Monday, September 29, 2008

60 AIDS orphans sponsored

Good News today!

WorldHope Corps, Inc., committed itself to support 60 orphans and abandoned children affected by AIDS in Malawi on a monthly bases. Through a grant of $10,000 from the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund, and with the help of many friends of Malawi who will continue to contribute to the need, we can send $1,000/month to the HopeHome program of Mzuzu Circuit United Methodist Church in Mzuzu, Malawi, which is caring for 60+ children.

What follows is the email I received today from Rev. Copeland Nkhata, the church's pastor and HopeHome program director:

Dearest Brother,

I happily got your email and express my deep-seated gratitude for both the financial aid and the advice to limit the number of orphaned and vulnerable children we care for to 60 for adequate funding.

I went to check the account and the funds have come in MK206000.00 ($1500). The [HopeHome] program will resume in October as you had indicated.

The past 2 weeks I was down with flu and sneezing making my work speed low and I have started recovering. There is too much dust in Malawi as it is very dry and hot now.

My regards and love to you and Stacy and the all the rest who help us. Assure Bob that I will soon deliver the food to Esnat’s children. We love you and do thank you for standing on our side. We thank God for making you available during our hard times. Your reward is great in heaven.

Greet all sweet friends and your family.


WorldHope Corps is pleased to join CitiHope International and Hopegivers International in helping to fund the HopeHome program in Malawi.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Too many kids in Hope Home

Dear Copeland,

Please forgive my silence. I've been working behind the scenes to do all we can to help. I strongly urge you to limit your good work to your financial capacity to care for the children and youth. I am concerned that you have given hope to too many kids without adequate provisions to fulfill their need. I would suggest limiting your program budget to $2,000 a month and 60 kids. That is about $30/per month per child, which is all I think we can raise together this year for orphan care.

That being said, WorldHope Corps, INc. received $10,000 from the United
Methodist Global AIDS Fund. So we can match and co-sponsor what CitiHope is
doing for the rest of this year. And we will try to raise $1000/month beginning in January from Friends of Malawi.

So, I will wire you $1500 next week to be used as follows:

$1000 for October HopeHome expenses
300 from Bob Robinson to help Esnat Banda's surviving children
200 from Stacy Radmore for your church to use as you see fit.

shalom, michael

Brother Michael,

I am so glad for both your advice to keep the number of the OVC at 60 and for the breakthrough of another donation from UMC. I entirely agree that 60 is good and manageable size. Thanks alot.

God uphold all of you.