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PREPARING FOR DIFFICULT TIMES

Squirrel Moves on Bird Feeder

Indianapolis, IN & Lilongwe, Malawi …  From my kitchen window, I’ve been watching a squirrel scurry about the yard. This furry, fast, and friendly little fellow has been busily gathering walnuts that have fallen from our trees. He has been trying to secretly bury as many as he can in our flower beds, preparing them…

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WHEN ALL THAT CAN BE DONE IS NOT ENOUGH!

Easther Masati

The Plight of Esther Masayiti How would you describe your feelings when everything that you can do to overcome an obstacle is still not enough? Depression, despondency, despair? Perhaps all three? That has been the question and plight of Esther Masayiti from Mitundu, a village just a short distance from Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe.…

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SUPPLIES MUST BE PROTECTED

Offloading supplies

Indianapolis, Indiana … The need to protect incoming medical supplies at the Action for Progress/Malawi Project distribution center in Malawi is self-evident. The incoming shipments containing these supplies must be protected until they can be distributed to hospitals throughout the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be life-threatening, so the need for more PPE supplies is…

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BEFORE THE WALL AND DRIVEWAY

Action For Progress van

Lilongwe, Malawi… Last year, half a world away, and in a time before the Coronavirus, quarantines, high unemployment, social distancing, and restrictions on public gatherings, the supporters of the Malawi Project were able to financially assist its sister organization, Action for Progress, with the construction of a large distribution center in the capital city of Lilongwe. This center…

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HE WILL RESTORE YOU

Doreen Emmanuel

He Will Restore You “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10 “Here is someone who has virtually nothing in the way of physical possessions, having been forced to rely on…

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MALAWI VS COVID-19

COVID-19 virus

(The following is a first-hand report from Wilson Tembo, Executive Director for our sister organization in Malawi, Action for Progress, on the situation in Malawi, as its people continue to struggle under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic.) In many western nations, people can buy and store large amounts of food for long periods of…

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DISABILITY VS. POVERTY

Dorris Masango

Lilongwe, Malawi … There is often a direct link between disability and poverty. Disability many increase the risk of poverty, and poverty may increase the risk of disability. Unfortunately, these links of poverty and disability affect even our youngest as evidenced in the following research: Children with disabilities are less likely to attend class, thus…

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BURSTING AT THE SEAMS

MALAWI POPULATION CHART

Malawi, Central Africa … To look at the growth chart for the nation of Malawi is similar to looking at a professional boxer on steroids. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger at breakneck speed! Here is what it looks like: Year Population 1965 4,058,673 1970 4,603,723 1975 5,292,808 1980 6,163,080 1985 7,211,105 1990 9,437.553…

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TURNING OVER CEREMONY

Preparations for medical supply "Turning Over Ceremony" at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi

Blantyre, Malawi … It is a ceremony repeated over and over again. Each time medical, educational, or agricultural supplies arrive at a new location in Malawi, an event known as “the turning over ceremony,” takes place. Richard Stephens, of the Malawi Project recalls, “I thought at first this was sort of strange. We always had such…

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LENIYA HAS NEVER STOPPED

Leniya on her mobility unit holding a bible

Chalasikaopa Village, Malawi … Even though she was born with deformed legs, and has never walked, there are other things that include the word “never”. She has never been to school. She has never married. She has never stopped attending church services, she has never stopped running a small business, and she has never given up hope. Here name is Leniya Hebert, and she lives in…

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