Thank you for your faithful prayers and faith commitment to support me on the field and this ministry work. Because of you, I can preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ and disciple others who, in turn, disciple others. I am looking forward to being on furlough from July through December 2022. In July, I will be in Oklahoma, and at the end of July, I will be attending the General Conference. I hope to greet you there.
I am looking forward to visiting churches in the Oklahoma area from July 3 to July 24. Then, I will visit churches in North Carolina from August through December. Please send me an email to book a date to speak on mission testimonies and strategies for forging ahead.
The year is set with a goal to develop more resources for parents, in their own language, to teach kids at home during family Bible study and prayer time. Most parents made this need known during Covid. As for the church, we need increased maturity and resilient disciples who are confident to disciple others. Therefore, we are preparing to stand strong, growing God's armies for the post-Covid era, and we are marching on to complete the Great Commission. This strategic work and the provision of the work need prayer!
The translation work in Chichewa/French is nearly finished for the booklet, "Children and the Holy Spirit." Now, we need to gather financial quotes from printers to determine where we will be printing the booklets. Pray that the Lord will open doors at the right printer. We have now started translating the GROUP BIBLE STUDY for parents, "PARENTING WITH A GLOBAL VISION." This Bible study is being translated into French by ministry workers in Mauritius and in Chichewa for Malawi. Pray for translators to use accurate words and have the direction of the Holy Spirit to bring through the principles communicated in the books.
The translation work of lessons on the Old and New Testaments is finally finished in Chichewa. We will use these lessons nationwide in homes, churches, schools, institutions, and they will even be the resource sent home with the kids at CURE HOSPITAL for the guardians to continue to teach the kids God's Word. Pray as the kids learn all the Bible stories, develop a great understanding of who God is, and learn the biblical principles to apply them in their life.
Last year, the Sunday School Association in Malawi initiated a meeting with all denominational National Children's Ministry leaders, Mission Groups, NGOs, and Orphanages. The goal is to merge as a force to address the work with children in Malawi together. In February, another meeting took place with the directors of Sunday Schools. Next, each of the heads of the denominations will meet to become a part of the organization for CHRISTIAN CHILDREN DEVELOPMENT IN MALAWI.
We have now drafted a profile of the organization, and we will send it out to all of the leaders to adopt and implement soon. Pray, as this vision comes together, that we will become a force that arises to pull resources together and stand up against all evil. Pray that we will stand in the way of anything that may hinder kids from knowing God and reaching their full potential.
Frontier Missions developed an online course on how to facilitate the DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY. This course is helping families worldwide to study God's Word and grow in maturity in knowing God. Pray as these groups multiply in communities to raise disciples who can disciples others.
This is my second year being a part of this movement and learning to be a moderator of the course and a facilitator on the ZOOM GROUP CLASS. Through this role, I am encouraging families to include children to facilitate this study as well.
Pray for the child evangelism program at the CURE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. Pray that every child will respond to the gospel. Thank God for this program, the greatest platform to reach and teach kids, with their guardians, to go and impact their villages. Thank God for the resources we can distribute, including a Chichewa Bible for every child with a kid's gospel tract in Chichewa, which includes requests for devotional booklets to use at home. Please help us to keep up the challenge of providing 40 Bibles a week at $10.00.
The following WMM accounts make this work possible: Child Evangelism Africa #10004P and Bibles #11643P. Thank you for giving to these projects monthly, and please remain in prayer as God uses the resources to bring His people to an understanding of His gospel. This month, 1,000 wordless books and Bible markers were produced, and we are ready to train students to use these tools to share the transforming message of the gospel.
Thank God with me that my grandchild count is now set; two boys for Gaby and two girls for Carl. Four grandchildren to raise, knowing they are sons of Father Abraham!
I am thanking God for you!