The JOBWAA of Kumasi

Sometimes when we read the Bible, it is as if the stories illustrated are way too much and mythical. Meet Antwiwaa, she’s 75 and has been blind for the past twelve years. She was indeed blessed with ten children. She and her husband lived an average life.

Unfortunately, the husband passed on over thirty years ago and the poor widow has lost all her children, not through accident but nothing really she can point to as the main reasons for the death. She said she buried two of her children in one day she recounted tearfully and added her firstborn, a male died at age 45.

Her house was razed down by fire and she couldn’t pick a pin in her state. She has therefore come back to the family house where she has been confined to a small room. In that small room she does everything there.

I mean everything but was quick to add that one Ayitey when around takes her to the washroom and outside when he is around, and when not he comes to pick her “waste” from her room upon his return. She was so full of gratitude for the young man of forty. I enquired what the man did for a living and she responded “nothing”.

I asked how she feeds and caters for medical bills, she responded “hmmm”. Her issue came to our attention through a blind man who said he was ok cuz his children are around and he was ok but added that we move in to help this friend cuz “Nasem Ye Mmobo”.

She was very tearful when I told her we have come to ease her suffering by taking care of her upkeep and medical bills for the rest of her life. As We entered the house I greeted the house and passed by another older woman seated on the floor at the entrance, On leaving the house the blind lady called her name and said that was her sister and asked her to thank us.

Abena is a sister who comes directly after Antwiwaa, she also gave birth to 8 children and has lost five of them, the other three are up and about hustling and sees them occasionally. So it wasn’t that she was relaxing at the entrance oo…she also has one leg amputated.

According to her, she stepped on someone’s trap (black magic). She added that one of the surviving children also has a leg amputated from cancer.
We went there to see and bless one person but ended up taking charge of two. I asked myself how one family can suffer such misfortune?

To you reading this, is your situation worst than this? Be encouraged and keep hope alive. Isaiah 41 vs 10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

The Bible says Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.” Help someone when u can. Kessben Outreach Foundation, little acts of kindness. Be inspired.

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