9000 Children in Ndirande received a small coloring book of the Christmas Story (John 3:16) in Chichewa thanks to the efforts of a committed team! Zikomo to Lakeside Church in California for the labels and bags! Zikomo to INDE Bank- Blantyre for sponsoring the duplication of 9000 books! (Chimwemwe! You made it happen!) Zikomo to Printer Palace-Blantyre for our very, very, very low cost duplication of the books! (Lynnette, we love you! And there are more projects together in our future!). Zikomo to Guthrie Bible College teachers and students for your loving an energetic teaching of God’s Word to the children and the distribution of the books! (You all are very special to us! Althea we are so grateful for your partnership). Zikomo to all my friends who donated crayons to the project! (Reshma, Annansa, Althea, etc. etc.) Zikomo to my friends and family and supporters for their prayers for this event!
And a final BIG ZIKOMO to the leaders and staff at Zikomo Yesu Enterprises/WAY Ministries-Malawi, who are willing to follow Jesus into the deep water and risk and sacrifice for the things that matter to God. My heart is full of pride and love for you all! 9000 precious children received a message of great hope and love because of you! They were told of their value as God’s children.
We pray that this message and seeds of God’s Word settle in their hearts and minds and grow. We pray that this simple book impacts the faith of their family members and friends. We pray that this demonstration of love spark an outpouring of generosity and sacrificial giving within Malawi and beyond.
Thank you all for your prayers! 35 Participants completed our 4-Day Leadership & Montessori Teacher Training Level 1 Course this past week. And as my new UK friends like to say, “It was brilliant!” And it really was! I am blessed with 10 amazing leaders who run our Malawian ministry and non-profit. They are servant leaders, who do whatever it takes to get the job done. No job too small or too big for them. Our participants have helped us meet our December 2010 goal to become a self-sustainable Malawian non-profit in 9 months. It is a miracle. 9 months my friends! 9 months!
God keeps His promises. We will continue to fund the operations and programs of our ministry and non-profit (budget, salaries, rent, etc.) from Malawian kwacha with God’s wisdom and provision. Why? Because He said so.
Thank you to all our supporters in the U.S. and participants for your prayers, love and generosity! We are blessed by your continued partnership! God has big plans in 2011! Let’s take it up a notch! Be bold and faithful! Reach out to those in need and those who are hurting or lost with God’s truth, grace, and love. That is what He said to do.
Jesus said, “You did not chose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.” Zikomo Yesu!