Readers of this site know that I recently returned from Malawi, Africa to help set up a ministry working with a community that has been ravaged by disease, poverty and AIDS. We met people who are as inspiring as they are in need.
Today, I am offering you a chance to be personally involved in this life-changing work by sponsoring a child in the new Nkhoma Area Development project.
To recap: San Clemente Presbyterian Church has committed to be part of the Y-Malawi Partnership with nine other churches, World Vision, Opportunity International, the Nkhoma Synod Presbyterian Youth Department, the Evangelical Association of Malawi and Fishers, Trainers and Senders Ministry of Malawi.
As part of this partnership we will be regularly sending teams to Malawi to partner with these ministries in sharing the love and care of Jesus Christ in a beautiful land of beautiful people who are feeling the tragic effects of poverty, disease and AIDS.
As part of our commitment to this partnership, we are inviting people to prayerfully consider becoming a World Vision Child Sponsor for one child in Nkhoma Area Development Project (ADP) in central Malawi.
The cost of the child sponsorship is $35/month. Your child sponsorship helps provide clean water, nutritious food, health care, AIDs prevention training, care for the sick and dying parents, educational opportunities, Spiritual nurture, HIV/AIDS counseling and general wholistic support for the Nkhoma Area of Malawi.
While the sponsored children will not be identified and available for approximately one year, we are going to start the sponsorship phase immediately. Because the need is so urgent, we have asked World Vision to expedite their plans for starting this ADP. The churches of the partnership are giving the funds for the start up phase immediately and we are asking you to begin your child sponsorship will you await the “adoption” proceedings for your child.
This is how it will work:
• Starting today you can sign up become an Nkhoma Area Child Sponsor and make a monthly contribution by credit card.
• You will receive regular e-mail updates on the progress of the partnership.
• Until the specific children are identified, all contributions made through this web link will go to San Clemente Presbyterian Church for establishing the World Vision Nkhoma ADP and the Y-Malawi Partnership. The contributions for Child Sponsorship will only be used for the start up costs for the World Vision Nkhoma ADP and the Y-Malawi Partnership. (You will receive a tax-deductible statement of your giving at the end of the calendar year from SCPC.)
• Once the specific children are identified, you will be invited to a big “Meet Your Child” event at SCPC (or notified online) so that you can “pick up” your child’s photo and information, fill out a new registration form and begin directly contributing $35/month to World Vision. Until the “Meet Your Child” event, all contributions through this website will be dedicated gifts to SCPC Y-Malawi Partnership for establishing the ADP and the Y-Malawi Partnership, and used only for that purpose.
If you'd like to be part of this exciting partnership, click here to go to the SCPC website and sign up today. if you want to read more information about the great need in Malawi, click here.