Lilongwe, Malawi, and Beyond

(li-LONG-way) – “Last month, the Baptist Convention of Malawi’s home missionaries participated in another training that our Malawi Team held in Lilongwe. We invited International Mission Board colleagues from Mozambique to join us in this training to discuss engagement and evangelism within a Muslim context. Based upon the latest census, around 14% of the population is considered Muslim, with most of them living in the southern region or central region near Lake Malawi. Many of the home missionaries are either living in these heavily Muslim-populated areas or are thinking through engaging Muslims because of the continued rise of Islam in Malawi. Our colleagues in Mozambique work among the Muslim Yao people group on the other side of Lake Malawi. They spent time training these Malawi home missionaries in Islamic beliefs and worldview, difficulties faced in sharing with Muslims, and how to share the gospel with Muslims, including examples and best practices. Please pray that the men and women will faithfully put into practice what they’ve learned and that God will use them and their faithful ministries to draw many ‘out of darkness into his marvelous light’ (1 Peter 2:9 ESV).”