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Matthew 25 House fetes over 2000 people on Xmas day

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Mathew 25 House, an HIV and AIDS care centre in Koforidua, on Christmas Day feted over 2000 people including the sick at hospitals, prison inmates and beggars on the streets.

Monsignor Bobby Benson, Founder and Director of the Mathew 25 House, joined by the New Juaben North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Madam Comfort Asante, and Dr S. B. Ofori, an HIV consultant, distributed packed foods including water and drinks to beggars on the streets and the inmates of the Koforidua Central Police Station cells.

“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters you do unto me – Matthew 25 : 40”

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Others were the St Joseph Hospital and the Koforidua Regional Hospital as well as the staffs on duty at the Hospitals and the Police Station to show them love.

A host of friends of the Centre and a youth group from about eight senior high schools across the country called Youth Alive, were also at hand to support the serving of the foods amidst singing and dancing at Asokore, Effiduase and Zongo, all suburbs of Koforidua.

The feting of the vulnerable on Xmas Day was instituted many years ago as part of the outreach activities of Mathew 25 House, which cares for HIV and AIDS patients by providing them shelter, medication, food as well supporting the education of orphans and vulnerable children whose parents had been affected by the disease.

Some relatives of those on admission at the Hospitals told GNA that they were happy for the food because most of the canteens around the hospitals were on break so they were finding it difficult to get food to buy.

Others on the streets also said they were not able to provide food for their kids due to several reasons and thanked Monsignor Benson for the gesture.

Monsignor Benson explained that, many people for various reasons could not shared in the joy of Christmas by providing food for their families due to ill health, lack, or other conditions and therefore he instituted this program to at least put smiles on the faces of such people on Xmas Day.

He said over the years, the support from well wishers and his friends had been massive and thanked all those who made the time to roam the streets and hospitals to serve the foods to the needy.

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