"In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…The true light that gives light to every man has come into the world." John 1:4, 5, 9
What a privilege God has given us to bear witness that Jesus is the Light! What a joy it is to see His light dispelling darkness and giving life & light to all it falls upon!
That’s the case with Madalitso and her siblings, our newest Child Headed Household (brothers & sisters without parents). They now have a sponsor praying for them and a new roof to keep them dry and warm. We shared the bleakness of their situation and now they have hope and a brighter future. Thank you Passion Center family for making this possible!
Let us introduce to you Alefa and Lekereni. They are two of our newest Passion Center kids who need sponsors and the light of Jesus to dispel the shadow of death that seeks to engulf them. Alefa is 11 but is only in standard 1 (1st grade) because she lacks school fees and has no one to encourage her. She must help grow their food since her grandparents are elderly. She’s also HIV+. Lekereni is in a similar situation and stays with her disabled parents, who beg for alms in town. They often don’t have food, but she’s trying to stay in school and gain an education and hope for the future.
What both of them need is a sponsor who will pray and care for them; one of our staff in their lives who’ll encourage them, make sure they have the medicine they need and someone who will tell them about Jesus and the hope and life He brings. They both need extra educational help to catch up progress. You can help by giving to the work of the Passion Center; you can become a Child Sponsor, or give to the Education Now ministry. If you already are, thank you and please pray that more will do so. May God allow us to care for more orphans like Alefa and more vulnerable ones like Lekereni.
Before closing, we want to alert you that the shadow of food shortage seems to be spreading in Malawi. We know it’s bad around our region, so we are bringing in emergency relief funds to help. We’ll have a better idea once the Mission Team returns if the food shortage is short term or threatens the whole country. If this season’s harvest is bad, the situation will be severe. Right now rain is desperately needed to salvage what’s in the fields. Last year’s floods reduced the yield and food is becoming scarce and expensive in many parts of Malawi. Please pray for rain and an abundant harvest. Also, pray that God would use us to meet the needs of those who have no food or are running out of food.
Thank you for partnering with us to shine His Light in dark places. God bless you.