Friday, August 22, 2014

SU Student Amanda Hill in Malawi

Encouraging report from Amanda Hill regarding her time in Malawi this Summer:

My team and I worked in Lilongwe, Malawi with an organization called Children of the Nations. My team focused on special needs children. We educated caregivers about certain special needs (such as Down's syndrome, ADHD, cerebral palsy, albinism, and more.) Also, we taught the children that they are unique, God's children and made with a purpose through Vacation Bible School and service projects that the kids helped with. We cleaned a local hospital together as well.  

One of the most encouraging aspects of the trip was the joy and thankfulness of the children in the villages. With so little, they freely and happily praise God. Philemon 1:7 reminds me of the Malawian children: "Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord's people." They encouraged me so much.