Child Spotlight-Moffart & Moreen (the twins)

Our child spotlight today is about the set of twins, Moffart and Moreen. Two years ago, the Minister of Social Welfare called Blessings to tell her of a family that was in the villages of Lilongwe.  There was an elderly grandmother that was living in a tiny shack and caring for 5 children.  The two […]

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Child Spotlight-Dolica

We are going to be doing a new series that will be spotlighting the children of the orphanage. We want you, the reader, to get to know the children individually, get a glimpse into their lives and see how they are thriving at the orphanage.  The first child that we will be introducing to you […]

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From Humble Beginnings

If you’ve been following along on the journey of the El-Shaddaih Orphanage, you’ll know that a new building was recently constructed and completed in the orphanage compound.  This is a multi-purpose building that houses the church and the school of the El-Shaddaih Orphanage.  What you may not know, is how the church on the orphanage […]

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A panga & a baby

Hi Friends!  Jacky here. For those who don’t know me, I’m married to Nick, John Sklenar’s son. You don’t usually hear from me as I’m more involved behind the scenes.  I spend my time with BESI editing blogs, posting pictures to Instagram and keeping this website updated.  But there is a story that needs to […]

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The Long Way Through Lilongwe: Part 2

The Arrival By: Josie Ehlers At 5:30AM, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was awake. The thought of missing our flight to Malawi for the 2nd time had me nervously aware of the hour until the sounds of the city moved me to the window. Vendors went along the road, laying out their blankets and goods and there […]

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The Long Way Through Lilongwe: Part 1

Overnight in Ethiopia By: Josie Ehlers On the 3rd of January 2020, my father and I exhaled as we settled into our seats on a plane headed for Chicago. I’m Josie, John’s second born and a director for Blessings for El-Shaddaih, Inc. We had been preparing and praying for several months over the plans for […]

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