The Jamaa Letu Orphanage newsletter is compiled from the June Quarterly Report from the Director’s of the BART & and the June Quarterly Report from the Director’s of CEJAL Jamaa Letu Orphanages.
(Centre for Jamaa Letu)
The main activities are still the same concerning the program HFCA: Food, shelter, education, health care, religion, social reintegration, and family reunification etc., For the Children of Africa!
Celebrating with Our Friends
Events And Other Activities
We had different set of activities during this quarter:
We Lost Our Sister and Daughter
We are very saddened to announce you the death of our daughter and sister Jose Ilunga (married 2 years ago) who passed away last June 22nd, 2021 from a long term disease.
The orphanage lacked the means to help with the funerals but we did get help from some partners and friends, including Missionary Jean-Paul Dietrich and Jethro Muyombi.
We are still sensitizing the girls and employees about the future of our orphanage and the pandemic we are facing so that God may help us through our church and partners worldwide.
Visits from Partners & Friends
We had a lot of partners and friends who came to visit, comfort and assist us this last quarter.
UMC Kipendano welcoming Mrs. Rosine from CEJAL
(Motto: mutual love for the living)
(gift from Mr. Mwenze Kongolo)
(gift from Dr Wetshi)
Gifts from UMC Samarie District
Gift from Rose Samba
(USA) via Ms. Natacha
Etoile Brillante School
Director of Christian Education and his team preaching at CEJAL (gave Bibles to all children and employees)
Zawadi 14 years-old
Eliane L (11 years-old)
Dress and shoes gift from Pastor Luzolo
Emmany K, 11 years
Naomie N, 14 years
An anonymous family signaled de disappearance of their daughter. We were summoned alongside other orphanages to appear before the authorities for questioning and investigations. The director of CEJAL answered the call accompanied by our church lawyer. The orphanage was obviously cleared and we had to pay $150 to the lawyer for his services.
We have faced a few cases this last quarter among children and employees as well:
We consulted a doctor from South Africa here in Lubumbashi. He saw Choudelle and gave us his estimation of $8,800 for her case.
In the meantime Choudelle is experiencing pain and she is almost always in her bed. She can hardly manage to go to school.
We ask for good willing people to help Choudelle so that she can recover from this painful situation.
After surgery the screws were taken off. She will have an X-ray next month for control.
We Give Thanks:
To all of you we say “thanks a lot”: the children are praying for you. They need to keep smiling especially during these difficult times.
- To God almighty for his love and for the life is giving us;
- To Ms Cecilia McGurk;
- To Laura Weir and Tim Graham for their financial donation last May 2021;
- To Eric Sparkman for his continued support;
- To Jean-Paul Dietrich for advising and supporting us despite his many duties;
- To Mrs. Jenny for the initiative of publishing information about our orphanages;
- To our Episcopal office for gathering all the means necessary to support our children.
|Primary Students||School Grade|
|Clarisse M K||3rd|
|Dimericia M Y||5th|
|Ruth N K||4th|
|Secondary Students||School Grade|
|Prisca K||3rd Science|
|Suzane K M||4th Science|
|Jemima K L||2nd|
|Micheline K I||5th Social|
|Astrid M E||5th Social|
|Chatty M T||2nd|
|Naomie S N||3rd Science|
|Professional School||School Grade|
|Ruth K||3rd Couture|
|Marie-Choudelle I||4th Couture|
Plea for CEJAL
Following the COVID 19 pandemic the means at our disposal hardly allow us to live decently.
Children have grown up and they have more needs due to that.
To you our unconditional partners we ask that you continue to support us and help us find good people willing to come to our rescue.
Thanks for your support!
Thanks be given to God for His unconditional support and protection during this difficult time of Covid -19 pandemic.
We are doing the following activities and work for the Boys:
- Taking care of them
- Giving them good food
- Teaching them how to interact with people in the society
- Teaching them how to protect themselves against this COVID- 19 pandemic
- Teaching them how to respect church leaders and others
- Continuing to search for new local partners
- Contacting and receiving good people who brought different gifts for our boys
- Teaching them the Christian life
- Working in collaboration with the pastor cabinet
- Supervising their school performance
- Carrying for them
- Taking them to the hospital when needed
|Nathan N S|
|Chadrack K N|
|Yannick K M|
|Leon N M|
|Simon T R|
|Joseph K N|
|Bernard L I|
|Sandji M M|
|Ely M S|
Some Donations from Our Local Friends
The Mama Kipendano team have visited the orphanage and donated some soaps, cooking oil, goat, and some other important things as shown on the images below.
This donation (breakfast meal) is from the P.P INILU team but did not want to appear on the photos.
There is no much change about the activities, they are almost the same as usual and they are presently focused on their studies as the school year is ending soon.
About The Boys
The boys are doing well and we thank God for his everlasting love.
All the kids are well and they are doing better in their studies however due to the pandemic COVID 19 pandemic.
All the boys are doing well, no sickness registered, and thank God for his protection
Thank you so much for reading our report and May God bless you for helping and giving to the orphans another chance to life.
Kafweta Naweji Paul, Director
Thank you for your support!
Support the Orphans Through These
Donate Through Your Local UMC
Local UMC Instructions: Mark donation to Jamaa Letu Orphanages & note if it’s for a Child & Youth Sponsorship, Education Scholarship, or general Jamaa Letu support. Talk with your coordinator.
Donate Directly Through the
Pacific NW Conference Office
Send Donations to Jamaa Letu Orphanages Pacific Northwest Conference Office P.O. Box 13650 Des Moines, WA 98193-1009. Mail donation or direct your bank to send the funds & note if it’s for a Child & Youth Sponsorship, Education Scholarship, or general Jamaa Letu support.