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JULY 2018
 

Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC) Mozambique
Chairman Dinos Lokati and his deputy Estavao Dzumani; General Secretary James Hamilton and his deputy Innocent Moffat; Treasurer Ernest Sakwiya.

1 Su the General Secretary of ZEC in Mozambique has warned that there will be “terrible hunger this year” due to drought.

2 Mo for the church leaders who are supporting pastors and churches.

3 Tu for the leadership of ZEC Mozambique, as they seek God’s will.

4 We for those in ZEC churches in Mozambique, as they seek to become more Christ-like.

5 Th for the freedom Christians have in Mozambique, Malawi and the UK to worship God.



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

6 Fr Milange ZEC has been assigned a plot of land to build a church, but it is very small. for the government to grant additional land, so that the new church is not constrained.

7 Sa for regional superintendents Ps Christavo Chambwinja and Ps Raphael Waissone.

8 Su for ZEC pastors and their families: many will face real hardship in the coming months.

9 Mo that ordinary church members would be able to support their pastors, despite being in great need themselves.


Chiyanjano (Women’s Fellowship) in Mozambique
Odetta Hamilton - Co-ordinator.

10 Tu for Odetta Hamilton, as she co-ordinates the work of Chiyanjano groups in Mozambique.

11 We for the perseverance, enthusiasm and joy exhibited by the Chiyanjano ladies.


Fellowship of Youth (FoY) in Mozambique
Isaac Fainote and Ps Evereson - Co-ordinators.

12 Th for the young people as they seek ways for God to use them to His glory.

13 Fr for all of those involved in teaching and discipling the young people.


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

14 Sa despite the poor rains, some parts of the country managed to produce maize for harvest.

15 Su the zm-supported maize farming project at Chipande ZEC produced a reasonably good crop.

16 Mo none of ZEC’s ODCs will have harvested enough maize this year to meet their needs.

17 Tu for Simon, Rose and Mercy as they work with our partners.

18 We for protection for zm staff as they visit different projects and partners across Malawi

19 Th zm is planning two bookset conferences in 2018: one this month and one in August. However, it is possible that financial constraints affecting zm may cause them to be cancelled.

20 Fr the pigs at Mulanje ZEC are growing in number and size!

21 Sa the project would soon generate an overall profit, so that the church at Mulanje can commence new projects of their choice.

22 Su the late rain that came after January’s drought is providing plentiful drinking water.

23 Mo for our partners in the Gospel in Malawi: that they would radiate Christ.

24 Tu for those who support zm in Malawi.


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

25 We for the training of Chiyanjano ladies that took place in the north of Malawi.

26 Th that this training would bear fruit.

27 Fr for the vision of Mrs Jumbe and Mrs Fatchi.


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

28 Sa for those providing medical care without the availability of equipment and medication that we have in the UK.

29 Su work on mains electrification of the health centre at Nthorowa ZEC is progressing well.

30 Mo patients given health care by ZEC would experience spiritual as well as physical healing.

31 Tu zm has been able to provide funds to start building new staff houses at Muluma.

 
 
AUGUST 2018
 

River of Life Evangelical Church (RoLEC)
Leader Ps Mvula Mvula - 40 churches; now 16 pastors

1 We that three RoLEC leaders were able to encourage a wide variety of churches in the UK when they visited in June (see picture below).


Left to right - Pastors Justice Chiphwanya, Gift Mtintha and
Mvula Mvula watching the Falkirk wheel

2 Th RoLEC are aiming to plant one church in each district of Malawi every year.

3 Fr for the clear vision that the RoLEC leaders have: to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples.

4 Sa the key role that women’s ministry plays within RoLEC; for their safety as they use public transport to get to their meetings and events.

5 Su for the many Malawians who are likely to be hungry after erratic rainfall early in 2018.

6 Mo that the leaders of the church will remain united and lead the church well.

7 Tu for the members of RoLEC; p that they would grow spiritually as they take part in bible studies.


Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC) Malawi
Chairman, Pastor Joe Tsokalida and his deputy, Pastor Gerald Malindah; General Secretary, Pastor Luckwell Mtima and his deputy, Pastor Willard Muwalo.

8 We the maize project at Chipande ZEC harvested 100 x 50kg bags this year (see picture below).

9 Th ZEC’s training programme is going well.

10 Fr for those who receive both leadership and discipleship training: that they would receive it with open hearts and allow God to work in them.

11 Sa Pastors Muwalo and Tsokalida were recently able to visit and encourage the far-flung ZEC churches in South Africa.

12 Su ZEC are producing a handbook to help church administration. p for its smooth completion.

13 Mo the pig farming project at Chikwawa ZEC: three piglets are now living in the pigsty.


The Chikwawa team and their pigsty

14 Tu for the ZEC Synod meetings planned between 23rd and 25th August. These will include elections of new leaders. Please pray for God’s wisdom and guidance to be upon all delegates.

15 We for the many positive developments taking place in health and education through ZEC.



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

16 Th zm are finalising a project proposal for a rice mill at Nthorowa; farmers currently have to travel 10km to process locally grown rice.


The Nthorowa rice field nearing harvest

17 Fr Nthorowa now have 24 goats, providing the opportunity for additional income and self-sustainability.

18 Sa the Chifunga maize mill project has halted, awaiting funding. p for its continuation.

19 Su over 180 children are cared for by the ODCs.

20 Mo for all those who are involved with running the ODCs - that God will sustain them.


Children for Christ Ministry (CFCM)
Elevate Mzinga, Joseph Jeke, Lackson Makawa

21 Tu CFCM trained 140 Sunday school teachers during their tour of northern Malawi in May.

22 We for funding, location and staff for a planned CFCM nursery school in Blantyre.

23 Th for the open door to train EBCoM students.

23rd to 25th August - ZEC Malawi Synod meeting

24 Fr those students would promote children’s ministry wherever they serve God in Malawi.

25 Sa t for the establishment of bible clubs following CFCM training seminars.

26 Su for those writing CFCM’s child protection policy.

27 Mo for the training of potential trainers, being held in September in Rumphi (north Malawi).

28 Tu for the CFCM team in Malawi, missing Ruth MacBean.

29 We
for unity and vision within the CFCM team.

30 Th for wisdom as CFCM consider a variety of possible ways to become less dependent on overseas support, particularly from zm.

Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC), Malawi
Fellowship of Youth (FoY)
Gift Mphongolo, FoY Co-ordinator.


31 Fr for the passion with which the young people worship God.

 
 
SEPTEMBER 2018
 

1 Sa for those who disciple the youth.

2 Su for Gift Mphongolo as he coordinates FoY.

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

3 Mo for the new intake of students - that they would seek to grow in Christlikeness.

4 Tu the various facility upgrades have been progressing very well and are nearing completion.

5 We for good health and spiritual protection for all staff and students this semester.

6 Th EBCoM’s provisional national higher education registration has been extended. p for full registration to be attained.

7 Fr Pastor Willard Muwalo, ZEC Deputy General Secretary, was elected as Chair of EBCoM’s council, taking up his post in July.

8 Sa for God’s guiding hand to be upon each lecturer as they prepare their various modules.

9 Su EBCoM are investigating a number of income generating schemes.

10 Mo EBCoM’s five year strategic plan has been approved; p as the leadership develop the detail necessary to apply it.

11 Tu for EBCoM’s partners, not just zm, who support the college financially.

UK Executive Committee and Trustees meet today

12 We for new partnerships (both within Malawi and internationally) to open up for EBCoM.

UK staff meet today

13 Th for the political climate in Malawi as they head towards new elections. Change in political leadership can affect EBCoM’s operations.


zambesi mission (zm) in Malawi

Simon Chikwana (Field Director), Rose Chirwa (Projects Officer) and Mercy Carlos (Field Administrator)

14 Fr in conjunction with J-Life, zm has organised four leadership training seminars for River of Life Evangelical Church leaders.

15 Sa for our zm team as they encounter great need, that we are currently unable to address.

16 Su for the diligence and hard work of the office team in Malawi.

17 Mo for good relationships with our partner organisations.

18 Tu our 2018 bookset conferences have had to be cancelled due to lack of funds.

19 We crops in Malawi were badly affected by an extended dry spell in January and an infestation of fall armyworms.

20 Th zm has provided the ZEC church at Tete(see below) in Mozambique with funds for iron roofing sheets.


Chingozi ZEC at Tete

21 Fr zm have assisted in translating and printing a UK Christian book, True Love, by an organisation called Lovewise into Chichewa for distribution in Malawi.

22 Sa Simon is in the last stages of his MBA.

23 Su for those within Malawi who support zm.

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

24 Mo zm were able to exhibit at a number of conferences over summer.

25 Tu for wisdom for the Executive Committee and Trustees as they set the mission’s direction.

26 We for our Honorary Representatives and volunteers as they selflessly dedicate time to zm.

27 Th the many churches visited during Myles and Ruth MacBean’s final deputation period.

28 Fr zm have developed ‘Mission and Me’, a resource for UK Sunday schools to teach and inspire children about mission.

29 Sa zm are considering the options for future visits by our Malawian partners to the UK.

30 Su for faith during these hard financial times.

 
 
OCTOBER 2018


1 Mo the decision has been taken not to replace Richard Brassington as zm’s administrator straight away. p for mission staff now taking on additional work in their jobs.


Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC) Malawi
ZEC Regional Superintendents & Churchplanting
Ps Duncan Ng’oma - North (Mzuzu); Ps Henry Muhiye - Central (Ntcheu); Ps Isaac Mpanga - South (Blantyre).

2 Tu for encouragement for ZEC Chitipa; churchplanting there has been challenging.

3 We for spiritual and physical protection for pastors as they share Jesus’ love with others.

4 Th for new churches planted in Mchinji (west Malawi) and Khwisa in Balaka (south Malawi).

5 Fr for spiritual growth for all ZEC members.


Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC) Mozambique

Chairman Dinos Lokati and his deputy Estavao Dzumani; General Secretary James Hamilton and his deputy Innocent Moffat; Treasurer Ernest Sakwiya.

6 Sa for ongoing good relationships between ZEC churches and their partners and neighbours.

7 Su ZEC are hoping to plant a church in Moatize, a coal mining town near Tete.

8 Mo ZEC is reaching remote parts of Mozambique to share the gospel.

9 Tu for Chairman Dinos Lokati and General Secretary James Hamilton as they seek God’s will and vision for ZEC.

10 We for ZEC widows and retired pastors, many of whom are facing challenges.


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

11 Th for Ps Joshua Misomali to effectively teach the undiluted Word at Milange ZEC.

12 Fr that Milange ZEC has located and purchased land for a new church building. p for their construction plans to bear fruit.

13 Sa for those who attend the various ZEC church plants. p that they will grow in faith.

14 Su for the partnership between zm and ZEC.

Chiyanjano (Women’s Fellowship) in Mozambique
Odetta Hamilton - Co-ordinator.

15 Mo for the Women’s Fellowship conference held earlier in the year.

16 Tu for spiritual growth and unity amongst the Chiyanjano ladies.

17 We for the many women who attend ZEC Chiyanjano groups in northern Mozambique.


Fellowship of Youth (FoY) in Mozambique
Isaac Fainote and Ps Evereson - Co-ordinators.

18 Th for Isaac Fainote and Ps Everson, co-ordinators of FoY in Mozambique.

19 Fr for a new generation of godly men and women to be raised up.

20 Sa for the parents who support their teenagers attending FoY.

21 Su p that those who attend FoY from non-Christian backgrounds would be able to minister to their families.


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

22 Mo for the support from within Malawi for ZEC Chiyanjano.

23 Tu that the Chiyanjano women would clearly display the fruit of the spirit.

24 We for all those who dedicate their time to serve Jesus through ZEC Chiyanjano.


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

25 Th for the clinical officers, nurses and support staff at ZEC’s health centres.

26 Fr for those seeking treatment at the health centres.

27 Sa a new HIV treatment centre has been constructed at Nthorowa.

28 Su for the prompt payment of bills by the Malawian government for maternity services provided free of charge at Nthorowa health centre.

29 Mo for the good progress of building staff houses at Muluma (see below).


Staff houses under construction at Muluma

30 Tu maternity services will start at Muluma once the houses are complete.

31 We for the completion of the electrification project at Nthorowa ZEC health centre.

 


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