KINGFISHER INTERNATIONAL FAMILY HARVEST APPEAL 2021

Kingfisher Family is an international grouping of churches in the UK, Spain, Africa, India, The Philippines, China and Central America. Each year we designate one project as our Harvest Appeal, picked from one of the countries in which Kingfisher is active.

In 2021 our Harvest Appeal is focussing on helping to build a Rural Community Hospital in Malawi. Heading up this project locally is Andrew Mithowa, who has recently graduated from the Catholic University of Malawi, having studied medicine there. He has a vision to build this Rural Community Hospital in Limbe, which is just outside of Blantyre in the south of the country. His vision is outlined as follows:

It is our wish that the Kingfisher Church Center here in Malawi, should build a Community Rural Hospital coming year 2025. We believe that many villages, where there is much poverty, with the construction of this community hospital, those vulnerable people will be able to access the health care at lower cost. We believe also that this rural community hospital will shorten the distance for hospital, as my fellow members of the Community walk long distances to seek health services.

This hospital will be built over the next four years and will be accredited by the Christian Mission Hospitals Association of Malawi, an organisation that works hand-in-hand with the government of Malawi. The Malawi Medical Council will provide a licence to enable the hospital to start operating.

The initial services the hospital will offer are as follows:

  • Medical services to adults and children suffering from acute illness/disease
    Children suffering from malnutrition.
  • Home-based Care Services, travelling to people suffering from chronic diseases rather than expecting them to walk to hospital.

Our Harvest Appeal October 2021 aimed to cover the cost of the 100,000 bricks needed to provide the initial structure of the building. This will cost in the region of £3000, which is our target for the 2021 Harvest Appeal, which launches on Sunday, October 31st.

The Lord blessed us with such generous donations from the Kingfisher churches and the congregations. We actually raised over £5,000 and the 100,000 bricks has turned into the equivalent of 166,000 bricks and construction has started. (See picture sequence below) All since October 2021.

Progress pictures March 2022

Everyday
leadership is
often more
about frustrating
trivia than faithfilled
strides
forward - but
they don’t have
to grind us down

Thank the Lord for his Bounty of fellowship