Bringing The Light

You save the humble
    but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
 You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
    my God turns my darkness into light.
 With your help I can advance against a troop;
    with my God I can scale a wall.

Psalm 18-27-29

Right now in Malawi, our final team of the summer, the evangelism team, is wrapping up a successful summer of ministry and fun! We are thankful for the ways God has shown himself this summer!

Singing, dancing, preaching, serving, teaching, and praying...our teams and staff have lifted the name of God all summer long and made HUGE steps to sharing the name and heart of Jesus.

However, the work is NOT complete.

The coming days have more that need to be completed and God's light needs to continue to be shown into darkness after our teams have returned. 

Sometimes, sharing The Light looks like a prayer said over children and giggles shared in love and laughter.

Sometimes, it looks like freedom obtained for a boy who had been tormented with darkness for years.

Other times, it is completing the tasks God has given us with grace and transitioning home, leaving our staff and church members to complete the good work Jesus has begun.

Join us in prayer today that The Light will continue to be shared and God will pour out his power and blessing over our team, our staff, our kids, and our community!

Posted on July 21, 2017 .

Transformation, Transition, and Trust

Great news of smiles, giggles, hard work, and tearful goodbyes from our first team. We are thankful for the medical care, clothes, love, attention, and joy our team members shared with the children and staff of the Grace Center over the past couple weeks. 

Medical Team and Community Health Evangelists

Medical Team and Community Health Evangelists

 

Just as we are saying see ya later to one team our next has arrived! That's right: the education team has landed in Malawi! 

The joy on Abusa's face says it all! 

 

Are you wanting to join in on the fun but you're not headed to Malawi? SPONSOR!

Sponsorship is a great way to connect with our kiddos and play a HUGE part in our programs! Click the link below and choose your sponsor child or message us on Facebook and our team that's in Malawi will choose for you and get some pictures! 

Another BIG need we have for those of you at home is PRAYER

Our teams are serving, our kids are growing, our staff is working hard BUT there are still obstacles. We need you to pray, pray, pray! We TRUST the Lord to complete the good work he has started and we know part of our role is to pray and wait on him.  

How can you pray?

-Prayers of thanksgiving for Pastor Phiri's safety in a recent car incident.

-Prayers for completion of our 5th and 6th grade classrooms

-Prayers for a complete and quick solution to our bed bug problem! (We are making progress and sealing the walls well but we want this to COMPLETE.) 

-Pray for our team members headed home from Malawi now...may their transitions be smooth and their processing go well. 

-Pray for our new team members who just arrived.

-Pray for our kids as they adjust to the changing of teams and all that involves.

 

More great news: the transformation does not stop with people! Our campus is transitioning daily and transforming before our eyes as the new 5th and 6th grade classrooms are being built. It's amazing to see God's plans in action isn't it?

Stay tuned for more updates from Malawi and like us on Facebook for live shots of our teams and kids all summer long!

Posted on June 9, 2017 .

A Legacy To Write Home About

While our teams are in Malawi for the summer you have a very unique opportunity to join in on the fun! 

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As our kids and team are getting to know one another or acquainting and bonding, stories of YOU are making their way to our kids. You have played a role in shaping the lives of those currently in Malawi or you have in the past or will in the future. 

NOW is your chance to act and make this time personal for you too! If you sign up as a sponsor today our team members can 'introduce' you to your sponsor kid. 

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Summer 17 has begun!

Summer has begun!

We are thrilled to say that the first team of summer 2017 took off Thursday May 19! These bright, smiling faces are headed to Africa! 

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We have been praying, planning, and looking forward to this very moment for an entire year! 

Our team is prepared to follow God's call and serve, love, learn, and laugh with our Malawian friends. The pure joy that emanates from our children is contagious...we know soon our team will be experiencing that joy and sharing their own. 

There is no moment like pulling into the Grace Center and having a welcoming party sing praises to Jesus and expressing how happy they are to see you. Soon, our first team will experience just that! 

So, they're having fun and experiencing the joy of Jesus...what can YOU do?

1. Pray! 

2. Pray again!

We want to bathe our team and our staff and children in prayer. While praying over Karen before she left God gave me the words peaceful, joyful, productive, and Spirit-filled. Pray with me! 

Set time aside to pray over the summer ahead, pray the blood of Jesus over our team, pray for clarity and direction for our staff and team members as they dive into their projects and grow relationships. 

Stay tuned for more pictures and updates as our team gets settled in! 

Posted on May 19, 2017 .