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CURRENT NEEDS:
Dear Friends!

As you know, we had a team recently return from Malawi. Our team left on Thursday just before devastating Cyclones hit the area dumping much rain and destruction. 

I am writing to appeal to you all for urgent help for our Christian friends whose lives are endangered by natural calamities/disasters such that they are displaced and living in areas where they have no shelters and food and other life basic needs. The weather is harsh for us here such that we have bad floods destroying our properties and belongings including crops being washed away living us helpless. People are sleeping on the floor without covering themselves living them vulnerable to bad weather which in the end will result in a lot of people being affected by diseases and sicknesses. Children and women are the most vulnerable people in this situation and our appeal is for urgent response so that we can help meet the victims of floods/cyclone Idai with Plastic papers for temporary housing facilities/shelters, food stuffs, blankets, drugs/medicines, kitchen wares/utensils etc  for women and children and all affected people groups.

We have others that have lost church buildings such as in Migowi, Chikwawa, Nsanje and Mozambique.

 We need any help in any amount that can help us minister  and support the victims with emergency food stuffs, shelters, medicines, Blankets, clothes, kitchen wares/utensils. We are praying for $5000 to $15000 urgently.

Be the hands and feet of Jesus to the world by helping meet the emergency needs of the people in dare need of your upper hand. 

Thank you for your help today!!

Trip 2019

Details on our trip:

Dates are
Aug. 30- Sept 11

We will fly out of Charlotte to Johannesburg on Delta airlines.

We will be teaching pastors, training, and discipling women.
We will also be working with the children
and help at the Vocational Center.
Your prayers are appreciated!
September deadlines:
*prices are dependent on meeting deadlines
April 1- $500 deposit
May 30-$500
June 30-$500
July 30-$600
August 15-$500

August 30-September 11, 2019
February 16-23, 2020
July 14-23, 2020

To register for your trip, and for more information:
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Pastor Mark,  interpreting for Jack Eason during the conference.

Pastor Mark, interpreting for Jack Eason during the conference.

Pastor Mark, enjoying the Pastors conference

Pastor Mark, enjoying the Pastors conference

Crossover Malawi
Crossover Malawi partners with River of Life, a wholistic ministry that is changing the landscape in Malawi. Here are some of the ways our partnership makes a difference.

Among the estimated 16 million population of Malawi, one in every two people is aged below 18. Thus, Malawi has a youthful population. Currently, the youth face diverse problems. As such, their transition to adulthood needs to be understood in the larger developmental context. Social inequalities, low education, homelessness, gender discrimination, widespread unemployment, weakened health systems, forced child marriages and early pregnancies as well as drug and alcohol abuse, crimes and prostitution are the realities within which young people grow. 20% of the people there have HIV/AIDS. The trading centres in Phalombe district are becoming a beehive for young sex workers, who are running away from their homes due to poverty, hunger and lack of any skills in order for them become economically empowered. These problems are very much preventable and rectifiable if efforts are well coordinated. Human trafficking is also increasing among young girls and boys in Phalombe district. These girls and boys are being trafficked to the neighboring country, Mozambique, where the girls are being forced into prostitution. While the boys are being forced to work in tobacco farms and mostly going many months without being paid. The girls and boys who are being trafficked into Mozambique are aged between 13 – 20 years old.

Since the majority of the Malawi population is youthful, investing in young people in terms of education, vocational skills and health could result in an increased share of working-age adults in future.

At the Youth Skills Development Center that our partners funded, we are empowering the youth through the following approaches; provision of computer skills, carpentry, tailoring, welding, tinsmith, hair dressing, home craft, plumbing, electrical installation, painting, brick laying  and training the youth in other social issues like human rights, girls’ rights, involving the youth in sports activities like football and netball. In terms of improving their health, the youth shall be accessing Youth Friendly Health Service (YFHS) at the Health Centre. Through the YFHS, the youth shall be able to access counseling, family planning, health talk sessions for the prevention of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections. The Youth Development Centre shall also be used to rehabilitate the young sex workers, rescued boys and girls and provide them with vocational skills.

Next Trip:
September 2019
Help us take the needed resources with us when we go!

For more information, contact Ashley Hughes.
ashley@cupsmission.com

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