By Patrick Aigbokhan
The Aviation Christian Fellowship International of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), Headquarters has demonstrated it’s love to the less privileged as the group recently visited children of the Little Saints Orphanage, Ogudu, GRA in Lagos, offering them some donations of food items, toiletries and cash.
Some of the items donated at the orphanage included bags of rice, beans, cartons of noodles, biscuits, yams, Dettol antiseptic, soaps and liquids, tissue, undisclosed amount of cash, among others.
Mr. Sola Adeyemi, Coordinator of the fellowship, said the move was in fulfilment of the vision of the fellowship to give back to the society what God had blessed them with.
“Aviation fellowship international had a vision and one of our vision is to reach to God’s heritage, God’s children, widows, the less privileged, and that is what we are doing. So we are fulfilling the scriptures in our day, which is what Jesus urges us to do, and we thank God that we are His outstretch arm for what we have done and we know little saints orphanage will never remain the same,” he said.
Mrs. Akintilo Aramide, matron in charge, who received the fellowship team, along with the children at the orphanage, thanked the visitors for their kind gestures while also calling on other well- meaning Nigerians and organizations to emulate the fellowship in a similar way.
Speaking further, the matron told the visitors that the orphanage is an all girls home and currently had 24 girls with the youngest, a baby of 7 months old, who was abandoned when she was 2 days old.
“We have a baby of 7 months, age 3, 11 to 13, 17, and above, we have 19. The little one was picked up and brought in by someone after she was abandoned by mother and. Three of our girls are married and left. We have those who leave for work, and that is why we have few of them around. Those who are here now are on mid-term break. They all go to school. One of our girls is dumb and we need assistance to be able to meet her needs as regards her education. This orphanage was founded by Rev. Mrs. Dele George,” Mrs. Akintilo said.
The children also thanked the team members for the gestures, and prayed that God would continue to bless each and everyone of them for having them in mind.
Mr. Eta Neji, a member of the fellowship, appealed to other well- meaning organizations, fellowships and individuals to inculcate the act of giving, especially to the orphans, widows and the less privileged.
“Giving is a very important key for us to be able to move forward, as God’s word says that, it is better to give than to receive, that it is more blessed to give than to receive, so, I advice us that we most continue to give, give and give because as you give, you are going to get in return,” he said.
Members of the fellowship prayed with the children and signed the visitors register before their departure.