A Church of Orphans

The United Methodist Church of Mzuzu is four years old, has less than 100 members, 60 of whom are AIDS orphans, abandoned or vulnerable children. What an experience to worship with them on Sunday. CitiHope through its orphan care sponsors–Hopegivers and United Methodist Global AIDS Fund–provides many “Hope Scholarships” for orphaned and vulnerable youth to attend and remain secondary (high) school, which in Malawi costs approximately $200/year. Elvia Nyasha Nkhata, 17, (pastor’s daughter) Cecilia, 17,

Sunday in Mzuzu

Our mission team worshipped today at the first of three services at the local Presbyterian Church (where I preached)and then at the United Methodist Church (where Don preached). The two churches were quite distinct: The Presbyteriana service was led by women deaconess today and lasted 1.5 hrs. The Methodist service was lead by a visiting Pentecostal evangelist and lasted 3hrs! Several hundred worshippers–young and old–attended the Presbyterian church. Less than 100–mostly orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable