This year’s Diocesan Lent Appeal will strike a chord with the All Saints congregation, which for many years supported St Peter’s Hospital on Likoma Island, Lake Malawi.
The 2019 Appeal is in aid of the Malawi Association for Christian Support. The association has been active since 1993, working in partnership with local people on education, health and community projects in the rural areas, where the needs are greatest.
Its current focus is on funding a new surgical block at St Luke’s, a busy mission hospital in the southern trading centre of Malosa, offering a full range of medical and surgical services for people living in its vicinity of the hospital and the five health centres for which it is responsible, as well as serving the College of Nursing.
More than £100,000 has been raised, and the charity is making a final push for the remaining £75,000 needed.
Malosa has been home to an Anglican Church mission since its foundation in 1861 at the request of David Livingstone.
St Luke’s Hospital was founded in 1913 and is part of the Christian Health Association of Malawi, which provides 37% of health services in the country and trains up to 80% of its health workers.View in full screen