Manna for Malawi 2024

Manna for Malawi turns 10

The 2024 Manna for Malawi benefit fundraiser will celebrate its 10th year existence. The annual fundraisers began in 2014. The founder and now manager Kanyenyeva Ministries in Malawi, Africa will attend this year’s event. Shadreck Chikoti and his family will spend time touring midwest churches involved in the ministry.

The entertainment this year will be Wanted. They will perform Sunday, August 18th at the 2024 Manna for Malawi fundraiser at the Bridge Tavern north of Crosby. The event runs from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and chips will be served. The event includes a whole raft of raffle items. This is a free will offering event and parking is free and plentiful. The Bridge is at the junction of State Highway 6 and County Road 11, five miles north of Crosby on #6.

About the Malawi mission, Pastor Paul Mattson said, “my heart was touched when I saw first hand what Manna for Malawi has done and continues to do, helping to feed and educate the orphans.” Malawi is in southeastern Africa, one of the poorest nations in the world. Average income is less than $2 a day.

He goes on to say “when we were invited to help the mission 14 years ago, local volunteers fed nearly four hundred children several days a week. Currently, feeding takes place six days a week and up to a thousand African orphans get their only meal of the day,” Mattson added. Last year’s event with band and food raised more than $42,000 to help feed and educate orphans. Money raised this year will go for the feeding program and high school education for orphan children. The Malawi government doesn’t pay for universal education for its young people past 8th grade. Money from the fundraiser last year sent many students to high school. The mission is also working to build a safe space for Malawi girls to protect them from forced marriages.