They are on the way!!!

Kelsey and Mary Aug 2014

Dear Friends & Family,

God bless you all! Kelsey (my returning Malawi buddy) and I are in Washington D.C. about to board the plane for Ethiopia then Malawi. We took a quick picture for you all. Kelsey will
be taking on the Administrator position at our private school in the morning. She will be working with our Head Mistress/Principal & Educational Director, Jane Kabambe at the school. She will be training the teaching staff in multiple areas- communication, organizational skills, technology, customer relations, etc. as well. She is looking at beginning her Montessori teacher training this September by taking the courses in the afternoon. Yahoo!

Thank you all for your love and support while I was back in the U.S. It is always hard to return to Malawi and say goodbye to everyone I love here in the U.S. Thank you all for knowing my heart and my mission. My brother Mike shot some quick video of me and put it together in a short 30 second piece. Here is the link below. Thanks Mike! You are amazing!

Please pray for us as we connect these next two weeks with our potential new parents, diploma students and department of education at Chancellor College in Malawi. We are committed to developing more partnerships and deeper relationships with the leaders and organizations that are committed to early childhood education in Malawi.


Kelsey is going to Malawi!!!

If you haven’t already heard, Kelsey is headed to Malawi! She and Maribeth, along with 14 suitcase full of materials, will be flying out of San Francisco on Saturday (August 16th).

Kelsey has committed to 2 years and will serve as an administrator for the private school. She is an answer to prayer as she not only assists with the school, but will be serving as a support to Maribeth and the staff of the other ministries.

Please keep her, Maribeth, the staff, and the children in your prayers. If you would like to support Kelsey in this mission, please contact Lakeside Church.

Field Trips Full of Learning 2

Guava and Mango Group Field trip

Before school dismissed for the summer, the Guava and Mango students (3rd-6th graders) hopped on a bus and rode 7 hours so they could take an overnight field trip to Cape Maclear and Otter Point on Lake Malawi. It was an amazing experience! While there, they learned all about David Livingston and his accomplishments in the area.

They visited a museum where they were able to see skeletons of various local animals including elephants, otter, tortoise, and black mamba. They also were able to see the beautiful fish that are famous to Lake Malawi.

One of the highlights was being able to jump in and swim in the lake. For many of the students, this was a first.

Field Trips Full of Learning

Paw Paw Field Trip

The Paw Paw students (ages 2-6) took a field trip to Fisherman’s Rest this year, and they had a blast. They hiked for over an hour so they could see nyala, impala, warthogs, and many other animals. They even made a friend in the form of a little white dog who followed them everywhere.

Not only did they get to see many animals, they also were treated with a swimming demonstration. The amazing Beatrice hopped in the pool and to the great amusement of the children, showed them how to swim and pretended to be a crocodile. Fortunately, she didn’t eat any Paw Paw toes.