng‘s regional reporter in Enugu, Ikpechukwu Chinedu, reports that due to health and economic challenges coupled with lack of care at home, the septuagenarian has had to cling to fate, relying on donations from kind-hearted individuals and groups for her subsistence.
It was gathered that for Cecilia and many other inhabitants of the home, they couldn’t have had a better reason to be grateful to God than when a group known as Enugu Men’s Club visited the home with assorted foodstuffs and cash donations.
The visit to the home for the elderly was just one of three visits to such homes by the Atlanta-based group which is made up of men, privileged to be born and bred in Enugu but now reside in the United States.
Speaking on the kind gesture, Mrs. Cecilia, said there was no way she could have been alive if not for the kindness and benevolence of individuals and groups like the Enugu Men’s Club who have continued to flood the home with gifts, especially during festive periods.
“My heart is full of joy. I feel like I am in heaven now. My business is prayer because anybody that comes here to help us came to bless the Lord for His kindness and blessings. And I pray that God will bless them more in Jesus Christ’s name.
“If not for you, our staying here is of no use because the Rev. sisters taking care of us are not working to earn a salary and I am not also working. I am only looking, when they bring, I will eat.
“We tap current from you people and God will help you all from what you are doing to your children. Long life and prosperity. Your blessings will be like an ocean that will never dry but multiplying every day. We will be finished if it dries but happy if it multiplies.”
The Rev. Sister in charge of the home, Ellen Creed, who also prayed for the continued blessing and progress of members of the club said that “it is with the act of good people like you that we keep sustaining the elderly people in this home. God has never let us down.”
The group had earlier visited the Cheshire Home for the disabled and challenged persons in Uwani, Enugu, where they donated food items consisting of bags of rice, beans, noodles, corn, vegetable oil, spaghetti, yam, beverages and equally made cash donations.
The excited Matron of the home, Beatrice Onaga, appreciated the club on behalf of the inhabitants, paying for God’s protection over them.
“I thank you all for visiting our home here. We appreciate with joy in our hearts. We know the cost of things in the market now and with all these items, you people really spent a lot of money to make us feel happy.
“I pray that God who knows and does everything good protect you all and all that you are doing in Atlanta. We will keep praying for the club to be more strong with more members to join in doing charity to the needy.”
Speaking at the Red Cross Motherless Babies Home, where the group donated various items to the children, the chairman of the club, Chief Felix Ekpeh, who was represented by the emeritus chairman of the board, Chief Pat Okpala, disclosed that the donation was to celebrate with the needy in Enugu state.
“Enugu men’s club is a club of those that grew up in Enugu and moved to United State but leave mostly in Atlanta Georgia. We started the organization many years ago and every year we gather together, raise funds and take care of selected needy families and organizations.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Senior Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry gave outgoing and incoming corps members posted to Mercy TV the sum of N1.5 million.
It was reported that the outgoing corps members received N1 million, while the incoming corps members got a welcome pack in the sum of N500,000.
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