Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Thursday, January 16, 2014

From Virginia to Malawi

The call has come, go to Africa. And so to Africa we went. On November 23, I and my friend Paul Braymer, left America to work for 6 weeks in the local villages along the shore of Lake Malawi in Malawi, Africa. The following blog posts will be pictures from the work that God is doing there and the casting of the future vision that God seems to be giving for our work among the Chichewa people.

So first a little background: About three months prior to this trip, I met Dean Kershner, a mission- hearted, gospel-centered man seeking to impact the people of Malawi both spiritual and physically in conjunction with the ministry Gospelink. Gospelink supports native pastors, widows, orphans, and Bible students. Dean's work however centers on a small property located on the shore of Lake Malawi. As Dean and I got to know each other a little, he invited me to go over to Malwai and see the work fist hand if I was inclined to go. Long story short, while not at first, God worked it out for me to become inclined to go and then He took care of the details!

Our journey first took us to the home of Mike and Marion Clarke, a couple involved with Patomic Baptist Church in Virginia. Mike is an engineer who has been in Malawi multiple times with Gospelink assisting in the work there. Following an evening of fellowship, we spent the night and went to church there in the morning. We met meany people there who have traveled across the great Atlantic Ocean to the little land of Malawi.

That evening, Paul and I left American soil for our first trip to a new continent on a South African Airlines flight to Dakar, Senegal and Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Early morning view of Dakar - fueling and flight crew stop. 

Looking over the Atlantic.

We landed in South Africa and connected with a lovely older Christian couple, the Carrols. We spent a great evening with them, and then attended a men's Bible study the next morning before our flight out the next morning.

Jo-burg, as they call it, is a beautiful city, but ridden with crime.

 Well, that's enough pictures of that part of the trip. Next stop will be Malawi.

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