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The Christmas Gift Scheme

December 2016. You will probably have heard of zm‘s Gift Scheme whereby if you can’t think of a gift for someone in your family or wider circle who ‘has everything’ you can send a gift to someone who has virtually nothing. Over recent years many people in Malawi and northern Mozambique have benefited

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“If only our church had a vision like this”

November 2016 During September zambesi mission (zm) was able to host the visit of our Malawian Field Director Simon Chikwana and two of the leaders from the Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC): Luckwell Mtima, the General Secretary, and Joe Tsokalida, Chair. But, the visit very nearly didn’t happen! Both Luckwell and Joe had their applications for a

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Pastors without a complete Bible

October 2016. What you have heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 1:13) Paul wrote these words to encourage Timothy to guard the truth of the gospel – the good news about salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ.

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Partners in the Gospel

August 2016. zm Director , Mike Beresford writes about the forthcoming visit of Malawian Church leaders to the UK. zm seeks to foster “partnerships in the gospel” between Christians and churches in the UK and their counterparts in Malawi and northern Mozambique. Our aim is for these relationships to be inter-dependent: centred on Jesus

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Preach the Word. In season and out of season

July 2016. Myles and Ruth MacBean (zambesi mission’s Church Development Partners) embarked on a five-week tour of the more remote north of Malawi between 3rd May and 6th June 2016. During this period they travelled 3,821km from their base in Blantyre! Their journey took them to five different centres in the

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Word for Word

June 2016 “Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89). zambesi mission’s Word for Word scheme was launched in July 2015. It was prompted by concern about the widespread lack of access to Scripture in our partner’s churches. Field Director Simon Chikwana discovered that, of the

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Training Church Leaders

May 2016 Innocent Wachimwa is a lecturer at EBCoM who has been studying for the past three years at George Whitfield College in South Africa. He was supported through zambesi mission’s Lecturers’ Training Fund.  This fund was originally called the Bert Matthews’ Fund, having been established in memory of zm‘s former

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If you give a man (or a church, perhaps?) a pig.

April 2016 zambesi mission (zm) aims to nurture “partnerships in the gospel” between Christians and churches in the UK and their counterparts in Malawi and northern Mozambique. One of our objectives is to help the church there to be self-sustaining; to avoid situations where they become dependent on outside support. It

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They certainly do things differently in Malawi!

March 2016 Stephen Williams, one of ZM’s honorary representatives, comments on a recent return visit to Malawi What takes five hours and involves three bicycles covered in foliage; getting dressed up; a dancing procession and lots of lavish gifts? A night out in downtown Blantyre? . No. A celebrity “Get-Me-Out-Of-Here”

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Could you and your Church organise something like this?

February 2016 A team consisting mainly of people from two UK partnered churches in Suffolk (Great Blakenham Baptist and Mickfield Evangelical Church) visited Malawi a couple of months ago. Rather than build classrooms or churches, their initial plan was to simply visit and encourage their friends Myles and Ruth MacBean,

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