Another amazing team, this time 14 of us, just returned from Malawi, Africa. We will be sharing the update by email in detail. If you are interested in being on our mailing list, be sure to go to contact us and request to be added. As in the past, we had a wonderful time, worked hard and got a LOT of little dresses on the kids for you. The pictures will be posted in the dress distribution page. I hope you catch a glimpse of yours, but even if you don’t, rest assured that the children LOVED them! Because we can work out of our Distribution Center, it was much easier to get tons and tons of supplies out to the kids that need them. We enjoyed playing, singing,and teaching the kids basic lessons on nutrition and clean water as we opened another well, this time in the Village of Mataka. We were able to complete the soccer field generously sponsored by the Northville Presbyterian Church in Michigan. Team shirts were distributed and the pride the kids felt was palpable. We fed kids everywhere we went as we distributed dresses and shorts. We taught Bible school lessons and health lessons. The young ladies were so excited to receive their gifts of panties and san–panties as we talked about their value as young women. We distributed luminaids to students so they could have “light in a bag” as they studies in homes with no electricity.
We were able to meet people at the distribution center and share what you have sent. We distributed 250 Buckets of Hope to widows and child-headed families and those suffering from AIDS. The list goes on and on! We also are excited to announce that we worked on the foundation of the second Primary School, Jephtia School of Hope. With continued donations, we hope to open it by the end of this year, if at all possible. The community carried dirt along beside us as we filled inside the brick foundation.
The school of Hope represents much more than a dream. Hope is a very important word and a very important condition. In scripture, hope is not an empty word, void of action. It is a strong and confident expectation. It is not an escape from reality, but rather it puts us in gear and moves us forward. We encouraged the community that hope is an action word and when you work toward something you can expect it to happen with confidence. When we say, “We’re not just sending dresses, we’re sending hope”…we mean it. With your help, it will happen! Thank you so much for all you do. Check out the pictures!