NO MATTER THE CHALLENGE,I WILL STICK TO SERVING HUMANITY.

sarah_2
Posted July 31, 2018 from Nigeria

I recites these everyday to encourage myself.

YOU'LL NEVER BE BRAVE IF YOU DON'T GET HURT.YOU'LL NEVER LEARN IF YOU DON'T MAKE MISTAKES. YOU'LL NEVER BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU DON'T ENCOUNTER FAILURE.

Some weeks ago when I took a giant step to serve humanity through the establishment of a new NGO,I thought the journey would be smooth all the way.But now I realized that there will be obstacles and sacrifices. Believe me when I say that where there's no STORY,no GLORY.

Initially when I started, I decided to first create an awareness to pupils then organized a rally on domestic violence which failed due to a challenge I faced (which was the first challenge). My six months old baby was hospitalized and diagnosed of sickle cell anaemia. Hmmmm.........I became devastated. Those that earlier on said I cannot do it were happy.They started mocking me.Saying how can a poor rat feed another rat??? 

I cried and started believing in what they were saying.After all the doctor said my sickle cell anaemia baby needs our full attention with the little resources we have.I almost gave up but God used sister Florence Kekong to lift me up.

She said I should mobilise the widows around my area to see how we can empower/encourage them during the 23rd June International widows day.So I did. I was able to hear some of their stories and the pains they pass through just to make ends meet.

On the 23rd June that we planned to meet with Sister Florence Kekong in Nasarawa State of Nigeria failed due to the farmers/Headsman clashes that erupted in Plateau state of Nigeria. God made me to escape death that day. I failed again..........I became a liar and a laughing stock again.........But I will keep moving.I believe that there will be LIGHT after the TUNNEL.

My sister's, you can't believe that my landlord made me to evacuate my things from his house just because I wanted to help a widow next door that was frustrated because of a pathway land she needed.(I will tell you her full story soon).

Now, the women and children displaced in different camps during the clashes needs all the support from all of us. The 6 measures of rice I cooked for them was just like a measure. The children rushed it.I want to do more for them, but I cannot do it all alone.

I LOVE YOU ALL

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Harris Namutebi
Aug 01, 2018
Aug 01, 2018

Giving back to the community starts with the heart, once you have the will, God will see you through.

sarah_2
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 04, 2018

So true Harris...
My prayer always is for God to see me through.
Hugs.....

Jill Langhus
Aug 01, 2018
Aug 01, 2018

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for sharing your sad story. I'm sorry to hear you're going through such a rough patch, dear. Do tell us how we can help?!

In the meantime, have you reached out to some of the WP sisters who have not only overcome sickle cell anemia, but are thriving? Check these sisters out:
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/arrey-echi/campaign-update...
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/stories/uganda-love-work-and...

I hope their stories inspire you and provide some much needed light.

Hope your day and days get brighter and brighter....

sarah_2
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 04, 2018

Hello dear Jlanghus!
Thanks so much for sharing in my trying moments,which I believe the out come of it will be great.
The immediate help I need is how to get some relief materials for the internally displaced persons affected by the farmer/herdsman crisis on the plateau.(Mostly women and children).
Thanks for the link provided.
Hugs! Love!! Kisses!!!

Jill Langhus
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 04, 2018

You're very welcome:-)

Did you look at the WP Toolkit that was recently posted for resources?
https://www.worldpulse.com/sites/default/files/economic_power_resources_...

What time of relief materials do you need for them?

I hope you get what you need soon.

Hope you're having a good day!
XO

sarah_2
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 04, 2018

Thanks for the link sis.
I will look at the toolkit now.
As for the relief materials, I would like things toiletries, food items,clothing,shoes e.t.c.
In addition to that, I would like some snacks, balloons, toys,fruits e.t.c to catch fun with the children.Lastly,I will hire a DJ to entertain the children.

Jill Langhus
Aug 05, 2018
Aug 05, 2018

You're welcome:) I hope it helped?!

Will you be doing a fundraiser to get these materials?

sarah_2
Aug 05, 2018
Aug 05, 2018

Yes my sister!

sarah_2
Aug 05, 2018
Aug 05, 2018

Dear Jill, I couldn't open the link.
My phone does not support the file.

Jill Langhus
Aug 06, 2018
Aug 06, 2018

Oh, good. Looking forward to hearing about your fundraiser.

Do you have a computer or tablet to view the .pdf?

sarah_2
Aug 06, 2018
Aug 06, 2018

I don't ooo my sister.
That's another challenge

Jill Langhus
Aug 07, 2018
Aug 07, 2018

Oh, I see. Yes, you will want to add that to your wish list for sure:-) Maybe you can add it to your fundraiser since you really need one.

Stephanie Mah
Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018

My dear sister, do not led go, hold on to it and God will see you through.

sarah_2
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 04, 2018

Thanks a lot sister Stephanie!
With the help of God and sisters like you,I'll not let go.
Hugs! Love!! Kisses!!!