Showing posts from 2014

The happiest of New Years to you

1st GG candle light service in Malawi

Christmas Dinner at our house

                                                   Christmas food fellowship with the church after sunday service

Recap from 2014

The following is an example of all that God did in this year. Pr. Scibelli once preached that God’s Past Faithfulness gives Present Faith and produces Future Hope in Revelation 1:8.
January-March: - Visit From Pr. Enock(Zambia), Anthony (South Africa), and Matt Roberge (US) - Our 2nd Year of Bible College Begins - Missions trip to Kasungu( a Northern city in Malawi)

April-July: - Pr. Scibelli visits with Shane Sterner and Colton Herb from Carlisle, PA. - A group from Malawi attends our regional Zambian Conference - We attend our International Conference and have a booth to benefit new Malawi team members - We visit other branch churches in the United States…

CHRISTmas, exactly.

Merry Christmas to you from the Arman Family. Thank you for your prayers, love, and support this past year. How amazing. We are coming up on our 2 year anniversary being in Malawi. Its hard to believe that we already have some students graduating with a 2 year certificate. It still seems like we have only been here a few months.    Last month we had our first Baptism. We had 12 people baptized with another 20 witnessing the event. It was so much fun to be together and enjoy watching people make decisions to follow God. We sang songs and had a message and enjoyed each other’s fellowship. It was one of those events in which you say, “This is what we came here for…” to see this type of change in a person’s life. Our Big event of the year is our Christmas Banquet, which is a staple event for Southern African Missions. We did it in Zambia and we also do it in Malawi. We plan to have a big meal following the service on Sunday. We are praying that we will have a record of new visitors that wou…

1st Baptism, "Salvation, and Stuff"

We just had Greater Grace of Malawi's first Baptism after a month of planning. It was full of joy and comedy. Since we are in a tropical climate, there are pools that are functioning year round. The problem is that many of these pools, whether they be in a small hotel or a restaurant don't usually want a church group of 40 people blasting into their premise and breaking the ambiance. Or if they do, they will charge quite a high premium on it. Thankfully, there was a small pool at my parents and the Sliva's compound. Unfortunately it was far past its prime which was probably in the mid 90's and hadn't probably been used since then. But as with anything, a little cleaning and hard work had it up and ready for the baptism. We had a month of announcements to invite all that wanted to be baptized to prepare. We also had a baptism class to explain what Baptism really means. Many have the misconception that Baptism saves a person. So the class dealt with many of these thi…

"In everything give thanks for this is the will of God..."1Tess 5:18

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His Love endures forever." Psalm 107:1

Am I thankful?

This is this time of the year again where friends and families come together to celebrate and as you all, we have a lot to be thankful for; our health, our children, our home, God's faithfulness to us.  I ask God to remind me of my blessings and all He's done for us throughout the years on the mission field. This year I am thankful for a team and our team members. We had such a great time of celebration with them for thanksgiving!

We are here on the foreign field where God has called us and where we have seen His faithfulness first hand, when we don't know for sure if we will have enough gas in the car or enough food for the coming week or if we'll find friends in a new foreign place; but we can say God IS Faithful and we choose to be thankful with the things that we have and not what we are lacking...

.... yes I can say this time of the year is a reminder that we a…

Malawi's first conference with Pr Scibelli and on to Lusaka, Zambia....


And on to Lusaka, with one stop for Ice cream on the way...

Our GG Church of Emmasdale in Lusaka has opened the first Greater Grace Christian Academy of Southern Africa -ONE LOVE ACADEMY- WITH ABOUT 25 STUDENTS SO FAR!

                                 Women Seminar 2014 - Lusaka Zambia

Healing of Grace

Here is one picture before we are on our way to Zambia for yet another few conferences :)
This one is from our first conference in Malawi: Malawicon 2014

Team Malawi Picture 2014

and some more pictures from this past week....

This sunday morning church service