Director for Tikhale Orphanage, Rose Katuli, has hailed St Columba congregation of the CCAP Blantyre Synod for being with them since 2002 when the orphanage started.
Katuli said this when she received on behalf of her facility a dairy cow, five bags of maize and clothes supported by former St Columba church elder, evangelist Wells Sakala when he recently visited the area of T/A Somba in Chadzunda.
Tikhale Orphanage cares for 110 orphans being looked after by four care givers. Among the children at the centre are 12 who are in secondary schools and 38 who are in primary school.
“We want to salute the St Columba congregation through their social welfare committee led by Edith Sokosa for being our parents since 2002. They have been paying school fees for those in secondary and primary schools and buying clothes for both infants and school-going children.
“We still have challenges in meeting these obligations poor infrastructure,” said Katuli.
Moderator of St Columba, the Reverend Innocent Chikopa encouraged Tikhale Orphanage to take care of the dairy cow so that it can provide enough milk for nutrition for the orphans and for sale.
“Tikhale Orphanage has a long time relationship with St Columba. In addition to that St Columba has also a good relationship with St Aden Churches, Liverpool, United Kingdom, who have promised to buy another dairy cow for this orphanage,” said Chikopa.
Chikopa thanked the family that donated the cow to the church that later donated it to the orphanage, saying all this was possible because of the spirit of sharing the church encourages.
“We have to love these orphans because in them we can see medical doctors, nurses, church deacons/elders as well as ministers, engineers, journalists among many professions,” said Sokosa.