Dear Praying Partners,
It is a great joy to share with you the many things God is going in our midst here in Ntcheu,Malawi.We hope you will be encouraged in your prayers and support for us.We greatly value and are grateful for your many prayers for us.The work of preaching is far from over,the needs are great.The most of the victories we experience come in the midst of tears,betrayal from false professors,sleepless nights,or ministry needs.The Lord has kept us,and our hope remains in the gospel.''What shall we then say to these things?If God be for us,who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:31-32
We remain grateful to the Lord for His many blessings in our family.Mercy,all the children and I are doing well both in our family and service to the Lord,and He has blessed us with truly joyous news.We are expecting a baby.Mercy is doing well and taking it easy.It's an exciting time and according to last doctor's visit,all is normal with both mother and baby.Please pray for Mercy and I as we expect our child.Pray for her health and the health of the baby and that the Lord will prepare us to honor Him in parenting.
As I recall the Lords goodness to our 2015 Bible Institute students,I must joyfully conclude that God is at work;building His kingdom and strengthening Christ's church.Many students wanted to see truly biblical churches planted wherever they are laboring.Listening to their testimonies always reveals encouraging examples of Gospel ministers whose ministry is best equated with the strenuous,methodical work of a plow horse.It is slow and steady breaking up of hardened soil for the sole purpose of planting seeds for a glorious Gospel harvest.Here is one of the testimonies of the graduate,Dickson Namawona.
''Two years ago,I was trying to reach Mr Mwalumbo (a moslem) with the gospel,but he said that he never wanted to be told about Jesus Christ.After graduating from the Bread of Life Bible Institute,slowly,I began to bring the gospel into our discussions.I never opened a Bible at first,knowing that would immediately sour our relationship.To my surprise,as I spoke more about our sin and how serious it is,and explain how Jesus came to die for our sins,this man became more interested and asked lots of questions.Such witnessing encounters went on for several months,then I left it in God's hands to deal with him.Right now he accepted Christ.
Dickson started a church in this man's village about 10 miles from his home.He was praying for a bicycle to easy his means of transportation.The Lord provided the bicycle last Saturday.We have been praying about sending someone to Phirilongwe area in Mangochi.We have always said that in order for the moslems along the lake shores district to be reached,it is imperative that the christian move to reach them.The new church started by Dickson at Phirilongwe will be a step towards fulfilling this long term vision.Dickson remains in need of prayer and much grace to meet the constant demands of his schedule.
Finally pray for us and we continue to rely on the Spirit's leading and power to preach Christ,and pray for the Bible Institute needs as we will open on 9 May 2016.58 people have shown interest this year but we cant accommodate all of them because of lack of resources.Again we extend to you our thanks for many ways in which you love us and the work of Bread of Life Ministries.May God bless you.
Love in Christ Jesus,
Joseph Maweta' family.