A1:8 Team Malawi

A team for National Community Church

  • $17,457
    Raised
  • 85
    Donors
  • 9
    Fundraisers

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$17,457 raised

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"A1:8 Team Malawi" an outreach of the National Community Church

Leaderboard

name donors dollars

1

Haley Wright

Haley Wright

38 $4,195

2

Dana Bender

Dana Bender

17 $5,002

3

Paul Irwin

Paul Irwin-30-30-30-It's our 30 Days focus on the poor; 30K Walk for 30 Orphans. Join us on the walk or sponsor a team member or an orphan by donating to the walk. You can give up until our departure May 19.

14 $2,835

4

Colleen Irwin

Colleen Irwin

12 $2,325

5

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

10 $1,450

6

Meredith Thompson

National Community Church Malawi Mission 2012

8 $1,070

7

Meredith Thompson

30-30-30 WALK FOR MOLIMA

2 $530

8

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

1 $50

9

David Schmidgall

Team Malawi

0 $0

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We are going to Dedza, Malawi to work with an orphanage called MOLIMA Family Home. The thirty orphans range in age from 8 to 18 years old. We plan to engage with the orphans by holding a 3 – 4 day camp, including sports, crafts, music and teaching. We want to bless the Isaac Banda family that runs the orphanage.

We also plan to take medical and school supplies to distribute to the orphans and some widows in surrounding villages.

The money raised will go toward the cost of the trip. Any extra funds will be used for a much needed well at MOLIMA as well as a house for the secondary students. A long-term goal is to be advocates for the orphans and their sponsorship.


Malawi Missions Background

M.O.L.I.M.A. Family Home (Mission of Love in Malawi) is in Dedza Township. It is home to 30 orphans ranging in age between 8 and 18 years old.

History: Isaac Banda and his wife Ruth returned to Malawi after he retired from an engineering job in Zambia. They were set up to retire in their home with a rental property adjacent for monthly income. Isaac’s friendship with the President of the Red Cross led to discussions about the desperate needs of orphans in some of the poorest villages. Reluctantly, the Banda’s surveyed the needs and began interviewing candidates who were legitimate
orphans.

In 2000, the Banda’s took five children under their care. They would move the furniture out of their 8’ x 10’ dining room every night to sleep the kids on the floor. Each morning after getting the kids up for school they would move the furniture back in and feed them. Quickly the number grew to twelve
children. Sleeping them on the floor extended into the kitchen. The crowded
conditions forced them to ask their tenet next door to relinquish his lease so
they could house the girls in that building. Since then, thirty orphans have been loved and cared for by Isaac, Ruth
and two daughters, Wezi and Emi.

A building was added to house the boys, with a temporary
kitchen for cooking over an open fire.
Future plans are to add a separate house for the secondary boys; select
and train mentors and house parents to oversee the boys’ development.

After giving for twelve years to raise and educate the
mostly “double” orphans (many having lost both of their parents to A.I.D.S.),
we are looking for strategic partners to develop a sustainable, sponsorship
program to underwrite the increasing school tuition for each student. On average, it takes $35 a month to clothe, feed, board and educate each student.

Needs: Student sponsorship partners: the gift of $35 a month can provide hope and a future for each student.

Medical supplies: Non-prescription pain killers, topical ointments, and bandages. We will set up a dispensary and teach some health awareness.

Office set-up and School supplies: We would like to set up a computer for
tutorial work. Students need rain ponchos, book bags, notebooks and school materials.

Team Captain

Michael Florence Michael Florence

I want to make a difference by assisting orphans and widows throughout Africa.



  1. Paul IrwinPaul Irwin 05/14/2012 at 10:34 PM ET
    5/14/12-I want to welcome Chris Johnson to the Malawi Team. We've actually been thining and praying about his going with us for some time. Just needed to get him on the team page and set up. Chris has had his faith ignited by Jesus in the last couple of years. I heard his story and felt it was one of the most authentic testimonies of God's reconciling love I'd ever heard. So I am thrilled to have Chris with us on his first overseas trip. I know his love for Jesus and for the kids will be a blessing to us all. Thanks for stepping out in faith!
  2. Chris JohnsonChris... 05/12/2012 at 07:19 PM ET
    Hey guys, I had to create another profile because of a login problem with the other one. Sorry about that.
  3. Paul IrwinPaul Irwin 05/03/2012 at 12:05 PM ET
    5/2-continued-help fund an orphan girl's education and help her break the cycle of poverty. May we not be weary in well doing on our end so we can reap a harvest and they can have a future hope!
  4. Paul IrwinPaul Irwin 05/03/2012 at 11:57 AM ET
    5/2-For the rural poor in Malawi, it's not uncommon for a mother to spend 6 to 8 hours a day to collect fire wood and water to feed and quench the thirst of her children. It is bone wearying work to eke out an existence. When a mother dies, typically the girls assume these duties and have to forfeit their education to assume the work load of the family. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9) You can
  5. Paul IrwinPaul Irwin 05/02/2012 at 11:39 AM ET
    5/1-What disturbs God? If we get sad or glad or mad about something or someone it means we care at a deep level. It strikes a nerve ending. It might surprise you what displeases God. Right in the mix of doing evil; injustice; oppression; idolatry and adultery is this--indifference to the poor! Isaiah 1:16 says, "Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow." That's what's at the top of God's list--the fatherless and widows. Over 65% of the 1.4 million plus orphans in Malawi have been orphaned due to A.I.D.S. With compassionate care and education these orphans can break out of the cycle of poverty and the H.I.V./A.I.D.S. epidemic.