Beulah: Putting Smiles On Faces Of The Needy

Beulah World Initiative (BWI), a faith-based, nonprofit, nongovernmental organisation, whose major objective is to help bridge the socio-economic gap between the privileged and less privileged members of society. The organization is all out to provide basic health care for the low-income groups in rural and suburban areas; mostly supported by friends and family; they should not be limited to the aid from friends alone but from every kind-hearted Nigerian.

The BWI had given out unquantifiable succour to widows, elders and other vulnerable members of society.

Once every month, this organization programs itself to carry out Medical Outreach in the suburbs of Nigeria.

In the last five months, the organisation has visited villages in Ogun State, such as the Jibowu community, Ilogbo, Itele, Iju, Arobieye and Obere among others, giving out free medical treatment, reading glasses, groceries, clothing items and deworming children.

In Lagos, BWI has touched the lives of less privileged in Egbeda, Ikotun, Idimu, Liasu and its suburbs.

The organisation held a Campus Medical Outreach in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State in the month of May; precisely on Saturday, the 27th, where  BWI attended to over 200 participants which include widows, elders, children dishing out over 80 eyeglasses and attended to the people’s medical needs.

This correspondent spoke with the Beulah World Initiative’s Coordinator, Ms Chichi Ononiwu, some BWI Officials and a number of participants on their impression of the free Medical Outreach.

Ms Ononiwu said, “God, has been the foundation behind what we do, and whatever we have achieved so far. I see my role as a divine assignment. Quoting the scripture, she said, ‘He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:4”

Speaking with some of the beneficiaries, Mrs Funmilayo Faleye said, “This is my first time attending the program. I am a widow. My husband died 25 years ago. I have been managing on my own until I could not afford to pay rent. With the support of Beulah World Initiative, I was able to stabilize myself with the cash donation given to me.”

Mrs Yemi Gideon, another beneficiary of the free medical outreach praised the organisation for helping her out of her health predicament. “I have my blood pressure checked. I was able to see the doctor who diagnosed my ailment and gave me drugs.”

Mrs Ajibola Ayobami praised BWI for reaching out to her with free medical treatment and groceries. “It helps to keep our body and soul together. I pray that God should continue to bless the organisation. As they are helping us, God will them.”

Mrs Agboja Comfort said, “My eyes challenges brought me here. After the eye doctor attended to me, she gave me this, (brandishing the eyeglasses given to her). Beulah organisation needs the support of all.”

Mrs Blessing David who came all the way from Obere, near Ota, thanked the organisation for bringing joy and happiness to the poor and the sick.

In her words, “I could not go to the hospital for a medical check-up because I have no money. Today, after my BP was checked, the doctor recommended urgent medical treatment. And I was given medications. God will continue to bless Beulah World.

Speaking on the impact made by the BWI, the Welfare Coordinator of the organisation, Barrister (Dcns) Odaro-Osanyade said, “Today it is Campus Community Outreach. Last month, we were at Liasu Community, in Ikotun.”

“Beulah has made tremendous impact in the lives of the indigent people spiritually, financially, health-wise and morally. Many of these people have never gone to the hospital to check their medical status because they are financially handicapped. For instance, there is a case of a woman here today, whose Blood Pressure was so high, we had to give her special treatment before her BP could come down. This is why some people will be walking on the road and just drop dead. Beulah has made a tremendous impact on the lives of the people. You can see the excitement in the faces of these people,” she reiterated

Dr Olaiya Olaseinde, the doctor in charge, corroborated what the Welfare Coordinator said. In his words, “Beulah’s impact on the lives of the rural community cannot be overemphasized. A lot of them receive free drugs, clothing, groceries and also know their medical status.”

Mrs Olufunmilayo  Ogunbiyi, Beulah World’s Chief Medical Scientist, said,

“Since I joined this organization 6 years ago, I have seen a lot of souls saved and needs met, through the monthly medical outreaches. BWI has made a great impact spiritually, medically and morally in the lives of folks in the rural community.

Earlier in his message, prior to the beginning of the Medical Sessions, the Assistant Resident Pastor, Faith Tabernacle, Pastor John Izebere, encouraged the participants to embrace the grace and mercies of God. He stated that without the help of God, life becomes depressing; he advised them to receive the presence of God into their lives so as to lighten their burdens and find solutions to their various challenges.

He prayed passionately for all participants and committed their lives and families to God for divine interventions.

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