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Everyone is enjoying books at the new library

New and used books were given to Kanyenyeva Ministries to start a library at the orphan project.

 

A mission team from Ohio presented the books to the leadership of the orphan project.

 

The mission team stated, “The focus of this mission was on literacy. High School students in Malawi must take national exams in English, but their native tongue is Chichewa. They literally have almost no books to read in order to increase their fluency. We were thrilled to start a library in Kanyenyeva with 230 books and more to come!

 

 

 

 

 

Books were read to the children and they were able to look at them independently, also.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone enjoyed the books, even the adults!

Johnny Holm Band to Perform for Manna for Malawi this weekend!

 

Johnny Holm will turn 70 this year. Yeah, 70 going on 35.

And he and the band will be in Cuyuna this weekend. The Johnny Holm Band will perform at this year’s Manna for Malawi fund raiser on Sunday, June 23rd at the Woodtick in Cuyuna, Minnesota. There is no admission to the four hour event, only a free will offering. The event runs from 4-8pm.

Holm is starting his show these days with the admission that he’s been doing this for 50 years. And thinks he’d like to stick around for another five or six! Holm says he feels good, pays attention to his health, and has even begun a yoga practice. As if running around on and off the stage during the show band’s rock and roll performance isn’t enough exercise for anyone, especially someone who is closing in on seven decades on the planet.

The regional band has been attracting audiences around the United States, primarily in the five-state area around where he began. Holm began his musical journey just down the road where he went to high school in Brainerd. One memory has it that Johnny was taking classes in Fargo for something or other and playing guitar in a local club. And the money was better at the club. Fast forward fifty years through countless bars, county fairs, bowling alleys, proms and late night private parties and the energy is as strong, infectious and invigorating as its ever been. Bring your dancing shoes. Johnny will insist on it.

Manna for Malawi 2019 runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. In addition to music, those who attend get to eat Italian food from Maucieri’s while they’re checking out the silent auction items.

Pastor Paul Mattson said his heart was touched as he saw first hand what Manna for Malawi has done and continues to do. Malawi is in southeastern Africa, the poorest nation in the world. Average income is less than $2 a day.

“When we were invited to help the mission 13 years ago, volunteers fed 400 hundred, once a week. Now, feeding takes place six days a week and gives up to a thousand African orphans get their only meal of the day,” Mattson added. Last year’s event raised more than $35,000 to help the organization buy a tractor for the farm bought the year before. Money raised this year will go for the feeding program, farm equipment, and education for orphan children.

Education is Life Changing

DSCN0215Education can change a life!! In Malawi finishing high school means that the graduate can secure employment to help their family. Unfortunately, only 13% of secondary school aged children actually attend secondary school, according to UNICEF’s Malawi Annual Report.

DSCN0218Education is very important to the leadership of Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Project. If they know that a student has not attended school for a few days they will go to that student’s home to find out why and what they can do to alleviate the problem. They know the importance of education. They know that education will not only help the children in their community find jobs but that an educated Malawian can help change their nation. P1060013

 

 

 

 

 

There are many obstacles to receiving an education in Malawi. One obstacle is money. The students are expected to bring their own supplies to use at school. Most students cannot afford pens, pencils, or paper.

High school is not free and most students cannot afford to pay tuition. These obstacles can be overcome. We can partner with these students. They know the importance of an education and will work hard to do their best.

Please consider donating to help with the educational fees for Malawian children. You can HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR VISION by donating to Malawi Orphan Care Project and designate your donation for education.

DSC_3661Your donations will be used for:

-School supplies for one student for a year: $25
-School uniform for one student: $30
-Tuition for a local high school student for a year: $150
-Tuition for boarding school for an orphaned or vulnerable girl: $1,500

Any size donation will help!

Click here to donate or send your tax deductible donation to:
Malawi Orphan Care Project
53 Park Ave. West
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

New Soccer Balls!!

2014-12-21 006A huge thank you to Fiesta Cultural LatinoAmericana of Watertown, Wisconsin. They graciously presented a check for $500 to the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lebanon Wisconsin for their global mission, Malawi Orphan Care Project. This donation will be used to purchase soccer balls for the project and the local school.

Pictured left to right are Samuel Galaviz, chairman, Brett Batterman, Pam Bartee, Parker and Brody Bridgham, Jessie Phillips, and Colleen Grotelueschen, co-chair.