Wellington Orphanage, Sierra Leone, Africa ~ update July 2017

For the past 7 weeks we have been collecting donations from the congregation to send to Wellington Orphanage. We thank you so much for your generosity!
We collected:
14 large bags of gently used and new clothing ~ reduced to 2 bails;
2 large bags of shoes, many of which were brand new;
Boxes of school and craft supplies, beautiful puzzles, toys and sports equipment;
2 adult bikes;
Storage bins and suitcases to store the children’s belongings;
Seeds and garden tools;
Medical supplies and equipment;
Sheets and blankets mostly new and some gently used;
Dishes, food supplies, mosquito nets etc. etc.
We especially thank Sew on Fire, for their donations of 100 filled pencil cases, 90 handmade sanitary napkin bags and donations of clothing and sheets.
Also, thank you to the team of workers who collected, shopped, sorted, packed, and labeled the donations which were collected by the shipping company last Wednesday.
MORE GOOD NEWS: We have a new charity to work through! CAF, Charities Aid Foundation of Canada has approved Wellington Orphanage to receive our financial donations.

Malawi update June 2017

Rodrick Zalimba completed 5 days of program training in Washington DC last week before flying to MN to meet with other mission team members. For more information about the work of PFM (Prison Fellowship Malawi), please check out the following:
1. Facebook page: Hands and Hearts for Africa@HAHFA2016.
2. Website: Handsandheartsforafrica.ca
3. Maggie Torrance or Frannie Gray through the church office. June 27, morning, Rodrick begins his long journey back to Malawi arriving June 28 mid afternoon. Please pray travelling mercies for him, good connections, rest, & safety.