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Manna for Malawi 2019

Johnny Holm Band to Perform for Manna for Malawi 2019

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. The regional band has been attracting audiences for nearly 40 years in the United States, primarily in the five-state area. Holm began his musical journey just down the road from Cuyuna in Brainerd. 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. Charge for the event is a free will offering.

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 give 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.

Shoe Drive 2018

What do our shoes and food for children in Malawi have in common?

For every 5 pairs of shoes donated to Malawi Orphan Care Project through our shoe drive, we can provide 4 meals for children in Malawi! That sounds simple. Find your unwanted yet still usable shoes and bring them to any of our drop off locations.

 


The shoe drive is from November 4 – 18 at:

309 Fit Club

Crowe’s Shoes

First English Lutheran Church

Lexington Church of the Cross

 

and from November 1 – 30 at:

Bellville Post Office

Butler Post Office

Stoodt’s Market

 

For more information call or text 419-512-9710

A New Tractor!!

Kanyenyeva Ministries purchased a new John Deere tractor in August, 2018. This tractor will greatly help with the work on the 133 acre farm that was purchased last year. The first growing season at the farm they planted 24 acres with maize and 35 acres ground nuts by hand.

Kanyenyeva Ministries (KM) harvested 613 50 kg bags of maize. The maize will be used for the feeding program starting in November or December, 2018, after the maize is dried and treated. The harvest across Malawi was about 1/3 of what they expected. The harvest at the new farm was about half of what they expected. The poor harvests were due to ill-timed rains.

The ground nuts were grown for a seed supplier, who will sell them retail. KM will receive a higher price for the ground nuts than selling them on the food market because they are ‘certified’. KM received a Certificate as seed growers for ground nuts. The money raised from the ground nuts will be used to purchase fertilizer and seed for future maize and ground nut plantings. The ground nut harvest was about ½ of what they expected. The rains and disease limited their harvest.

KM plans to rent the tractor to other farms for additional income.

As they move into future years, the plan is to rotate crops on acreage. In about 5 years, they expect the farm to provide 90% of the funding and maize for the feeding program.

A huge thank you to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby, MN. They donated the proceeds from their Manna for Malawi fundraiser for the purchase this tractor.

Liwiro la Malawi 5K Run/Walk 2018

The 5th Annual Liwiro la Malawi will be on Saturday, April 21. The 5k Run/Walk starts and ends on the square in downtown Mansfield, Ohio. Registration is at  8:00a.m. – 8:50a.m at 29 North Main Street (Crossroads City Center). The 5k starts at 9:00 a.m.

 

All of the awards come from Malawi. Overall top 2 males and females receive a trophy and the top 2 males and females from each age group receive a medal.

The age groups are 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.

The registration fee is $20.00 if received by April 7th 0r $25 after April 7th. T-Shirts & Goodie Bags guaranteed to those who pre-register by April 7th.

Go to http://ohioraceday.com/races/malawi-5k/
to register and for more information.

 

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).