Friday, July 20, 2012

A Plea for Education!

Imagine a place where less than 1% will ever attend any college, and where the majority will not attain a 5th grade education. These places exist in some parts of the world, and Malawi is one of those places. According to the US Department of Labor:
"In 1995, 62 percent of students entering primary school reached grade two, and 34 percent reached grade five. The dropout rate is higher among girls than boys."
Jesika and I have the opportunity to take the gift of education to the people of Malawi this fall. One of the ways Nazarene Theological College of Central Africa is able to keep the education cost down to an affordable level is due to volunteer educators who can teach the courses. However, to bring this education we need your help!

If you had the opportunity to finish high school, you did something that most Malawian children could only dream of.  We are looking for 100 friends to sign up for just $10/month from now through December to raise a total of $5000 that will provide funding for 3 much needed college courses. Would you consider this a scholarship? If you graduated high school, would you consider making a gift of just $10/month as a scholarship for our Malawian students? 

To pledge for a students' education, sign up at http://web.nazarene.org/goto/moore.malawi. The site allows donations to be made via credit/debit cards and bank transfer for the recurring donations. When you sign up, you can leave us a message on that page. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Finally, please pray for us, for the school, and for the students. It is only by the grace of God that we are able to do this.
"Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (2 Chronicles 1:10)

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