Some of the widows

“My One-Tenth is to feed widows, orphans” – says Okello Ambrose

(Last Updated On: 5 September 2023)

Kole I The rich and poor are both where they are because the LORD allowed them to be there — at least for now – says the Bible.

According to the same Holy Book, if you are rich, thank God, because He allowed you to be there today.

The Bible also teaches us to “appreciate the opportunity, enjoy it and share what you have with others”.

Further, Proverbs 22: 2, reads, rich and poor have this in common: “The LORD is the Maker of them all.”

In following what the Bible commands, and keeping to trust that whatever he has it’s because of God, Ambrose Okello, who hails from Kole district is committed to sharing the little he has with widows and orphans.

Okello, in an interview with TND News, quotes from the Book of James 1:27 which says, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

In August 2023, Okello launched a program to support widows and orphans in Kole district where he shared with them one-tenth of his earnings.

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At Barpii village, Apala parish in Alito sub-county, Kole district 12 widows received support from their own – Ambrose Okello.

Another widow
Some of the widows Okello has supported.

“It (this program) will be part of my life. Widows and orphans across Lango sub-region will always be supported,” he says on Monday.

Okello, who is also the Director of JAS Tru Famous Agro, a firm dealing in agricultural inputs in Kamdini Town Council, Oyam district, says God has gifted us differently.

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“Others are gifted to preach and share with the needy, among others. To me, there is something I can do for God – to serve and give One-Tenth to widows and orphans.

“As God continue to bless me, this program will be extended to other areas across Lango.” Ambrose Okello pledges.

Okello reveals that his givings – which is One-Tenth come from business contracts (revenues) his company gets, adding that God has been grateful towards him.

Ambrose Okello. Courtesy photo.

“The next giving will come immediately God gives me some work and it will support people in the categories I have mentioned.”

Although some of the widows Okello has supported in Barpii village are beneficiaries of the government program SAGE, Anna Okello Abila, 62, says the money given by the government has made some recipients grow weak – because it delays being paid.

To Abila, if the government can mind, SAGE should be given to people aged 60 and above, adding, “Those in their 80s and above are no longer there.”

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