Exciting New Developments

Posted by Gary on May 28, 2013

Village pastors in Malawi

God continues to bless our ministry in Malawi! We are humbled by what God has done in the past three and a half years. Here’s what’s happening!

  • We now are ministering in 22 Villages. Invitations from villages continue to come with growing frequency.
  • We had a gathering of our village champions this month with 16 attending.
  • Total Trios in operation is 340 that’s 1,020 Pastors, Wives and church leaders receiving and giving care.
  • The Pig for Pastors Initiative is now in six villages. The first litter is on the way.
  • Our focus on leadership development through village and area Champions has now enabled us to identify two District Champions. These two leaders will join our senior leadership team with Diamond and James to directly apprentice with them. This is a critical progression that will allow us to expand, Lord willing, to 40 - 50 villages in the next 18 months.
  • Through a special gift we have just purchased a second truck that allows our movement to the expanding network of villages in Central Malawi and see Trio’s established in Southern Malawi. We have been praying for this vehicle for several months and God led us to a very good vehicle and a good price. (And yes there are mechanics in Malawi to check a vehicle over before purchasing!)

These blessings also bring increased financial needs to the ministry along with the increasing strength of the Kwacha, which is good for Malawi but makes our dollars not stretch as far.

Based on our present financial partners we have funds that will sufficiently provide for the ministry expansion for the next six months. But we are now entering a $500 monthly draw down on our savings as the ministry grows.

So with the backdrop of these blessings I am requesting that you pray for us and for the potential of you beginning to partner with us over the next several months.

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That His Kingdom Would Increase,

Gary Norton