Hope Baptist Church, Sitima

Today we visited a church in the village of Sitima, where pastor Chinthalo is serving his people. Sitima is located in a remote area, 50 minutes driving distance from town, off the main road, off a dirt road and even off a bicycle path. In many places the grass has… Continue reading

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Malawi’s looming food crisis

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 53% of the population living below the national poverty line and 90% of whom are living on less than $2 per day.  The large majority of the population lives in rural areas, engaged in subsistence farming. People here depend… Continue reading

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Water well for Mpyupyu

Imagine your life without access to clean water… Imagine yourself having to wake up early in the morning and walk long distances to the nearest source of water… Imagine the hardships you would have to endure if your access to water was limited solely based on your beliefs… Continue reading

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Ministry updates

Hope for the Future

It has been several months since my last update on this blog. Several factors played a role: time, tiredness, very slow internet, etc, many times all three at the same time. It is now mid-November and we just had our last short term mission team for this year and I… Continue reading

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Updates School

Hope for the Future Malawi ministry 2016

Although we are on furlough, the work in Malawi continues on full speed, with the #3 block of our school reaching the roof level. Starting with September 2017, Hope for the Future Elementary will serve pupils grades 1 – 6. Pray for the next step in the project: block #4,… Continue reading

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We’re building the 3rd School block

Hope for the Future Elementary

It’s late and the house is in a mess, as we are getting ready to fly tomorrow morning, but I do have one amazing news for you all: The 3rd School block is fully funded and the work is underway as you are reading this. As you very well know,… Continue reading

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Roxana’s last day in Malawi

Volunteer Hope for the Future

Today is Roxana’s last full day in Malawi and tomorrow, at 15:30, she will be flying out, leaving Africa and the ministry of Hope for the Future where she worked as a volunteer for the past 3 months. Being Sunday, we all went to Kachere, where the church people showed… Continue reading

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Hope Baptist Church, Milepa

Hope Baptist Church, Milepia

Every day is a new experience in Africa, or that is what I keep telling everyone that visits us. Mondays to Saturdays, we find new challenges but it seems like on Sundays, all these challenges have, all of a sudden, new proportions. The devil is fighting hard to discourage us, to slow… Continue reading

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A special day in Muheriwa

Every day in Malawi is special, because every day we have new chances to serve the Lord and serve the people in Malawi in unique and effective ways. When it comes to days like today, a Sunday, the opportunities are even greater as I have the responsibility to open and… Continue reading

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