Many of the paintings illustrating the book The Biggest Family in the World are on display at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall in the Piano Nobile Gallery June 13 to August 13, 2017.
Winnipeg artist Faye Hall collaborated with local author, Paul H. Boge to create The Biggest Family in the World, a children’s book telling the remarkable story of Dr. Charles Mulli.
Discover the inspirational and true story of a poor, abandoned six-year-old Kenyan boy who grows up to become a very rich and successful businessman who decides to sell all that he has to make a difference in the lives of street children. The Mully Children’s Family has in over 25 years, rescued over 10,000 children.
Presently, they live on two campuses in Kenya, making great progress in becoming self-sustainable. This year, a severe drought in eastern Africa is seriously impacting MCF’s ability to minister to the most vulnerable.
A recent email from Charles Mulli:
“For the first time since 2009, MCF too is experiencing the most devastating impact from the drought and famine seen in all of Eastern Africa. The Thika River, traversing the MCF Ndalani farm, has completely dried up, halting all irrigation in Ndalani. Widespread crop failure is resulting in a shortage of food supply and loss of revenue from anticipated sales. Purchased food costs have increased by 50%.
We have to continue feeding over 3000 children in MCF’s care and thereby need your prayers as we are not certain when this situation shall get better. The MCF water tanker is currently supplying water from MCF Yatta Branch boreholes to MCF Ndalani for the 1000+ children and staff. The neighbourhood communities who have also depended on us for clean water and even occasional relief food supplies are in agony. The level of suffering and desperation is on the rise among vulnerable households. Children are dropping out of schools, scrounging for food and water.
We are in urgent need of life-saving emergency support. The current drought situation is critical. I humbly appeal to you to help us save lives through giving towards the purchase of much needed emergency food supplies for the desperate and malnourished children, vulnerable families, as well as the 3000 children within our care.”
All proceeds from any sales of paintings from this showing will go directly to Mully Children’s Family for help in the drought situation. MCF is in a unique position to use the funds wisely and most efficiently to help the most people.
If you would like to donate separately to MCF, visit their website here.
You can also assist them by making a donation in honor of “GrandpasCan”, as Winnipeg cyclist Arvid Loewen cycles across North America this summer to raise funds and awareness, from June 13 – 25, 2017.
Cheques can be sent to:
MCF Canada (memo line Emergency Relief)
PO Box 35027, RPO Henderson Winnipeg, MB R2K 4J9