September 21st 2008 – McKallie’s Home of Future and Hope Opens
During a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony McKallie herself shared with a crowd of hundreds of African villagers the story of how the Lord gave her a new home with new parents, a new future and a hope, bridging the gap for the world’s orphans, vulnerable and abused children that transcends all continents. With inspiring words she said it was her prayer for the children who would live in McKallie’s Home of Future and Hope Children Village that they too would be given through our Lord Jesus Christ a future and a hope with new families, new homes and a new beginning. With that she cut the ribbon and opened the gate. There was not much more to say but to God be all the glory!
We give thanks to all of you who have supported, donated and prayed for us!
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June, 2008 – Making progress in phase one!
School opens in September and will be dedicated to the village September 20th in special a ceremony. With incredible village support we are all very excited as we move forward.
It was great to have my husband Jerre with me in Malawi in February. A great source of support and wisdom especially when it comes to construction as we prepare for our school opening. Our initial phase will consist of targeting a high risk age group of children ages 2 through 7. Throughout our village territory children will be selected by our project manager and village authorities (chief and assistants) who are considered either high risk, vulnerable, or orphaned living with extended families. It is our plan to provide these children with early education fundamentals as well as a nutrionally sound meal a day. This is will serve as community based care for some of the surrounding village children as we continue to prepare for the orphans who will be placed in our care long term.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
October, 2007 – Great news! Just 13 meters below ground an abundance of water was drilled.
As hundreds of local villagers looked on and in just a few short minutes water began coming out of the bore hole with great force indicating a great supply. We are truely thankful. Another amazing step to completing the vision for orpah care in Malawi.October, 2007 – Great news! Just 13 meters below ground an abundance of water was drilled. As hundreds of local villagers looked on and in just a few short minutes water began coming out of the bore hole with great force indicating a great supply. We are truely thankful. Another amazing step to completing the vision for orpah care in Malawi.
Also this fall as we reach out to the surrounding village to begin community based programs, Mike a young man who works with us has invested in the young people by providing soccor clubs twice a week.
This is a great opportunity to mentor kids and let them know we are there because we care about all of them.
They practice skills then he splits them up for games. It was great to witness his example to these young kids.
July 01, 2007 – McKallie’s Home of Future and Hope has recently broke ground on its land in Malawi Africa.
A licensed local contractor and crew who will also employ local villagers has set up temporary residence on our land and has begun the building process. Expected date for completion is 36 weeks. It is projected we will be ready to take children in off the streets and village as soon as early 2008. Village Chief M’dala could not be happier, or more supportive of our progress and for the children we will be able to care for.
Over the next 36 weeks those involved with McKallie’s Home of Future and Hope contribute as well as fund raise the
approx $180.000 needed to complete phase one of the children’s village planning. We know where God gives a vision He provides the provision. We are thankful to God for the efficient, timely manner in which this project has progressed. The wounded and hurting children can’t wait!