From: Harry Schenimann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear praying partners,
Greeting in the name of our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ.Mercy and I and all the children are doing well with good health and many blessings in the churches.
It is impossible for us to write about all that has been going on in Malawi in the past months but we want to give you a resume so you can join us in praise to God for His faithfulness!! We are so thankful for the Lord's many blessings in the churches.There have been over 1350 souls saved and several presented for baptism.We thank God for you and deeply appreciate your faithful prayer and financial support for the work in Malawi.
We praise God for the Bible Institute students and their involvement in the ministry. Things were really busy these two months with women conference,youth camp and Jesus film ministry and all the preparations for the Bible Institute graduation.They worked hard helping us to get everything ready for the main event on October 28.We planned to have it on 21 October but suddenly something happened beyond our control therefore we rescheduled it to 28th October.
We had a great graduation with 23 graduating.Graduation day started with a graduate preaching,speeches,special music included Thondoya choir from one of the area churches and our own school choirI was a keynote speaker, I preached a tremendous challenge to our grads and congregation.
During the speeches one of the graduate,Peterson Clement had something to say, 'Attending Bread of Life Bible Institute gave me a solid foundation to base all of my other upon,whether it is work,relationship,study,or everything in between.When life becomes difficult the Word of God is unchanging and unfailing.Learning how to apply His word to my life gave me a path to follow and promises to encourage,strengthen and rely on each other.Pray for Peterson he has started a new work 8 miles away from his village.He is praying for the bicycle (about $90) to help his mobility from and to the new church.
How do you put into word the importance of being grounded in your faith and watching young people chose the same path? It is a privilege and an amazing journey to watch those grow and change as they get into the word.This is a powerful and something that is indescribable.It is my prayer that the message of hope in Christ and the joy found in Him would impact others through this graduates and my life.There is nothing more freeing and fulfilling than resting in the resurrection power of Jesus everyday and living through the gift that He has give all for His glory alone!
TWO CHURCHES DESTROYED BY HIGH WINDS.
Mafuwa baptist (Pastor Akimu's) church has been knocked over by heavy wind.As I am reporting now they don't have a place for Sunday and mid week meetings. A quick construction of the new building will require $3370. Please remember them in your prayers.
Mtendere church (Pastor John's) church,the roof completely blew off but the wall needs minor maintenance because was not affected badly.It needs $950.Again remember them in your prayers.
I am so excited about what we can accomplish together.We are so aware of the need for more workers in this ministry.Our hearts desire is for God to bring people to join us.
The project of changing a grass to tin roofing at Mpata church is progressing very well.The smiling faces of the church members reveals the appreciation from down their hearts to those who faithfully praying and supporting the ministry.We really value your prayers and support.May almighty God bless you all.
Your Partners in Christ,
Pastor Joseph Maweta and the family.
( Isaiah 6:8)
I want to add a footnote to Pastor Joseph’s letter.
What a blessing it is to be part of the Lord’s work in Malawi. With 36 churches, a Bible instate graduating 20 to 30 students each year, churches being planted sometimes weekly, a Christian secondary school with 115 students, and soul winning and evangelism daily, creates a financial need that continues to grow. We can continue to help by being the financial arm and prayer arm for the work there.
Mafuwa Baptist (Pastor Akimu's) church was on the list for a new roof. Now it needs to be rebuilt, plus the roof: $3,370.00
Mtendere church (Pastor John's) church, needs a new roof: $950.00
A bicycle for Peterson so he can minister in the new work: $90.00
Lord, allow us to be the footsteps that bring the Joy of the Lord to the people of Malawi.
If you desire to help with any of these needs, you can give through:
footstepstojoy.org on the “partner with us” page under “get involved”,
or you can mail a check to: Footsteps to Joy
145 Autumn View ct,
Fletcher, NC 28732
Thank you for being faithful to the Lord’s work
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path