We praise God for the work that He is doing at the orphan project. Three groups went to the orphan project this past summer and were welcomed into the community like they were family. Of the three groups that were there, only two people had been to the orphan project previously….leaving 17 people who had never met the people of Kanyenyeva before but that didn’t matter, they were still welcomed like family.
Each group had a different focus. Some of the things that the first group did was to built a new play gym, help with the feeding program, and learn about some of the small businesses at the orphan project. To view more pictures, see our album Malawi trip, June 2014 on our Facebook page.
The second group enjoyed playing with the children at the orphan project but primarily focused on learning about education in Malawi. To learn more about education in Malawi, please see our blog which talks about life and education in Malawi at 4malawi.wordpress.com. To view more pictures, see our album July, 2014 on our Facebook page.
The third group led Bible lessons and games for the children and Bible lessons for the women at the orphan project. They also repaired the stoves used for the feeding program and the seats of the swings at the orphan project. To view more pictures, please see our album Team 3 August, 2014 on our Facebook page.
Each group experienced God’s work being done at the orphan project in amazing ways and formed friendships that will last through eternity. We praise and thank God for the work that He is doing at the orphan project and for allowing us to be a part of it.
Please pray for Sinoden Kanyemba’s family and all the people associated with the orphan project.
This note recently arrived from the orphan project, “We just lost one of our children at Kanyenyeva; a form two (10th grade) student, Sinoden Kanyemba…It is difficult for us to come to terms with this loss. He died after a short illness; the doctors say he didn’t have enough blood and that his pressure and sugar levels were high.”
Please pray for good nutrition and good health for all of the orphans and their caregivers. Health care is Malawi is very basic and not easy to access. The diet of most of the people in the Kanyenyeva region is poor so their bodies cannot fight illnesses and diseases easily.
Although conditions are improving at the orphan project, there is still a long way to go for the people there to have adequate nutrition, health care, and education. Please join us in praying for the people of Kanyenyeva and all around the world who don’t have their basic needs met.
Zikomo kwambiri (Thank you very much).
We are near the end of our fund raising to complete the chicken/egg business. The building has been built, a wall has been erected, the chickens have been purchased but not delivered. These things have been completed as the money is available.
We have raised $22,000 of the $28,000 needed to complete this project. Only $6,000 is needed to complete the project including finishing the chicken coops inside the building, installing a gate, purchasing feed and completing the installation of electricity and water.
Once this project is complete and the business is started, the profit from this business should fund one more day when the children can come to the orphan project for a meal!!!!! This project is the idea of the Board and Village Committee of Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Ministry. They continue to seek ways to be able to fund the feeding program themselves. This is the next step in helping them to become financially independent. The bus business that we helped them to start, provides the funding for one feeding day and this business should fund another feeding day.
Please prayerfully consider donating to help the orphan project continue to become financially independent. Their goal is to be able to fund the orphan project themselves. Our donations now will help them to become financially independent in the future. Any amount is helpful!!! Click here to donate online through paypal. If you prefer, you can send a check to:Malawi Orphan Care Project 53 Park Ave. West Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Please write Chicken/egg on the memo line of your check.
Let’s partner with the people of the orphan project to help them be able to provide for themselves and help their community work it’s way out of poverty.
We have started a blog to share more about the preparations of the teams and the work that they will be doing. Please follow our journeys to do God’s will at 4malawi.wordpress.com/
We run for Malawi is Liwiro la Malawi in Chichewa.
On March 22, 2014, Malawi Orphan Care Project will host a 5K Run/Walk in downtown Mansfield, Ohio.
Why Liwiro la Malawi?
The money raised from this 5K Run/Walk will help to improve the lives of orphans at the Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Ministry in Malawi, Africa.
Malawi is an extremely poor country of 15 million people. There are at least 1 million orphans in Malawi due primarily to HIV/AIDS and malaria. The physical growth of at least 50% of the children under the age of 5 has been stunted because of chronic malnutrition. It is estimated that 55% to 74% of its population live in extreme poverty. This is why Liwiro la Malawi (We run for Malawi).