Orphan Shade was berthed as a shared vision of Prince Kampomo and Jay Schierloh in 2016. The two developed a friendship after meeting at Church Project and in a House Church that meets in Jay’s home. A conversation began about the challenges that double orphans face in tribal villages in Malawi.
Prince invited Jay to come to Malawi in 2016 to minister in various church plants, visit large institutional orphanages and to experience the warm heart of Africa. During that trip they drove over 1,500 miles, visited 9 village church plants and visited 5 institutional orphanages in 8 days on the ground. God led them to a ministry focus that meets a significant need, is consistent with the word of God (care for the widows and orphans) and is a very unique model in Malawi.
Orphan Shade is a family home. It is not a residential institution. Each individual home will have a Christian couple as house parents that will raise the children to age 18.
Orphan Shade is local. A home is built in the child’s village. Therefore, the children continue to live in their home tribal village with their extended family, community and the local culture.
Orphan Shade is a ministry of the local church. The children will thrive as the local church leadership and members take ownership and focus of serving the children in their own community.
Orphan Shade is partnered with Faith Works Dynamite Church (FWDC) that is headquartered in Blantyre, Malawi. The church was founded by Pastor Prince Kampomo over 15 years ago. Pastor Kampomo and his team have planted over 90 churches in rural tribal villages in the southern region of Malawi.
Orphan Shade will build individual homes for double orphans in tribal villages where FWDC has an existing local church plant. A pastor from the local church will provide oversight of the house parents and the children. The orphans well-being becomes a ministry focus for the local church.
Orphans between the ages of 5 and 10 years old who meet the following eligibility criteria:
Pastor Kampomo leads the Faith Works Dynamite Church headquartered in Blantyre, Malawi. The pastor and his team have been evangelizing and planting churches in rural tribal villages for more than 15 years. They now have over 90 functioning church plants in tribal villages across southern Malawi and parts of Mozambique.
The pastor is engaged to be married to his fiancé Susan in 2020. The date has not yet been set. However, we are told that the wedding will happen. They plan to minister together as they continue to advance the kingdom.
Jay Schierloh (AKA Pastor Jay in Malawi) is a businessman living in Houston, Texas. Jay is a self-employed management consultant who helps his clients solve difficult business problems.
Jay has been married to his wife Stacey for 34 years. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. Jay and Stacey are active in their local church, Church Project. Jay enjoys to travel to and around Malawi and has promised that Stacey will soon join him on an adventurous trip.
Our model requires the participation and engagement of all our stakeholders to successfully raise double orphans and make a difference in Malawi.