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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: Arman 2018 YIR

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Throughout the course of our lives we have circumstances that come and go.  Many of which rob our joy and have us focused in shortsightedness of what we are going through.  One great way to combat such thinking is to go through the past and recall some great things that God has done.  Psalm 68:19 - “Blessed be the Lord who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” We as a family are so thankful for all the unspoken things that you have done for us, many things that we may not even know about, but God has led you.  The following things are a review of what God has done this past year that we do know about.
Jan - God miraculously spared a young child: Steven George Dulli from drowning in a local well.   If you recall, the 3 year old fell down an uncovered well and braced himself with his arms until help came. It was just his birthday 2 weeks ago.
Feb - We finally fulfilled a long standing desire - to do a mission trip to a Muslim City of Mangoci.  What we thought would…

Thankfulness

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We have had an awesome month, full of excitement and ministry.  For many of us this month is a time to reflect on the many things for which we are thankful to God.  
Zamcon. Every October we bring our leaders to Zambia for a leadership conference joining the other churches in Southern Africa. This year was special because the Zambians had their graduation added to the conference.  It was such a joy to be part of the graduation; it was also a testimony to the faithfulness of God in the ministry.  To see the men and women that we played a role in training, continuing in the call of God and running the Bible School encouraged us thoroughly.

       Another ministry was added to our weekly schedule, a chapel service for the Public School that we rent our hall from.  It is so wonderful when God gives you favor with people that are around you.The principal of the elementary school that we rent from is a magnificent Christian.He has always spoken for us and argued even with his board not…

Sunday morning with the children- "Train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it." Prov22:6

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“We have some used children's curriculum that we would like to donate to Africa. Can you use them for your Sunday school program there?”
It’s a question we are often asked as we travel to different churches or visit with friends in the US.  To be honest, it is a hard question we find to answer. Of course we are so thankful and excited that you want to donate and help. The lack of curriculum and resources is one of the most common challenges that churches struggle with here.
One reason it would not work would be because it is all in English and even though a lot of Malawians speak English, it is not the main and first language of Malawi and most children will not learn it until later in School. So a local teacher would have to translate it. When we first arrived in Malawi, we rented a room from a government orphanage, so our first church members were about 15 children and 4 adults. We then moved our location across the street where all the children followed so we had to quickly start …

Beautiful things happen when we trust God...

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Its been over a month of us being back in our home or second home (depending how we look at it-really our home is heaven and we are just passing through). We are so thankful for everyone’s love this summer: a special thanks to our home church in Baltimore for more than ever making us feel loved and blessing us in so many ways. From the Convention in June to the end of Camp Life in August, we were blessed in a manifold way. Thank you to all the branch ministries we visited and each church member receiving us as royalty.

We left with our possessions for the coming year, but more so with excitement to see what God will do this year. We come back to two Malawian pastors ( Pr Yamika and Malrone) who actually pastored our church in my absence this summer. We also return to Pr. Albert & Mclean Ntalasha, Zambian and Ugandan missionaries to Malawi who have another Greater Grace church in the Eastern part of Lilongwe. Mclean is close to being due with their 2nd child. Their marriage is a ref…

The path of life..

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“You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fulness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

Hello family and friends,

Julie here.. I know it has been a while...
I almost forgot about our blog, lol.
And then a lot happens and we forget to write about it, and then more life happens.. 

It has been quite a summer so far… but before that, I wanted to share a few thoughts on here about what I shared during convention...  - you say WHAT now?! ..yes, I was asked (sometimes I get asked.. and say no) to share a little about our life in Malawi  -mothers/ladies session- and I said yes!-I even surprise myself sometimes-...lol 

ok then… 
Motherhood as a missionfield .. There is a saying that distance adds intrigue. This is so true. You look at families far away or people in general, and you wonder and it intrigues you.  Some people ask questions: why do you do it? How do you do it? When did you know? What about money?... You get asked for news and if we have any prayer …