Help Support the Orphans This June
The money collected goes to support the operating expenses of Jamaa Letu the orphanages such as food, clothing, school fees, utilities, medical care, and salaries for the staff.
COVID has changed the collection of this offering, but not the love and joy that goes with it. Please consider donating to your local church, designated Jamaa Letu, between now and the end of June.
Labels and other tools can be found on the Hope for the Children of Africa website
Thank you to Jean-Paul Dietrich
Jean-Paul is moving on to other ministries after having been in Lubumbashi, since 2017, working as a liaison between donors in the Northwest Pacific Annual Conference and the local churches for the two orphanages. Thank you for all you have done on behalf of the orphans and God bless you in your future endeavors.
The Hope for the Children of Africa Committee
See How the Kids Have Grown!
We have new photos of all of the children at the 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, family reunification, etc., For the Children of Africa!
Events & Other Activities
We had a different set of activities during this quarter.
Among them we can mention:
March 8th: A Conference was held in favor of the children of CEJAL by Mrs. Adele (Gender Ministry) and Mrs. Elise Tshowa (Local Parliament).
Visits & Visitors
Elementary Local School Visits CEJAL Orphanage
We have received 16,000 US Dollars from our partners.
We are still waiting for the passing of the rainy season to start the construction of two additional classrooms to help us finance the orphanage.
The children are doing fine in general at CEJAL orphanage except for Victoire M who has been at the hospital several times during this last quarter.
Family & Social Reintegration
Micheline I. is now living with her family. We are helping her to finish this school year and obtain her diploma.
Victoire M is asking to leave the orphanage to have the experience of independent life. “How would we know that she is an adult if we keep her still?” she wrote! Unfortunately, Victoire suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia. She has her care, including medical needs covered by the student scholarship fund.
Victoire 02/02/2022 (31)
Assy 10/02/2022 (19)
Dimercia 22/02/2022 (15)
Patricia 24/02/2022 (13)
We mobilized people willing to help us renew the kids’ mattresses that were in bad shape
CEJAL Girls @ School
|Primary Students||School Grade||Age|
|Emmanuelle (Emany) K||6th||11|
|Dimercia M Y||7th||14|
|Secondary Students||School Grade||Age|
|Prisca K||4th Science||15|
|Suzane K M||5th Science||17|
|Jemima K L||2nd||15|
|Astrid (Assy) M E||6th Social Technique||18|
|Chatty M T||3rd||14|
|Naomie S||4th Science||15|
|Professional School||School Grade||Age|
|Marie-Choudelle I||6th Couture||23|
Calling Out Our Top Students
We continue to encourage the girls to take their studies seriously following the example of:
Jemima K 66%
Stephanie M 60%
Dimercia M 60%
Naomie N 65%
Kulofwa Z 61%
CEJAL Kindergarten School
This quarter we lost 18 pupils just before Easter due to financial difficulties from their parents. This tends to happen at the end of the year.
All our thanks and gratitude to:
Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
General Board of Global Ministries
Mississippi River District UMC
Mrs. Cynthia L. Fiala
Mr. Richard Bemis
Christ United Methodist Church
Missionary Jean-Paul Dietrich
Despite the troubled times we live in you have not forsaken the orphan children of Jamaa Letu and we beseech you to continue to do so.
God bless you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Thanks for your support, guidance, and love!
God Bless You all!
We thank God almighty, full of love and mercy, who has been at our service and has brought us together and allowed us to deliver this work report.
There were few changes in the usual activities; the boys have been busy with studies, and work such as cleaning their bedrooms, the church, and combing the compound.
Generally, the boys did well the first semester.
All the kids are well and are doing better in their studies.
|Patrick N S||6th|
|Nathan M N||6th|
|Yannick K M||6th|
|Sandji M M||2nd|
|Sandji E M||7th|
|Leon Mike T||6th|
|Simon T R||5th|
|Joseph K N||5th|
|Bernard L I||2nd|
|Joseph M S||4th|
|Bute I M||1st|
Visits and Donations
We were visited by the Clan Mwant Yav, and they brought some food and clothes to the orphans.
The wife of the Bishop, Madam Irene Kabweng came to visit the orphans and brought some food and buckets as well.
Some United Methodist Women young adult members came to visit the orphans and brought some goods.
The members of the United Methodist Galilee French Parish also brought food to the orphans.
We need a generator to resolve the power shortage problem.
We are not able to keep fresh food in the fridge because of the power shortage and also boys have difficulties reading during the night.
For this first semester, we had two cases, two boys, Bernard L I, and Nathan N M fell sick but now they are doing well.
Bernard L I was suffering from malaria and was admitted to Saint Joseph Hospital for one week but now he is doing fine.
Nathan M N was involved in a car accident when he was coming from school. His foot got injured but now he is also doing well.
We thank you for your constant support during the last year and are very grateful to each donor of your conference.
Love And Blessings.
Kafweta Naweji Paul
Thank you for your support!
Support the Orphans Through These
You can help support our orphans and students by going to our website www.JamaaLetu.org and clicking on the Donate links.
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.