Mental illness.

Divine Touch
Posted May 6, 2021 from Cameroon

In our world today when we talk of mentally ill persons, we are talking of those the society and even families has rejected and regarded as worthless. Well they have no future and life hence resulting to many of them on the streets with no food, clothing, shelter, health care and above all no human love. But still I do believed in what the Bible says" we are all created in the image and likeness of God" which mean these persons carries the image of God in them and so we ought to love and care for them if we say we love God. With this, I have embark on a mission which is to love and make the dignities of these persons respected in our societies and beyond by creating a center were I do live with them hence providing feeding,clothing, shelter and health care to them. I stated this center in 2020 with 27children,18youths and 32old for now. But due to the small nature of the center, more of these persons cannot be taken. Here, we do teach them hand works like shoe menting, production of Sacramentals like Roseries, bangles, making of bamboo chairs in which they sale etc. Well I had an experience with a mad man and it all happended on the 17th of july 2020. I did a transaction and deposited 500,000frs into my mobile money account. well it was very successful and 4days later, my sim card reads "sim registration fail". Then I took it to the office and was told the number does not exist I mean this my number. Then when I told them I had 500,000frs in my account, they refused and said am lying. Then I had to go meet the manager and she said it is very difficult to trace the money or any information from the sim. That was my hole saving so far and the manager said it can take even a year or possible I may not get the money again. I felt sick and about 2weeks later while in the house, one morning, I had a voice that said I should prepare and go see the manager which I did. With me, I had just 250frs in the house. I took a bike for 100frs and was left with 150frs. As I was stepping down from the bike infront of MTN office, this mad man came to me and was begging for food. Then before me also was a guart working in that offices. As this mad man was touching me, the guart got angry and told me I should send the man away. Then sending my hand in my bag, I remove the 100frs, gave him and said" go and eat I have just 150frs with me and I am also hungry brother". He took the money and was very happy and walk about 5 meters away from me. So taking the steps into the office,this mad man ran and held my dress from behind. Then I turn and he said " my sister go for the money it is well" then he gave me back the 100frs and said thank you for showing me love. Everyone was surprised and behold when I got to the manager, she said let her get to the manager in Doula one of our towns and I should just wait abeat. Standing there for about 45minuit, I heard a message intered my phone and the manager asked me to check and behold on checking, was the 500,000frs. When I went out to look for this mad man, he was no were to be found and till date, I have never seen him again. The power of mad people. Christ visits us through such forms(the less privileges in our society) and so, I took this bult step using that 500,000frs to serve them. This is a true life story that happens to me last year and now, I have a center were I do take care of them. My desire and wish now is to create many more centers were these persons will be loved and cared for. I want to serve Jesus in them. Am from Cameroon and this center is in Bamenda Northwest Region of Cameroon and is called "Divine Touch" with Motto "Divine Touch! that I may be the light through which others may shine". My WhatsApp number +237677822706.

 

 

 

 

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Tamarack Verrall
May 06
May 06

Dear Divine Touch,
This is a beautiful story, and I believe also that acts of kindness bring kindness. What good news that you now have a center and are able to continue to love and care for more people.

Divine Touch
May 07
May 07

Greetings. We thank God is by His Grace. Thank for the encouragement and love. God bless you.

Olutosin
May 07
May 07

Wowwwwwww
Its like nollywood movie.
God works in mysterious ways. Nobody is mad. People can be sick. If taken care of, they will be well enough to leave the street.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience with us.

megsmueller
May 21
May 21

Yes! I agree with everything you are saying.

Honorine Ngenwi
May 08
May 08

Hi Divine that was a wonderful one. God works in many way and the most ways he does is through other people. More grace to your elbow sis.
Hugs

Regina Afanwi Young
May 09
May 09

Dear Divine, Welcome to World Pulse. Thank you for sharing this powerful story. There is so much joy and fulfilment in being compassionate. You are doing a great Job keep it up. Where is your center located and name please. Would love to read more about your works.

Cgbidi
May 12
May 12

Divine Touch you made my day little sister.
the giving you did to the mad man was selfless, because you never had it but rather denied yourself for someone else God will greatly bless your work in Jesus name. AMEN.
I pray that God will expand your work in every ways. Takes for sharing this unique to change others who always disperse people of such category.

Loreen Meda
May 12
May 12

Thank you for such great work. My sisters and I were discussing the way our mental state has changed due to the ever changing environment. It was sad to realize that most of my sisters were suffering from one type of trauma or another and they didn’t even know it. Mental health is not understood especially in Africa, a lot of stigma follows the illness.

Thank you for your love and helping hands

Leonida Odongo
May 12
May 12

Dear Divine Touch ,

What a story, when you do good it comes back to you.

Best

Leonida

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megsmueller
May 21
May 21

Amen! God uses various channels in which to get a message through to people. God is good, all the time! We give Him all the praise and all the credit. Jesus is still the answer! May your territory expand - the Bible says come and eat and drink without money and without cost and that is exactly what you are providing for the people in your community. Priceless!