Going to Malawi- Helping children with Special Needs
Organized by: Noel Johansson
EVENT DATE Aug 03, 2014
I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Africa on a mission trip in July of 2011 on a first time Special Needs Mission Trip. I recently found out since then, that this particular team goes every summer in order to continue the relationship between those children and those who go on the trip. This trip is also to help develop independence of the children who have special needs. In their culture they are not given opportunities otherwise because of their differences.
I moved to Germany in July of 2012 and thought I would not be able to go back to Africa because of my location. It had recently been put on my heart to sponsor my child in Malawi again and sent an email to COTN. It just so happened I was able to begin sponsoring him again. Then I decided to email Summit in hopes of the opportunity to join the team for this summer. After a few weeks of waiting for a reply, I was told I can go again this summer.
Our team will go August 3rd to August 14th to work with the children who have special needs in Lilongwe, Malawi. I am very excited to take this opportunity again to serve those in need, help where I can, and make a difference in others lives as well as help to better myself in humbleness, wisdom, and whatever else the Lord surprises me with. I am also looking forward to seeing my sponsor child again, as I had promised to visit him again in the future.
There are many challenges that come with this opportunity and prayer is greatly appreciated to get me through those times as well as the Lord providing safety, security, and success for all of us going on this trip.
It would be a great help if you were able to sponsor me in this endeavor this year financially.
You can make a contribution online via www.summitconnect.org through ‘invest’ > online giving > sign up to make an account and then donate to Missions >July 2014 Malawi> and under my name