My Humanitarian Trip to Malawi, Africa!

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My Humanitarian Trip to Malawi, Africa!

 

Hey Friends!!

I’m thrilled to share that I’m going on a humanitarian service trip this summer (end of July-first week of August), working with kids in Malawi, Africa!  I have been thinking and praying about this trip for the last two years, and this year it is weighing heavy on my heart to get up and “GO!” and to serve these children and community. You’ve probably heard or seen me mention about Kusewera, the foundation I will be going with. Kusewera’s  mission is about empowering kids in Africa through active and creative play. I’ll be working at the orphanage Mtendere Village.  I hope to enrich the lives of the kids through various activities such as sports clinics and music jam sessions and teaching skills that will be valuable to them.  I’m especially excited to dance with them, teaching them some of my moves, and them teaching me.

I’ve been supporting Kusewera from afar, and I cannot wait to finally get over there to Malawi and physically help! These kids at Mtendere look forward to their “foreign” visitors more than anything, and I cannot wait to get to know the smiling and appreciative faces of the kids that I have been supporting. Our team will spend six days at the orphanage planning activities, workshops, and just spending good quality time with the kids. Each volunteer will also take over two bags of donated items like clothing, medical supplies, sports equipment, etc. Our team of volunteers will physically do this to assure delivery into the right hands.

There’s a place for all of you here too! One, I’m raising funds to get over to these kiddos and would really appreciate your support here. Just $10 will make such a huge difference and will get me to Malawi with all the supplies/equipment needed at the orphanage. Two, our team would love your support through your prayers; Your prayers for our team’s health and safety is much appreciated as well as prayers to prepare our hearts for what God may want to do in our hearts and lives, and, most importantly, in the kids’ lives at the orphanage.

If you feel led to help support financially, your support and generosity is so greatly appreciated! I still have $1,200 left that I need to raise for this trip to be able to get the supplies needed and get over to these kiddos, I know with your help, I can do it! Remember, even a small donation will make a huge difference.

To make a secure, online credit card donation on my behalf you can either use this link:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=khb9lkeab&oeidk=a07e74sjprq4ed61a3a

Or, simply go to the DONATE NOW button at www.kusewera.org (on the left side) and follow directions.  Put my name in the “special instructions” section, so they know your donation goes towards my trip.

If you prefer to mail in a check, you can send it to:

Kusewera

8265 W Sunset Blvd #203

West Hollywood, CA 90046

Attn: Kusewera – (Tenley Molzahn)

Be sure to put my name in the memo line!

I’m looking forward to this amazing experience and I’m excited to help make a difference in the lives of the kids in Malawi. I am certain that I too will be blessed by this experience.  Thanks in advance for your help financially and prayerfully. Together we’ll make a difference!

If you have questions about this trip, feel free to comment and I will get back to your questions as soon as possible. Or you can send your questions directly to kusewera@gmail.com

Thank you for always supporting me!

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  • Mom

    Your dad knows the the incredible impact a trip like this has on the giver and the recipient. I trust your trip with Kusewera will just be the beginning of impactful giving of your time and energy in a unique environment that has a need and you have a willingness to serve. God Bless the whole thing!

  • Shelly

    Tenley, 10 years ago this month when I was in high school I had the awesome opportunity to go on a mission trip to a little village in Zambia, Africa and it is an experience I will never forget. No doubt you will make a difference in their lives by going on this trip, but I guarantee you that you will forever be changed by this experience. It astounds me to this day how children with so little can have such joy. What a lesson to each of us. I look forward to hearing about your experience upon your return and especially want to see some pictures!

    God bless you in your efforts to make a difference in those kids lives.

  • Ally

    When will you be actually going on the trip?

  • http://Wwwwww.amycornwell.com Amy Cornwell

    That is so great Tenley! The kids will love you there. Enjoy the experience! I’m doing something similar in October: heading to Africa! you can read my post here: http://www.amycornwell.com/blog/heading-to-africa/

  • Nancy Lasker

    I think it’s wonderful of you to help these children..but somehow, I feel like there are so many right here who can use help. I had a child in class the other day, ask if he could take his shoes off because his feet hurt…his shoes didn’t fit and you know the rest…just saying we have so many unfortunate children here in the US of A. But each one of us gets our rewards of the heart in many different ways and places. Safe travels.

  • Christa Monteith

    “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can move mountains” Have you seen a mustard seed before? It is so small!!! God is so faithful and will show you so many things through this trip. I believe God will not only meet your needs but multiply them. :) I will stand with you and claim that now. One thing I have learned through the trips that I have been a part of is once you are called he won’t leave you hanging and will provide for you what you have asked.
    “For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power love and a sound mind” It’s way easy to get wrapped in fear… Especially when your going someplace you have never been. I will be praying peace over you and that you can leave at ease and everything will be lined up! :)
    I am so excited for you!!!!!
    Christa Monteith
    Ps remember that old hymn “sanctuary” ” Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary. Pure and Holy, tried and true.. With thanksgiving I’ll be a living sanctuary for you”

    I love that song!!!

  • Ashley

    Hi Tenley! I just started reading your blog. I love your story!! I am starting the same journey after being sick for so many years. I am also a TIU member and have the nutrition plan. I bought the regular plan. But now as I am moving to a GF lifestyle. I am wondering how you incorporate paleo baked good because they’re so high in fat and the plan is so low in fat.

  • Nancy Ike

    I have taken a mission trip to Malawi the past three years and have been blessed beyond belief. I am leaving July 7 to help lead a group back again. I will be praying that God uses you in a mighty way! The people there are so warm and welcoming. There is a reason Malawi is called the warm heart of Africa. God bless you as you serve!

  • Darren

    Tenley is very Cool!