Malawi: “Laat die kindertjies …”
Op 12 Maart 2021 het oud-sendeling AnnaMarie de Klerk vir vyf weke na Malawi vertrek waar sy vir meer as veertig jaar in diens van die CCAP (Church in Central Africa Presbyterian) gestaan het.
Een van haar projekte was om 77 Bybels in Chichewa met groot sorg aan Bybelstudiegroepe, pasgebore babas in Malingunde Hospitaal en die Yoswa Skool op Nkhoma uit te deel. Sy was ook op besoek aan die KIX-skool wat sy destyds in 2012 geïnisieer het.
Thirty-one children are currently taken care of at KIX (Kids In Christ) Nursery School.
Elizabeth Kambalame and Mery Chinthuchanji have been teaching at KIX since September, 2012. Yosefe and Biliyeni Mtuwatuwa assist them. Yosefe cooks the nutritious soya and maize meal porridge and Biliyeni keeps the classes and premises clean.
This is more than a Nursery School. Elizabeth, the headmistress, reports: “We commit ourselves to encourage the parents, although the school fees often become a challenge for parents to meet time limits.
“I confidently testify that the children respond very positively to the Bible story-teaching. God graciously equips Mery and myself with Child Evangelism methods to communicate Scripture in effective ways. Our children are very disciplined. I do not hesitate to introduce them to visitors.”
The environment at KIX Nursery School has changed drastically due to the development in raising the wall at Kamuzu Dam 1. But the teachers still meet the children at the KIX signpost and at 10:50 the parents collect excited scholars when they close for the day!