A Visit from ‘The Porridge Pot Lady’

A Visit from ‘The Porridge Pot Lady’

On Saturday 2 March we welcomed Robyn Casey, Founder of Mphatso Children’s Foundation, back to Manningham with an Afternoon Tea to raise funds for her work in Malawi. (The ‘Porridge Pot Lady’ was adopted by the Green Sage Ladies group who collect small change each week and give to the Porridge Pot … 5 cents provides a bowl of porridge for the nursery school children.)

Robyn had some very interesting photographs to show and talk about, many depicting the appalling conditions that exist in Malawi. She also had some amusing stories to tell about life in that desperately poor country and news of a training centre being built this year.

Thanks to 30+ very generous ladies who braved the extreme heat, $1110 was raised through donations and a trading table, with a further $374 given as a retiring offering at WFD the following day.

  • Robyn was delighted to receive a beautiful quilt which Lynda presented on behalf of Pilgrim Patchworkers
  • Sharon and Helen were thanked for their amazing effort with the Christmas puddings which raised $5320 for Mphatso last year and were presented with flowers.

On Sunday 3rd March Rev Claire welcomed Robyn to Fellowship@10 and invited her to share her journey with reference to the theme for the day of ‘The Transforming Grace of God’. Her story is inspiring and she acknowledged the support of MUC for many years on that journey. (If you were not at the service take the opportunity to listen on MUC’s website)

Thanks again to all who have supported this amazing ministry.

Helen