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Monday, June 19, 2017

April May Prayer Letter

 It seems that it has been a while since receiving an update from Pastor Joseph, It is always a blessing to hear about the works in progress. new pastor's, new church, new house, growing family, solar power, so the well and lights can continue to work, and growing crops throughout the year can resume. 

I am leaving on April 8 for  a month in Malawi. The first two weeks will be with 5 men from Vonore Baptist church in Vonore Tennessee. We will be doing an Easter service at Pastor Rackson's church in Njuli that will be shown at Hiwasee College in Madisonville Tennessee. along with Easter services from eight other locations around the world. All the services will be in progress at the same time and displayed on separate screens.

We will spend two nights ministering in Mozambique-About a year ago men came from there to Pastor Rackson's house asking if he would come and preach the word of God to them as there was no one there to do it. They had seen Pastor Rackson in a TV interview as he was ministering at a hospital in Blantyre Malawi at the previous Christmas. He said he would come and has been somewhat limited in doing it because of the cost and time. It is about 8-10 hours to get there on very rough and difficult roads. Crossing the border also has to be dealt with. Also, there is, at times,some unrest in Mozambique. 

We will then travel to Ntcheu and minister in a two day meeting of over a 1,000 people that will come from the area churches.  We will also be involved in soul winning and showing the Jesus film in the villages.

After they leave I will stay for two weeks longer and work with Pastor Joseph and teach at the Bible Institute that will be starting back on May 2.  Also, we will work on plans for starting a Christian school there probably at the beginning of the next school year. I will also visit with the 5 or 6 new pastors about the work and their needs..

Blessings Harry (dad)

Dear Praying partners,
Greetings from Malawi,the warm heart of Africa.Thank you for your prayers support only eternity will tell the full result of investment you have made into God's work here in Malawi.You have a part in every person reached for Christ.We love you all.

We are so delighted with all that God is doing through Bread of Life Ministries. God is constantly developing and expanding the ministry.
We thank God for the fine weather during the teaching and revival meetings we conducted when the Bible Institute was not in operational. Many miles of the journey are over deeply potholed roads-made even more difficult by the wet conditions of the season to negotiate. Though it was in the middle of rainy season we found people in hundreds waiting for us,all hungry for more teaching.

Most of the time was spent teaching,but door to door evangelistic time during the day and Jesus film show during the night resulted in thousands accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.We are privileged to witness a mighty harvest of souls.Using the training we gave,the  believers went out from house to house and with great joy saw many people saved this way.
It is always very exciting when believers choose to honor God,especially in obedience in baptism.You see,Malawi is a very religious country,having religious fingerprints on almost every facet of life. Many people we've talked to have some type of religion(mostly works -based  salvation). Many have also been baptized, without salvation at some point in their lives.This makes it somewhat challenging when dealing with people about baptism after salvation. Amidst the challenges,God allowed us to see 221 people followed in believers baptism this past months.
We have been overwhelmed at how God has provided over and over again.Our good God has provided a house for us.We are still working on it, thanks so much for all your prayers,encouragement and support. As always,we are aware that there is no way that we could continue this work without you.

We also thank God for Amos Kalekale he is the 2016 Bible Institute graduate.He has start a church at Chimvuwu village.Chimvuwu is a village of huge spiritual contrasts.Witchcraft continue to exist.On the other hand,God hand on the villages around Chimvuwu is entirely evident.Amos Kalekale has taken this village to his heart.Since he started the church 21 people have joined including one of the leaders of the village.Remember him in your prayers as he will ministering to the remotest villages.Three new churches have been started in the past months.There are many things that the Lord has done that we cannot explain all of them here.
We also thank God for the installation of the solar pump system at the Bible Institute and the church.This will enable us to have water all the time.May God Almighty bless all who prayed and supported this project in any way.
 Prayer request:
Please pray for those who listened that the seed of the gospel will germinate and bring forth regeneration.
More families to come and join the church and be sure of salvation and want to save the Lord.
Tracts we give out will touch hearts about salvation.
  Once again thank you for your support in love,prayers and financially.We cannot do this ministry God has called us to without each of you doing that which God places on your hearts to be co-laborers here in Malawi.May our good Lord remember the good labor you have been doing.

In His service,
Joseph Maweta's family

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Yearly Assessment 2016

It is always a blessing to hear from pastor Joseph, and just get a feel for the ministry work and the gospel seeds that are being planted. There certainly are many needs to keep the work going. It is a blessing to be a small part of the Lord's work in Malawi.
Charity is growing fast!
                                        HAVE THE PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2017!!!!!!!

                                             YEARLY ASSESSMENT,DECEMBER 2016

Thank you for trusting us with your dollars and various helps and prayers that have advanced the ministry in Malawi with the harvest of souls numbering in the thousands. Many have been taught the word of God where there was no teaching helps.Churches have been established and buildings erected to house the multitudes seeking spiritual guidance.At times it may seem that what you give is not making a difference,but  I can assure you that souls are being added to the kingdom of God and it is because of your selfless giving!

Here are some of the blessings in the year 2016.

    Charity  was born in September.

   Our prayers for the truck was answered in May.
   The visit of the whole Schenimann family in September.
   Construction of our house from November.
   Feeding of the elderly,orphans and the needy from May.
   Three churches were erected and have good roof of iron sheets.
   Six Bible Institute graduates are now pa storing churches.
You can be the answer to someone's  "cry"in this third poorest country in the world.We thank God for all who desire to come and help with the tasks that are overwhelming.

Before we open the Bible Institute in May this year we are scheduling time teaching/meetings in Salima,Balaka,Mangochi and Dedza that will last from 3 to 5 days each.We have many churches and started some in these areas.They have been asking for teaching assistance and we are going to assist them to the best of our ability.We will take as much printed materials as our vehicle can hold and Lord willing we can impart a spiritual blessing on them.

The effects of crop failure for the past two years is now having a devastating effect and daily we have people coming to us hungry and in search of food.For the past months,thankfully we were able to help people thanks to the donation received but now we don't have any food left.Please pray for us.

We planned to visit the sick and the prisoners on Christmas,unfortunately we failed to fulfill that schedule because we had no money.But God had a different plan for us.There was a funeral the same day.Funerals are too common here in Malawi.After the church service we went to the funeral.I was sharing the Gospel with some people who were around me when we were coming from the graveyard.Among them was an old man in his ninety s after receiving the Lord as his Savior he made these comments, "I am now ready to die because I know where I will be going."

It is our prayer to reach the masses in 2017 with the Gospel in villages and towns,teach them one on one.Continue with the Jesus film,youth,women,men,marriage and children ministries.Starting new churches and continue with the Bible Institute and  lord willing starting a christian school.Remember there is a heaven to be sought and a hell to be shunned.

December also brought rainy season to our doorsteps with the pattern of one day of the rain,one day of the sunshine.The maize (corn) is growing with leaps and bounds and people are out weeding their gardens every day.
The electricity had been horrible for the year 2016 in Malawi,gradually increasing the hours of being shut off.This has affected our plan of irrigation at the Bible Institute.We are praying to change from depending on electricity to solar irrigation system.

Again,thank you for your prayers and support.

                                                             By His grace and mercy,
                                  Joseph,Mercy,Matthews,Blessings,Praise,Ruth and Charity.
                                                          (Philippians 4;13)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Roof for the new Church

What a blessing!!
I received these pictures from Pastor Joseph this am. The Lord worked through Stoney Mountain Baptist to provide funding for the roof, and He is working through Pastor Joseph and the men there to do the physical work.
To complete the installation the roof trusses will be tied with wire through the brick wall and all the openings under the roof will be filled with brick and cement.This keeps the high winds form blowing the roof away.
There are two remaining new churches without roofs.
Thanks to Calvary


The Lord has provided $1100 for the largest roof, and it is being constructed as I send this.The Lord is GOOD!
Thanks to Calvary
Dear Brother Harry and all prayer partners,
Greetings in the blessed name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.We praise the Lord for you our  precious prayer partners,and want to thank you for your faithful prayers and support without which we could  not do the work God has called us to do.You are all the special blessing to us,and we thank God for you! Praise the Lord for His goodness,mercy and grace as we watch Him work in establishing Bread of Life Baptist Ministries  in Malawi.

Last week we brought 26 people to help John and Dickson evangelize in preparation for the starting of Bread of Life Baptist church at Makunula village (the moslem village in Mangochi ). We were able to pass out a total of over 2300 Gospel tracts in just a few days.It was amazing how many John/Romans and Gospel tracts were distributed before our first meeting.Praise the Lord for His goodness and provision.

On November 20 in the evening we had the first service for Makunula Baptist church.There were total of 21 people in attendance at the first service and we want to thank the Lord for them.There were several more people that have shown interest.We continue to reach out to the community with the Gospel message that Jesus saves! Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in hearts and lives and that we will see many souls saved! Pray for John that God may supply his family needs.$100 a month can be a great bless to him and other people around him.

Thank you again for your faithful prayers and support.In Matthews 16;18 Jesus said, "Upon this rock I will build my church,and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."Please pray for Bread of Life Baptist church as we watch Jesus build His church.Pray also for my family as we faithfully continue to sow the seed through passing out Gospel literature,and witnessing and telling people who Jesus is.Most of all,pray for God to convict hearts and save souls for Jesus sake!

Please pray for  the metal roof of Mchanja Baptist church($1100).  Kasinje Baptist church($790)   and Benesi baptist church($600).  We only have few days to raise the funds needed for this work otherwise the church buildings may fall down because of the heavy rainfall.God bless you as you pray and consider taking part in this much needed project.

Your Partners in Christ,
Joseph,Mercy,Matthews,Blessings,Praise,Ruth and Charity.