These are the latest updates on the two main projects we have at this time, Bible School and Primary School:
The Bible School, or Bible Seminary, is being built in Zomba, at the mission house. The project is underway and, recently, the builders and carpenters have put up the roof. A team of men are working on the septic tank, while carpenters are being mobilized to install the ceiling. After that, we will plaster the inside, do the pointing on the outside and start concentrating on finishing up the interior. The electric has been installed but the connection to the national grid will happen soon after the ceiling is done. Plumbing needs to be done also, so we still have a lot of work to do.
This project is not fully funded yet, we are still in need of a minimum of $5,000. We know the Lord will provide in time, so that the work doesn’t stop.
Hope for the Future Elementary, our Primary School, is also being built as we speak, this one in the village of Kachere. The work is going very well, and the two blocks have now roof on them. The men (and some ladies) are plastering the walls on the inside of one of the buildings. The second one will be finished soon after. A large team of builders are working on building the offices for the teachers, while a smaller team is building the outside restrooms for the pupils.
By the grace of God, this project has been fully funded and, on December the 7th, we will have the official opening, Lord willing.
The work in Malawi is going strong and we still covet your prayers day by day. It is not an easy task to keep an eye over all these projects (and we have more we work on), but we take every day at a time and we trust that His grace is enough. Pray that our focus is and will be on the most important thing: people’s souls. I am a type of a missionary who doesn’t think blocks, bricks or buildings say anything about the work we are doing. Just because one builds something, doesn’t mean he is actually having a ministry. I want to stay focused on people’s lives and their souls. With eternity in mind, only their souls matter. I see these building as means to an end, tools to accomplish what God called us to do.
Thank you “Holy Trinity” Baptist Church for your continual support and trust. Thank you First Baptist Church, Jackson for doing so much to see the Bible Seminary standing up as it does now. Thank you Ridgecrest Baptist Church for supporting the Primary School in Kachere. Thank you every other church, big or small, for supporting us and our ministry. Thank you to each one of you, individuals, who pray and give, so that we can be here, live here and work here. God is using all of you for something greater than all of us.
May He be glorified!