Elijah Packs

“The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.” 1 Kings 17 verse 6

 

From time to time the Raven Trust receivesrequests from leaders of community facilities in Malawi for packs of specific items to help the people they work with. These are listedbelow. If sending one of these packs please label the container with the pack name and age/size or gender for which it is intended as appropriate.

New Patient Packs
Towel Face cloth
Bar soap Toothbrush & toothpaste
Razor, hand cream or toy Plastic soap bag

 

Orphan Care Packs
Strong plastic sheeting (2m x 2m) blanket
Plastic mug and bowl Spoon and knife
Personal washing items including bar soap Curtains
Sweater Toy e.g. ball

 

School Student Pack
Backpack Blue biros, coloured pencils and paper
Plastic mug and bowl Toy
Sweater Flipflops
Home-based Care Pack
Strong plastic sheeting (2m x 2m) blanket
Plastic mugs Hand towel
Personal washing items including bar soap Paper toilet rolls etc.
Small Bible or New Testament (NIV or GN, not AV) Reading material (books or magazines
Pencils and paper Set of clothing (mark box male/female)
Pastor Pack

(in suitcase, banana orother strong box marked on outside with gender and waist size)

Clean, dark suit Couple of shirts and ties (or blouses)
Couple of t-shirts or nightwear Shoes, socks and underwear
Personal washing items including bar soap and razors in plastic wash bag Some balls or frisbee type toy
2 reams white paper Envelopes
Quantity of biros and pencils Books
Packets of seeds (unopened) – nothing exotic e.g. cabbage, tomatoes, onions and some flowers Letter of encouragement and details of your church, perhaps a photo or magazine
Retired Minister Pack

(in suitcase)

Blanket Sheets
Suit (size on outside of case) Shirts and ties
Shoes, socks and underwear Warm sweater
NIV type Bible Books
Paper Biros and pencils
Packets of seeds (unopened) – nothing exotic e.g. cabbage, tomatoes, onions and some flowers Letter of encouragement
Simple Knitted Teddy Pattern

3¼mm (size 10) knitting needles
Double knitting wool in 4 colour – 1st colour (e.g. fawn) for head and paws, jumper colour, trouser colour and scarf colour.
Please do not use white as it is a mourning colour in many countries.
Legs (2)
Using 1st colour cast on 10 stitches and knit 10 rows, change to trouser colour and knit 30 rows.
Knit across both legs (20 sts) for 16 rows.
Change to jumper colour and knit 24 rows.
Change to 1st colour and stocking stitch and work 14cms (5½ inches)
Change back to jumper colour and knit 24 rows.
Change to trouser colour and knit 18 rows.
Divide legs (10 sts each) and knit 30 rows in trouser colour, then 10 rows in 1st colour.
Cast off.

Sew up head.

Arms (2)
With jumper colour pick up 8 sts either side of neck (16sts) and knit 20 rows.
Change to 1st colour and knit 10 rows. Cast off.

Sew up teddy, leaving opening at crotch for stuffing.
Sew diagonally across corners of head to make ears before stuffing
Run a length of wool round the neck and draw it in.
Sew on a happy face with black wool – no buttons, please/

Scarf
Cast on 75 sts, knit 4 rows and cast off. Sew firmly to back of neck.

Stuffing
As teddies have to be screened by Customs, please use standard washable polyester fibre (not wool or nylons). If one teddy is different, they refuse the whole shipment. Drugs have been smuggled in soft toys and they are very strict.