Locals of a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan visit the “Wall of Jesus” on a weekly basis to get food, clothes and other essential items for free.
Initiated by 40-year-old Christian, Raja Walter, the Wall of Jesus offers basic necessities to people in need especially to families who are severely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Walter owns a burger shop and offers free evening meals to laborers and widows since early last year when the government imposed a national lockdown, reports Uganda Christian News.
“Door-to-door visits were conducted for three months to collect leftover items. The wall serves as a direct connection between the donor and the needy beneficiary. Someone’s waste can serve the need of another,” said Walter.
The wall serves as a direct connection between the donor and the needy beneficiary. Someone’s waste can serve the need of another. —Raja Walter, The Wall of Jesus
Youhanabad is the largest majority Christian area in Lahore. A low-income area, it is home to over 50 registered churches and 150,000 Christians. Many people earn meager wages, barely able to provide for the daily needs of their families.
A human rights group revealed that 60% of Christians in the country live below the poverty line and because of the pandemic, the economic situation got worse. According to the Pakistan Partnership I