Malawi is the fourth poorest country in the world. Malawi is wild and wonderful. Life is different in Malawi.
Disease and poverty. Life is hard, but God is good.
---1899. Jospeh Booth and his wife from the US set up a mission
in Blantyre as a coffee plantation employing 478 workers.
---300-400 Church attendance
---Plantation closed due to coffee glut Small Church continued.
---1910 Booth established several self supporting Churches with
History of the Sabbath keepers in Malawi.
---Small scattered Churches continued.
---Correspondence maintained with SDB'S in US.
---1946-local people requested leadership.
---Pr Ronald Barrar, son of Pastor Edward Barrar from NZ
arrives in 1947.
---Help from individuals and Churches in US and England,
the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
---Makawpa station was developed, medical facility-Church.
---Bible/Training College established in Chipo.
---1953 Pr Barrar went to Us to enlist support.
---2 nurses sent with him to help.
---Then returned to NZ to set up churches there.
---Many other medical/Churches people followed.
---Several Pastors kept the work alive.
---1989, Pr Ian Ingoe with his wife Trudy, and 3 small
children, commissioned by Australian conference of
Seventh day Baptists.
---Called as construction missionary.
---At this stage there were 31 Churches, 63 branch Churches,
and 4861 members.
A choosing people--A growing people.
Some of the work carried out.
Minor medical consultations.
Agriculture, Carpentry, Training, Etc.
Little money but they love the Lord.
---Many hardships were encountered.
---Reaching villages on foot.
---Very little food.
---Political problems with home.
Building Church buildings,
---Focus of community life, Many.
---Purposes other than worship.
---Process--Church request help.
---Sponsor's donate money for roof\app $500 [A]
---Villagers make mud bricks.
---When all ready, whole community constructs buildings.
Projects carried out during Pr Ingoe's time.
---Funds came from donations from NZ/OZ, and the UN, and
cash raised from making mud bricks and
---selling them to the UN for their projects.
---Constructed 3 medical clinics.
---Constructed 3 Pastor houses.
---Supplied an ambulance for M'kapua medical station.
---Constructed 2 houses and medical cliniv [maternity and
starving orphans] for a Dutch group.
---Supplied a motorbike for an outback group.
---Constructed Typhoid quarantine area for Mozambique
refugees for MSF.
Out of trouble comes good.
---The late 90's saw a division in Central African Conference
---Problem's with Holy days, and other doctrines.
---Corruption within US backed leadership of conference.
---Separation from Churches under US and SA control.
---Original Bible/ training college lost.
---The late 90's saw a division in the central African conference
---Problem with Holy days and doctrine.
Original Seventh Day Baptist.
---From this came a group of Churches known as the
original Seventh Day Baptists.
---A new Bible/training college was started at Lunzu just
outside of the Blantyre by Pr Ron Barrar.
---The principal is Pr Mphandi.
---At present, 11 students.
Teaching and equipping future leaders.
---Ave of 12 students per intake.
---So many leaders needed.
---Students now coming from Zambia, Mozambique, Zaire,
Zimbabwe, as well as Malawi.
They love the Lord, and work hard, but they need our help.
---Sewing -yes for the men too.
Original Seventh Day Baptist in Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique.
---October 13th 2004, Pr Ian Ingoe travelled to Malawi
arriveing at Chileka airport Blantyre,
---Visited Pr Ronald Barrar and his wife Maria at Lunzu
bible/training college, the head quarters of the original
Seventh Day Baptists of Malawi.
Lunzu Bible college.
- ---Ph Mphandi with his wife heads college.
---College grows it's own food to feed students.
---The college "oversees" app 2000 members +families through
---Possible to handle 30 students per year with extra support..
---Needs your prayers and support to meet the waiting list.
---Once a year, all the Pastors and as many as possible of the
members come to the college for a conference.
---Pastors have a retreat the week before.
---NZ/OZ Pastor attends to encourage and help [and check the
Conference of OSDB Zambia, Lunzu college oversees group, provides Pastors, support visits.
---The main one in Ndola part of Kitwe, others at Solwezi,
Mushili, Faith Chimwewe, and Mulifiri Churches.
---Pr Kapya is the general secretary.
---Much need for trained leaders.
---Local ladies voluntarily clean the hospitals.
---Many Church families have adopted AIDS children.
---Pr Chiwab and family are working hard for the Lord.
---Perhaps 20 Churches.
---A country trying to recover from 20 years of civil war.
Work in Mozambique.
---During Pr Ian Ingoe's tenure civil war was taking place in
---The mission worked with the Un to construct facilities to house
and feed refugees who crossed the river to Malawi.
---UNHCR gave the mission with some funds to support the
M'Kapua medical station which was aiding the refugees.
---The mission used local labour to produce mud bricks which the
Work in Mozambique today.
---Hard to know how many Churches still active.
---Estimate 300-400 members.
---Several requests to train Pastors.
---So many opportunities to make a real difference.
The need is great.
---Kitchen, dining hall, and store rooms.
---Jandala clinic staff house.
---Uzuma station Maternity clinic.
---Ndirande Church and Pastors house.
---Matawa Church roof.
---20 Churches needing assistance.
Projects are always there.
---The clinic at Jandala.
---This needs a building for the medical assistant who will run the
Why this work is special.
---Local people are trained to be self sufficient
---Still "overseen" for encouragement and to encourage financial
---Taught "old fashioned values" of "thou shalt not" so less
susceptable to STD's and AIDS.
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