Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow in Riverside!!

On Monday, Sep 26th Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow the founder of Mary's Meals spoke at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside, Iowa.  On Tuesday our family had the the opportunity to take Magnus and Patty Decker (who is in charge of Mary's Meals USA) to Chicago Illinois.

Here are some pictures from the evening:

       Gloria Williams, a lady from the local newspaper intervied Magnus, Patty and I
                                           Magnus and I
                                           Patty and I
                                                      Introducing Magnus 
                                                     Magnus speaking

The 7th and 8th grade Religious Ed. classes presenting Magnus with a check for $801 that they raised this month for Mary's Meals
                                                    Mathew, Valarie, Magnus and Bethany
                                           Our family with Magnus
                                    L to R Aaron,  Mom (Pam), Me, Magnus, Alexander and Dad (Dave)
                                   My brother, Alexander made a Mary's Meals sign out of Lego Bricks for Magnus

On Monday night I raised $2,452.15 for the kitchen!!

On behalf of the children in Malawi, thanks to everyone who attend/donated!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Update on the Mpondasi kitchen

I wanted to give you the very latest update about construction at Mpondasi School. The kitchen shelter is now approximately 85% complete: the roof is on and plastering is almost finished.  They  expect the practical completion date to be at the very end of September/ start of October.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Learn a bit about Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

For his work, Magnus was named one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of 2010.  See more about that here:

A six minute You Tube video of the work of Mary’s Meals:

And a two minute “teaser” if you don’t have 6 minutes right now:

Magnus getting announced at the CNN Top Ten Heroes Ceremony