Last Friday we had the end of year closing ceremony at our Primary School in Kachere. 763 children have been enrolled for the 2018-2019 School Year. It was an amazing day of celebration with a huge attendance: our pupils, their friends and their parents.
Sitting there on my chair I could hardly stop my tears from rushing out. In front of me I saw more than 1,000 people whose lives are being changed. Further down, to my left, there was the new school building God provided; it will be used starting this September, for grades 7 and 8. Further away there was the church, the very first aspect of our ministry in Kachere. It is there the Word of God is preached every Sunday and souls find their salvation in Christ. Next to it I could see the Feeding Center, a place where 100 orphans were saved from sure death.
Saving from hell. Saving from death. Saving from poverty. Only our God could do something so amazing!
The work in Kachere is huge and it’s well above anything I could imagine, but it is well under God’s control. Someone said: “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Well, I am scared!
In September we will re-open the School from the summer holiday and we’re expecting around 800 children to be enrolled. In the past there was a church in the US which was sponsoring the monthly costs for the school, but now they cannot afford to do it anymore. Right now there are 15 teachers on the payroll, 1 grounds keeper and 1 night guard. Above that, we have to constantly do maintenance work, paint the walls, fix desks, buy school supplies, etc. By the time all classrooms are filled, the running cost for the school will be at $2,000/month.
To keep this short: we need your help. We need help so we can continue to provide education to the children of Malawi. Education truly breaks the vicious cycle of poverty and, other than salvation from hell, it is the most important thing Africa needs. We estimated it costs $3 to keep 1 child in school for 1 month. $36/year. Will you help us?
I have created a fundraiser on this page and you can use it to donate or any other means you feel comfortable. If your church already sponsors us in one way or another, you could give to the church and mention it’s for education. If you prefer sending a cheque, we offer you that possibility. If you prefer bank transfer or online payments, you can do that too.
Would you prayerfully consider helping us and investing in Malawi’s future?