Malawi Ministry

….in Malawi Orphan Care Project

Manna for Malawi Event

Preliminary calculations from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby say the four-hour effort to raise money for the orphan feeding program in Malawi, South Africa brought in $14,660 and change. All proceeds from that Sunday’s music and food festival will go to support the program that feeds roughly 800 orphans and food-challenged children at the Malawi Orphan Care Project mission near Salima, Malawi. The mission supported by churches in Ohio, Wis-consin, Minnesota and Winnepeg began 12 years ago. Another team of temporary missionaries is in Africa this week, working at the mission and doing the work of our Lord. Thanks be to God.

The amount raised this year so far from the Crosby, Minnesota area is actually closer to $54,000, one official said. A recent matching program to purchase land for a farm in Malawi brought in $40,000 earlier this year. Roughly 60 Im-manuel Lutheran Church members helped plan, organize, and execute this year’s Manna for Malawi. The total raised so far is an estimate and is expected to rise.

“Zikomo” (Thank you in Chichewan) David Pundt

. . . . In Malawi Quilt 

Immanuel Lutheran Church folks who stop by for coffee and donuts after service may notice a change on the south wall.

Terri Wisniak and Nancy Evans have finished and hung the Malawi Mission Quilt, complete with photos of the new wa-ter well, both 2012 and 2014 mission teams, hand-written thank you notes from mission members and the soccer team wearing Crosby-Ironton colors. Terri bought much of the backing material last winter during her trip to commemorate Stella’s graduation. Nice job, ladies. Very meaningful and appreciated.

The Malawi Mission Team


Lamont Cranston Band to perform at “Manna For Malawi” 2017 

The Lamant Cranston Band will perform again this year at the Manna for Malawi 2017 music and food benefit. The event raises money to feed Malawi orphans. Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby will sponsor the event again this year. 

Other featured artists will include Gravel Roads, Christian country band based in Anoka. The event will be held on Sunday, June 25th at the Woodtick Inn in Cuyuna from 4-7pm. Italian food prepared by Maucieri’s in Crosslake will be served. A freewill offering will be taken. Last year’s event brought in more than $25,000. 

The Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP) is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization that feeds up to 700 orphans and other dependent children per day in the eastern central region nation of Malawi in southeast Africa. The twelve year old project brings food, clothing, education and the Word of God to hundreds of the poorest of the poor in rural Malawi. Mission Project manager Shadrek Chikoti says “again, there will be hunger in most parts of Malawi this year.  The price of maize continues to skyrocket in the coming months. More mouths to feed and less to feed them with. We are truly blessed by MOCP.” 

Malawi is a nation of 16 million bordered by Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. It is also known as the “Warm Heart of Africa”.

All proceeds from the music fundraiser will go directly to the MOCP feeding program. For more information about the orphan project or to make a donation, go to