Lilongwe, Malawi, and Beyond

(li-LONG-way) – “Over the past two years, our Malawi Team has trained and equipped about a dozen Malawian couples serving as home missionaries. They’re strategically placed by the Baptist Convention of Malawi to engage lostness among unreached people groups within their own country. We’ve discussed together the role of a missionary and the particulars on engaging people within specific Malawian tribes and cultures different from one’s own. Additionally, we’ve focused on living among, reaching, and engaging lostness within a Muslim population segment. This month, we’ll be hosting a volunteer team from the United States who’ll help us teach about maintaining biblical families even–and especially–while serving as ministers and missionaries. Please pray for the teaching to be communicated effectively. Pray for all the participants to recognize that God’s Word and design supersede all cultural and traditional practices. Intercede for each couple as they walk through this training together and assess their marriages and families in the reflective mirror of God’s Word. Ask that by the power of the Holy Spirit, they’ll each take the necessary steps and time to sift their cultural practices through the sieve of Scripture, holding on to what’s both biblical and cultural and letting go of that which is not.”