PRETORIA-(MaraviPost)– Prophet Shepherd Bushiri joined South Africans on Tuesday in celebrating icon Nelson Mandela’s birthday by kick-starting his ZAR 20 million charity project. The Prophet visited and gave donations to two orphanages in Pretoria, South Africa.
On Monday, the Prophet announced he has set aside ZAR 20 million for charities, targeting Malawi and South Africa.
Living to Mandela’s spirit of selflessness and giving, the Prophet, with his Beacon of Hope team, travelled to the high-density area of Soshanguve in Pretoria, where he interacted with orphans at Bitumelo and Lebohang orphanages.
Apart from donating ZAR 100,000.00 and various food and non-food items to each orphanage, the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG), also pledged to build a hostel and study room at Bitumelo orphanage. Owned by Sophie Msiza, the orphanage has in residence 48 children. Lebohang is owned by Magdeline Gola.
In an interview with The Maravi Post, Msiza and Gola hailed the Prophet’s gesture. They said they see the hand of God in the donations.
Msiza described the Prophet as the image of God on earth, and underlined the need for the world to unceasingly pray for Prophet Bushiri and his ministry.
He added that the Prophet shows people that the Bible preaches of love, which must be shared to others.
When the Prophet announced that he will expand the orphanage to include a modern hostel and a study, Msiza broke down in tears. She looked upward and shouted “I thank you Lord.”
“We have many children here. It was always my wish to expand, but I don’t have capacity. It is amazing that the Prophet just captured my worry,” she said.
Popularly known as Major One, the Prophet, after visiting the two orphanages, reiterated that it will always be his burden to reach out to the vulnerable.
“We cannot continue preaching about love, about everything. We need to show it. God showed his love by giving us His only son, Jesus, to die for us. As preachers, we need to show what we preach,” Prophet Bushiri said.
The Prophet saluted the two ladies describing them as symbols of humanity. He encouraged them to soldier on in taking care of the children and promised he will always be available for them.
The programme continued on Wednesday with more visits and donations to two other orphanages in Johannesburg. On Thursday, the Prophet and his team, flew to Cape Town where he made donations to families whose houses were destroyed because of the floods.
After Cape Town, the Prophet jetted into Zambia to donate to vendors, whose goods were destroyed due to the fire that ravaged the main market in Lusaka.
Malawi will be the last destination of the Prophet’s open hands donations to the people in need.