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, lead singer in choir

After church, we had a picnic and a soccer game:

60+ orphans and abandoned children adopted by the little wood and straw church in the middle of a corn field say goodbye to their American visitors.