Africa Mission Partners
The purpose of Chikondi Malawi is to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Africa. The terrible toll of HIV/AIDS is not limited to the sick and dying. It has created a generation of orphans. Extended family (particularly the grandmothers, “agogos”) do their best to care for the children left behind, but most are already overburdened with their own hunger and health issues. In addition, although Malawi has faced drought before, multiple years of persistent drought have driven the needs of this already-vulnerable population to an unprecedented high. Life is difficult for these precious children. Without adequate nutrition, they will weaken. They will lose their stamina, mental capacity to complete their required school work, and ability to combat the disease threats in this environment – which include diarrhea, pneumonia, tuberculosis and malaria. Nutrition provided in their daily meals at the orphan feeding center provides their bodies with the capacity to overcome the obstacles challenging them daily, and give them hope for a brighter future.
Cheryl Kruckemeyer- Missionary in Tanzania
Cheryl is currently beginning her second year of serving God's kingdom in Tanzania. Cheryl's days are filled teaching English at Mwadui Lutheran Secondary School to prepare students for their certification exams for graduation. She also is teaching the students basketball and acting as a mentor to encourage her female students to continue to pursue their education. You can read Cheryl's monthly newsletter updates here or visit the Global Lutheran Outreach website and search for "Cheryl Kruckemeyer"