20 years of Hope

Hope for the Future Malawi: 20 years of existence!!! August 2, 1999 was the day when Hope for the Future was officially registered here in Malawi and, every day since then, God has graciously blessed us beyond measure. Oh what a journey it has been here in Africa and how… Continue reading…

Hope Baptist Church, Nasedegu. Then and Now.

With great joy I announce today that the building for our church in Nasedegu is completed. The whole construction process has been a rollercoaster, but we were blessed with dedicated men and women from the village who stayed faithful and continued to help through any circumstances. The first time I… Continue reading…

Sabbatical

“And He said to them, ‘Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’ For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.“ Mark 6:31 Dear faithful ministry partners, after 11 years of full-time ministry here on the continent of… Continue reading…

Bible School – Week 4

This week we’re having the 4th week of studies at our Bible Training Center here in Zomba. Pastor Cary from FBC, Jackson is here and he is teaching Revelation, Daniel and Christian Ethics. As always, we need your prayers for everyone involved in this ministry. Pray for Pastor Cary that… Continue reading…

Interns: Kent & Grace

Monday, March 4, it will be our blessing to host two amazing young people, Kent & Grace Shader, who are coming from MO, USA. I met Grace years ago while I visited a supporting church in the state of Missouri. I met both of them again last year and they… Continue reading…

You give them something to eat

Yesterday I took Marc and Linda to Kachere, so they can see the work we’ve been doing there for the past 7 years now. On the way to the village we saw 4-5 boys somewhere in the filed, hunting something using locally made bow and arrows. Upon stopping and asking,… Continue reading…

Nasedegu

I wrote about the new church plant in Nasedegu a couple of times (here and here), showing you the beginning of the ministry in this village where the Gospel has never been taken before. The work is progressing slowly and surely and people are hearing more and more about what… Continue reading…

Demonic Activity And Missions

Here it is, one of the least talked about, frequently avoided topics in biblically conservative circles. Demonic activity. Our Pentecostal and charismatic brothers love to talk about it. Christians around the world discuss it frequently. But, in the polite, conservative, churches in the suburban US we don’t discuss it. We… Continue reading…

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…

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…