|Man on a Mission|
July 30, 2016
Dear Friends of WorldHope Corps:
For ten years, since 2006, I’ve been a ‘Man on a Mission to Malawi’ to help AIDS orphans, provide Hope Scholarships, and drill village wells in Malawi. This year, rather than returning to Malawi, I’ll help a ‘Man on a Mission from Malawi’ raise funds for WorldHope Malawi—our partner organization he now heads.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that our dear friend and ministry partner, Pastor Dennis Singini, was recently hired as Country Representative and Program Director for WorldHope Malawi. Previously, he served for 6 years as Program Director for CitiHope International’s USAID Food for Peace/Malawi program, and for several years as an Assistant Protocol Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malawi. I have known Dennis since 2006, and we have worked together on many projects. As CR for WHC, Dennis will continue as pastor of Rumphi Bible Believers’ Church and oversee other rural congregations in Northern Malawi.
To inaugurate Dennis’s new role, and help him raise funds, I am pleased to partner with Ms. Josie Dittrich (former CitiHope staff member and film/ documentary producer) to sponsor Pastor Dennis for a 7-week, 10-city, training and fund-raising tour in the USA (Aug. 8 – Sept 26, 2016). I invite you to connect with him during this time, and help him raise his local ministry budget for 2017 (to fund core programs of water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS Training, Shalom Training, Hope Scholarships and Social Business projects).
Josie generously covered the cost of Dennis’ international travel. Rob Robbins will sponsor Dennis for a one-week, intensive business course in Strategic Planning at Liberty University. Gaius Charles will sponsor Dennis for advance Shalom Training at the CCDA Conference in Los Angeles. Local hosts will schedule local speaking/training events, provide lodging, meals, and local ground travel for Dennis while he is in each area (see tentative schedule and local hosts attached).
We still need co-sponsors to help cover Dennis’s domestic travel in the USA (approximately $1,000), individual contributions to his ministry, as well as fund-raising help for his Malawi ministry budget ($20,000 for core programs in 2017). Please consider a special gift this month, and share this letter with others in your circle of influence as we -- together -- help Dennis find donors, raise his budget, experience regional culture, see old friends, meet new ones, and generally enjoy his preaching and fund-raising tour of the USA. Thank you!
Michael J. Christensen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director, WorldHopeCorps.org
P.S. Tax-deductible donations for WorldHope Malawi can be made online at our website: www.worldhopecorps.org Checks can be sent to WHC, PO Box 7688, San Diego, 92167.
|Dennis Singini, Certified Shalom Trainer|
|Dennis with Doug Smith (L)|
|Pastor Dennis, Rev. Michele Robbins and Dr. C. at Shalom Coffee Coop|
Pastor Dennis Singini USA tour for WorldHope Malawi
Current Hosts and Contacts:
- NYC: Dr. Caroline Njuki
- Northern NJ: Helen Hoens, Ruth Bashe, Stacy Radmore
- Greensboro, NC: Rob Robbins
- Lynchburg, VA: Wes Galden
- Atlanta, GA: Rev. Ellynda Lipsey , Jim McGill and Harriett Kelly
-Macon, GA: Frank Austin
- Columbia, SC: Rev. John Culp
- San Diego: Drs. Michael and Rebecca Laird-Christensen
- Los Angeles: Dr. Michael Christensen and Dr. Rob Duncan
- SF Bay Area: Berkeley Shalom Team
(Maxim and Karen Harber, Doug Smith, Michele Robbins, Alan and Rose Kimber)
- St. Simons Island, GA: Josie Dittrich
Tues, Aug 9 Arrive in JFK
Aug 9-13 Northern NJ/NYC
Sat, Aug 13 Newark to Greensboro, NC
Aug 14-19 Strategic Planning Course – Lynchburg, VA
Aug 19-25 Greensboro, NC.
Sun, Aug 21 Preaching in NC
Thurs, Aug 25 Fly from Greensboro to San Diego
Aug 25-30 Donor Development in San Diego
Aug 25-30 Donor Development in San Diego
Sun, Aug 28 Dennis available to preach in San Diego
Aug 31-Sept 3 CCDA Training Conference in LA
Sun, Sept 4 Dennis available to preach in LA
Travel from LAX to SFO
Mon, Sept 5 Labor Day with friends in SF Bay Area
Sept 6 – 12 Berkeley and SF Bay Area fund-raising
Sept 13 Dennis flies to JAX
Sept 13-16 St. Simons Island, GA (Josie Dittrich, host)
Sept 14 Training with Dr. Millican for SureSight Vision Screener (SSI)
Sept 15 Speaking at Lions Club Golden Isles – St. Simons Island (re: 1600+ eye glasses outreach - Lions Club has provided in Northern Malawi)
Sept 17 Departs SSI with Rev. Ricky Bates & family for SC
Sun. Sept 18 Preaching in Columbia, SC (Rev. John Culp, host)
Sept 19 Meet with South Carolina UMC Conference contacts
Fly from Columbia to Atlanta
Sept 20-22 Atlanta with friends (Jim McGill, Harriett Kelly)
Sept 23 Macon City tour (Frank Austin, host)
Sept 24 All day – Shalom Zones Event –11 zones, 600+ volunteers
Sept. 25 Preaching at Stone Mountain UMC, Rev. Lipsey pastor
Sept 26 Depart Atlanta for Dulles and return to Malawi.