Greetings from the WARM Heart of Africa! I happily arrived back in Malawi 3 weeks ago to beautiful weather (NO SNOW) and green everything from all the rains here. I also came back to lots of welcoming smiles and hugs from my friends and family here. I
have truly missed them.
On the flipside, I returned to a Malawi widely devastated by flooding from torrential rains. Accurate loss of lives, homes, crops, livestock, etc. have yet to be assessed. Though the rains have stopped in some areas, the ravaged land and people will continue to suffer for quite some time.Moving forward, the task will be to strategize for the future of the affected ones, and to rebuild homes, roads,and, in some cases,move entire villages to higher ground permanently.
As a volunteer with World Relief Malawi, it is my role to serve in the capacity most useful to the organization and which utilizes my gifts of ministry. I am excited to share with you that I am now moving into the role of Discipleship Training Coordinator where I will be working with women and teens to deepen their understanding of God, to grow in their relationships with Him, and to love and serve others in their homes and communities. This is an area I am passionate about and for which God has been preparing me.
With the great blessing of my “new” 4 wheel drive vehicle, I will now be able to access those hard-to-reach communities. Additionally, I will continue to be a part of the team which accompanies our church partners when they come to Malawi for Ministry Trips.
I am so thankful for those of you who have faithfully given from the beginning and to my newest ministry partners to allow me to share the Good News of Abundant Life in Christ with women and girls in Malawi and to be a part of teaching them transformational truths that will eternally affect their lives and the lives of
families, neighbors and churches. I look forward to sharing those stories with you as they unfold.
-Please pray for the reconstruction work to be done in a timely manner and for those who have lost loved ones, homes, means of income, or perhaps everything they owned.
-I would appreciate your prayers for the Discipleship Trainings. That God would go ahead of me to prepare hearts to receive the message, and that I would be a teachable teacher and would be humble and wise.
“The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear like one being taught.” Isaiah 50:4
Many blessings to you and yours,