Update from Malawi (Sept 2011)


Last month I had the opportunity to go to Nigeria to attend a MANI conference on missions. It was so encouraging to hear of the testimonies of what God is doing in this continent of Africa. What caught my attention was the fact that the church is growing fastest in the world in the Sub-Sahara Africa. There was a call that the church in the south should move north wards to reach the unreached.

It was also a great time hooking up with some old friends and servants of the Lord from all over Africa. I left the conference with the conviction that we need to do more for the Lord. I was asked to head the Malawian delegation please pray that the conference will have an impact on the church in Malawi. Please continue to pray for Malawi.

After Nigeria I also had a chance to go to Durban to attend a Haggai Institute meeting on “Subject Consultation”. Haggai Institute is involved in training strategic leaders in evangelism. I was trained as one of the faculty, so I attend the meeting which was very fruitful. Please pray that many church leaders and other leaders from different walks of life that are Christian will be trained on how to evangelize people within the area of their influence.

Family Updates:

Jonathan: Thank God Jonathan is now fine after missing classes because he was sick. He is now in Standard 3. He love going to school. We that God as well because of how he is developing, he has great insight into things

Uchizee: She is doing form 5, this means next year she will be going to university. Pray for her that she will be focused as she approaches exams

Christopher: He is still waiting for university entry exams results. Pray that God will grant him a place in the university. Many times politicians manipulate the selection process.

Mwawi: She is still helping at an internet café run but one of our friends. She did BTCP course she will be graduating next month. The course will help her as she works with women. Pray that she will continue to have opportunities to work with women in the villages.

Prayer Items:

Please pray for the following with us:

  • Give thanks to God for His sustenance.
  • Praying for the training of pastors in church planting in the rural areas. It is hard to carry out the training because of shortages of fuel in the country.
  • Thank God for the safe trip I had made to Nigeria and South Africa, it was quite fruitful.
  • Continue to pray for our financial situation for the family
  • Pray for Christopher as he waits for the results, as I said it is hard in Malawi to get to university because politicians get involved. Pray that God will grant him grace.

Pray that as a family God will continue to use us for His glory. 

NGVishoek: Ds. ( dominee ) Martin Barnard.