Evangelism Report for Malawi

EVANGELISM REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2019.

INTRODUCTION
This month has been very unique comparing from last month of October.
From the beginning up the end of this month , I have been working in apologetically because of the newly introduced doctrine brought by some preachers and elders of Falls church of Christ.
This doctrine has main three roots such as:
1) The church should work together with NGOs as its main source of funds.
2) The church should have secretariat offices. In other words Head Office based on regional level.
3) The church should be in fellowship with all so called churches of Christ regardless of their art of worship. Which is contrary to what apostle John wrote in his first letter.”They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us; but they went out , that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” ( 1 John 2:19).
Once I saw this, it has given me a very tough time to work day and night to do my level best tryin to refute this false doctrine.
I’m busy writing different materials and sharing them to my colleagues in various places in the central region.

SUMMARY OF SOME EVENTS.
November 2
I taught at Mtsiliza preachers training school. There was a low turn up due to poor communication with students.


November 3 (Sunday)
I preached at Kalulu Church of Christ and one woman was baptized.

November 5
I was busy writing lessons at home ready for the church meeting which was held on 9th November at Kalieka. Some of the lessons include Church government, Apostasy and Bible Authority.

November 8
I spent more time in copies of the lessons written. Almost 200 copies were produced which costed me a lot.

November 9
I and my fellow preachers called Church leaders from all corners of Lilongwe to discuss about the new doctrine which was introduced in the church by some of preachers at Falls church of Christ. Amazingly during that meeting, one of the Falls elders strongly declared that they will work with NGO’s and be in fellowship with those bear the name of Christ regardless of their art of worship. After his speech , every one was shocked and there was a silence of some seconds.

November 10 (Sunday)
I taught the Bible class about the role of a preacher in the Lord’s church at Kalambo Church of christ. Soon after that Sunday service, One boy was baptized.

November 14
I conducted a Door to door preaching and visitation of weak church members. During that exercise, Lajab’s wife, a member of Kalambo was reconciled to the church.

November 16
We had a very long class at Kasungu boma on a family issue. We met with all preachers and teachers from all sides of Kasungu district. Due to lack of time, we failed to conclude the lesson, we agreed to finish the other day. We adjourned up to 30th November, 2019

November 17 (Sunday)
I continued teaching my class at Kalambo about the role of a preacher in the church. After teaching 4 consecutive Sundays, on preachership the church appointed two brothers to serve as full time preachers. At Sunday night we had a preachers discusion to find ways of how to prevent the church in Lilongwe from false doctrine which has just been introduced. We agreed to warn the church elders as quickly as possible as apostle Paul did in Acts 20:17-30.

November 20
Then I decided to produce more copies of different lessons to be distributed all over in order to prevent the church from falling away. My children helped me to do the arrangement of copies.

November 22
I spent a full day at a stationary bureau producing copies of lessons. I paid for typing , printing as well as photocopying. Indeed it was a hard task.

November 23
Taught two classes which I introduced just a week ago at Mtsiliza weekend Bible school. The new subjects I introduced were: Apologetics and Hermeneutics. We have remained with only one month to complete this year’s school sessions

November 24 (Sunday)
We had a burial ceremony of our church member. We invited all neighboring churches of Christ to help in preaching and singing during that funeral service. We concluded our Sunday worship night there by commemorating the Lord’s supper. I was the middle man between the family members, chiefs and the church. The deceased sister was the only church of Christ member in the family of CCAP denomination.

November 27
I had a special discussion with my fellow preachers of Lilongwe east at my house. Our discussion focused on calling the elders of our area to see how the work been done during last three months and what will be the way forward in order to make sure that most people in the area have got access to the gospel.

November 28
Two brothers have gone out in other districts of the central region to distribute the warning letter about what has happened in Lilongwe with the church of christ at falls. This letter includes the name of Msamba Banda being one of the preachers at Falls church which has fallen away.

CONCLUSION
It has been a very busy month because of the stand which the old church at Falls had declared on November 9 at a meeting held at Kaliyeka. This is one of the older congregations in Malawi which established some years ago around 1958. It is a very sad thing to lose like such congregation, as result many baby congregations will follow suit. And it has now being observed that, they are convincing more churches in the city of Lilongwe to be at their side by promising them some more physical things, which they will get from the NGOs which they are working with. What is happening here is just the fulfillment of what apostle Paul already said that there must be divisions among us so that the approved must be shown. (1 Corinthians 11:19). Lastly, I would like to thank you for your prayers as well as financial support.

CHALLENGE.
But the Means of transport , remains my only big challenge in evangelism. I’m praying that one day God will provide. You may include this need in your daily prayers. Thank you very much for bearing with me. May God Bless you. AMEN !
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Alick B. Chunga.
Mobile : +265999795649
e-mail: alickbilliat2018@gmail.com

Alick is a good brother in Nigeria who is in serious need of support and help. I always look forward to working with him when I go to Malawi. If you can help, you can do so here: https://accc.kindful.com/?campaign=582115

Roof Needed in Euthini

 

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The Church of Christ in Euthini needs a roof on their building in western Malawi. My wife and I were there at the location in July of this year and the congregation is growing and doing well. As you can see, they have done well to build the walls, but the roof is beyond their ability. The cost is $1,200.  Can you help them with a roof?

You can give online here: https://accc.kindful.com/

Here is the request from the church:


We are pleased to communicate with you for the first time after your visit to our place. We will be happy if you are all fine there together with your fellow Christians. We simply want to find out about the church building project of which you came here for. Rainy season is about to start anytime from now and we are afraid that we may lose this building if we didn’t finish roofing on time of which will be a big set back to us.we have tried our best to come up with this building but as you know that many of our Christians here are students from near by seconds dry schools from which we gather enough funds to compel the project. Worshiping under a tree is a big problem during rainy season .As of last season we were running to near by houses whenever the rain find us there.

we are still looking forward to your assistance to complete the remaining part.
Thanks for your time.

Yours in Christ
Peter Moyo
For church elders


 

Teaching Philemon/Mozambique Opportunity

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I taught the book of Philemon and many were so excited to hear the story of Onesimus who was once a slave and later became a free in Jesus Christ.

This coming Friday am going to preach the gospel in Mozambique , Ntengula province.
I’ll leave Lilongwe for Nkhotakota to get a ship. I’ll meet the other three preachers right there.  What happened was that a certain fisherman baptized while at Nkhotakota and then he moved to Mozambique which is the eastern side of Lake Malawi . Unfortunately he found none of the church there. That’s why he called us to help him so that some may be baptized and a new church could be established.
But a big challenge is that we need to find everything for ourselves since there’s no church. And that fisherman can’t host us because they live in a group under one head who manages their daily food depending on how much they have got at that day.
Another challenge is that we will not shops nearby, because of a civil war which took many years in Mozambique, trading centers are very far away. Which means we will have problem to find some things needed.
Therefore pray for us as God just said “Go” and preach the gospel everywhere (Matthew 28:18-20).  So will be updating you how thing will be going on.

Biliat Chunga

NOTE: I think that it is great the this good brother is spreading the Gospel with his meager funds. If you can help him or his school, let me know.  Chad

Thanksgiving for Help to Bible School

Recently, Brother Chunga has been running a small preacher school out of the congregation he has been working with primarily. Although he had asked for the students to raise funds and food for their study, many of them were not able to. Forced with closure, Brother Chunga reached out to me. I am thankful that I had a congregation who was able to help this school stay open. Chad

Chunga’s September Report

Last Sunday I preached to a quite wonderful group of people who sacrificed themselves to worship God under the tree with no problem. This is a new church some where in the district of Nkhotskota which is at a distance of about 40 km from Nkhotakota Boma going to the south. These brethren are very dedicated and once they believed, they started worshiping under the trees while there looking a place to build their church building.
So I encouraged them that Jesus needs our pure hearts whether in a good building or not. And many people are being baptized almost weekly. Coming out from denominations with good infrastructures. That’s wonderful.

 

This coming month of October we suppose to have our last session at Nkhotakota Bible school. But we’ve got a big challenge that the food contributed has finished. But there some students who are finishing their second year and they supposed to graduate by the end of October.
So we are stranded since school opens on 2nd of October. May I please pray for us so that we may achieve our goal of teaching people the true message of God without such hindrances. May God bless you as your are interceding for us.

Today we had three baptisms at Dzama in Namitete area, Lilongwe rural west. Some people from various congregations gathered including some out siders. It was a single day gospel meeting whereby 788 + people attended.
Four people have been baptized and six reconciled. The following pics show what happened.

William Tembo’s latest work

October 1, 2017. Last Sunday meeting. We had a wonderful gospel meeting from Friday till Sunday at Bwabwa Church of Christ in Mzimba district.We learn different things for our Christian growing. The Christians came in large numbers.Some of them were out side the Church building. Your son in faith taught a lesson about “remaining in the teachings of Christ ”

William Tembo’s 2017 Plan of Work

Malawian Plan of Work for evangelism in 2017.

NORTHERN MALAWI OUTREACH PROGRAM

PRIMARY AREA OF WORK: EMSIZINI

ADDITIONAL AREAS ARE:

  • KABIRA
  • EHLEKWENI
  • BAULA
  • MATHENI

PURPOSE OF WORK:

  • EDIFYING CONGREGATIONS OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
  • TEACHING THE LOST.
  • ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURAL LEADERSHIP.

MAIN PROSPECTS:

  • SOMEONE WHO IS LOST.
  • SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • SOMEONE WHO IS NOT A NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN.

FOUR GROUPS OF PEOPLE TO BE ENCOURAGED:

  1. SOUL TO TEACH: MARK 16:15
  2. SOUL TO RESTORE: GALATIANS 6:1
  3. SOUL TO ENCOURAGE: ROMANS 1:12
  4. SOUL TO HELP. GALATIANS 6:10

OTHER GROUPS TO MEET AT THE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY LEVEL ARE:

  1. KIDS (LIKE ORPHANS, ETC.)
  2. WIDOWS
  3. BLIND/DISABLED/HANDICAPPED PEOPLE
  4. STUDENTS

OTHER THINGS TO BE DONE:

  1. TEACHING THE CHURCHES HOW TO HAVE VBS MEETINGS AND HOW THEY ARE CONDUCTED.
  2. TEACHING ABOUT THE PREACHER’S LIFE AND WORK.
  3. TEACHING CHURCH PLANTING AND DEVELOPMENT.
    1. CHURCH PLANTING PROCESS
    2. CHURCH DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH.
  4. TEACHING AT YOUTH GOSPEL MEETINGS AND AT SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.

FARMING PLAN

CULTIVATING A FARM OF MAIZE AND SOYBEANS FOR SUPPORTING OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS. WILL NEED HELP WITH FARMING SUPPLIES.

MATERIAL NEEDED FOR ENTIRE PROGRAM:

A PHONE SUITABLE FOR ‘WHATSAPP’ OR OTHER COMMUNICATION ABILITY. ALSO, PHONE SHOULD HAVE A DECENT CAMERA.