Malawi Ministry-Malawi Orphan Care Project
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our successful “Manna for Malawi” non-event this year. Although there was not our usual benefit concert and meal, we had a terrific raffle and drive-through meal to go on August 23. Donations totaled over $27,000 and will provide tui-tion for 67 students to attend high school, several girls to boarding school, some to national high school, and one to college. This is HUGE! It will also provide for the feeding program – serving around 800 children, six days a week, for up to 4 months. Thank you for saving lives and making a real difference in the lives of some of the poorest of the poor children in the world today.
Total Raised Nears $30,000
“Today, we sent nearly $30,000 to Malawi, the results of our somewhat reduced fundraiser effort this year. We now know people understand the orphans are still hungry, for food and learning.” said Pastor Paul Mattson. The raffle and spaghetti dinner supported the Malawi Orphan Care Project. More than 300 people ate food donated by Maucieri’s and Kava House in Crosby. Money raised will cover high school, boarding school and college for our young folks in Malawi, as well as funds that will support the feeding program for many months in Malawi, Africa6010
Raffle prizes winners include: The winners of the Raffle are: Nic Dehning – $100.00; Terri Bunker – $200.00; Joe McLaughlin – $300.00; Jill Huber – Golf Package-Ruttger’s; Gina Andraschko – 50 inch TV; Michael Aspelin – Kayak with Paddle; Jan Nordell – Paddle Board/accessories. Winners should contact Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby at 218-546-
Pastor Mattson said he is amazed at the outpouring of support. “People realize that what has not changed is lack of food security for the orphaned children.” Malawi is a landlocked nation is in southeastern Africa and one of the poorest nations in the world. Average income there is less than $2 a day. The online connection to donate to the Manna for Malawi fundraiser will remain available until August 31, said Mattson.
Thank you and update from Shadreck and Yami on behalf of Kanyenyeva Ministries
Dear abusa Paul, and brethren at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby
I am writing you on behalf of the children of Kanyenyeva, the women volunteers who cook and take care of the children, the board members, and everyone involved in the ministry of Kanyenyeva.
Today, is a day you are having another Manna for Malawi event.
We want you to know that we greatly appreciate and do thank God for all the efforts and the assistance you give us. But we are so taken by surprise and our hearts are full of cries of joy. We know the situation you are going through in the US because of COVID-19. Many things have come to a halt including many businesses. Even in Malawi, a lot of businesses have closed. Hospitals are full of patients and yet there are not enough workers.
We would have understood if you decided not to have the Manna for Malawi event this year. But you have gone ahead with the program even during a season like this. Your love for us is evident, and your kindness is beyond our understanding.
Thank you so much for what you are doing. We hold our hands at Kanyenyeva in prayer; thanking God for you and praying that God will again manifest Himself during this year’s Manna for Malawi.
We are so thankful to everyone who will take part. You must know that for us, this is not just an event, you are literally saving lives.
The situation in Malawi at the moment is worse. We have had CORONA cases on the rise and it is worse in the villages where there is no help at all. This has made it even more difficult for the people in the village to find food.
Therefore we do not take this as a small thing. Words are weak and not enough to express our gratitude to you.
May God bless each one of you and may God take care of your needs in Jesus name.
Shadreck and Yami
On behalf of Kanyenyeva Ministries.
Read about the Malawi Mission Trip 2017