Feeding the homeless at Christmas in Aberdeen

by Jackie Ware


It is good to be an answer to someone's prayer.  And this is what we found three weeks before Christmas as we approached our friends, the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy of St. Mary’s Cathedral, to see what the Church could do to help with feeding some of the homeless in Aberdeen. 

They said they had been praying for food to make meals for at least 70 people on Dec 22nd, 2020. After they received an email from our Stake Director of Communication offering help, we were soon working together to make it happen, with food, clothes, toiletries, and bags of groceries.  The week before Christmas we collected and delivered all they needed. On the day some missionaries and some members went to the Convent and cooked and cleaned.

Sister Mary Joseph said that she would never stop thanking the Church for their love and generosity.

Local Bishop Goldie also attended and met with Father Keith Herrera of St Mary’s Cathedral, and Pastor NJ (Njabulo King Ndlovu) from the Seventh day Adventists in Aberdeen. Many long-lasting friendships were made that day.

It is good to just serve together.