October 1st 2010
We all got up early to make the long trip from Lilongwe to Blantyre. Peter Gamula (CCM) accompanied us to make sure we stayed on track. Arrived in Blantyre at 12:30 to pick up Willie from Rays of Hope. Went to Willie's house (and office for RoH) for introductions to camp leaders (5) and to see demonstrations on their computer skills. Each one had prepared a Powerpoint presentation on their church. Good work. Then on to after school program at a local school - over 90 children at the after school program which included devotions, lessons, crafts and games delivered to very respectful, well-behaved and eager children. Their school was in major disrepair with no classroom furniture. Commitment of the leaders is amazing. One young man, Arthur, is a volunteer because he does not want to be idle. Full, wonderful day!
(By Carol McWilliams)