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Help build a Poultry Farm in Chengelo

Quite often, those who remind us of the good that exists in the world are children and young people. Despite their own difficulties, young people like Anne Frank – the Dutch girl who died more than 70 years ago in a concentration camp – help us to see the opportunity for good. “Hunger is not a problem; it is an obscenity,” Anne wrote as she and her family went without food. But she continued to still be able to see the good in humanity: “how wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

Dear Mr. Doe,

Greetings, Quite often, those who remind us of the good that exists in the world are children and young people. Despite their own difficulties, young people like Anne Frank – the Dutch girl who died more than 70 years ago in a concentration camp – help us to see the opportunity for good.

“Hunger is not a problem; it is an obscenity,” Anne wrote as she and her family went without food. But she continued to still be able to see the good in humanity: “how wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

I thought about Anne’s words recently when I received a letter from a missionary working in Zambia in southern Africa. The letter was from Sr. Matilda Chileshe – a religious Sister who is living and working at the St. Theresa Mission, where she helps run a school that provides education and outreach to children who have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.

The mission is currently working on a poultry farm that would provide eggs, meat, and jobs to both the children and the surrounding community. “The poultry project will make such an incredible difference in the lives of the entire community,” she explains.

Here’s just a portion of the list of supplies they need: iron sheet roofing, doorframes, electrical wiring and conduit, and the chickens themselves. Starting a poultry farm may sound like a simple – or at least not very complicated – task, but there is a lot to do!

It is my sincere hope that we can raise at least $36,400 to help complete the poultry farm in Chengelo and to support some of our other missions throughout Africa. You can also help by sending a donation to support Sr. Matilda’s mission in Zambia. No matter what amount you donate, the most important thing is that we not wait to reach out to those who are hungry and suffering.

Your Missionary Friend, Denis P. Pringle P.S. – Please know that every donation is important! Please do not wait to send your gift. God bless you! Thank you and God bless you for all that you do.