Last week CAST had the opportunity to partner with Baptist Global Response to provide hospice buckets for bedridden community members in KwaDabeka and Chesterville.
Baptist Global Response is a global Southern Baptist relief and development organisation with a heart for helping the poor and suffering to have the opportunity to experience a full and meaningful life. One of the ways they do this is through hospice buckets, which provide basic resources (such as bedding, straws, gloves, etc.) to assist caregivers in providing the best possible care for bedridden individuals.
Americans pack the buckets in the States, and the buckets are then shipped all over Africa to countries where Baptist Global Response works. Every bucket is prayed over, specifically for the family that will receive it.
The goal of the hospice buckets is to not only provide dignity for those who are sick or disabled, but to also open a door for the gospel to be shared. Laura O’Loughlin of Baptist Global Response shared just how to do that at CAST’s Community Centres in KwaDabeka and Chesterville. Community volunteers were trained on how to use the bucket, and given practical tools on how to share the love of Christ with those who receive the bucket.
To find out more about the Bucket Project, check out: https://www.facebook.com/BGRHospiceKits/about/