We are celebrating with Isaac and Esnart Banda as they welcome their son, Isaac. We are grateful everyday for Isaacs leadership at the Grace Center. Blessings, Isaac! If you would like to bless Isaac’s family, please mark your donation ISAAC.
The children wanted to say thank you for their lunch today!
Pray for Africa! This radar shows where the remainder of Cyclone Idai continues to wreck havoc on southern Malawi. Mozambique was badly hit by the storm. I've marked where the Grace Center is located, so far everyone at the GC is ok. Thank you for praying.
Baby Glory came to the GC in January while our team was on the ground. She was born to a woman suffering from severe mental illness. After she was born, her mother ran off and the baby was taken to the police station. Relatives were eventually located, but unable to care for the infant. We are honored to care for her! Keep growing sweet little one!
The GC sign got an upgrade this week! We added a little height and reworded the content to add Grace Community Health Center.
We talk a lot about the Grace Center, but we also have another small project in Malawi. Today our leaders were visiting at our Chipoka Project with the bank manager. He came to help our staff set up bank accounts. At Chipoka, we have a farm and a feeding program for orphans.
At Christmas time our sponsors and donors gave gifts to purchase shoes and clothing for the children! The kids received the first part of their gifts this week! YAY! Thank you so much!
We asked and you gave! We’ve met our goal for purchasing food for school lunches! Thank you for your love and generosity!
The first picture below shows one of many common fields in our community right now. Rains have been good but soil depletion and lack of resources to purchase expensive inputs make it impossible to grow enough food to feed a family. The bottom picture shows our demonstration field at the GC. Using composting and mulch, we're growing beautiful crops. Our goal is to teach these methods in our community.
Please pray for a few things:
families who are suffering from hunger and whose hearts are aching because they know their fields aren't producing again this year;
our community training for village leaders to be well received and for changes to begin happening in our community through the leadership;
resources to purchase food for school lunches for the next year.
Your gift for FOOD keeps kids in school and relieves the pressure of starvation off families while we are still working to improve agriculture in our community.