Dank God in alles! In deze weken mogen we weer dankdag houden. Dankdag in coronatijd. Een bijzondere tijd waarin we leven. Op biddag was het de laatste keer dat we allemaal naar de kerk konden. Nu is het dankdag en zijn de kerken vrijwel leeg. Is er reden om dankdag te houden als we kijken naar de periode die achter ons ligt? In 1 Thessalo...
Our new teacher
Hi everyone, my name is Rebecca Chimbalanga. I am a Malawian lady, aged 21, a holder of Malawi school certificate and certificate in early childhood development. I have just started working at For a Change Foundation in Kwanjana as a nursery teacher. Working with For a Change is very nice and interesting.
Giving thanks for our meals
In the Netherlands, we are used to give thanks for our meals by means of a common prayer. Translated in English, it states: ' 'Although many people are hungry, You gave us a bountiful meal'. In my childhood, I did not understand those words and I often said them without paying attention to what I said. But after I visited Malawi, those words too...
Happiness in Kwanjana!
Today was a very special day! There was a party in Kwanjana. Finally, after 5 long months, our children were back again! We missed them a lot. Their joyful voices, their happy faces, the nice stories they tell. Everything is different when the children are present. They are the sunshine of our Centre.
The schools are already closed for half a year. There is no homeschooling, because this is difficult in Malawi, and especially in the villages, as most parents are not able to read and write. Distance education is also not possible, as almost nobody is having a phone with internet.
A light in turbulent times
We are in turbulent times. For the work in Kwanjana, I have seen a lot of things which are really changing, because of the Corona pandemic. Despite all things there are developments. It was a hectic period where projects could not just be handled in any way. It was really so difficult. But as we moved through we took a challenge to build a kitch...
Hope for Kwanjana
Kwanjana is a remote village which has been given hope. The impacts of the foundation are really helping the village. The activities happening around the village are bringing a better change to the people.
I hoped to be in Malawi at the time I write this blog. But plans do not always work out the way you think. Sometimes, we make plans that lay far before us, and we still think that those plans work out just the way we want them to. But I learned during this time of corona, that nothing happens when the Lord is not willing.