The Widow Program
In 2000, when we first established our Children's Program, we noticed that many elderly would come to the teaching program we were holding and ask for food. As we inquired further because there were so many, we were told that it's cultural for widows and widowers to beg for food. This is what prompted us to start helping the widows. Grace and Peace helps 100 widows and widowers by providing them with medical help and enough food for each day. We follow the Word of God in 1 Timothy Chapter 5. When a widow comes to us, we interview her to see what family she has. We then place her on a waiting list until a sponsor comes along. She is also placed in her local Widow Program Bible Study and we begin helping her by taking her to the doctor for a complete physical if she has indicated that she has a medical condition. Widow sponsorship is $50 a month. She gets rice, beans, oil, and boullion. As well, she will get shoes and clothing as they are donated. To date, we have built 43 homes for those widows in need.