Nedson's College Journey
When Nedson Mtunga’s parents passed away, there was no one to look after him and his two siblings; his grandfather moved back to the area to try and care for them. Despite his good intentions, the grandfather (now 98 years old!) could not adequately provide for the children or send them to school. In 2004, we began a partnership with the grandfather and Nedson became a Passion child.
This year, Nedson along with 5 others were selected to attend college! He’s studying Motor Vehicle Mechanics at Soche Technical College and dreams of owning a garage one day and providing employment to other young people who also grew up struggling. We love seeing this type of attitude in our Passion Center students!
His grandfather is grateful, but worried. Though he believes in Jesus, in this large Muslim area he’s concerned for his grandchildren and others as well. He tells us he’s worried that the Passion Center alone cannot continue to provide for Nedson, or his sister Amina, who is finishing up Secondary School. We share that God has been very faithful to us and that there are many who are praying for Malawi and the orphans and children there.
Please consider helping us extend this type of hope to many others.
Our Newest Childheaded Household
Liviness, Bright, and Thokozani Mchenga are the first CHH at the Jali Passion Center site. Livinessis 15 years old and in Standard 7, Thokozani is 11 years and in Standard 3, and Bright is 7 years old and is in Standard 1. The three siblings were living by themselves since both parents died in 2012. They had no one to take care of them and therefore, lacked food, clothing, care and educational support. They live in a dilapidated house left by their parents.
After joining the Passion Center's CHH program, the kids now receive flour, rice, cooking oil and sugar every month. They also receive education support, school uniforms, andwriting materials. In addition to those necessities, Jali Community Church sends out ministers to look after them and share God’s Word and love.
In a recent visit, the staff discovered that an uncle and his family were taking some of their necessities which left the orphans vulnerable and without full support. The staff spoke to the uncle and will continue to work so the children are safe and receive the support they need.
Sadly without parents or guardians, many Child Headed Households are taken advantage of. It’s our prayer to extend God’s care and provision to many more orphaned households. We have set a goal of 60 CHH’s by the end of 2018. You can help households like Liviness, Bright and Thokozani’s by becoming a sponsor or giving to help us reach our goal.