Happy New Year! We hope you had a joyous festive period! We certainly did, but we're ready and expectant to see what God's got in store for us this year. We want to thank you, our supporters for all your prayers and financial support you gave us last year. Starfish Malawi could not run without you so we thank you and pray that God will bless you all. Some of you have asked if you can print our newsletter and the answer is YES! To make it easier for you, we have attached a PDF version of this newsletter at the bottom of the page. Here are just 3 stories we wanted to share with you this month...
The Bewl Water Fundraising Walk is Back!
WE'RE BACK! We are so excited to be back at Bewl Water for our annual fundraising walk in aid of our Glad Tidings Orphan Care project. So please keep the 27th June 2020 free and join us at the stunning Bewl Water Reservoir. For more information and to register your interest, please email Esther on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Ambassador's Meeting
We are holding our annual Church Ambassadors meeting on the 15th February at Allington Baptist Church. We had a fantastic time at our last meeting and for those already involved, it's a great chance to come and collect more leaflets and information about the upcoming fundraising events. If you're curious as to what the role of a Church Ambassador is or involves, why not come along? It's a no obligation meeting and an opportunity to hear about the work and plans for the villages and projects we support out in Malawi. If you'd like to know more, please email Esther on email@example.com. We would love to see you there.
Disability Transport Fund
We have been amazed by the support that we have been given to enable children with disabilities to be able to go to hospital to have their life changing operations. In 2019 we were able to help 49 children! These children range from 4 to 19 years of age and have various physical disabilities. Here is the story of Ishmael. However, there are many more children who need operations and we are hoping that our fund can continue to grow to help these vulnerable children with transport.
Ishmael is a 12 year old boy from Kafandikhale Village in Salima, who had his first two fingers of his right hand stuck together and a wide gap between the other fingers. Due to this condition he was referred to Cure Hospital in Blantyre to reconstruct and separate his fingers.
The procedure has now been done and his mother said, “She is very happy that her child is well and the operation was successful as she had deep concerns of the outcome. She then thanked those who contributed the funds for her child to go to Cure for the help he received”
The above photo shows Ishmael before surgery and the one below shows him after surgery.