Serve Global

Thursday, March 29

Pray for our team’s departure from Malawi and our safe return to the United States. 

Monday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 28

Pray for our team to rest up and recover from multiple 18 hour days of ministry.  Pray that we will find ways to encourage the missionaries at ABC and our own team members.

  

Pray that Steve and Marion Spencer (HDC supported missionaries) will be encouraged by our visit.

Kasungu Church – Palm Sunday and Travel to back to Lilongwe

Pray for our team as will share in a church service this morning.  We don’t yet know how we will be involved, so pray that God provides insight and wisdom to share what is beneficial to these people. 

 

Pray for a safe trip back to Lilongwe and ABC in the late afternoon. 

Kanjera Soccer Tournament, Church Construction, Elders Training and VBS

Pray for the soccer tournament that will be running most of the day. Pray for stamina for the team members helping out and also for those who will be sharing the gospel during halftime breaks. Pray too for a positive experience for those teams in the area, that this ministry event will heighten Pastor Ronald’s presence in the community. 

 

Pray for our VBS team that will be providing kids with a fun experience in this village. Pray that our ideas and concepts translate to the children and that they have fun learning about Christ. 

Pray for our team as they help building a new church building in Kanjera. Pray that the weather allows our team a good chance to partner in this way. Pray also for physical strength and endurance to work in the sun and heat (and likely rain). Thank you HDC for making this new church building possible through your gifts.  

 

Pray for Kurt, Tim and Matt as they share with the local church elders. These men will represent 25 local church expressions and we hope to be an encouragement to them. 

 

Pray for the evening showing of the Jesus Film.  That God could use this movie to help people see the power and glory of Jesus Christ.

Kanjera Trip

Pray for safe travel today as we drive several hours north to the town of Kasungu.  We will be staying in a remote village with a local pastor and his family named Ronald and Ulemu Chimzimu. Pray that our time there with Pastor Ronald will be encouraging to him as much as it will be to us.  

 

Pray for our evening as we spend the night hours preparing spiritually and physically for a big day on Saturday. Pray for energy, strength and a positive spirit in the midst of the tiredness.v

Spiritual Emphasis Week concludes, Ministry preparations for Village

Pray for the college chapel services:  Kurt, with help from Wendy, will be teaching the first hour on Femininity and Tim will be teaching the second hour on Masculinity. Pray that the students would embrace all that God asks of them as they follow Christ.    

 

Pray for the preparations necessary to travel several hours north to the village of Kanjera. We will be shopping for food, packing sleeping bags, preparing for a soccer tournament, working on VBS supplies, loading up vehicles and so much more.

Spiritual Emphasis Week continues, Oikos Training continues and 2nd Milk

Pray for the college chapel services:  Tim will be teaching the first hour on Sacrifice and Matt will be teaching the second hour on Humility.   

 

Pray for our ministry to the local children at the Academy. Today we will be inviting these kids to start a relationship with God. Please pray today that children might come to know Jesus Christ and place their hope in Him and that we can build bridges to connect them to local Malawians who can help them grow.  

Pray for Tim who will present the Oikos material to the students today. Pray that he can communicate clearly the value and power of oikocentric living to the students. 

 

Pray for our trip out to 2nd Milk. This ministry works in Malawi, Africa today to eradicate the issue of infant mortality with babies born as orphans. We will come alongside of these believers as they provide needy babies formula and nutrition until 2 years old.

Spiritual Emphasis Week continues, Oikos Training begins and Prison

Pray for the college chapel services:  Kurt will be teaching on the role of Pain in our following Christ and in the second block, Tim will be unpacking the subject of Love.    

 

Pray for our ministry to the local children at the Academy. Please pray today that children return for another day of fun and learning.  Please pray for strength and endurance for our HDC team who are leading this event, that God provides strength and endurance. 

 

Pray for Kurt who will present the Oikos material to the students today. Pray that he can communicate clearly the value and power of oikocentric living to the students. 

  

Pray for our trip out to Maula Prison: When Maula prison was first constructed more than 50 years ago, the facility was designed to hold just 800 inmates (both men and women). But in the years since then, the prison population has exploded. Today, Maula houses 2,650 inmates — many of them migrants, detained in harsh and unsanitary conditions. Please pray as our HDC ladies minister to the women’s section and our men serve on the men’s section of the prison. We will be sharing our testimonies, teaching and worshipping with the inmates and also providing important medical and health supplies as well. 

Spiritual Emphasis Week at the African Bible College and Academy

  • Spiritual Emphasis Week at ABC is an intensive teaching and worship experience where our HDC pastors and team help encourage the spiritual lives of the college students. Tim, Matt and Kurt will share in teaching 8 messages on the theme, “What’s In Your Bag? The eight messages will all touch on qualities / characteristics that a Christian must pack as they follow God.

 

  • ABC Academy Chapel and Classes involve leading and supporting chapel teaching, worship and student classroom learning. Austin, Bryan, Casey, Danny, Judah, Rich, Tina and Wendy will be taking point on this. The students at the Academy range in age from kindergarten to seniors in high school. 

PRAY

Pray for the college chapel services, specifically, Matt who will be leading the students in musical worship and Tim who will be teaching the first two messages for chapel this week. The two qualities discussed today will be Faith and Spiritual Sensitivity.  

Pray also for our ministry to the 300 plus students at the Academy, as we seek to encourage them in their faith. 

Bright Vision orphanage

Pray for safe travel out to Bright Vision orphanage in the remote village of Chamendenga. Pray as we share in a church service with a local congregation. Pray also for Kurt as he teaches through a translator at the service. Please pray also for the VBS and Feeding Program we will be hosting for an estimated 600-700 children. We have also been asked to help cook and serve a meal to these kids. In the afternoon, we will visit a maize farming project we have supported on past trips and see how irrigation canals can be improved and leveraged. We will also see the land HDC purchases on the last trip and hear how it’s being used to help this community. 

Arriving in Africa

Pray for safe travel into Lilongwe, Malawi. Please also pray for the safe arrival of all of our luggage and the ability to effectively navigate the Visa process and luggage search out of the airport. Pray to that we can get settled into our ministry roles quickly and have good rest tonight as we prepare for a long week of service. 

Team Malawi 2018

Pray for our team as they prepare to leave on March 15, 2018. Pray for endurance as the journey to arrive in Malawi is very long. 

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Pray for Malawi | Day 11

1) Pray for our team’s departure from Malawi and our safe return to the United States

 

Pray for Malawi | Day 10

1) Pray for our team to rest up and recover from multiple 18 hour days of ministry.  Pray that we will find ways to encourage the missionaries at ABC and our own team members.

2) Pray that Steve and Marion Spencer (missionaries HDC supports) will be encouraged by our visit.

Pray for Malawi | Day 9

1) Pray for our team to rest up and recover from multiple 18 hour days of ministry.  Pray that we will find ways to encourage the missionaries at ABC and our own team members.
 
2) Pray that Steve and Marion Spencer (missionaries HDC supports) will be encouraged by our visit.    

 

Pray for Malawi | Day 8

1) Pray for our team to rest up and recover from multiple 18 hour days of ministry.  Pray that we will find ways to encourage the missionaries at ABC and our own team members.
 
2) Pray that Steve and Marion Spencer (missionaries HDC supports) will be encouraged by our visit.    

 

Pray for Malawi | Day 7

Two Big Events

• Kasungu Church – Easter Sunday
• Travel to back to Lilongwe

1) Pray for our team as will share in a church service this morning. We don’t yet know how we will be involved, so pray that God provides insight and wisdom to share what is beneficial to these people.

2)  Pray for a safe trip back to Lilongwe and ABC in the late afternoon.  

 

Pray for Malawi | Day 6

Four Big Events

• Kanjera Soccer Tournament
• Well Dedication
• Elders Training
• Jesus Film

1) Pray for the soccer tournament that will be running most of the day. Pray for stamina for the team members participating and also for those who will be sharing the gospel during halftime breaks. Pray too for a positive experience for those teams in the area, that this ministry event will heighten Pastor Ronald’s presence in the community.

2)  Pray for Charles and his team who will be drilling two new wells at the village center in Kanjera. Pray that he finds a good water source and that the water will be sweet and clean for the people in the village.  Thank you HDC for making these well possible through your gifts.

3)  Pray for Kurt and Tim as they share with the local church elders. These men will represent 25 local church expressions and we hope to be an encouragement to them.

4)  Pray for the evening showing of the Jesus Film.  That God could use this movie to help people see the power and glory of Jesus Christ.

Pray for Malawi | Day 5

One Big Event

• Kasungu Travel

Pray for safe travel today as we drive several hours north to the town of Kasungu. We will be staying with a local pastor and his family named Ronald and Ulemu Chimzimu. Pray that our time there with Pastor Ronald will be encouraging to him as much as it will be to us.  

Pray for our evening as we spend the night hours preparing spiritually and physically for a big day on Saturday. Pray for energy, strength and positive spirit in the midst of the tiredness.

 

Pray for Malawi | Day 4

One Big Event

• Bright Vision orphanage
 
Pray for safe travel out to Bright Vision orphanage in the remote village of Chamendenga. Pray also for the VBS and Sports clinic we will be hosting for an estimated 600-700 children. Due to famine conditions in Malawi, we have also been asked to help cook and serve a meal to these kids. In the afternoon we will visit a maize farming project we have supported on past trips and see how irrigation canals can be improved and leveraged.