The Passion Center for Children serves children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic in Malawi. We seek to rescue those children at greatest risk, providing food, comfort, medical care, and a safe place to live in the name of Jesus Christ.
We’d like to share three areas where your gift makes a direct difference.
In Malawi, only about 2.3% of the poor even attend Secondary School, much less graduate; orphans fall into this group. However, 90% of the Passion Center kids (all AIDS orphans) attend Secondary, not all are able to overcome long gaps of education to graduate, but all have the opportunity to go. This year, of the 7 who finished four years of Secondary school, 5 passed their exit/graduation exams! Those who graduated will go on to the University or a technical college—this is remarkable in a country where only 0.1% go on for higher education. It’s also exciting to report that 3 of the 5 who passed are our first girls to finish Secondary School—may they be an example to the younger girls to work hard and trust God.
Passion Center Sports Network
The Passion Center Sports Network continues to grow and impact thousands of people and dozens of villages. Young men and women are deciding to follow Christ, Bible study groups are forming and this sports ministry provides us a unique opportunity to speak against destructive practices that impact so many young people. It’s humbling and exciting to see our role in advancing Christ’s kingdom of grace and hope growing.
At its core, the Passion Center is about seeing God rescue, redeem and restore “the least of these.” Hundreds of orphans now have a future and a hope. Daily they’re seeing and hearing God’s grace and love in real ways. The latest example of this are the 10 newest kids who are now part of the Passion Center family—8 girls and 2 boys now have a place to call home. Of the 10, several are from an Islamic background, they now have the opportunity to learn, hear and respond to Jesus—who came into the world to rescue and save even orphans like themselves. What a joy and privilege to represent God’s concern and hope to them.
These are just three of the ways in which your gift can directly help the overall ministry of the Passion Center. In closing, we ask you again to please consider giving a Christmas gift to the Passion Center. May God bless you and may the joy of His rescue and redemption continue to spread until He returns!
Blue Calloway golf shirt with embroidered Passion Center logo on the left chest. In men’s and women’s sizes. The women’s shirt has four buttons and has a more tailored look.
Super Soft Fitted Tee
Black super soft fitted t-shirt with large Africa splatter design on the front and the Passion Center logo in blue centered on the back. In men’s and women’s sizes.
Ceramic Coffee Mugs
Brightly colored ceramic coffee mug (orange, green or blue) featuring the Passion Center logo in white.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
27oz. Klean Kanteen water bottle made from high quality, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel; totally free of BPA and other toxins. Featuring the Passion Center logo screened on one side with the word “malawi” on the opposite side.
Please help us send this “Container of Hope” to Malawi!
Right now a 40′ container is filling up with clothes, shoes, health supplies, office supplies, school supplies, books, Bibles, backpacks, computers, bicycles, towels and much more. All of these items are critically needed “over there”!
December 7 is our target shipping date and it will cost us about $13,000 to do so. To raise that amount of money we need many people giving many small gifts.
Please share this information with your friends and family and on your Facebook. Ask them to join us in sending this container filled with tangible hope to orphans, widows and their communities in Malawi. Thanks for your help and may God continue to bless and guide you.
We have an urgent prayer request and need your help. This is the situation:
A couple of days ago the Passion Center agreed to take in 10 new children after the Malawi Government shut down their orphanage due to extremely poor conditions. The Zomba District Child Welfare Office turned to us and pleaded for us to take in the 8 girls and 2 boys. Abusa Pilira and his staff felt they could not turn their backs on these children, even as they knew we already have 14 unsponsored Passion Kids and taking in new kids also means lots of additional costs. Though the Malawi Government does not provide any funds for their care, we feel strongly that this is the mission God has given us and we’ve seen God provide all our needs. He continues to do so in unexpected ways as well as through His people who are prompted to pray and give.
So right now, office space is being transformed into a small dormitory, beds are being built and personal items are being purchased. We ask you to pray that these 10 new kids will come to know God’s love for them and begin to experience the caring and healing peace of the Passion Center for Children. We also ask you to pray for the one-time gifts that are needed to help take in these kids as well as 24 new sponsors who would pray daily and give $30 a month for their needs. If you or someone you know wants to help please contact us or set up your donation now.
“You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.”