Jeranjie Kamfose is a humble, caring and exemplary woman of God whom we are proud to say, is a valued member of our small but greatly blessed outreach team. She has been studying in Dublin for the last two years and from the first time we met Jeranjie more than a year ago, we could see the presence of Jesus Christ in her. At that time Paul had prophesied that God has a really tremendous future for her at home in Malawi, Africa even though she had just migrated to Ireland. She would have a chain of orphanages providing help to thousands of children, by the Grace of God be a hugely successful evangelist and would be a catalyst for good, making a difference not just in her home country but right across the continent of Africa.
Remember Jeranjie’s name because in years to come, you will hear a lot more about this dedicated young woman and her anointed work in reaching the sick, the hungry, the lost, those in need. This is the story of the beginning of God’s plan for her and for Africa.
“I have a passion for helping people, especially the less privileged. Despite their trials, I find them happy and genuine. Anything to do with changing the community for the better and helping the needy are things that I actually love doing”,
It was this passion for helping others, especially children that led to an orphanage in Africa being named the Jeranjie Kamfose Orphanage. The story how this came about is fascinating.
“One of the pastors from Lilongwe knew my name and the local pastor who later named the orphanage, revealed to the first pastor that He had had a Word of Knowledge from God. He had had a dream about someone in Dublin, Ireland. I was the only person the first pastor knew who was living in Dublin. So the prophetically-named orphanage was named on the basis of a dream of the local pastor about someone living in Dublin, Ireland. As I was the only person that anyone knew living in Dublin, I was asked if my name could be used. Of course I agreed. I was honoured”.
The orphanage had existed for a few years but the name of the orphanage was only assigned by the pastor recently. Jeranjie visited in 2013. The orphanage in Ntcheu is named after Jeranjie while a second orphanage that Jeranjie supports also in Mzuzu is called Kabu.
The Ntcheu orphanage in the central region of Malawi has eighty-five children, the one in Mzuzu- in the far North of Malawi, has almost thirty. The children, between 0-16 years get their basic childcare needs met and go to local primary schools. She is also now associated with three other orphanages. There is the Taonga club which is in Mzimba district and has 48 children, another one is the Tafika club in Nkhatabay district which has 60 children and the last one is Kongwe Hills youth organisation which is in Dowa district and has about 180 children and youth.
“I send letters of encouragement to the orphanages to let the kids know that they are not alone and they pray for me all the time. Most of their parents are deceased. Some of them would have been living with their grandparents who because of their old age, can’t take care of them properly. The orphanages are there to provide meals for them and to ensure that they are involved in some of the village activities, to encourage them to attend church and to give them something to look forward to beyond going out looking for food. The orphanage acts as a safe meeting place for the kids. They organise sports events and play-time around the orphanage.
We are trying to start farming to grow maize, rice and vegetables and pig-raising so that they can do this and sell the crops. They’ll then be able to earn their own money rather than subsiding on hand-outs. One of the plans is to build accommodation for the orphans with a kitchen and dining hall and to employ a full-time officer who can oversee the children and cook the meals”.
Jeranjie’s family has a background in such local services as her mother was a district health officer during her career in nursing.
Jeranjie’s story was first published recently in Yeah! the leading international student’s magazine, where she is a contributor in Ireland and is also African correspondent for Yeah! Africa. She is currently driving a series of projects in association with Africa Irish Development Initiative Ltd (AIDI) who also coordinate Black & African History Month Ireland.
The Five Fold Ministry Ireland do not seek donations, charge fees, admission charges or make collections etc but we do wholeheartedly encourage all who would like to financially support Jeranjie’s endeavours which not only improve the quality of life for African children, in some cases may even mean the difference between life and death. We totally support and recommend Jeranjie and all her Christian work.
By coincidence (God-incidence?) Jeranjie must return to live in Africa in October. Busy and all as she is we know the best by far is yet to come. Before she returns, we hope to make a special announcement regarding another exciting project that as well as providing physical needs, this time will make an eternal difference in Ireland and Africa. More soon… meantime you’ll find Jeranjie on Facebook
Update NOV.2020 : Read all about Jeranjie’s amazing success
as an Ambassador for Dyslexia in Africa. : Jeranjie Kamfose