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CHILDREN loitering outside church after a service wrung the heart of a pastor's wife and she found that the children do not go home immediately because there will be no midday meal awaiting them.
They have no toys and nothing to look forward to for what is supposed to be the most enjoyable day of the week.
Muntu Mncube and her husband Pastor Pat Mncube of Ext 4, Mohlakeng, belong to the Body of Christ Church.
"We give them one meal a day," Muntu says. "There is a lot of unemployment and Extention 4 is full of RDP houses with, on average, seven people to a house.
"It's heartbreaking to see the suffering the people go through. There is very little hope of a better life.
"People stay at home and children drop out of school at an alarming rate because of hunger and a lack of the most basic amenities."
The Mncube's were drawn to minister to the people and transferred to the area three years ago from Randfontein.
A beaming Muntu accepted groceries for their project from Mama Angel last week. She said community work was part of their church.
"My husband and I infected each other with compassion for our fellow men," she says.
"Even our children give back their pocket money so that we can buy more food for the children. My daughter bought soccer balls and darts."
A sponsor supplies toys and they ask for used clothing for the children and their parents.
"I' ve persuaded my sister-in-law to bake cakes for the Friday evening service. These last the children until Sunday lunch.
"Thank you, this gift will make a huge difference to the children. May God bless Sowetan and its readers," Muntu said.