…. building an orphanage in Mozambique one brick at a time for 48 children
Last month we received word that the girls’ dormitory was close to completion. Praise God. It will house 24 girls in 6 bedrooms. The dormitory is pictured below on the left. The building materials are simple, but effective to keep out the elements and keep the children safe and secure within.
The orphans of Dondo, Mozambique continue to receive their daily food allotment from the Dondo United Methodist Church, as pictured above to the right.
Thank you all for helping our group raise the funds needed to build this orphanage. We have collected over $98,000. We continue to monitor the progress and will keep you informed. Once all the buildings of the orphanage are completed, our desire is to build a lasting relationship with those supporting this orphanage. A trip to visit the orphanage is a possibility.
Our goal has been and continues to be to provide funds to build safe shelter and a nurturing environment for 48 orphans. We are supporting the efforts of Foundation for Orphans (F4O). F4O is coordinating the distribution of funds and overseeing the construction of the orphanage buildings. We still have notecards featuring four of Jesse Lee’s lovely stained glass window panels. The photographs on the notecards were taken by the talented Chris Anderson. If you would like to purchase a set of 8 notecards, contact Carole Stathis. Funds will support our relationship building with the Dondo orphans.
“Thank you again for your prayers, your support and enthusiasm. We have changed the lives of not only 48 children who will be moving in soon, but to all those whom will follow in the coming years, as well as the Mozambique leaders, church over there, the Jesse Lee church and those of you who have contributed to this effort. A win/win everywhere.“ - Wayne Lavender
If you are interested in helping, donations may be left in the offering plate any Sunday.
(*Make checks payable to Jesse Lee Church, “Dondo project” written on the memo line.)We can’t save them all, but we start by helping 48 at a time!