Malawi Orphan Care Project
The Johnny Holm Band will perform at this year’s Manna for Malawi fund raiser on Sunday, June 23rd at the Woodtick in Cuyuna, Minnesota. The regional band has been attracting audiences for nearly 40 years in the United States, primarily in the five-state area. Holm began his musical journey just down the road from Cuyuna in Brainerd. Manna for Malawi 2019 runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. In addition to music, those who attend get to eat Italian food from Maucieri’s while they’re checking out the silent auction items. Charge for the event is a free will offering.
Pastor Paul Mattson said his heart was touched as he saw first hand what Manna for Malawi has done and continues to do. Malawi is in southeastern Africa, the poorest nation in the world. Average income is less than $2 a day.
“When we were invited to help the mission 13 years ago, volunteers fed 400 hundred, once a week. Now, feeding takes place six days a week and up to a thousand African orphans get their only meal of the day,” Mattson added. Last year’s event raised more than $35,000 to help the organization buy a tractor for the farm bought the year before. Money raised this year will go for the feeding program, farm equipment, and education for orphan children.
Manna for Malawi is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and supports the Malawi Orphan Care Project. For more information, check us out on the web at www.malawiorphancareproject.org.
. . . Manna for Malawi Silent Auction
Our fifth annual Manna for Malawi fund raiser is June 23rd this year. It’s not too early to start thinking about what you could donate for the silent auction. You could donate a new (but never used) item. Such as a gift that didn’t fit or just wasn’t something you could use. You could donate a craft item that you made with wood, textile, jewelry, pictures, décor or plants. When you want to bring something in to donate, drop it at the office and fill out a Silent Auction Item Sheet that shows the donor, description and value. If you have questions, call or email me.
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