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BOONE COUNTY SCHOOLS BOOK DONATION

Volunteers loading books for Boone County's Central Elementary book donation

Lebanon, Indiana … The school year was barely underway when Jim Messenger, a board member for the Malawi Project, discussed the need in Malawi for textbooks and school supplies with his son-in-law, Lowell Miller, a teacher in the Lebanon, Indiana School System. Jim highlighted how schools in Malawi had few books, and often an entire…

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INTERVIEW ABOUT MALAWI

Stylized picture of Richard Stevens with a Malawian girl

Indianapolis, Indiana … Through both radio and a podcast production information was recently conveyed about Malawi, and the work of the Malawi Project. Thanks to Chuck Moeller, a co-worker for many years, as well as a strong advocate of the work being accomplished in Malawi, an introduction was made with Todd Huff of Todd Huff…

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NO LONGER “GLUED TO HIS VILLAGE”

Charles Mpunzeni

“Glued to his village,” was the way Wilson Tembo, Executive Director of Action for Progress described Charles Mpunzeni from Chitera Village in October 2017 (See his story https://www.malawiproject.org/glued-to-the-village/ ). Charles had been unable to walk since birth. In spite of his disability he had been able to grow to adulthood, marry, and father four children.…

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SPECIAL BOOKS FOR SPECIAL STUDENTS

Kamuzu Academy for students whose scholastic standing placed them in the gifted student category

Kasungu, Malawi … Malawi’s first President established the Kamuzu Academy for students whose scholastic standing placed them in the gifted student category. President Banda recognized that Malawi would need business, government, and community leaders who could excel; thus, a school that could stand out in the crowd, and students who would lead the nation forward.…

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“I’LL HAVE A HAMMER NOW”

Hammer with nails on a rough hewn wooden board

In 1949 Peter Seeger and Lee Hays released a song called, “If I had a Hammer”. The song did not reach the top of the charts until the trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded it 13 years later. Their version of the folk song became a Top 10 hit in the U.S. in August 1962.…

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MESSENGER’ MESSAGE ABOUT MALAWI

Jim and Ann Messenger in Lilongwe

My wife and I returned from two weeks in Malawi on 10/1/18. Our group of eight traveled throughout the country visiting various sites and projects undertaken by the Malawi Project. This was my second trip to Africa but just my first to Malawi. This was one of the most emotional series of events in my…

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A “BIG OL” JUG IS TRANSFORMED

Water jug used for collecting donations

Rochester, Minnesota … When entering the church auditorium, one can easily mistake the large jug near the front of the building for a large water jug with writing on the side. But during the assembly, when Steve Sikes, the minister for the Rochester Church of Christ, signals the children it is time, there is an…

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COMPASSION – A ROCHESTER WATCHWORD

Quilts draped over the pews in a church

Rochester, Minnesota … For many who bring family members to the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, the little church just minutes east of the clinic is recognized for its compassion for helping people in need. In fact as early as the 1950’s members of the congregation were assisting families who arrived in Rochester…

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“I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME.”

The words from Matthew 25, in the New Testament, take on new meaning as the Malawi Project, an Indianapolis, Indiana not-for-profit, helps vulnerable people in Malawi with developmental and humanitarian support. According to Dick Stephens, a co-Founder of the Project, “We know we have a responsibility to fulfill Matthew 25, but we want to do…

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DORESS GETS A SECOND CHANCE

For many young people life can seem quite unfair. The poverty of the village, lack of educational opportunities, ill heath, and the loss of immediate family members place many children in a disadvantage that few can ever overcome. For many these problems will never be overcome and they will live out their lives in abject…

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