About The Olive Branch for Children
The Olive Branch for Children was founded in 2005 by Deborah McCracken and registered in Canada in 2006 and Tanzania in 2008. The main objective of the Olive Branch for Children is to help remote communities in Tanzania assess their primary needs and establish programs that target the most vulnerable.
This ministry to orphans of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Mbeya Region of Tanzania was first brought to the attention of our congregation in 2006 when its founder, Deborah McCracken, was invited to speak at a service. This provided us with an opportunity to support her in fulfilling God’s call in her life and expanding our ministry in the world through both financial and prayer support. Since that time our congregation has answered the opportunity and the challenge to support this ministry. We are blessed with the sponsorship of two amazing young girls, Mlombwa and her little sister Laudi! Our efforts have also led to the construction of a second HIV home, which will provide a home for 6 more children when completed. The support of our
congregation has been recognized in the naming of this new home – the Peace/HIV home. It is also our goal to nurture a greater awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its implications and repercussions for all of us throughout the world, and especially for those of us who are part of the Christian Church.
Peace Lutheran Church is committed to continue our sponsorship of these two extraordinary girls. Mlombwa and Laudi trust us to keep them at the Zion/HIV or Peace/HIV Home, a place of home and community where love and care, medicine and resources are making such a positive difference in their lives. Let us be open and responsive to the call of the Holy Spirit in our lives and answer the prayers of these children.
13th ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISING DINNER
When: RESERVE THE DATE : Friday April 27th, 2018 – Doors open at 6:30, Dinner at 7:30
Where: Bellvue Manor 8083 Jane St, Vaughan, ON L4K 2M7
Cost: $135/ person [a tax receipt for $65 will be issued].
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BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENING WITH 5-COURSE DINNER, OPEN BAR, SILENT AUCTION AND ENTERTAINMENT.
DANCE AFTERWARDS TO THE SELECTIONS OF THE BELLVUE DJ.
13 YEARS LATER – LUCKY NUMBER 13 …
Deborah McCracken-Nangereke will review the past year in the Mbeya region of Tanzania, touching on all of the charity’s programs and successes, as well as the difficulties encountered, and outline the future direction of The Olive Branch for Children, especially with a progress update on the new compound.
TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
For more information about the GALA, CLICK HERE