Provision for the Rainy Season
We would like to extend our thanks to the special help extended to us for this rainy season:
While families await the next harvest many suffer serious food shortages.
At HMM we are now able to provide each of our nursery school children
with one nutritious hot meal each day thanks to the generosity of the following:
- Nailsea Baptist Church
- Star Hill Church; and
- Save the Children
A roof for Kayabwa church
We are thankful to Nailsea Baptist Church for the funds to complete the
walls of the church in Kayabwa earlier this year but would also like to
extend thanks to Henry Joseph in the USA and Leroy and Novia Johnson in
Milton Keynes for funds towards securing a roof.
HMM would love to solve its current transport challenges and provide a sustainable
source of income for the future. If you are able to assist with donations or
fundraising, or know anyone who is, please contact Sara Millington at
Honey Harvesting in Chapsinja
During his visit with the Links team in October Richard Emmett (shown here with
Chief Chapsinja) followed up on his earlier training on beekeeping
by showing the Chief and other villagers how to safely harvest their honey.
This was an exciting event as it was the first harvest to take place since
the hive was installed in May.
In Richard's own words, approaching a hive of 50,000 busy bees with only a hat,
head mosquito net, and some rubber gloves to take their honey is a 'sobering moment'.
It is life-changing work, however, because each hive can save a struggling family
from poverty as it can be produce an annual salary worth of honey. It is hoped
the beekeeping model can now be expanded to include more families going forward.
Give thanks for continued favour with the local government as they begin to
support and join with Hope Missions initiatives (such as sinking a borehole
in the village of Chapsinja after we had built the primary school).
For peace in Malawi before, during and after the national elections in May.
May we end up with good government and leaders with integrity.
For provision for a new full-time member of staff as we move forward with the work,
and that we would find the right person to join the team.
For provision for a minibus that we can use in the field, for team visits
and as a source of income.