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Sep 1

What’s Next God

Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Dear Friends & Family,

 Please pray for me to discern what God has for me for this season. I turned down the position in Malawi in special education for this semester because my immigration status was not progressing and I did not want to keep the school on hold. I was offered a half-day, full time position there that would enable me to make a difference in special education as well as spend each afternoon with our ministry team.  Seemed like a gift from God. So I wait now on God and listen. I know I will be going to Malawi in Jan., but there is a possibility that I may go before that. I do not know.


I know this is a special season in the life of our church as we seek to expand the ways in which we demonstrate love for those people in need around us and share about God. I had a unique opportunity to preach (smile) to my church this past weekend. Thank you for your prayers! It went great! Can’t imagine doing that every weekend! God bless those pastors who do!


Please pray for me as I discern what work Jesus wants me to do this semester.  I have prayed open doors and close doors. As many of you know, I like to work and it keeps me out of trouble! Also, I have a big financial commitment to the project in Malawi.


One of our new projects in Malawi is children’s book creation, publication and distribution! There are no books in the homes of our children there. Let me repeat this. There are no books in the homes of our children there. I have been in the homes of the children in Ndirande. There are no books.  So we are using simple children’s books that I wrote, (easily copied) translated by Tisu, putting them in a clear plastic bag with a message about Jesus and three crayons. We are having our mom’s who are in our economic development program sell them for a small commission. Outside sales! (smile)


We hope to accomplish six things through this literacy project: share the message of Jesus, increase early childhood literacy, empower and equip our single moms, produce income to sustain our ministry efforts, train our staff further in business and leadership skills, and prepare to operate a children’s publishing house (smile).  Bring it on God!


Thank you for your love and support!  If you would like to financially support our project, please go on line to lakeside church under on-line giving and give to Maribeth-Malawi. Or you may write a check to Lakeside Church, 745 Oak Avenue Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630 with Maribeth-Malawi in the memo line.  Nothing is more important than investing in the lives of others. Your investment will grow in Malawi. You can count on it!


Love, Maribeth

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