Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Email from Mathews Banda-Save Orphans Ministry

I received the following email from Mathews Banda with Save Orphans Ministry. Mathews assisted in driving our team to the SOM AIDS clinic in Ntcheu. Mathews was a great help to our team and we really appreciate all that he did for us. He was worked for SOM for over 6 years.

Hi, Brian.

Hope you traveled well back home, and you really enjoyed your stay here in Malawi as i did. You were a blessing to me and i thank very much, my wife too and my children say hie to you and the family, looking forward to see you angain. Pass my greetings to the entire group. Brian i was amazing to see you producing DVD at short period of time, hope when you make several of them you send me one. Thanks once angain for the gifts you gave to me, may God continues blessing you all the time as you continue helping others through your ministry. I am insipired the way you people courangeous you are, thats the ministry Jesus told us to be doing as it stated in matthew 25v35.
In him


Matthews Banda
Private bag B456,
Lilongwe 3,

Thank You

We made it back home safely. I want to thank all of you that have followed our trip. It was an indescribable and humbling experience that will forever change very member of this team. I will be posting lots of pictures on Flickr. I will post the link on the blog as soon as I get the picutures loaded. We have a lot of pictures so it may take a day or two to get them all loaded.

Thanks again for all your support and prayers.

God Bless All of You

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Pictures of SOM AIDS Clinic

Back from Ntcheu-Visiting SOM Aids Clinic

We are back from Ntcheu. Sorry I was not able to update the blog the last few days. We were out far away from any internet access. We had an amazing experience visiting the Save Orphans Ministry Aids Clinic for Orphans. I have lots of pictures to share. and I will post some of them later this evening.

Below is some information about SOM.

Save Orphans Ministries is a non-profit Christian organization with community based programs and is registered by the Government of Malawi. SOM was set up in 1996 by a student who was at the time in his second year at African Bible College in Lilongwe-Malawi-Africa. Save Orphans Ministries is a member of Evangelical Association of Malawi and Council of Non-Governmental Organization of Malawi and has a board of trustees.

One year after the set up only five orphans were supported and by October 1998, 200 orphans were reached. To date more than 6,000 orphans 400 caregivers are benefiting from the organization's programs with our Bible Clubs reaching 15,000 children who meet once every week.

More info:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ministry of Hope Crisis Home for Abandoned, Orphaned and HIV Positive Babies

Today the team visited the Ministry of Hope Crisis Center. This is an infant home that was established to rescue and provide shelter and crisis care to babies at risk-i.e. those who are abandoned, neglected or abused, those affected with HIV/AIDS as well as those with critically/chronically ill mothers who can no longer care for them.

We learned today of Talandira Hope. Talandira is one of the babies who had no hope in her life. She was found dumped along Lilongwe River crying for help. One night a private guard went to the river to wash his face; there he found the baby crying for help without any guardian around. He reported the issue to police who alerted the crisis nursery to rescue the baby. When they arrived at the scene, the baby was just crying and and her eyes were filled with fear and hopelessness.

The time she was found, she was full of charms around her body. It is believed that those charms were put for good luck. Since her rescued by the Crisis Nursery, the baby has been doing fine. Now because of care and love she is getting the baby is always smiling. With Prayer and God doing great things in her life, Talandira Hope has now seen the light at the end of the tunnel. Today Talandira Hope is under foster care in Malawi.

While we visited the Crisis Nursery we spent two hours feeding and playing with the 13 of the 16 Babies that are currently being cared for by the Crisis Nursery. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. The pictures cannot begin to explain the emotions we all felt today holding and playing with those little babies.

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