More Water Availability Continued

The seminary serves 28 theological students from the four dioceses of Malawi. With support from Love’s Harvest, the seminary had begun a garden that became a permaculture project with a piggery. The seminary went from supplying most its own food (saving one third of its annual budget) to supplying all of its own food and being able to sell produce and meat to others. Soon after, the City of Zomba annexed the seminary land and, the city zoning regulations prohibit piggeries in the city limits. The seminary purchased land away from the seminary to move the piggery and increase the agricultural production. The new land was without water. The new hand pump well by WHI provides water for the permaculture project and nearby homes and enables the seminary to supply its food needs and generate income.

The two water wells were completed under the supervision of the Development Board of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi. The World Mission Board provided the initiative to create a Development Board composed of laity with business, management, accounting, technical, engineering, and hydrologic skills. When the Development Board approves an authorized contract, WHI provides 90% of the funding for the items and retains 10% of the funding until a final report is received.. Since 2010, the Development Board has been setting investment priorities and overseeing projects. The Development Board has a Malawian Project Manager who has a M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. Members of the Development Board and its Water and Sanitation Committee routinely site and develop wells for commercial enterprises.

Warm Heart International has been working with the development of water wells in Malawi since 2006. Through trial and error, we have learned to use the Development Board and its Project Manager for accountability providing local knowledge and locating projects at churches. Church locations are chosen because the Rector insures sustainability by having members operate and maintain projects as well as replace failed parts.Having water wells at churches helps the community to accept the church by having local residents go to the church for daily water needs; creating a church centric culture in a community.

For more information contact Tom Gebhard at heartbeatswhi@live.com

Malawi Partnership Continued

schools in the rural areas and so graduates of the rural primary schools are financially prohibited from attending high school. Education benefits the person learning and the community in which they live. A $1,250 scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room, board, books, paper, and uniforms for one year.

SIMPLE GIFTS FOR ORPHAN CARE
Parents and grandparents are dying daily from the ravages of AIDS, leaving little family structure for the surviving children. Warm Heart International in partnership with the Diocese of Southern Malawi has launched a “SIMPLE GIFTS FOR ORPHAN CARE” project to raise funds and awareness for orphan care projects in Malawi. Since 2006, Warm Heart International has transferred money raised from Christmas
gifting through the “Simple Gifts Project” at St. David’s (Austin) to the Diocese of Southern Malawi.

WATER FOR MALAWI
Warm Heart International in partnership with the Diocese of Southern Malawi “Water for Malawi” project raises funds and awareness for clean and safe drinking water for the rural poor in Malawi. Warm Heart International funds wind-powered and hand pump wells and sanitation projects in rural Southern Malawi. All fresh water projects support a church, rectory, and active community.

MALAWI PILGRIMAGES
Warm Heart International sponsors Pilgrimages to Malawi, Africa for up to sixteen delegates at the invitation of Bishop James Tengatenga of the Diocese of Southern Malawi to see and experience what God is doing in and through His people in a land far away. Please give prayerful consideration to join the growing number of youth, laity and clergy who have traveled to Southern Malawi. An international Pilgrimage experience that will change your understanding of the world, yourself, your community and God.

Every dollar invested will improve the lives of our brothers and sisters in far away Malawi. Donate Now!
For more information contact Nancy Ricketts at Noricketts@aol.com

Orphan Feeding Program Continued

The little ones sit, waiting for their breakfast, while the “grandmothers” (called “gogo”s) sing songs to keep the toddlers patient. These elderly women also grow gardens to provide food for themselves and the orphans, but they do not have the wherewithal to provide protein for growing children, or provide the proper nutrition for themselves. Before this program began, all were thin and listless, very susceptible to disease and death. Since the institution of Malama, they have become much healthier, and have the energy to play and run. It is such a joy to see the children beginning to thrive, rather than dying, as happened in the past.

Father Willard Kamandani, who is the priest at All Saints in Thyolo, has dreams of providing two meals a day to the children. The members of All Saints have also attempted to start a pre-school, but none of these programs, including the breakfast, have ongoing funding. Fr. Willard says it costs about $3.75 a month to feed one child at the current level. Can you imagine? How could it be so inexpensive to save a child’s life, giving them the nutrition they need to grow and learn?

Can you imagine pledging only $10/month for a child to have two nutritious meals a day, plus pre-school activities? Of course, with over a hundred and fifty children in just this program, it would take at least 150 people to pledge that $10 per month for all the children to be cared for in an unprecedented manner that would result in them growing into productive, educated adults. Would you consider pledging more, so that two, or three or ten could survive?

Send in your pledge today, and convince your friends and family to do the same. Make space in your life and your heart to provide food and care for these little ones, in the Warm Heart of Africa!

For more information contact The Rev. Judith Jones at jgjones1214@gmail.com