When UrbanPromise International Board approved our dream to start LoveDriven Ministries, I was excited for a few minutes. Less than an hour later, the true me, full of doubts, fears, and insecurities was alive. I started asking questions from different angles: Where are we going to raise funds to launch LoveDriven Ministries? Is this really what God is calling us to do? What if all this dream falls apart? How are we going to respond to the failure?
Some of our girls and camp leaders on a college tour to prestigious universities in Malawi.
I remember more than once sitting down with my wife, Thoko, convincing her that it is OK if this whole ministry thing would scramble.
Over the last 10 months that Thoko and I have been serving with LoveDriven Ministries, there is one thing we have learned as a couple and as leaders: God provides for those who are faithful to His call.
Through our After School Programs, we have created safe spaces for our kids
Many people including you and your family, faithfully and with obedience responded to God’s call to support the mission of LoveDriven Ministries. Thank you so much for your commitment to God’s call, you are a true definition of the Love of God
Those who struggled reading, they can read now. Thanks for your support
THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT IN 2020-2021
Through your support:100 kids have been provided with a safe space to learn, dream and grow as responsible citizens through our After School Program.30 girls have been mentored, prepared to face their fears and challenges in our Girls Empowerment ProgramYour support also provided On-Job Training opportunities and work experience to 10 recent high school graduates through our Camp Leader ProgramThrough our prayers and financial commitment, we have managed to sponsor 3 college students as well as 8 high school students through our Sponsorship ProgramThrough your generous support, we have feed 130 kids and their families through our Feeding ProgramJobs, internship opportunities were created and most importantly, Jesus was shared with all our beneficiaries and staff.
2021-2022 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET
On July 1st, 2021, we started our second financial year, we are still believing that God is going to show up once again in tremendous ways.
We have big dreams and big plans in this fiscal year, we cannot see them into reality by ourselves, we need you, even more, this year. Our projected budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year is $51,000. Out of it, we thank God that UrbanPromise International has committed to supporting us with $16,650. This means that we are remaining with $34,350. We can do this; I have seen it happen before and I believe that together we will reach the goal as soon as possible.
Please, if you would like to partner with us this year again, leave me a note, and will share with you possible ways to support our work. Can we count on you?
Happy 4th of July to you and your family all the way from Malawi.
Ishmael, Thoko, and Kimberly Adam LoveDriven Ministries, Malawi
Top left: Cross-section of our kids and girls during recreation time Top right: Ishmael and camp leaders during one of the bonding moments at beautiful Lake Malawi. Bottom: Ishmael, posing with two rival teams that rarely see each other eye to eye during one of the soccer tournaments.