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The broken and the beautiful

The broken and the beautiful

Walking through an urban slum is an invasion of the senses- new sites, loud sounds and always interesting smells. It can be overwhelming at times. But I love it. I love the busyness. I love the life here. I love the resourcefulness and community participation. There...

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In the little brick home

In the little brick home

In the middle of a Malawian slum, I sat in their small brick home. No electricity, no running water. The space was cramped. It was dark, but light enough to see the silhouette of their two precious faces. 8 years and 5 years old, they lived here alone. Their parents...

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Mobilize a Mobile Medical Clinic: Save a Life!

Mobilize a Mobile Medical Clinic: Save a Life!

I am new to WOW. I mean brand new. My third day on the job, half an hour into my commute, and stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on a major highway, I received the call no mother wants: my son was being rushed to the emergency room. He was anaphylactic: his eyes and...

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Without a choice

Without a choice

What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Did you pack something for lunch? When you open your fridge what do you see? Did you make a grocery list at the beginning of the week and check out the local flyers for deals? Maybe you are inviting some friends over this...

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Merry Christmas from Jim Cantelon

Merry Christmas from Jim Cantelon

Dear friends. It's Christmas, a time to celebrate the incarnation: God "taking on flesh and dwelling among us, full of grace and truth". Kathy and I love this time of year, and we celebrate totally with our kids and grandkids. BUT- we are so aware of the horrors of...

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Malawi Partners Conference

Malawi Partners Conference

Last month Visionledd hosted a conference for all it’s partners in sub-Saharan Africa. Richard Brown, COO of Visionledd recently wrote “What a privilege it was tonight to dine with 18 African champions from 12 organizations and 5 countries.

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Kawale Community Reaches Their Goal

Kawale Community Reaches Their Goal

  Kawale has reached their goal of feeding 100 orphans and vulnerable children, 1 hot meal a day, 5 days a week. In addition to this the children also receive fortified porridge each morning. A WOW team was able to visit Kawale in August of this year and can...

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Little Canada Community School (Chibanga)

Many blessings have been showered on the small village of Chibanga this year. Finally the school in Chibanga has been completed and this is the day everybody was waiting for. The happiness due to the completion of the school did not only affect the kids but even...

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Glory to God in Bwacha

Shekinah Glory Community School is praising God for His goodness.Over the past several months volunteers have been working hard to complete the school building with finished brickwork, a poured cement floor, a metal roof, a double pit latrine for boys and girls and a...

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Kawale Life Center

Kawale Life Center

The Pastors from Kawale Orphan Care (a WOW strategic partner in Malawi) have been diligently using a portion of WOW funding for the Kawale   community to put towards building a permanent “Life Center” in the heart of Kawale. This Life Center will act as a venue where...

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Visionledd’s Richard Brown, Visits Bwacha

Today I visited I visited Shekinah Glory Community School & the coordinator of the school Teresa Ng'oma. I probed her a little more than the last few times I visited and found that she was the impetus for the school. The first time I met her she was running the...

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Chibanga – On Its Way to Sustainability

Chibanga – On Its Way to Sustainability

In May of 2009 a WOW team spent two weeks ministering with the people of Chibanga. This community is brimming with excitement because for the first time in many years they have hope. The widows have emerged from mourning are praising God in their songs and dance....

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WOW in Mgona Attracts Attention

WOW in Mgona Attracts Attention

The success of the Mgona WOW program has been growing in the past several months. Evidence of this is found in the extraordinary tale of eight women who come from as far as the Salima road at Mchoka village near Malikha School (20 km away) to be a part of WOW Mgona...

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Report from Shekinah Glory School (Bwacha)

Report from Shekinah Glory School (Bwacha)

  Theresa Ng'oma, Founder of Shekinah Glory School recounts how the school began. "In July, 1995 God gave me a burden for prayer and fasting. It was during this period that I received a vision from God of a complex housing a school (preschool up to college...

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Nasinthika – I Was Changed (Mngwangwa)

Nasinthika – I Was Changed (Mngwangwa)

Nasinthika is a 31 year old widow living in Mngwangwa, Kalimbira 2 village.In 1996, at the age of 17 she married Mandala. Together they had four children, three girls and one boy. The family struggled but made ends meet. Mandala farmed a piece of land and was able to...

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