Mental illness is a critical health problem; it is pandemic in most African countries. They affect more people and require more prolonged treatment and special attention. The Gospel community overlooks such illness and people associate it with demons. From this perception, it is another reason people neglect and deprive them affection.
Nevertheless, some people still have that tender loving care for others. In the scriptures, Jesus associated with mentally ill people. Should we disregard them? Of course, it is not. Uniquely, gospel singer and lecturer Dr.Patience Aseweh Abor showed compassion to the mentally challenged. Not to mention, the gospel sensation has a mental foundation called EXGLO Foundation.
The hit song “Oh Jesus” under her foundation, ‘EXGLO FOUNDATION’ and it is running with the theme, ‘Operation feed the mentally challenged. It fed over 60 mad people at the Paga border and Navrongo (Ghana). Aside the feeding, she also donated cloths and toiletries to them.
Dr.Patience’s act is exemplary and a force to reckon in the gospel scene. Not only does she help mental patients, but also help deprived children. Moreover, as part of her charity works she also donated exercise books, textbooks, cloths to several schools and an orphanage in Damango.
The foundation name is ‘EXGLO’ acronym for ‘Extending God’s love’. Moreso, Wegeiwor uses her salary to fund the foundation so she is thereby calling on organizations and individuals to come and support the foundation. No doubt, Christians around the continent should embrace this.