Just returned home last night, having spent two weeks visiting and presenting the stories and pictures of our service in Malawi to thirteen churches across Pennsylvania and one in Canton, Ohio.
What a joy and blessing it was to thank so many friends and members of various churches for their generous donations while also encouraging others to contribute, for the first time, to the ongoing needs of individuals and the Chisomo and Alinafe mission organizations in Nkhoma.
With deep gratitude, we just sent $8000 to extraordinarily deserving people in Nkhoma, and we will be sending our final donation in late December, so there is still time for first-time donor donations. (If you missed the news, the Malawian government just devalued the kwacha–their dollar– by 44% in one fell swoop, which is going to make daily survival even harder for the 70% who were barely making ends meet before this devastating devaluation.)
Throughout the rest of 2023, we will continue bridging the gap between our service in Malawi to the new thing God will have for us to do here at home in Pennsylvania in the year ahead. And may all of us continue praying for the faithful, needful, beloved children, women and men of Malawi.
The Kinzua Bridge (above), built in 1900 and destroyed by a tornado in 2003, within the State Park in North-Central Pa, that gave us a great excuse for sightseeing and hiking as we drove to our first church visits and prestations earlier this month.
Christ Presbyterian Church of Canton, Ohio (below), one of more than fifteen churches whose members donated so generously to our donations to the people and mission organizations of Nkhoma, Malawi, as well as hospitals in the Northern region and the victims of Cyclone Freddy in the Southern region of Malawi.