Our Beginnings

Orphan Shade was berthed as a shared vision of Pastor 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 & Stacey’s home in Texas.  A conversation began about the challenges that double orphans (both parents of the child have passed away) 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 delivery model in Malawi.

Our Vision

Orphan Shade is a family home.  It is NOT a residential institution. Each home has a Christian couple serve as house parents that will raise the children to age 18.

Orphan Shade is local. A family home is built in the child’s village. Therefore, the children continue to live in their home tribal village near their extended family, community and the local culture.

Orphan Shade is a ministry of the local church. The local church leadership and members take ownership and focus of providing for and serving the children in their own community. 

Our Partner

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 100 churches in rural tribal villages in the southern region of Malawi.   The church operates as a network of tribal village churches.

Orphan Shade will build individual homes for double orphans in tribal villages where FWDC has a 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.

Whom we serve

Orphans between the ages of 5 and 10 years old who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Both parents are deceased.
  • The child’s extended family can not effectively care for the child (uncles, aunts, grandparents).
  • The child was born and currently resides in the local village.
  • The orphan’s gender matches the gender selected for the home (single gender per home).
  • The orphan’s history and family history are documented and verified were possible.
  • The orphan’s guardian approve of the child’s entry to the home.

Our Founders

Pastor Prince Kampomo

Pastor Kampomo leads the Faith Works Dynamite Church (FWDC) headquartered in Blantyre, Malawi. The pastor and his leadership team have evangelized and planted churches in rural tribal villages for more than 15 years. FWDC now has over 100 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 August 2022. We understand that the wedding will be a large event.   They plan to minister together as they continue to advance the kingdom In Malawi.

Jay & Stacey Schierloh

Jay (AKA Abusa Jay) and Stacey (Mum Abusa) Schierloh are Co-Founders of Orphan Shade.  They been married for 36 years, have three adult children and five grandchildren.  Jay and Stacey are active in their local church, Church Project, in the Houston, Texas area.  

They have plans to spend 6 months per year in Blantyre, Malawi  beginning in 2021 (subject to Covid-19 restrictions).   The purpose of their presence in MalawI is to participate in leading the Orphan Shade ministry locally and assist Pastor Kampomo with teaching new pastors In the church network.

Our Stakeholders

Our model requires the participation and engagement of all our stakeholders to successfully raise double orphans and make a difference in Malawi.