Justin Majawa will speak in chapel next Friday, Oct. 17, about Saving Orphans Ministries.
SOM, based in Malawi, Africa, has a mission to support orphans and their caregivers, spiritually, physically and intellectually.
With the high death rate from AIDS in Malawi, there is a large number of orphans to care for.
Since the program’s start in 1996, short- and long-term missionaries with SOM have served more than 4000 orphans and caregivers.
Areas that SOM volunteers serve in include low-cost housing construction, education support, church construction, Bible camps, and agricultural care.
SOM seeks to empower Malawi communities and caretakers, working alongside them in their culture, and helping them to become self-sufficient.
“With such a large number of orphans, the organization needs more manpower, material and financial support,” Majawa explained.
Majawa encourages NW students to get involved.
“The students could pray for the organization on a regular basis, support some of the orphans, and serve in Malawi in teaching, nursing, and setting up the library at our new school,” he said
Majawa will also be available on Thursday and Friday in the RSC to answer questions about serving with SOM.
“I will also be encouraging people to be thankful to what the Lord is doing for those in America, because other people in the world do not have such opportunities,” he commented.