When birthdays draw near and come close by, we celebrate, wine and dine with family and friends to mark the new age/year in our lives.
But how many of us really take time to remember the less privileged ones out there in the society? that was the case of Mildred Menkiti, who had a pre-birthday celebration with inmates at the Nsawam Female Prisons, Nsawam, Ghana, a trip in which she was accompanied by friends, colleagues and family.
In her own words “I went there to celebrate my birthday, share my joy and my smiles with the wardens and inmates as well as be comfortable around them to understand their life survival in there. We sang, danced and merried together, unfortunately not allowed to take pictures with inmates but it was amazing and fun to see how happy they all were in accepting their faith in their as well as Jesus.”
“Items were donated to the prison in appreciation of how far God has brought me. They prayed for us all and me as a celebrant with words of advice too”
With joy written all over her face she had this little to say to encourage others to do same.
“Will also encourage organisations, individuals who in one way or the other have something to offer to these people no matter how little to please do so and be a part of it all because what really counts is the heart of love shared and the smiles.”
She also plans to do more of such and other humanitarian works in the future.
See images from the visit below.