By Olabisi Salau
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Tabitha Care Ministry, has empowered and put smiles on the faces of navy widows on the Sam Ethnan Air Power Base Ikeja, Lagos.
The under-privileged widows, numbering over 120, had been lifted with meals objects, garments, free medical therapies and created a celebration temper to make them completely happy.
The theme of the occasion was ‘Make A Widow Smile’.
The Visioner of Tabitha Care Ministry, Pastor Martha Adejoh, stated the gesture was crucial to help the pitiable situations of the navy widows, put smile on their faces, in addition to increase their confidence.
Adejoh added that the ministry was established to alleviate the sufferings and pains of the widows and their kids.
“I made a decision to do that as a result of I’m led by God and likewise, I’ve watched carefully and listened to a number of the victims of widowhood and I realised that much less consideration is paid to navy widows.
“I’ve mates who’re victims and the dehumanisation and injustice meted out to widows within the nation is unimaginable. Therefore, I made a decision to contribute in direction of assuaging their plights.
“We perceive how the financial system haven’t been straightforward for us all however it was so difficult for the widows. Some had been thrown out of their house after the loss of life of their husbands.
“That’s a foul strategy to those widows, nobody must be put to such ache and sorrow. Each widow ought to have entry to good life and happiness and that’s what Tabitha Care Ministry intends to attain,” she added.
Pastor Okenwa Okoye expressed is appreciation to the ministry for his or her form gesture in direction of the widows within the navy.
He added that such outreach shouldn’t be left to folks within the family of God but additionally individuals who have the means and functionality also needs to attain out and make a distinction in folks life.
“To alter our society and make the world a greater place, we should love, give, share and put a good looking smile on the face of those that want them, regardless of how small it’s,” he stated.
Mrs Pauline Phillip, a widow for over 27 years, shared her expertise and recommendation the widows to be prayerful and motivated.
she stated: “The gesture would go a great distance in salvaging the wretched state of affairs of widows in the neighborhood as poverty; starvation and malnutrition are nice threats to their livelihood.
“I received’t mislead you it hasn’t been straightforward however with God and prayers issues have been good, am completely happy that Tabitha Care Ministry organise such program to elivate the spirit of the widows” she added.
A younger widow, Mrs Dinah Daniel, expressed happiness and recognize the organiser of the occasion.