To Date Amount Raised
Bags of Corn
MALAWI: Famine, Maize, and the "Hungry Season"
A word from Pastor Jim Webb
At MVPC we are very aware of our sisters and brothers in Malawi and the joyful hearts of our sister congregation in Engalaweni. As they find ways to worship God for all the blessings they receive. Unfortunately, the reports this year coming from eyewitness accounts, pastors, and leaders in the area reveal an extreme famine year much like they encountered in 2002 when there was an increased loss of life from acute starvation during the "hungry season".
Due to this forecast, the MVPC Evangelism Committee would like all church members and the community at large to consider a way to help and walk alongside the people of Malawi as we enter the holiday season.
ONE FOR ANOTHER is an opportunity for giving based on the text from John 13:35 in which Jesus said, "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Many of us go out to eat once a week or more. Given the price of food and services, this meal can cost more than $15 per person. The same amount of money can roughly buy one bag of maize (Corn) for a family in Engalaweni and beyond. A bag of maize can feed a family for close to one month IF THEY RATION IT AND EAT EVERY OTHER DAY. Your donation is sent to people on the ground in Malawi. (Every penny given is spent for the purchase of maize and the wiring of money fee - that is all! No overhead or organizational fees)
What if you and I fasted during this meal in solidarity with our fellow believers and donated those funds that they might eat? That is the heart of this project: To come alongside our brothers and sisters and fast, pray, and/or give that they might live. Search your heart and your resources and consider at least once a week taking up the call to fast and forward that meal to them.