Comforting Those in Mourning

Warning: Some readers may find this blog highly upsetting

Yesterday, we went, with a local pastor’s daughter, to a family with clothes, food, hygiene products, a few toys, children’s bibles and blankets; most of which were brought on our Shop for Others page. This was a family of 5 children, 3 daughters & 2 sons, aged between 10 & 20 years old. They are currently staying in a relatives very sparse apartment, because they literally own nothing. Before we arrived with five bags of groceries, they only had flour & oil for food in their apartment.

We share the next part with very heavy hearts, caution and care. We are very aware not to share more than what is already public knowledge for love and the privacy of the grieving family. The reason that the is no photos of the family receiving anything, is because this family has recently experienced a horrific tragedy. A few days ago, their second eldest daughter (17 years old) was pronounced died due to domestic violence. Their sweet daughter was a mum for a 10mth old baby and at the time of her passing she was 4mth pregnant with her second child.

When we went yesterday, we were able to pray with them, listen to them talk a little bit about their daughter and family. Just as we were leaving, the mum was thanking us all for everything given. We told her that it was given as a physical demonstration of the love that God has for them, we could physical see that this spoke to their hearts. With tears in her eyes, the mum said, “ Amen, amen, thank you!”

We want to thank those who have brought through Shop for Others, as it is because of your generosity that we could reach this family yesterday with the love of God; giving them support during a time of immense grief.

To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3