8:17 AM EDT, May 1, 2012
In less than a week, five women from St. Philip Lutheran Church in Roanoke will deliver supplies to a small village in Africa.
Underwear, medicine, school supplies and toys; things most of us own.
But in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa, they're prized possessions.
By Monday afternoon, all of these supplies will be delivered to a Lutheran Church in Malawi.
Behind it all, are five women in search of an everlasting friendship. Pastor Kelly Derrick of St. Philip Lutheran Church explains, "To be with them, to walk with them, to live with them, to eat with them and hangout is unexplainable. I can’t wait to hear their stories and be able to bring that back."
With thirteen suitcases packed to the final zip, these passionate believers leave for Malawi on Sunday, May 6th.
For two weeks, they’ll share special moments with the people of Malawi and bring back those memories to other members of the church.
The trip is an expensive one but all five women say no amount of money in the world could compare to the friendship and experience they'll bring back home.
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