Bag Of Rice Project #6 – A visit to the Monday 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.

The Following story is about the Monday family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Tausha Hunzeker this is the 6th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations!

On a sunny Sunday afternoon we set out to meet a wonderful family that was recommended to us by their church leader. The Mondays live in a busy part of the city, in a bungalow with multiple tenants and they rented a one bedroom section of the bungalow.

The Mondays’ apartment

They cook with firewood and in the open as shown in the picture. We met the patriarch of the home after he came back from church. His name is Monday Ben and his wife Blessing. He is a mason, but work has been scarce for him this period ,so that has affected his family financially. He is named Monday because he was born on a Monday and I jokingly told him that he was lucky it wasn’t on a Saturday but everybody likes Saturday so that would not have been a problem. They have five kids but only two are at home mainly because there is no room in the house to accommodate them, so the rest of the kids stay at other places.

The “Kitchen”

After introducing ourselves and why we came to visit them, we gave them the bag of rice and the sheer joy on their face was uplifting to us and it made us so happy to see that. Bro Monday told me that he had prayed to God for a way to help him provide for the family this Christmas and we came to their aid as a direct answer to their prayers. I’m humbled by this and feel blessed to be a part of this mission of kindness and happy that my life will personally change from the experiences I’ve gotten from visiting with the Mondays. We left them with feelings of gratefulness and gratitude.

The Mondays