Greetings from Roberta

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.
Newsletter 3greenOn 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.
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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.

PRAYER ITEMS
-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,
Roberta

2014 75-Mile Training Ride

DSC_5915emailA bicycle ride for 365 miles doesn’t just happen on a whim.  It takes a lot of training and preparation on the part of the bikers.

Part of that training included a 75 mile bike ride from Towson to Parkton, around Prettyboy, to Reisterstown and then back to Towson.  For the non-Marylanders reading this post, this is long and challenging ride with lots of hills and on some busy roads.  The ride really brought people together as a team.  There was laughter, encouragement, groans and determination.  It was inspirational to see their commitment to this ride and to supporting the World Relief programs for which they are riding.

Will you consider supporting their commitment?  Go to www.worldrelief.org/ride365/bios to donate.

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Summer 2014 Home Office Intern & Volunteer Opportunities

Intern or Volunteer with World Relief

Interns and volunteers comprise 95% of the World Relief workforce. With offices in 15 countries and 24 U.S. locations, interning or volunteering with World Relief is a great way to add an internationally recognized organization to your resume, to gain a deeper understanding of relief and development work, and to explore the possibility of future employment. For over 60 years, our calling has been to equip churches around the world to Stand for the Vulnerable. We invite you to join us.

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