IMC Project Updates

October 2016 Zimpeto Widows' Home Update

One day whilst chatting to Vovo (grandmother) Salimina, she took a liking to my necklace and asked me to buy one for her. I asked her when her birthday was (thinking I would give her one on her special day), and her response was “I don't know.” Then she realised why I was asking and suddenly said, “It's tomorrow!”  

It is actually quite common here that older people especially, have no idea of even what year they were born, and have no documents to help them. Since Vovo was definitely worth celebrating, we chose a date and gave her a birthday party!

October 2016 Zimpeto Bible School Update

Below are two highlights from this term at the Zimpeto Bible School:

This school is 40% female; a huge step forward in a country where women are undervalued.

We teach that Jesus is our example of a leader. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. So our students happily and with joy help clean the church and dining area, help out in the kitchen and with general duties around the base.

This is a new model for many of our students. They adapt well. We are blessed to share with them the FULL ministry of Jesus.

June 2016 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

The Iris base in Southern Malawi is always growing and changing. The biggest development over the last year has been finishing the Joe Martin Skills Training Centre. This is our largest building project yet, and required many skilled hands and minds. It is a structure which is equipped with tools and space for teaching all kinds of trades. One of my personal joys was seeing David Dyck (mastermind engineer/designer behind many of our buildings) install the tools from his father’s workshop. What a legacy!

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