Devenish Parish will be holding a Coffee Morning in the Reade Hall, Monea on Saturday 23rd June from 10.00am to 12.30 pm in aid of 25/35 Project in Nigeria. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me …Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
The 25/35 Project was initiated in 2009 for the support of the less privileged, the poor and the marginalized. The 25/35 Project took its inspiration from the Scripture passage above. Its first action was the provision of clean water to a community in Nigeria. This year the 25/35 Project aims at rehabilitating the life of a 25 year old man (Chinedu) who was chained as a result of mental illness. He was manacled because the family thought that he would be inimical to the people. They cannot do much for him because of poverty. The mother is a helpless widow and Chinedu who is supposed to have been there for her is sick. As they look up to the mountains, where will there help come from? The government doesn’t want to know if people like Chinedu and the mother exist. Last time I met Chinedu, he said to me “I don’t know what I have done wrong that deserves this punishment.” To take the chain off him requires financial support to the 25/35 Project, which will provide for his medical treatment, food, clean up and support for the poor widow. Please nothing is too small and nothing is too big, just help. One thing special with the 25/35 Project is that it delivers proceeds directly to the needy people without deductions.