Good morning! Sorry for the delaying in reporting in but I’ve been trying to get back in the “groove” after our very quick trip to Malawi. Five of us spent 10 days, and although it was a quick trip, we were pleased with the results. We were able to open the Distribution Center at Mataka Village and unpack our 40ft container full of so many blessings for so many! What a warm reception we received and what a beauty of a place! To God be the glory! Our hope is that we can send things to ourselves there and distibute much more widely than having to send a container to a specific village. Big thanks to Mike Mchawa, for making all the arrangements and running that project in such a professional and efficient way! Another highlight of the trip was delivering Ms Lillian’s dresses to the children at this same Village. Lillian, you may have heard, is our Celebrity Seamstress, hopes to reach her goal of having sewn 1000 dresses for the little girls in Africa by her 100th birthday in May 2015. Her pattern with little sleeves is a popular one and you can see by the pictures she puts her own little special touch on each ones, with a pocket or matching sleeves. It was really fun to deliver these and we are still receiving donations here at the website to help with shipping costs. We are so grateful for your help! Thank you to all of you and to Ms. Lillian! Her story has gone “viral” and spread clear across the world, touching the heart of so many. We have had responses from all over the United States and across the world from places such as Italy, Spain, Brazil, Paraguay, and Greece. It’s been so exciting to see the word spread by such a humble means. To God be the glory!
We were also able to check on the Nan Ray School of Learning in Thobola and see the site of the future soccer field. Because of the harvest season the field will be ready to open on our March 2015 trip to Malawi. But we got a taste of how our little soccer players will look with their team shirts on and they are shown here. It was so great to see the school in session and the teachers working diligently at teaching the precious students.
We were also excited to see the opening of our 2nd well at the Village of Chinkuluchina and shared a day of with the children there!
Pictures will be posted under gallery. I hope you enjoy them. Please know you have made a difference in the lives of so many! We are so grateful! Love, Rachel