was a good year; a year Pastor Chris Arman called “Outreach Fanatic year”. It was the first year on the mission field;
we came face to face with the meaning of pioneering under the headship of
Pastor Christ Arman. So far we’ve seen and continue to see God move and adding
people, building relationships, everything is new. For me it was a year that
was divided in 3 Dimensions:|
During Church service
The first was the Stay and Wait experience (July to August), with hands full of tracts and a Vision hitting the streets with the gospel talking to people in relaxation waiting to see God move. During this period God gave us Creativity through activities that build fellowship such as Tea wraps, open wraps, visitation, visitor escort, Monday prayer meetings and couples visiting the Pastor’s house. In this I saw what Pastor Renaldo Brown calls “gleaning to the pattern”. In gleaning we stay and wait which made me to realize how limited we are without God as in John15.We are called to stay as in a geographical sense also we are called to Wait as God is waiting to be gracious thus giving us the next step which is the faith step. The grace network is never outside coverage area!
It is happening at God's pace oh how wonderful
The Second was a Time to look ahead (August to October), during this time we received a lot of visitors (not as guests but as members of the family)Pastor Schibelli, Pastor Brown, Pastor Nkhoma, Pastor Bernard, Pastor Johan, Pastor George Arman, Carol Arman and Mama Slyvie. These visits brought in diversity of speakers in the Church and for the Bible College. Most of our members and the students heard the echoing of grace in the visitors preaching, later towards the end of November someone came up to me and said “there is something common about all of you and it is that you have the same message”. The visits were so encouraging because it reminded me of the foundation laid for us by the Missionaries, therefore it is a privilege to serve as a missionary and be usable beyond my frailty .Our Grace and Finished work message does not alarm one into Anxieties but Teaches a believe how to Live, it’s about engaging God. Among the testimonies that we have from the locals(body Members) is a man who came the first time to spy out our gathering, Upon hearing he said “I need to hear that again and again and again”, now this man is one of the faithful men God brought in. We look ahead to pass on the heritage.
As we looked ahead, it was a great to see new and continuing students and the increase there of. Furthermore it was great to see the Pastor encourage the men to bring their spouses to Church through creativity such as the English Class. Now we have an English class the Pastor’s wife as the lecture, we see the men bringing their wives and are ushered into the body for fellowship as a result of these gracious humble activities as God's channel of ministering grace. The result is that the learners are gradually getting flexible in horizontal body life fellowship. This will draw many into Bible School hopefully.
Rap after service with brother Matt Roberge
The 3rd has been a Time of reflecting on Unconditional Love, during this encounter I had a flash back on the divine exchange that take place among us as a team. The activities of Love manifested through Prayer, support and thanksgiving. Thankfulness is a response to grace that results into an express a thankful attitude, this is not conceived or manifested by the natural because it is a grace given response. I am living with a Family that has never enforced on me to express gratitude it has been all grace. How to express thankfulness is not possible without God, I thank GGWO, Zambia(home-base) and the body worldwide, to all my supporters I don’t know how to express gratitude but God knows, hears and understands how grateful I am. To you all I say thank you.
A few days ago, for 5 days we had Brother Matt Roberge, he graced us with a mini Concert/Evangelism at Malawi Post Office. The response was good, a lot of souls giving their lives to God as the music was been sung while speaking to people plus sketch boarding. To Our worship team member it was more like Seminar getting to learn through experience as brother Matt Roberge sung and played guitar for all the songs we sung this past Sunday.
We have an awesome year to experience in Christ ahead of us!