News from an orphanage in Malawi

Here’s part of an update we got from Annie Chikhwaza in Malawi, who runs Kondanani Children’s Village. Cross helps keep all 135 orphaned and abandoned children there well fed:

Support from Cross and its benefactors helps keep the 135 orphaned and abandoned children at Kondanani Children’s Village well fed.
Support from Cross and its benefactors helps keep the 135 orphaned and abandoned children at Kondanani Children’s Village well fed.

Dear friends, we are so blessed. A 200-liter, cheese-making machine just arrived! Our animals make such a lot of milk; it will be amazing to make our own cheese—and the best cheese in Malawi! Our cows need to get their act together though. The last four births have been three bulls and one female.

We recently admitted a little baby called Wilson. The little man was not in very good condition. He must have been fed with dirty bottles because his little mouth was full of thrush. His granny really tried very hard to care for him, but the old dear had to give up. Poverty made it impossible for her to care for her grandchild. We are so privileged to take care of this baby.

I have a few cute stories for you …

– Fiona was helping Mizosi, one of her students, with her class work. She noticed Mizosi was not looking at what she was showing her but stared at her face. Fiona asked her, “What is it? Do I have something on my face?” Mizosi smiled and said, “No Assisi Fiona, I just love you so much, that’s all.”

– Little Pilirani had been telling all the female missionaries that he wanted to marry them. The last time he told me I jokingly said, “I’ve heard you are also planning to marry Assisi Giselle and Assisi Samantha. You cannot marry all of us, you know. Adam only married Eve. You can only have one wife, so you had better decide.” Pilirani said he made his choice and will tell the other two he can’t marry them after all. When I asked why he had chosen me he replied, “Because you are gorgeous and I am handsome, that’s why!”

– The school principal, Martin, was totally frustrated with one of our boys, sat him down and said, “What must I do with you—give you detention, send you home, take away special treats, or give you a hiding? The boy looked at Martin and said, “JUST TELL ME TO STOP!”

        Pray for us, we need that. Lots of love from all the Kondananians,

        Annie Chikhwaza (Click here to read Annie’s amazing testimony)

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