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Currently, Mzuzu United Methodist Church meets in a temporary wood and thatch hut in the middle of a cornfield, where they also care for 80+ orphans and abandoned children. The dream of their pastor, Rev. Copeland Nhkata, is to build a new sancturary to house both the congregation on Sunday and the children during the week. He will need our help to see this dream come true:


Dear Rev Michael,

See the dream sanctuary for Mzuzu UMC. You can advertise this dream for fundraising towards its construction. You can also share the information with your friend in South Korea who may be interested in helping us build the church building and orphan care center.

Rejoice with Mzuzu UMC in the Hope Scholarship success of Francis Nkhata, one of our students with 2 distinctions, one credit one pass in certificate in Financial Accounting. Photos to follow later.

We Love You and we are proud of your service.

Copeland

Three Orphans Doing Well

Even before their mother died of AIDS, WorldHope Corps was supporting the three young children: Rose, Ruth and Happy. I was pleased to receive this update today:


Rev Michael,

I am glad to report that I have been to see Esnat's children- Rose, Ruth and Happy. They are still good but seemingly it is not as easy for the old grandma to provide the best motherly care in terms of bathing the children. But there is some evidence of care.

Happy was unwell last week and that is what hindered me to send pictures then. Looking back at the condition in which Bob last found this boy, there is improvement and hope that Happy will grow on.

I have bought groundnuts, milk soap and lotion for them every month since Bob assigned me to do the job. Corn is always supplied. I will send a full account to you soon.

Much Love,

Copeland

One Year Later

I asked Bob Robinson to share a little about Esnat and her children he met last year in Malawi during our March Mission Trip to Malawi, and why he decided to help them after their mother died of AIDS last summer:

Dear friends,

In March 2008, I traveled to the sub-saharan country of Malawi. I went because I heard they had 1,000,000 orphans out of a total population of just over 13,000,000 people due to the ravages of Hiv-Aids, malaria, dysentery (no clean water), and just grinding poverty (a lack of food, shelter, medicine, clothing, housing, and education). So why not go help as many children as I can in this national pandemic, I thought.

Once in country, I learned that the 3rd leading industry after farming and fishing is coffin building. In fact, they teach the children to build coffins as a trade to earn money. So in effect, you have children burying children. 270 people die every hour of every day due to the highly preventable causes noted above. For example, I talked to a 17 year o…

Hope Home Report for December-January

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

HOPE HOMES AND SCHOLARSHIP REPORT- DECEMBER 2008 TO JANUARY 2009

A)Fees MK167500.00
B)Food Provisions MK92800.00
C)Transport MK13000.00
D)Internet MK8715.00
E)Administrative Cost MK14000.00

Total MK296015.00

We had lots of new faces of Orphans and vulnerable children making the attendance go beyond 100 for our recent picnic held on the 23rd of January 2009. It is a common trend that during the rainy season, between January and April, many families starve hence this intrusion into our program BUT as Christians, we could not, throw them out but we felt duty bound to show them love and kindness. We thank God that the resources sufficed but we will try our best to keep the numbers at 62.

Brother Michael, I really wish to encourage you and all Friends involved to keep supporting the Hope Homes Scholarship because it is a…