Our teenage son, who had run away from home for three months, returned while the outreach team was with us, and our 16-year-old daughter committed her life to Jesus.
After moving to Malawi in February 2019, we settled into the capital city, Lilongwe and faced the many joys and challenges of moving to a new place, with a new culture.
The world stares in unbelief at the irony of a drought-stricken nation now flooded after the heavy rains that developed into a cyclone striking Mozambique, Zimbabwe and affecting Malawi severely.
When you have made a decision to die to yourself, living for Christ is the most amazing adventure.
I have suddenly been presented with something that feels kind of terrifying. Stepping through the unknown takes courage and courage isn’t always readily available.
One lady who had cervical cancer went to the hospital after being prayed for and the doctors were astounded that the cancer had disappeared.
Going on outreaches means being R.F.A. (Ready For Anything) and full of faith for God to perform many signs and wonders.
Both Jo and I both have large families (we each have four kiddies) and so it has always seemed obvious that it’s just not the ‘season’ in which we could do this.
During our time with this church I had a turn to share the gospel. I felt the intense weight of the reality that this could possibly be the only time they hear the word of God.
On the last day in the village we had baptisms in a nearby quarry, sixteen people were baptized, one after the other. It was incredible to be able to witness!
When we go into the nations and build up His body it as if we get an injection of God’s jealousy for His church, as spoken through Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:2 “I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy”
Although it seems such a simple concept, we can often get so caught up in meetings and church culture, that we don’t take the time to sit quietly at Jesus’s feet.
It’s time for the second Malawi trip this year, to be based at Alpha Omega Pentecostal Church in Llongwe which is led by Harvey Chabinga.