Zambesi Mission
 

 PRAYER MATTERS
 

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[Key:  means please pray and  means give thanks]


 
JANUARY 2019
 

ZEC Mozambique Regional Superintendents and Churchplanting
Regional Superintendents: Ps Christavo Chambwinja - West; Ps Raphael Waissone - East.

26 Sa for resources to build the church at Milange.

27 Su for Christavo Chambwinja and Raphael Waissone, regional superintendents.

28 Mo for good health for the churchplanters.

29 Tu for the pastors sharing the gospel in remote areas of Mozambique.

30 We for wisdom as ZEC Mozambique decide where to plant churches.

31 Th for spiritual growth in the congregations.

 
 
FEBRUARY 2019
 

zambesi mission (zm) in Malawi
Simon Chikwana (Field Director), Rose Chirwa (Projects Officer) and Mercy Carlos (Field Administrator)

1 Fr good rains throughout Malawi in December mean that the crops look promising.

2 Sa p for a good harvest from April onwards.

3 Su for protection of livestock: foot and mouth disease killed many goats in Chikwawa and Nsanje districts last year.

4 Mo for physical and spiritual protection for the zm team in Malawi; 2018 was not easy for them.

5 Tu p Field Director Simon Chikwana has developed a tree growing scheme with the help of agricultural officer Mr Chirombo. They are aiming to grow about 7,000 hardwood tree seedlings.


Preparing seeds for zm’s new tree growing project.

6 We former zm administrator Zione Majiga died at the end of 2018. Pray for her family and friends.

7 Th for Rose and her family, her mother has been seriously ill in Zambia for some time.

8 Fr Mercy has been unwell during January.

End of EBCoM semester 1

9 Sa for the servant hearts that our field team have.


zambesi mission (zm) in the UK
Mike Beresford (Mission Director), Trevor Matthews (Chair of Trustees and Executive Committee).

10 Su the young people’s resource mission & me? has been very well received.

11 Mo for an encouraging visit by EBCoM’s Academic Dean Robert Yanduya in January; he is studying at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam


Robert Yanduya on his first evening in the UK.

12 Tu for God’s faithful provision for the ongoing work of the mission.

13 We zm are currently in the process of recruiting a new administrator, who we hope will start in March.

14 Th for our honorary representatives, who make personal sacrifices to serve the mission.

15 Fr for Dave Brown who retires from paid employment with zm at the end of March. We hope he will return as a volunteer towards the end of 2019.

16 Sa for the strategic leadership of the trustees and the Executive Committee.

17 Su for younger generations to become inspired by and involved in the work of zm.

18 Mo for the life of John Simons, zm’s Australian former missionary who died in December. Pray for his wife Gladys and their wider family.



Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC) Malawi
Chairman, Pastor Chimwemwe Kanjirawaya and his deputy, Pastor Joe Tsokalida; General Secretary, Pastor James Baisson Phiri and his deputy, Pastor Willard Muwalo.

19 Tu spiritual guidance for ZEC’s leadership team: they are in the process of appointing new key workers and regional superintendents.

20 We that God’s will would be done in filling these important roles within the church.

21 Th a productive meeting was held between ZEC, zm and tearfund with a view to a potential partnership between tearfund and ZEC.

22 Fr for the widows in the church, particularly pastors’ widows who often struggle to meet their basic needs.

23 Sa
for the ongoing positive relationship between zm and our partner ZEC.



ZEC Orphan Daycare Centres (ODCs)
At Chifunga, Nthorowa and Ntonda

24 Su Ntonda are considering the merits of two possible income generating schemes: a guest house and a pickup truck for transporting goods.

25 Mo 141 orphans and vulnerable children are cared for at Chifunga, Nthorowa and Ntonda.

26 Tu for the goat breeding project at Chifunga; five goats died last year due to foot and mouth disease.

27 We that the teachers at the ODCs will remain energetic and effective as they teach the children.

28 Th despite poor rains Nthorowa grew enough rice to produce 9 x 50kg bags to feed the children.

 
 
MARCH 2019
 


1 Fr over the last six months, 20 girls dropped out of Nthorowa ODC due to early marriages; the area’s Islamic culture is the most likely reason.

Women’s World Day of Prayer - ZEC Mozambique would like prayer for their activities and upcoming Sunday services.

2 Sa Ntonda’s bees have produced large quantities of honey, generating a healthy income stream.

ZEC Health & Rural Development
Ntonda Rural Hospital, plus health centres at Matanda, Mitsidi, Muluma and Nthorowa.

3 Su staff houses are complete and occupied at Muluma.


A completed staff house at Muluma

4 Mo thanks to the generosity of its supporters, zm has bought the equipment necessary to allow maternity services at Muluma to commence.

5 Tu for guidance and practical help from within Malawi, as Ntonda consider the practicalities of installing an operating theatre.

6 We a grant was secured by Nthorowa to construct their new maternity wing.



Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC), Malawi
Fellowship of Youth (FoY)


7 Th ZEC are appointing a new coordinator.

8 Fr for the faithful service of former FoY Coordinator Gift Mphongolo.

9 Sa for the young people to continue to prioritise God in their lives.

10 Su for all the people who have become Christians through the work of FoY.



ZEC Chiyanjano (Women’s Fellowship) in Malawi
Millie Jumbe, Chairlady; Temwani Fatchi, Secretary.

11 Mo for the number of women who seek to grow in Christ through the Chiyanjano groups across Malawi.

EBCoM semester 2 commences

12 Tu for unity and a shared vision between the Chiyanjano and the ZEC leadership.

UK Executive Council and Trustees meet

13 We for Christ to remain at the heart of the Chiyanjano groups.

UK staff meet



ZEC Regional Superintendents & Churchplanting

14 Th for the hard work and perseverance of pastors serving in the northern region of Malawi.

15 Fr for pastors in the northern region: they can struggle to meet their basic needs, since congregations are unable to support them fully.

16 Sa that the love of Christ is shared in areas that are heavily influenced by Islam.

17 Su for spiritual protection for pastors and congregations throughout Malawi.

18 Mo for those who are assigned to the role of regional superintendents.

19 Tu for Christians in remote parts of Malawi to be aware of their part in the wider body of Christ.



River of Life Evangelical Church (RoLEC)
Leader Ps Mvula Mvula

20 We RoLEC planted a church in a predominantly Muslim area in Machinga District. At least 21 people have already been saved.


RoLEC Churchplanting in Machinga District

21 Th many school age girls in the area have been married and subsequently abandoned with children, as the man has sought another wife.

22 Fr RoLEC were able to rescue one such girl from this type of marriage; she has now joined the church.

23 Sa Chirimba RoLEC in Blantyre organised a six day outreach which saw over 100 people attend their outdoor meeting each night.

24 Su for God’s continued guidance to Pastor Mvula Mvula.

25 Mo a level 3 ‘Learn2Serve’ leadership training course commences at Siki RoLEC today.

26 Tu for church leaders to know their Bible in great depth.

27 We that RoLEC are so active in bringing the gospel to people who otherwise wouldn’t hear the good news
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28 Th that over 40 pastors and church leaders have received bicycles this year through zm.

29 Fr for spiritual growth in the congregations of the various RoLEC churches.



Evangelical Bible College of Malawi (EBCoM)
Principal, Pastor Robert Masikamu; Council Chairman, Rev Willard Muwalo.

30 Sa the leadership of EBCoM as they try to make the college financially sustainable.

31 Su the water supply to the college is unreliable. p for a backup solution to be approved by the local authority.

 


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