Last week God really answered our prayers... the two pastors that have been travelling with me to Malawi, Pr Albert Ntalasha and Pr Enoch Muchindu, went a 7th time to Lilongwe to finalize our church constitution. Because of the recent passing of the Malawian president, things have been tumultuous in its government administration. The church registration that we submitted was delayed because of a change of cabinet members. But after this past trip and the persistance of our pastors,
God blessed us with our approved church registration!!!
At the same time, we also submitted our paperwork for our residency permits which will permit us to live in Malawi. In all, the trip was for two weeks which also gave the oppurtunity to visit with our future church members. Pr. Albert and Pr. Enoch had a great time visiting and even having an informal church service with disciples in front of the main Post Office. We wanted to thank you all for your prayers, love, and support. God has great things in store for the precious people of Malawi. They are the treasure of that great land. We have great hope and expectation that Malawi will play a great role in reaching the whole of Southern Africa and other parts of the World.
1. The right location for the church - I really feel that we should be in the Community center at a place called "Falls". We have had all our Bible studies there. Pray that God opens the doors there for an open room. The man in charge is Mr. Sakala.
2. The right location for the team house - Area 3 is a very safe area near downtown. It would be the perfect place for us to live. We are praying for a main house with a guest wing (small house) in the back to accomodate our family and Pr. Albert and other future team members.
3. For God to raise up disciples - "peoples whose hearts God has touched: 1Sam 10:26". We already have a group of about 10 to 15 whom we have met with regularly.
4. Also pray for one couple who will remain unamed, but who we have befriended and really needs a touch in their marriage.