MISSION TO MALAWI
Dear Family and Friends
Jesus said “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen." Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)
I greet you in the precious Name of our Lord and Commissioner Jesus Christ!
The Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ is the most profound challenge we face as Christians. It challenges us in all areas of our lives, such as our knowledge of the Bible and ability to communicate its message, especially the Gospel, clearly. Our Faith – to persevere through the toughest of trials. Our obedience - to act upon the commands and teachings of Christ. It challenges our motives which influence our everyday decisions. Will I love my neighbour as myself? Will I pray for those who curse me?
A Christian Response to the Refugee Crisis
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"You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." Exodus 22:21
What are the facts and forces behind the refugee crisis? What does the future hold? How should we as Christians respond?
The main thing is to keep the main the main thing. Our greatest priority on earth is to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbour as ourself. We are to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). The Great Commission must be our supreme ambition. "All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…" Matthew 28:18-20. Christ's last Command must be our first concern.
Prayer & Praise Update - Moving Mountains
Today we are moving mountains of Bibles and books. Just three weeks ago we received the joyful report from the field: "Jordan crossed!" signalling the successful delivery into Zimbabwe of over 30 tonnes of Bibles and Christian books. God's provision, protection and perfect timing were evident throughout the mission.
Border crossings into Marxist Zimbabwe can always present a challenge. Corruption, confusion and chaos are great daunting obstacles that are often frustrating, intimidating and time-wasting. Even after overcoming the beaurocratic obstacle course at the border, there are multiple roadblocks within the country. One of our recent Mission teams reported passing through over 50 police and army roadblocks in Zimbabwe. So the successful delivery of this shipment to Christians within Zimbabwe was a major answer to prayer.