Thanks from Zimbabwe

November 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Aid Delivered

We give to others as an expression of the love that God has poured into our hearts. We recognize that we are stewards of the comparative wealth we have in North America and desire to use what we have been blessed with to bless others. Hearing from and witnessing the joy of those who receive is a blessing back to us.

An email was passed on to us from Rev. Apphia Manjoro who is coordinating the distribution of supplies we sent to Harare, Zimbabwe. It is included below along with a few of the other messages of thankfulness:

Dear Mother Genaral, Rev. A. Manjoro
Greetings in the name of the Almighty from all at Silveira Hospital!
We have prepared a menu for our HIV/AIDS patients. Every lunch we give
them 150ml soup, and 150ml at dinner for 4 weeks. Among the
beneficiaries, five of the patients gained weight by 20kg, ten gained
21.5kg and 43 gained 25.2kg. The CD4 count also increased from an
average 162 to 683.
After receiving soup and dried apples from you, we learnt that it is
important to keep the essential food list in mind when planning our
menu. We discovered that from the soup given to us people are getting
different vitamins and minerals. these include Vitamin A, Vitamin B
and Vitamin C, as well as minerals like calcium, iron, selenium and
fibre. Proteins such as are in cowpeas were also identified, as well
as carbohydrates.
We discovered that most of our patients are recovering faster. We
thank and praise God for showing his healing power through this
programme.
Thank you.
Yours in Christ,
Sr T.V. Chabata

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