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Africa 2013

Aug 26, 2013   //   by NathanLorick   //   Blog  //  No Comments

I recently returned from a quick trip to Africa. I had the privilege of spending some time in Malawi as well as Zambia. I visited with several Missionary families and heard awesome stories of what God is doing there. I left both challenged and blessed. Malawi is a place that I have been going for a few years now. Each time that I go there seems to be a new experience and new things that completely place me in awe of God.

Three years ago as I walked along the small trails between villages I sensed God wanted my family to do something consistently in Malawi. After praying and really seeking the Lord’s heart, We decided that He was calling us to develop an ongoing ministry to the children in remote villages. As we didn’t really know what that would look like in particular, we have spent those three years dreaming, praying, waiting, and strategizing about the future. After much prayer and the decision to move forward, God provided everything we needed to get started. A couple of people gave generous amounts of money to begin building the home. When I arrived to the village this is what I had the honor of seeing.

Hope House 1

Hope house 3

 This is the Hope Children’s Home. It will be completed by the end of the year. We are believing God to do something great through this! Jenna and I are excited that God has allowed us to begin this ministry!

Another surreal moment that I had was to see the progress of a church that a couple from FBC Malakoff had the opportunity to help plant last year. This couple and I were there the day the church started. They taught Sunday school and He preached the first sermon for the church . A year later and the church has seen 485 people come to faith in Christ and be baptized and they now meet weekly here:

Hope House 2

 

 

So as you can see alot of cool things are happening. Keep an eye out on this blog to find out how you can be a part of what God is doing in Malawi.

 

 

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