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2012 Malawi Projects Near Completion

Friends of WorldHope Corps,

We need your help next week to complete our 2012 mission pledges and projects in Malawi:

1.  The new sanctuary of Mzuzu United Methodist Churchwill be dedicated on Sunday, Jan 13.

2.  The grand opening of the new Hope House(for educational support) occurs on Saturday, Jan. 12.

3.  Five of the ten new Village Wells we drilled in 2012 will be celebrated with villagers.

4.  The Mzuzu Shalom Zone Committee will assemble for training and planning.

You can participate by adding your name to the list of sponsors who have supported these community development projects this year, at whatever level you are able to do!

$250 pays for church furniture in the new sanctuary or furnishings in the new vocational training wing.

$500 pays for a young person to go to Vocational or Secondary School in Mzuzu for a year.

$10,500 pays for a new deep water village well for several thousand villagers

$100 pays for more chickens and pigs in the Mzuzu Shalom Zone economic developme…

Laird-Christensen Christmas Letter 2012

From our House to Yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Laird-Christensens:


PREDICTION: On December 21, 2012, when the Long Count calendar ends, a rare Galactic alignment of the Sun and the Milky Way will take place. This only happens once every 26,000 years.
FACT: On the solstice of December 21, 2012, the Sun, as seen from the Earth, will be crossing the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy near its center. This type of alignment of the path of the Sun with the plane of our Galaxy takes place every year; thus, it is not very special.

The alignment of the Sun with our Galaxy on the December solstice happens more rarely. This more rare alignment occurs during a 400 consecutive year period, and within every precession cycle of 25,772 years. This is thus somewhat more special. This image shows a planetarium view of the sky illustrating the Sun’s position on December 21, 2012, the date of the solstice. The image reflects what the sky will look like at noon on that day, at the latitude of Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, México. At midday, the Sun will be high in the sky, and proj…