|March 2019||Emergency relief work is underway to help the 100,000 people effected in the south of Malawi. This month we highlight stories of education and change through our Follow Me leaders work.||Read more|
|April 2019||This month we highlight our Happy Faces work with lots of encouraging testimonies showing how Mums and their children are being changed. Malawi has elections on May 21st so we are praying for peace and transparency.||Read more|
|February 2018||This month we are pleased to let you know about the church planting course we are adding g to our work. Our 3 other areas continue to go from strength to strength as we look ahead to a busy 2018!||Read more|
|April 2018||This month we celebrate our Happy Faces work, hearing from families about the difference DT is making in their family life. We are excited to see people transformed and healthy families creating healthy villages.||Read more|
|July 2018||We celebrate our Happy Faces graduation this month as 7 children transition to Primary School. The testimonies show how much fruit and change this wonderful project brings||Read more|
|November 2018||Thank you for your partnership with us in enabling this precious work to thrive. As we come to the end of the year, we look back over many highlights of 2018 and talk about some of our hopes for 2019.||Read more|
|December 2018||Happy Christmas from the D.T. team. We appreciate all your support and walking with us to see Malingunde transformed! Rhodess, Japhael, Jameson, Chippo, Janet, Ethel, Bazillio, Bisifat, Patterson, and Fanny||Read more|
|January 2017||We are looking forward to 2017 and all that the year has in store. We hope that the 3 areas of our work; Follow Me, CHE and Happy Faces will go from strength to strength.||Read more|
|February 2017||This month we celebrate stories from our CHE work in 4 local communities. We share stories of family gaining hope and gaining healthy home certificates as they live healthily and peacefully with their neighbours.||Read more|
|March 2017||This month we look at highlights from our Follow Me work. Lots of stories of leaders being helped, equipped and inspired through the 6 yearlong course that we offer.||Read more|
|April 2017||This month we look at our Happy Faces work. We are so pleased with the 45 families coming along to our stay and play sessions.||Read more|
|May 2017||We are into the dry season now and the harvest is almost complete. This month we highlight our community health work with testimonies of the very real difference this is making in people lives. We recently had a trip to serve and do some training with the team and enjoy a FM conference together.||Read more|
|June 2017||This month we highlight our Follow Me work and the practical aspect of Kingdom Expansion. So exciting to see over 100 people healed and coming to faith in one weekend.||Read more|
|October 2017||This has been a very busy time over the past few months and in this update we highlight our CHE work. We look forward to 2018 with all that we are hoping to accomplish with some new plans too!||Read more|
|November 2017||This month we highlight our Follow Me work. We are having a busy end to the year with our recent graduation and FM Equip gathering. We are looking ahead to 2018 and all the exciting challenges ahead of us .||Read more|
|January 2016||We are looking forward to all that 2016 has in store.
We expect lots of challenges, some disappointments, but we know too that lives will be changed bringing health to families and villages.
|February 2016||This month we highlight our grassroots community health work called CHE. Even in the midst of many people struggling for food, we are hearing stories of hope.||Read more|
|March 2016||The past few months have been challenging with a severe food shortage. The team have been working hard and this months update is about Happy Faces.||Read more|
|April 2016||Malawi is gathering in its long awaited harvest. This month we have testimonies from our Follow Me work which is teaching over 60 leaders from 20 different denominations about biblical leadership.||Read more|
|May 2016||This month we highlight our community health work called CHE.
We have insights and testimonies to show you the teams work and the steady fruit that is being produced.
|July 2016||This month we celebrate the graduation of 19 Happy Faces children as they move to Primary School. We are very proud of our team hard work and excited that HF is set to expand to another location soon.||Read more|
|September 2016||This month we celebrate our Follow Me graduation. This is a highlight of our year as we see over 50 local leaders developing their gifts and talents. Thank you for your financial support to allow us to do this long term work.||Read more|
|October 2016||This month we highlight our CHE work. We have some wonderful testimonies which show CHE at work and the very real difference it makes in peoples lives.||Read more|
|December 2016||Our 2016 Christmas card!||Read more|
|November 2016||Happy Christmas! We have so enjoyed all our work serving those in around malingunde this year. This month we hear from people who travelled to Malawi to work with the team and get their perspective on what they experienced.||Read more|
|January 2015||Happy New Year!
2015 is here and we are very positive about the coming year as we train leaders, community health workers and parents.
Will you join us in praying, giving or visiting Malawi this year?
|February 2015||This month, we have an update on our health work called CHE. We train volunteers to be health visitors to their neighbours. We have lots of testimonies showing how the teams hard work is changing lives.||Read more|
|March 2015||More wonderful testimonies this month! An update from Happy Faces, where mums and their children learn together through play. These families also receive home visits providing vital health education||Read more|
|April 2015||This month we highlight our work of training leaders through Follow Me. We currently have 60 leaders studying 7 different courses. Some great testimonies to show the heart of how lives are being transformed.||Read more|
|May 2015||It is currently harvest time in Malawi.
This month we highlight our CHE work. Tom has just returned from a 3 week trip equipping the team in Malingunde with some help from Nick, Mark and Richard from Coventry Vineyard.
|June 2015||This month we look at the Happy Faces project and the difference it is making.
The team have had more visitors from the UK to equip and resource them as they enter the busy time for teaching - the dry season.
|July 2015||Malawi is now in the midst of the dry season and one of our busiest times where lots of
community gatherings and learning takes place.
We have 3 areas of focus and this month we are highlighting Follow Me (FM).
|August 2015||We are gearing up for the new academic year. New classes will start in Happy Faces and Follow Me. This month we highlight our CHE work with testimonies about changed lives. We also welcome a new intern called Chisomo.||Read more|
|September 2015||This month we celebrate Happy Faces and another graduation. We have lots of testimonies from the learning and changes that have taken place in the lives of the children and the parents too!||Read more|
|October 2015||October is a real highlight with graduations from Follow Me. We are so pleased that 53 leaders took time to invest in themselves this year over 7 different courses. We are really proud of them and our team for delivery high quality teaching.||Read more|
|November 2015||Happy Christmas! Thank you for all your support this year in helping us to see lasting change in people's lives. The team are doing a great job and we have been really blessed to have 5 teams visit from the UK this year to continue training the team.||Read more|
|December 2015||Our 2015 Christmas Card||Read more|
|January 2014||The past 12 years of the Dalitso Trust have been a wonderful journey resulting in a healthy, functioning team in Malawi. Phase One is complete and what a success, we are so very proud of the team! In writing this update we want to thank you for committing your time, money and prayers to this vision.||Read more|
|February 2014||The rainy season is over half way through and the harvest is looking good. People are looking forward to a May harvest and a general election. The team have been enjoying the new electricity connection.||Read more|
|March 2014||The rainy season is almost finished & the harvest is looking good. The team has recently been on a residential CHE course. As we continue to transition to life in the UK our primary role is to create a base that will resource & make the team in Malawi sustainable.||Read more|
|May 2014||The Malawi election took place on May 20th and 10 days later Professor Peter Mutharika was announced as the new President. The country remained mostly peaceful as the election process took rather longer than expected.||Read more|
|June 2014||It is the dry season, an excellent time for community learning. The Trust has three areas of focus. This month we are highlighting health, through our CHE work.||Read more|
|August 2014||The team recently had a visit from Mark, Laura, Tony & Hazel. They spent time equipping
the team and also gathered our Follow Me leaders for 2 days of teaching.
|July 2014||Malawi is now in its cooler dry season; a great time of year for community work, where rural farmers have more time on their hands to learn and discuss. The Trust has three areas of focus and this month we are highlighting Follow Me (FM), a course serving rural church leaders who live around the Malingunde area.||Read more|
|September 2014||We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new website! Please go to www.dalitsotrust.org and take a look. We absolutely love it. This month we highlight our health work called CHE.||Read more|
|October 2014||This month we are highlighting our leaders work, through the Follow Me courses. We are so pleased that 61 leaders graduated in October from our Follow Me courses; totalling 228 over the past 6 years.
|November 2014||Our Christmas newsletter. Thank you for all your support this year, we could not fulfil this vision without you! This newsletter includes some testimonies from the 11 visitors who have travelled to Malawi to help equip the team.||Read more|
|December 2014||Happy Christmas! This is our Christmas card with images from Happy Faces. Thank you to Fiona Harding for the design and Tom Densham for taking the photos.||Read more|
|April 2013||The rains have finished and Malawi is waiting to harvest its maize crop. The huge challenge the country faces is the devaluation of the Kwacha (MK) in one year from MK270 to MK630 to the British Pound. In this economic backdrop the team in Malingunde is doing really well.||Read more|
|June 2013||It is amazing to think that a year ago we were living in Malawi, finalising our move to Birmingham. We feel settled in the UK and want to update you on our news. A lot has happened since our return; we are especially thankful for Tom’s recovery from an unexpected liver parasite he brought back from Malawi.||Read more|
|June 2013||We want to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to the Vineyard for those who are new and to update those of you who already know us.||Read more|
|September 2013||We had an excellent trip to Malawi in July and left with an overwhelming sense of pride in the team. We saw the fruit of their commitment; each project is working so well. Living and working with people in acute poverty is not easy and encouragement is hard to come by.||Read more|
|October 2013||It is now summer in Malawi & the main agricultural season is almost under way. Working in rural areas during this time becomes a challenge, especially to gather people for learning, as most people start farming.||Read more|
|November 2013||The rains have now started and the agricultural season is well under way. This is a very busy time and people are hoping for a good harvest next year. Tom recently had a successful 3-week trip to Malawi, find out more below.||Read more|
|December 2013||On behalf of all of us at The Dalitso Trust we would like to say thank you for your continued support this year and to wish you a Happy Christmas! 2013 has been a challenging year of transition and we are looking forward to 2014 with plans and high hopes for the Trust.||Read more|
|March 2012||The maize is high in the fields and Malawi has had plenty of rain, but very little fuel and foreign currency with which to import anything. In a land locked country that is just about everything!||Read more|
|December 2012||Happy Christmas! On behalf of all of us at The Dalitso Trust we would like to say thank you for your continued support this year. After the elation of a new president Joyce Banda, Malawi is coming to terms with the long hard struggle of sorting out its economic and political situation.||Read more|
|April 2011||The rains are tailing off and it looks like Malawi will enjoy a good harvest. We were really blessed with the gift of Christmas in the UK and enjoyed seeing many of you.||Read more|
|August 2011||Malawi is in a new season of political accountability, public demonstrations against the President and the UN is hosting talks between government and civil society groups. Peaceful demonstrations are an important part of Malawi’s democratic growth, as for the first time people feel able to air their political concerns publicly.||Read more|
|December 2011||Happy Christmas from the team here in Malawi and our UK Trustees! Malawi is in uncertain times, it appears that the country is bankrupt and this is creating many day to day challenges. Foreign donor support to the Government has stopped. If and when the IMF give the go ahead, resources may flow again.||Read more|
|February 2010||Wow 2010 is off to a fast start! We are in the 8th year of the Trust and as an organisation continue to grow in understanding and maturity. We are in the wet season and the rains have been poor so far, the lowest rainfall here since 1945.||Read more|
|June 2010||Winter is nearly here and people have finished harvesting their rainy season crops. The new Parliament building was opened recently and a Presidential pardon in the International news too. So these are interesting times!||Read more|
|September 2010||Winter is finished and the weather is starting to warm up. October is our hottest month at a steady 35-37 degrees. Everyone is then waiting for the rains to arrive around December to cool things off a little.||Read more|
|April 2010||The rains have finished and Malawi seems to have had enough for a good harvest – we await the official figures though. President Bingu was married on the 17th April and the country enjoyed the celebrations.||Read more|
|January 2009||As we finish our 7th year in Malawi, we look forward to at least another 4 that we have committed to, if not more! We have learnt so much during our time here. We began in 2002 focussing very much on relief and meeting immediate needs. The more we developed relationships and got to know the culture we began development work.||Read more|
|April 2009||Nothing stands still and 2009 is full of surprises; just as there is change in the UK, Malawi is in strange times. Elections are due in late May and there have been mediation talks between the 3 main political parties to help maintain peaceful elections.||Read more|
|June 2009||The rains are finished; Malawi is in full ‘harvest mode’. Trucks and carts are everywhere, full of maize. The dark greens are beginning to fade and cooler temperatures on the way. The build up to the elections were peaceful and we are proud of how they were held.||Read more|
|September 2009||Bingu was overwhelmingly re-elected as President and has just had the first 100 days of his 2nd term. Malawi was rightly proud of peaceful, well run elections. In June we had a typical whirlwind trip to the UK, squeezing time between Malawi school holidays; followed by hosting visitors here in the UK’s school holidays!||Read more|
|December 2009||Happy Christmas to you all from a hot Malawi! People are busy cultivating their land and getting ready for the rains. 2009 has been the best year ever for the Trust and there is a sense that, as the DT family, we are all thriving. CHE has helped us so much with our vision and how to effectively help and serve people in Malawi.||Read more|
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