Save Orphans Ministries

Organization Description: 

SOM is a non-profit Christian organization with community-based programs and is registered by the Government of Malawi. SOM was set up in 1996. SOM is a member of a group of Evangelical Association of Malawi, Malawi Council of Churches, Christian Educator of Malawi, Council of Non-Governmental Organization, Viva Network, and Network of Vulnerable and Orphaned Children. It has a board of trustees and works with chiefs, local community groups, village committees and volunteers in MALAWI. SOM implements community orphan care projects employing community development strategies which involve the planning from the voice of the community itself. SOM has its head office in Lilongwe and projects offices in Ntcheu and Songa in Mangochi districts.

Currently, SOM is implementing the following projects:
a. Income Generating Activities (for orphan caregivers)
b. HIV/AIDS risk-reduction, (awareness, prevention and care, nutrition, water and sanitation)
c. Agriculture(food security)
d. Orphan care (feeding, community based child care and support, housing and clothing)
e. Evangelism: Bible Camps, Kids Club, Pastors’ training and home visitations
f. Education support: Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary school, Adult literacy, Vocation school
g. Community Infrastructure and development: Food For work, school block and teachers’ house construction, roads and bridge maintenance,

SOM Objectives and Strategies For Orphan Care

a) to care for and support vulnerable children and orphans and their caretakers

b) to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission and train caretakers on home-based care

c) to build community capacity to support vulnerable children and orphans

d) to reach people in the impact area with the gospel and help believers to grow spiritually

e) to provide educational assistance to the community in general und to orphans and vulnerable children in particular, using scholarships and other means of support.

Organizational Email:
849 Ballard St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Mission Statement: 

SOM exists to empower orphans and caretakers to meet their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical needs in order for them to live a productive life in their communities.

Vision: Envisages orphans and caretakers in Malawi living dignified and productive lives.

Core Values: High integrity, Christ-focused Accountability, Transparency and relationships.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

GOD. There is but one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere-present Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit— who is the creator and sustainer of all things (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5).

JESUS CHRIST. He is God incarnate, yet human. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all mankind, was bodily resurrected and is now mediator at the right hand of the Father. He is assuredly coming in power and glory for His believing followers, and is the only Savior of men (John 1:1, 14; Titus 2:11-14).

HOLY SPIRIT. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, regenerating all who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He sanctifies, empowers, teaches, guides and comforts the believers (John 16:7,8, 12-15).

BIBLE. The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and thus authoritative in all matters it addresses (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

SALVATION. Salvation is the result of genuine repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ. It brings forgiveness to the penitent, makes him a partaker of the divine nature and gives peace with God. We call this new birth (Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3-5).

CHURCH. We believe in the invisible and universal Church as an organism. It is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus who have been vitally united by faith to Christ, its living Head and sovereign Lord (Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24).

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