Malawi Blessings! Our Beautiful Children!

Dear Friends and Family,

Your investment is growing in Malawi! Our staff is growing in leadership, faith, experience and training.  And they are investing in the lives of those in our community and in the lives of our children. I can’t think of a better way to invest in a country! Here are some pictures of the children.  Please pray for us in the following areas:

  • Next Leadership & Montessori Teacher Training-Dec. 13,14,15, & 16 -for plenty of participants & great joy and learning!
  • Christmas in Ndirande-Children’s Christmas Book (John 3:16) distribution to 9,000. Yes, that is 9,000 children in Ndirande. Led by our Children’s Ministry Leader, Simon Khambala, in partnership with Guthrie Bible College and their Children’s Ministry Workers. A project this size has never been done for the children in our town. We need your prayers!
  • Third Income Generating Activity- Children’s Books Sales. This activity was put on hold until January 2011. Please pray for our provision. We are committed to be self-sufficient. All funds to sustain the ministry generated from inside Malawi.  Only Jesus can make this happen in 9 months!
  • Please pray for incoming Women on Mission from Lakeside Church – Kelsey Zeigler and Becca Dague arriving this January 2011 to work as part of ourministry’s outreach to the children in pediatric wards at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.
  • Lastly, we dream big enough to be looking at land to purchase. Every week on Friday we pack up the school (all three classrooms) and store it in a 10 by 10 space and then set up the school every Monday morning. We are so grateful for our space that we rent, but the shifting does not provide continuity in our programs nor the ability to expand our programs to the weekends. We would love to invest in a place of our own instead of renting. Please pray for us as we discern about land of our own to build.  I will put pics of the land we have identified in the next update.

Zikomo!  Here are our kids!

Botany - Study of Flowers Unit
Botany - Study of Flowers Unit
Botany, botany
Botany, botany
We love our library!
We love our library!
Our Kids performing dance for their parents and guardians at monthly parent meeting. We are a Parent/Guardian Participation School. The first of its kind in Malawi.
Our Kids performing dance for their parents and guardians at monthly parent meeting. We are a Parent/Guardian Participation School. The first of its kind in Malawi.
Tisu leading our Montessori Practical Week Internship Program
Tisu leading our Montessori Practical Week Internship Program

Malawi Blessings! Montessori Training August 2010

Dear Friends and Family, 

Our ministry staff and kids have been working very hard these past five months! I thought you might want to see some inspirational pictures of what they all have been up! (Tee, your camera is still working so great!) We also have a few prayer requests which I will put at the end. Your prayers really make a HUGE difference here.  We have had many breakthroughs and blessings in our projects and work this past week. Thank you for interceeding for us! We have passed through some challenging situations as a ministry these past six weeks, but God has given our leaders profound wisdom, love and power to be effective. God gave me this scripture a week after I landed. This may help you with what you are facing in life. Big things are ahead for us here and we would appreciate your continued prayers for wisdom and provision and unity and love.

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are on you. Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the Eternal Rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4

August 2010 Leadership & Montessori Teacher Training! A Full House!
August 2010 Leadership & Montessori Teacher Training! A Full House!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Group Practice!
Small Group Practice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstration Lessons! Tisu, leading brilliantly!
Demonstration Lessons! Tisu, leading brilliantly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring the materials!
Exploring the materials!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion of Leadership & Teaching Concepts in Partners!
Discussion of Leadership & Teaching Concepts in Partners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Participation! They were a motivated group of learners!
Full Participation! They were a motivated group of learners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensorial Practice! Pink Tower!
Sensorial Practice! Pink Tower!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Practicing Leadership Concepts: presentation, communication, etc
Practicing Leadership Concepts: presentation, communication, etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James led Leadership Sessions with excellence, enthusiasm, and joy - as usual! He also was taking so many pictures of everyone else, that he neglected to get one of himself! So here he is as master of ceremonies at a wedding!
James led Leadership Sessions with excellence, enthusiasm, and joy - as usual! He also was taking so many pictures of everyone else, that he neglected to get one of himself! So here he is as master of ceremonies at a wedding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was lots of joyful learning!
There was lots of joyful learning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enthusiasm! Thank you Jane Kabambe & Hilda Mandota, two of our teachers and now trainers! Zazikulu!
Enthusiasm! Thank you Jane Kabambe & Hilda Mandota, two of our teachers and now trainers! Zazikulu!
Every member of our staff helped and participated! Great teamwork!
Every member of our staff helped and participated! Great teamwork!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Simon for all your hard work behind the scenes & Pastor Kalima for the prayers and teaching!
Thank you Simon for all your hard work behind the scenes & Pastor Kalima for the prayers and teaching!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Paul! You are a servant leader just like Jesus and leading well with Africa ABC!
Thank you Paul! You are a servant leader just like Jesus and leading well with Africa ABC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognition of Participants Ceremony - Thank you Rev. Althea Meyer for your participation and on-going counsel to our ministry! We value your guidance and leadership!
Recognition of Participants Ceremony - Thank you Rev. Althea Meyer for your participation and on-going counsel to our ministry! We value your guidance and leadership!

Thanksgiving! Thanking God 4 All of U!

Pictures are really worth a thousand words! Thank you all for launching me back to Malawi and supporting our efforts here! You are making a difference here and it matters to Jesus and to me too! Zikomo! Love, Maribeth

Thanksgiving for my four little mangoes! Maya, Sage, Chandi & Luke!
Thanksgiving for my four little mangoes! Maya, Sage, Chandi & Luke!
Thanksgiving for my Sibs & Mom, Christina (Tee), Mike, Mark & Joan!
Thanksgiving for my Sibs & Mom, Christina (Tee), Mike, Mark & Joan!
Thanksgiving for Cort, my brother-in-law! Thanks for your love, support and my haircut!
Thanksgiving for Cort, my brother-in-law! Thanks for your love, support and my haircut!
Thanksgiving for Angel, my sis in law, for your love, gentleness & commitment to family. You are a blessing to me!
Thanksgiving for Angel, my sis in law, for your love, gentleness & commitment to family. You are a blessing to me!
Thanksgiving for Melissa, sis in law, for encouragement, support & the bag!
Thanksgiving for Melissa, sis in law, for encouragement, support & the bag!
Thanksgiving for Lisa, for you always asking what I need!
Thanksgiving for Lisa, for you always asking what I need!
Thanksgiving for my beautiful & faithful friends that I don’t have pictures of! Julie for your constant love and wisdom! Cindy, Pam, Anne D., Salwa, Kara for your prayers and encouragement! Annie Holt for your faithfulness in prayer! Annie, Bob and Holly! Lisa & Denise, send Mexican food! (smile) Jeannine C, Jacqueline, Lynn!  All the prayer divas! And my luggage packing helpers! -Eun Mi!  Jim and Deb, I am on line because of you two! Deb Doss, number one mover and shaker! Antioch Charter Academy 1 and 2! Thank you Kathy Estrada for your on-going support and relationship with our school. Thank you for the donations and pen pal project! For Michael and Jerry, for your love, humor, encouragement! Yahoo! For more amazing friends and supporters than I can list! Thank you for your financial giving to this project. It is sustaining our operations as we become self-sustainable. We count every Kwacha! I am praising God for you!
OEM Radicals of the Faith
OEM Radicals of the Faith
CMP-Shingle Springs!  Love You Guys! Zikomo!
CMP-Shingle Springs! Love You Guys! Zikomo!
Allison Montessori! Zikomo!
Allison Montessori! Zikomo!
Jim, John and Salwa! Couldn't have done it without your help! Thanking God for your gift of love and service!
Jim, John and Salwa! Couldn't have done it without your help! Thanking God for your gift of love and service!
Linda, you rock! And Buckeye Special Educators!  Zikomo for the materials!
Linda, you rock! And Buckeye Special Educators! Zikomo for the materials!