The latest message from our partner congregation in Limphasa, Northern Malawi, brought the unwelcome news that their main staple crops of maize and rice have been badly damaged by insect infestation and by drought respectively. Sadly this will leave many families with insufficient food in the weeks ahead causing them real hardship. On learning of this situation Portland's Kirk Session has had further discussions with their minister, Rev Asayiwe Mwenitete and in turn with their Kirk Session, to offer some immediate financial assistance to help the congregation with measures to feed those in greatest need. Thanks to the generosity of Portland's members in responding to an appeal for funds to assist the Limphasa congregation through the difficulties it faced as a result of the Covid pandemic we have been able to remit 2.4 million MWK (approximately £2,450) which will now be allocated by the Kirk Session in Limphasa to include: hunger relief support further Covid prevention measures education fees for the manse family funding towards the construction of the pulpit inside their new church additional funding to help with completing the flooring works in their new church building Every pound that is donated makes a real difference to the lives of our partnership friends as they reach out to their congregation and the wider community with necessary support to help combat the spread of Covid and now also in providing aid to those faced with food shortages. Our prayers and ongoing support are greatly appreciated as they seek to fulfil God's mission for them in Malawi, known as the warm heart of Africa, and among some of the world's poorest communities. If you would like to assist in supporting our partner congregation with a donation this can be done online using the following information: Troon Portland Church Bank Sort Code 80-09-88 Account number 00931213 Reference C-19 Malawi
The latest message from our partner congregation in Limphasa, Northern Malawi, brought the unwelcome news that their main staple crops of maize and rice have been badly damaged by insect infestation and by drought respectively. Sadly this will leave many families with insufficient food in the weeks ahead causing them real hardship. On learning of this situation Portland's Kirk Session has had further discussions with their minister, Rev Asayiwe Mwenitete and in turn with their Kirk Session, to offer some immediate financial assistance to help the congregation with measures to feed those in greatest need. Thanks to the generosity of Portland's members in responding to an appeal for funds to assist the Limphasa congregation through the difficulties it faced as a result of the Covid pandemic we have been able to remit 2.4 million MWK (approximately £2,450) which will now be allocated by the Kirk Session in Limphasa to include: hunger relief support further Covid prevention measures education fees for the manse family funding towards the construction of the pulpit inside their new church additional funding to help with completing the flooring works in their new church building Every pound that is donated makes a real difference to the lives of our partnership friends as they reach out to their congregation and the wider community with necessary support to help combat the spread of Covid and now also in providing aid to those faced with food shortages. Our prayers and ongoing support are greatly appreciated as they seek to fulfil God's mission for them in Malawi, known as the warm heart of Africa, and among some of the world's poorest communities. If you would like to assist in supporting our partner congregation with a donation this can be done online using the following information: Troon Portland Church Bank Sort Code 80-09-88 Account number 00931213 Reference C-19 Malawi