Bag of Rice Project #228 -A visit to the James family

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Learn how you can be apart of helping people who are in need with our A Thrifty Mom Bag of Rice Campaign
. In 2016 we started helping a young man named Ikechukwu from Nigeria. Summer of 2019 we were able to visit his family in Aba, Nigeria. While there we saw widespread poverty and lack of basic needs. We would like to invite you to help meet one of those basic needs, by providing
Nigerian families with rice. This gift will feed a large family for a few months, or a single person a year. It also reminds them they are loved, and brings most of them to tears… as a full bag of rice is one of the most generous gifts they will ever receive. You can also read about other families we have been able to bless here.

The Following story is about the James family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Colden, Carson and Rylee Mooso and Tyler Trimbl this is the 278th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met the James family in a village outside of Uyo, Nigeria. They were recommended to us by their village chief. Mrs James is a widow and she has 4 kids. They live in a one bedroom house that has no water or electricity. Everybody in this village all fetch their water from a local stream or collect rain water. This is a daily chore for the children, a hard task that takes them away, and walk miles to and from.

The James family cook in a semi open kitchen made from sticks and zinc. They use firewood in cooking because it is the cheapest that they can afford. Ever since Mr James died some 3 years ago, Mrs James has found it so much harder to take care of her children properly. She has turned to farming as it it requires less capital, but is intensive work she can do and her and her family survive on what they can plant, harvest or sell. But some years the harvest is not good, this year the harvest has been poor for many farmers. Leaving them little to sell or even provide for their own needs.

This wonderful family was an absolute pleasure to meet. They had no idea that we were visiting them and there happiness was very genuine. They received their bag of Rice with much happiness and prayed that those who donated will be heavily replenished by the Lord. They have been through a lot and we were glad to be able to bring smiles to their faces. The future might be a lil tough but this will certainly helped to face it with more confidence.

Learn how you can be apart of helping people who are in need with our A Thrifty Mom Bag of Rice Campaign. You can also read about other families we have been able to bless here.