Education

A SINGLE CONNECTION MAKES THOUSANDS OF CONNECTIONS

A friend of mine recently lost her husband of many years. As a retired minister, Bill had a dream of a new vocation after stepping away from the pulpit. He was well on his way to realizing his dream when his earthly life came to a conclusion. Bill had always wanted to open a bookstore…

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CHRISTIANS FAR EXCEED NUMBER OF BIBLES

It’s a Sunday morning, and not uncommon for Christians to flock to their respective places of worship. Malawi has a very high percentage of Christians, and the Bible is the most important tool for any Christian. It is the Word of God. This Sunday morning, I traveled 40 minutes north of Malawi’s capital city and…

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MORE THAN JUST A DITCH

Hope Digs a Ditch in the Earth Lilongwe, Malawi … Some may see in this picture as a simple ditch, extending down through the rich, red soil of central Malawi. But to those who can imagine what will be on this site in just a couple of months, it is far more than a simple…

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HELPING GIRLS GAIN AN EDUCATION

A trip to Malawi always has me experiencing wonderfully intense and impactful situations that I never forget.  Often, I cannot pick one that stands out from the others on any particular trip. This past year was an exception. The most emotionally fulfilling experience for the year was a trip to a secondary school in the…

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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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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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BACK TO SCHOOL – STOCK UP TODAY

Back to school supplies

Indianapolis, Indiana … It is back to school time in the U.S., and the stores are crammed with back to school supplies; binders, pencils, pens and paper, notebooks, rulers, and on and on. Bins and bins full of supplies. Wal-Mart, Staples, Office Depot, Target, CVS, Walgreens; there is no shortage of locations offering deep discounts…

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FOCUS ON NORTHEAST COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

Community

Nkhotakota, Malawi … Mdyankhanga Community Based Organization is located in the Northern part of the Nkhotakota lakeshore district of Malawi. Traditional Authority Kanyenda, is the tribal authority in the region. The CBO is an all-volunteer , community organization attempting to serve 13,540 people from 38 villages. Those in need include orphans, the elderly, the physically…

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TWENTY MORE, BUT WHO IS COUNTING?

Mobility Units

In this case, numbers are important because they represent people being given hope and help against the de-habilitating results of mobility issues. Numbers represent people who are back in school, back on the job, back to their religious activities, and back in the mainstream of society. Every time you see a number, as in this…

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FOR AISHA IT IS BACK TO SCHOOL

Chitimbe Village, Malawi … It is mid-day and cold in Malawi as we enter a village previously unknown to us. It is cold Chitimbe, and as we enter we pass a number of schoolchildren walking along the dirt road. They wave, and we wave back. Obviously, we are strangers, and they observe us carefully. In…

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