Mission to Malawi, January 15th

Dear friends,
2018 is history and 2019 the new reality. We pray God’s blessings on you and your loved ones as we face changing times and new challenges. We can trust God in dealing with all these, He is faithful!
January 15, 2019 we will be travelling to Malawi for 4 weeks. Our goal is to encourage the DCI Team and prayerfully discern God’s direction in light of the exponential growth we see in the work.
As you may remember, the university allowed a bar to open right by their guest house. the nightly parties kept us awake during our last visit and we had to move to a motel, some distance away from our team’s location.
This time we will be staying in the newly built guest house Good Hope is building. It will be almost finished when we get there, so it will be a mix of comfort and camping. We hope to have our team meetings at the Good Hope Compound as well. We are thankful for these accommodations.
During our last week in Malawi Charles Ambaka, an associate lecturer with Grace Fellowship International from Kenya will join us for a conference. He will be teaching on the Exchanged Life (go to GraceFellowshipInternational.com to learn more). Charles will use the mornings. In the afternoon Elly will teach on Firm Foundations, the first 11 chapters of Genesis and Hans will round out the day and teach on Bible Interpretation. Time will also be used for testimonies of the 20+ coaches that have been invited to this conference. We appreciate your prayers for this conference.
Some of you will be wondering what happened to the fund raiser for Bibles for Malawi. Well, we have raised $27,239.00 to buy New Testaments and print discipling materials. We are thankful for your part in this and we trust God for all our needs. Thank you for your prayer and support!

Simeon is no longer a witchdoctor

Simeon told the DCI Team that before he came to Christ, he was a witchdoctor. He even built a temple for his rituals and the evil spirits that controlled him. Crowds of people would gather and sing for him and these spirits, while he would be dancing in this temple. He believed that the spirits of his ancestors would reveal the people’s problems to him and show him solutions. Influenced by evil spirits he would tell people their problems and would give them. Many people came from different places in Malawi and even as far away as Mozambique and Tanzania. They paid him, he earned a living through witchcraft. He believed the spirits of his ancestors helped him do his work. His faith was in charms, he did not believe in God. He would cut people’s bodies with a razorblade, so he could to spread charms in these wounds for healing. He believed he was healing sickness through spells and charms. He even had a uniform which he said he was led by the spirits to buy. When people who has been bewitched by him went to the hospital for help could not be helped by the doctors. They would have to come to him for help.

One day Bishop Dickens Mwakawonja Gondwe came to his house and reached him using the one to one discipleship booklet. Dickens is one of the pastors trained by the DCI Team at Uliwa. He led Simeon to Christ and began discipling him. Now Simeon is a changed man and so is his family. He has realized what he was doing was demonic and was not honouring God. He considers his past practices useless for the sake of Christ. He no longer uses charms nor believes in the ancestal spirits, but he now trusts only in Christ. After he was discipled, he began leading a Life Group and he was chosen as a church elder at his church. He now firmly believes that Jesus is the only Saviour and Healer. Instead of earning a living as a witch doctor, he now farms. They have family devotions each and every evening at his house.

Simeon Nyirenda comes from Manganani Village, Group Village Headman Mung’ombwa,Traditional Authority Wasambo. He is married to Chancy Gondwe and the Lord has blessed them with 7 children, 5 girls and 2 boys.


You may donate to help sponsor the Malawi outreach here.

Eliza Chaola saved from a life of unfaithfulness

Eliza Chaola comes from Village Headman Chaola, Traditional Authority Wasambo, Uliwa. She is married to the village headman Chaola himself and they have 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls. They also have 3 grand children. 

Despite being older and married, she was going out with other men and she was sleeping with them. Her reputation was so bad in the area and her marriage was about to come to an end due to her behaviour. 

After she met Jesus and was saved, her life changed and she no longer goes out with other men. She now is faithful to her husband and her family is now happy and intact. She is learning more about the living a Godly life from the Dynamic Basic Booklet and the New Testament Bible. She loves her Life Group. She also is involved one on one discipling others. Her husband and the people in the community are happy with her change.

 

Christmas Season Greetings – 2018

God’s Greatest Gift came 2000 years ago!

“I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10,11

It’s the wonderful time of year when we consider the marvelous blessing we have received when God said, “It is very good” about His creation. He never gave up on his creation. He never gave up on us. Even though Adam sinned, causing us all to be born into sin, God still loved his creation–us who were created in His image. He loved us so much, that He chose to send His only Son to this earth to become our Savior. That’s what Christmas is all about. Praise God for his plan of salvation!

It’s this plan of salvation that gives us purpose in life. It’s this free gift that we have been given that we are commanded to bring to others who do not yet know about Jesus. That’s what DCI in Malawi is all about … bringing the message of God’s love to the people who are living in darkness and in bondage to sin, so they too can become part of the family of God, and then discipling them to become strong Christ-followers.

We thank God that this is His work, not ours. He is bringing in the people in large numbers. The Kingdom of God is being built in Malawi (and even now into Zambia and Tanzania). The harvest is plentiful, and with the process of multiplication, the workers are also multiplying.  I can’t include numbers in this short greeting, but just suffice it to say that we are truly thankful for the hand of God that we see in this work every day.
Many of you are regular monthly donors. We thank God for you! Without you the work could not move forward. Some of you are occasional donors, or donors to a special fund-raiser cause. For this also, we thank you!

If you are not yet a partner with us, please consider it now. Becoming a monthly donor, or sending a single donation at this year-end would be a great help in setting the budget for 2019. We need your help! Please go to www.dynamicchurches.org/donate to donate.
We also have many stories to tell – please visit http://www.northernmalawinews.com (here) to read some of them.

We will be leaving for Malawi in January, to have a conference with some of our trained coaches, among many other things.  We value your prayers for this time there.

Our family continues to grow. We are expecting our second great-grandchild next year! Some of the family will gather to celebrate Christmas together at our youngest daughter’s home in Brantford. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas season, wherever you find yourselves, and wish you all the best in the New Year.  May God richly bless you.

With love and greetings,

Hans and Elly Timmermans
DCI | 164 Stonegate Close , Airdrie, AB, Alberta T4B 2V2 Canada

hanstimmermans5@me.com

Muslims Turning to Christ

Dear friends,

Good News from a far country is always encouraging! Malawi is very far away and as different from Canada as possible. But people are being saved! This story is about Muslims coming to faith in Christ. How encouraging is that?

Christmas is less than 4 weeks away. That is a time of giving. Please read about the difference you can help make this Christmas by making the means available to keep reaching the people of Malawi. The work is growing by leaps and bounds, beyond our imagination because believers are reaching their neighbors and friends in large numbers.

Elly and I will be in Malawi from January 16 – February 11, 2019. We are planning a conference with Charles Ambaka, a GFI Associate from Kenya. Charles will be teaching the Exchanged Life, Elly will be focusing on the Firm Foundations course and I will be teaching Bible Interpretation. The conference will be for three days. We appreciate your prayers as a number of the coaches will come to this conference. They will take the teaching home to pass on to their leaders, who will teach their Life Groups. That is how discipling works!

Now for a few stories:

Pastor Brian of Cornerstone Church in Sani told us he has been preaching there for many years but has never witnessed lives being transformed like he does now using the DCI approach of sharing the Good News through one on one discipling. He said he knows of no other way to reach the Sani Muslims than through one on one discipleship. Many churches and missionaries have tried to reach these people by bringing handouts, like the Muslims do, without any impact. People pretend to follow them but after receiving the gifts they go back to Islam. Pastor Brian mentioned that the ShareWord Bibles have also been a great tool in winning Muslims to Christ. People in this area are in search of the true God, but also like free handouts. When they hear that those who are discipled receive a free Bible, they come to get that free Bible. They assume that after they get their Bible and the Dynamic Basics Booklet they can return to their Muslim religion. But while they are being discipled and waiting to receive that free Bible and having completed the Dynamic Basics Booklet, they wind up being saved through the Word and experience true conversion. Then they join a Life Group and become strong believers in Jesus. They also begin to reach out to their neighbors and relatives. And that is how Muslims are becoming Christ-followers and join the Christian churches in the area.

More stories and personal testimonies from this Muslim area of Nkhotakhota and Sani area are found on our website http://www.northernmalawinews.com. Please take time to read a few and be encouraged. Click on the link below.

One of the local people our team interviewed was Martin Banda who joined Islam 58 years ago when his parents joined Islam because of the handouts. Martin told us he doesn’t like Islam because he feels it is a dead religion. He says that after all these years of being a Muslim he still doesn’t understand what is written in the Quran, for it is written in Arabic. (You will find more about this gentleman; after the interview, George led him to Christ.)

David Mwaluwiro is a wonderful godly man and full of wisdom. He attended the training for the first time, but had previously been informed by one of the leaders. His love for God is amazing. He asked Raphael if he could attend the meeting because he wanted to meet the DCI team and thank them for the Bibles and the teaching that is being done. During the training he was also making some good comments, especially regarding the commitment of the leader. He challenged his fellow leaders, “As leaders we should not be like sign posts which only point in the direction of a place where we have never been ourselves. The leader should not tell people to do what he himself has never done before. Rather he should tell people to do what the apostle Paul said, ‘Follow me as I follow Christ’. The leader must be an example to the group, not ‘do as I say’ but ‘do as I do’”. It was encouraging to hear these comments because it clearly shows that people are really getting the teachings.

Projects for you to consider:

Bibles. ShareWord has promised 10,000 New Testaments for next year. We can use 20,000, an additional 10,000. So far you have given $26,249.00. We are looking for $50,000 by the end of December so we can buy enough Bibles to last until the next shipment from ShareWord comes in June/July 2019.
Printing DCI Discipling materials. We need to print 20,000 Basic Discipling booklets to keep up with the growth in Malawi and now also in Zambia.
Monthly Needs: The DCI Team also needs an additional $500.00 in monthly contributions for general expenses. At present the monthly income is $2,530.00. This pays for allowances and other ministry expenses. The cost of gasoline has gone from MK720 to MK920 / litre, about $1.90 / litre. Inflation keeps going up. Can you help monthly?

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DCI | 164 Stonegate Close , Airdrie, AB, Alberta T4B 2V2 Canada

A Good News week in November 2018.

John and George spent a long week visiting an area in the very north of Malawi. Three areas were included in this visit and the reports below tell the story. They battled with intestinal discomfort for three days and bugs that kept them from sleeping a whole night.

Chitimba Map

ULIWA, TILOLA AND CHITIMBA

1). ULIWA

We arrived at Uliwa late in the afternoon of Sunday,  and we started the training Monday morning. Eight leaders attended the training. It went well, except that George and I were both sick from the first day of training at Uliwa till the third day. Pastors where really blessed with the teaching we brought, especially when we explained the spiritual gifts. Most of these pastors have never been taught on the spiritual gifts, even though most of them went to bible colleges. George taught the spiritual gifts very well. Pastors were happy to learn how they can discover their own spiritual gifts. One pastor said he never knew that one can use the hand to explain the fivefold ministry gifts in details as George did.

Leaders at Hara village

Leaders of Hara Life Groups

From Uliwa we had time to travel to different villages to hear for ourselves what God is doing in the area. We first visited a place called Hara where the work is exploding very fast. This village has many people who belong to a denomination that doesn’t preach the true gospel, like Last Church and African Church. After Mwaonje Gondwe was trained at Uliwa by the DCI team he introduced this work in his village. He deliberately targeted these local churches that do not preach Christ. Now many people have come to know Christ and are being discipled. We met with some of these people, and some of them have become Life Group Leaders.

We met Lameck Kaulanda who is a pastor of an African Church. He accepted Christ at the Life Group and after he was discipled, he went back to his church and began sharing the Gospel of salvation. Many people from his church have come to know Christ for salvation.

We also met Elizer Chawola who was a prostitute and she is a changed person now and a mother. At Hara we also found Simeon Nyirenda who was a witch-doctor (an evil spirit worshipper) who had a Shilan (a temple dedicated for ritual practices and worshipping of spirits.)

We also visited a place called Hangalawe. Here we also met people that have been transformed through the one to one and the Life Groups. We met Ellings Harawa who was such a drunkard and everybody in this area knew about him. But through the Life Group Ellings accepted Christ through his wife’s witness. She was attending Hangalawe Life Group. Many lives have been changed through the study of the New Testaments in their Life Group and one to one discipling. At Hangalawe people are doing one to one discipling in more places than we know. This resulted in the community miraculously being transformed: drunkards and prostitutes are all changed by the Gospel.

2) TILOLA 

Harry started the work at Tilola and we visited this place once with him in 2016. We returned to see how the work is doing. We received many calls from there and so we were blessed to find that the work was still carrying on. Harry, who was the coach in that area had left and the leaders had not yet been fully trained at that time. We were encouraged by what we found!

Leaders at Tilola (1)

Leaders of the Tilola Life Groups

We spent the whole day there, and invited all Life Group leaders and their apprentices to meet with us. Our plan was to do the Dynamic Basics together with them. We did this and George taught the Explosive Growth and the Welcome from the Leaders Training Manual. We had 18 leaders all together. Some walked for more than 20 Kilometers to attend the training.  We have also appointed two pastors as our contact persons. Pastor Emmanuel Mwafuliwa will be working with the leaders that are close to where we conducted the trainings, while Matthews Kamba will be working with those leaders who lives 20 kilometers from there. This area will no longer be part of the Uliwa group, since it is too far from there. There are 9 Life groups in that area with people from different churches.

3). CHITIMBA

From Tilola we went to Chitimba where we had two full days of training with six pastors with their wives. This is unique of the Chitimba pastors, they always come with their wives. This works here because we only have 6 leaders right now and that keeps the group manageable.

Leaders at Chitimba

Leaders of the Chitimba Life Groups with their wives

The women are also very much involved in the ministry. The pastors at Chitimba are doing one to one discipleship both in their churches and in their community. Many lives have been impacted also due to the free ShareWord Bibles we can give them. Many Life Groups have started in this area.

During all these days we were lodging at the Kabalilo rest house. We had good rooms which were self-contained. This was a great help to us due to the diarrhea that troubled us for 3 days. The wash room was the only safe place to be. The shower also was a great help for cooling our bodies during the night for it was very hot.

One night we didn’t sleep because of some tiny flying insects that entered our rooms. These insects are edible. They come from Lake Malawi. People catch them by using a soaked winnower and swashing it through the air and the insects will stick to the moist winnower. Then they form them into a ball and sell it at the market. This is a favorite food for many people along the shores of Lake Malawi.

Thank you

John.

2500 Chichewa New Testaments bought!

Dear Friends,

As you read the reports below, our prayer is God will stir your heart and encourage you as you see how the one on one discipling is spreading the Good News in Malawi. Thank you for your prayers and support! We, together, can do God’s Work and make an enormous difference as the Good News goes deeply into the hearts and lives of the Malawians. In Malawi DCI stands for Discipling Christ-followers Intentionally. And the DCI Team does!

Holy Cross Pentecostal Church at Pusi started in 2017 as a Life Group. A few years ago the DCI Team went to Karonga and trained a number of pastors. One of the pastors the Team trained was pastor Oswell Kaira. After being trained Oswell Kaira, the coach for the Karonga District, trained pastor Akim Kayera who in turn trained more leaders and pastors and established more Life Groups. After training these leaders he encouraged them to also disciple some people in their circle of influence, and to start Life Groups. Life Groups were started and Akim was one of the Life Group leaders. One pastor trained another pastor and this man also trained another leader. This has resulted in explosive growth taking place in the Karonga Border area. http://www.northernmalawinews.com of how God has reached Frank and Elizabeth Mlelemba and freed Frank from alcoholism and made him a Christ-follower, serving in his local church.

This photo (left) is of pastor Kayera who was trained by pastor Oswell of Karonga. Pastor Kayera lives in Kating’inda in the Pusi area. After being trained he started to reach people through one on one discipling and to train leaders. This has resulted in many people being saved, discipled and trained as leaders. Now many pastors and leaders invite pastor Kayera or the people he has trained to come and train them. This keeps them busy, because many are eager! One of these leaders he trained is Wakisa Mbwagha, who after being trained has also been passing on what he learned through one to one discipling and training leaders.

This is Wakisa Mbwagha (right) who was trained by pastor Kayera. He has also trained a number of pastors and leaders who are also actively doing one to one discipling, training leaders and establishing Life Groups. Wakisa is very eager and devoted to the work of God. The New Testament Bible he received has been a great tool not just for reaching out but has also personally helped him in his spiritual growth. He is learning more about his new life in Christ as he goes through the Dynamic Basic Booklet and as he reads and meditates on the Word of God from the Bible he received from Share Word.

The work which began by training one pastor, Oswell Kaira, in the area has resulted in all these leaders and pastors being trained. This is only a portion of the trainees; many live far away. The work has covered many areas in Karonga Border District. So far pastor Kayera and the leaders and pastors he has trained have been travelling long distances to conduct the trainings. Many people are being reached, discipled and Life Groups established.

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They are so thankful for the Bibles they receive from Share Word and the training materials received from DCI. “They are so helpful in discipling people and this results in a great impact in people’s lives”. Pastor Kayera mentioned that the challenge is that the demand for training is bigger than the supply of materials and that this limits the work of discipling. In response, we asked them to keep on praying that God should provide more materials and that we (the DCI Team) will try our best to send them more materials and Bibles so the work will continue to grow.

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Update on the fundraising projects:

• Bibles. As you already know ShareWord has promised 10,000 New Testaments for next year. We need 10,000 more. Your help has made it possible to buy 2500 urgently needed Chichewa New Testaments from the Malawian Bible Society so far!

• Printing DCI materials. We have ordered 2500 Basic Discipling booklets in Chichewa ! We need many more in Tumbuka also to keep up with the growth to reach the lost in Malawi and Zambia.

• So far we raised $ 100.00 more to support the DCI Team toward the additional $ 500.00 for general expenses. At present the monthly income is $2,530.00. Can you help?
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Thanksgiving – for Malawi Ministry

Dear friends,

The DCI Team wishes you God’s blessings this [Canadian] Thanksgiving. We have many reasons to be thankful. The many souls being saved in Malawi is one we praise God for! And we want to update you on our fundraising effort to buy more Bibles for Malawi. Would you consider this project as your opportunity to show your thankfulness and appreciation for what God is doing in Malawi?

Fundraising Progress

On the left is this month’s status. We praise God for the funds received to date! We are so thankful to those who are helping us reach our target for Bibles and printing. As you can see, the image on the left is the update! I also need to confess that I made a typo in how much we have coming in monthly. We receive $ 2,530.00 each month from our regular donors. But we do need $500.00 per month more to keep the work going. As you can see, the thermometers are rising, God is good!

Testimony

The testimony on the left and below is just an instance of one man’s appreciation of the difference having a Bible makes in his life. It also makes it possible to pass on to others what he has found himself.

Pastor Hyson Nkhata, who is the DCI coach for Enukweni, after being trained by the DCI Team, passed on the teachings to Harrison Lupunga. Harrison comes from Phyolani Village. He is married to Merrina Gumbo and the Lord has blessed them with 4 children.

Before Harrison was saved, he was used to smoking, drinking and womanizing. He said that he is so thankful to God for saving him. He is now free and living a changed life. He was touched by the Dynamic Basic Booklet lessons, particularly by the 3 circles which explains 3 types of people: a person without Christ, a person with Christ but does not allow Christ to lead him, and a person with Christ and allows Christ to be on the chair meaning allowing Christ to lead him/her. He said that the Dynamic Basics Booklet has helped him a lot to understand who he is in Christ as well as his new life in Christ.

He told George that just as he has been discipled by Hyson Nkhata, he is also discipling others one on one. He is reaching many people and most of them give their lives to Christ and are now being discipled. He said that the DCI teachings helps people to know who they are in Christ.

He also mentioned the Bibles received from Share Word, which are great tools for discipling. They help both the discipler and the disciple. When they are given a Bible they are able to read it for themselves in their homes. This helps them to understand what they are being taught and they also learn and discover many things on their own. They are able to read for themselves in their various churches rather than just depending on their leaders. Many people do not have Bibles and they cannot afford to buy a Bible because they even struggle to feed their families. He was so thankful for the New Testament Bibles received from Share Word.

You can invest in these opportunities online from Canada and the U.S. through Dynamic Churches International’s Donate page. Or you can send a cheque / money order to our postal address. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Hans and Elly

New Videos Posted

Here are two more videos from Malawi!

Two women share how God is using them as leaders of Life Groups and also how they use their discipling in their families.

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A Malawi pastor tells of the the impact of DCI to the church. The local language has been edited out, so the story is told in english.

These two are also displayed under the web site’s “Videos” tab.

Chikwina: Fourth Leaders Training, July 23-27, 2018

We had a wonderful trip to Chikwina for our fourth leaders training, as we were communicating with the leaders from Chikwina a week before our trip, we were told that there were continuous heavy rains that caused the leaders to start doubting if the trainings were even possible. They already know that there is a challenge for vehicles to pass through the gravel road from Mpamba trading centre to Chikwina during heavy rains. Cancelling the trainings at Chikwina it would be a challenge for us as well (because it throws off our scheduled trainings in other places), and so we prayed over it and it happened that towards the weekend the weather changed, and we were told that Chikwina is now dry and that vehicles have started passing through this gravel road to Chikwina. Thankfully we had no rains while we were there. We thank God that all the training went well, and all the leaders were happy for all the lessons that we taught during this fourth visit trip.

We found the leaders waiting to welcome us in Chikwina. We were very much encouraged to hear how the work of God is growing.  We slept at the rest house because last time the pastor who hosted us used to move his kids to the sitting room, so we could use the bedroom. We felt that was a good alternative because to have our tent outside would be very dangerous. This is the place where a lot of the youth do use Indian hemp (Pot). But we thank God that some of them are being exposed to gospel and they are accepting Christ into their lives and by and by the community is being transformed.

The leaders were very happy to see us again and we had very good interaction with them. Chikwina generally is a cool place that is why they can grow crops like coffee and other crops that requires cool temperatures. Most of the farmers have started cultivating their gardens along the valleys, and some have already planted their crops. We were impressed with those leaders/trainees who managed to teach the Explosive Growth and Wheel Diagram back to us. That helped us understand that they really understand what is taught. We were also encouraged by knowing that our teachings are not in vain, we are really teaching reliable people who can manage to transfer/pass on the teachings to others effectively (2 Timothy 2:2).

The Chikwina believers are greatly helped with the gifts of the New Testament Bibles. We chatted with several people who have benefited from the bibles. Martha Banda is one of the people who is very happy for the gift of the NT Bibles, and Esnart Mhone said, “I have learnt a lot from the bible and my life is not the same”. She continued by saying that John 15:1-2 talks about the vine and its branches, and we are learning that we need to abide in Christ for us to bear more fruit. The Team was encouraged seeing how freely she expressed herself, she has been well discipled and she knows that she is accepted before the Lord and that gives her courage to come before the Lord in prayer. (Her photo is posted above)

Testimonies

Governor Chunda said, “The DCI teachings have helped us a lot here in Chikwina because most of the people who were not going to church now have accepted Christ and they are now going to church for worship. The teachings have also helped bring unity amongst us pastors of different denominations. Most of us used to do things on their own but now they have seen the importance of gathering together as a pastor fraternal (ministerial). They are happy that their churches are now growing due to the introduction of the life groups and the discipleship. And I have also seen the power of relation building amongst the new believers, it motivates them to know that we are a family.”

Andrew Banda said, “With the DCI teachings I have been able to open a church branch (plant a church) at Chipunga. The people are very curious and they are passing on what they have learnt and this makes the work to grow very fast. Many of us are very excited for the teachings that have greatly shaped us in our spiritual lives.”

Dyson Kamadowa said, “I thank God for the DCI teachings because now I know many things that help me to lead the church, unlike the past when I used to get puzzled seeing people having no interest of coming to church. Some would just abandon our church and go to other churches. Now I know that love is the central element of the gospel that makes people feel accepted in their lives without considering the situations that they are passing through. This has also helped me to know how to find and train leaders and how to handle people of different characters and teach them the word of God in love. (This is due to the Spiritual Gifts the DCI Team teaches).

This is how we travelled to Chikwina for our fourth visit.

Report by: Andrew Makwakwa, DCI Trainer.

 

Pastor Laswell was saved a few days before.

Pastor Laswell came to the training in Enukweni, about 35 KM north of Mzuzu, our DCI Team’s home base. He is pastor of an African International Church, a church without the Gospel and without the Bible. There are many such churches in Malawi. Witchcraft and other unbiblical things are practiced there, it is not a Christian Church. Three of these pastors were saved during this training as they heard the Good News. With pastor Laswell the message went deep. he understood the implications of being lost. In this short clip he talks about his need to get back to his church to tell them the Good News. You will hear laughter at the end of the video, but think about what he says about people who don’t know Jesus!

The Team went on a follow-up visit a few days after the training finished and we had returned home to Canada again. They found Laswell training a group of church leaders and telling them the things he had learned. As the Gospel was shared with this group of 7 all believed on the Lord Jesus and were saved. Laswell’s church is no longer meeting in darkness, the glorious light of the Gospel is being shone in the hearts of his congregation. We hear about people being saved there. Praise the Lord!!

Laswell, Dead men Walking Jan 2018 from Hans Timmermans on Vimeo.