Africa Mission
Church planting and growth | Supporting

church communities in Malawi and Mozambique
JAM works with the Free Baptist Church of South Africa in their mission to Africa. There’s currently 10 Free Baptist Churches in Malawi and another 7 in Mozambique. We visit these churches and communities annually and supply them with the necessary tools and training to grow their churches and better their communities. We also plant new churches, help with material to build their buildings and supply the necessary material to repair the old ones.

Mission Rapport - Dec 2018

Meeting Mulanje - 14 December 2018

Current Situation:

We have found a hand full of people in SA that has a heart and vision for the Africa Mission. It is unfortunately very few. The original plan was for the SA FB churches to support the mission work, but this have not been the case. Now in 2018 there’s one church left in SA supporting the Malawi Mission. We are still optimistic about the work in Africa and especially Malawi. We told the leaders of the Malawi churches the state of the SA church so that they can understand and convey this to their congregations, to be patient and to trust God with us for the future of the Africa Mission. We need to be of one heart and mind with the Malawi pastors to go forward with the mission.

We started an organization Just Africa Mission NPC in order to raise awareness and funds for the Africa Mission. We explained that we are doing new things in order to raise funds for the Africa Mission. We have started to bring paying students on an Africa tour to have funds to support and build the Africa Mission. In 2019 there will be 3 paying students with us on the tour. This will make a big difference in the finances for the mission and it will grow from here. But we need to be patient. We are feeling burdened with the churches in Malawi and Mozambique, and we would like to give them everything they need, but they must please understand our financial position and convey that to the church members. So that we all can cooperate and work together in building the Africa Mission.

Plan for the future:

STRUCTURE

Structure of the FBC Malawi – A main group of pastors has been identified to make decisions which is a balance between old experienced pastors and young pastors, three from central Malawi and two from south Malawi.

COMMUNICATION

We have created a WhatsApp group where the pastors will be reporting on their visiting and their outreaches and where they can stay in contact and encourage each other. We will also have more communication from Malawi so that we can encourage and promote the work in SA, so people can become involved in the mission work.

FOCUS

The churches in Malawi must change their outlook to Evangelism instead of church building, when we focus on outreach and evangelism, God will provide the rest. But the focus must not be building church buildings but on reaching out to the people outside of the church, to share the gospel with them. The church members focus must change from sitting and waiting and wanting to an outreach mindset.

FINANCES

The finances will be transferred to one or two pastors, they will know beforehand where the money is to be used. The transport will be paid for all the visits, the churches id to provide accommodation for the pastors. Money will be made available every month for Bibles to take with on the visits.

Evangelism Material

We gave them the Evangelism Explosion Flipchart to start training their elders and church members with. The Flipchart can also be used at outreaches.

We also gave them the evangelical sports balls for their youth outreaches. We will keep sending more of these materials as needed throughout 2019, so that they can continue the work. The material will be posted by air post which takes two weeks to arrive in Malawi. The pastors have received some training using the four-color sports balls and will receive extensive training when we visit them in December 2019 on our next tour. We believe that if the focus changes to evangelism, the churches will grow anyway. It is especially important to reach the youth so that the young generation can start to be saved and join the churches and outreaches.

What we would like TO DO in 2019:

  • Supply funds monthly for Bibles.
  • Post evangelical balls and rubber bands bi-monthly for outreaches.
  • Build a church building for Namitupa church – Pastor Brighton Kapata’s church.


You can get involved by making a donation.

 Malawi
Mission

Malawi

The Free Baptist Church has 10 churches in Central and Southern Malawi.
Malawi Churches
 Mozam<br />bique
Mission

Mozam
bique

The Free Baptist Church has 7 churches in Southern Mozambique .
Mozambique Churches

Latest Mission Rapport

Our last visit to Malawi was in December 2018. Here is the latest on what we are doing there and how you can contribute or get involved.

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General Information

Malawi
Malawi
Malawi is a Christian majority nation with a sizable Muslim population centered in the areas near the border with Mozambique.

Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in Southeastern Africa bordered by Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa with an area of 45,460 square miles and an estimated population of 16.8 million. Lilongwe is the country’s capital and largest city. It is under the leadership of the president who is elected democratically. English is the country’s official language, but other ethnic languages are used.

Religions - Protestant Christianity 44%, Islam 19%, Roman Catholic Christianity 18%, Other Christians 13% and Other Beliefs or Irreligion 6%.

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Mozambique
Mozambique
According to the most recent national census, more than half of Mozambicans are Christian, though a significant Muslim presence is also felt.

The South African nation Mozambique gives its people full rights to practice any religion of their choice. However, no official religious holidays are there, but it allows its people to take leave on their respective religious days of observance. In this respect, it would be interesting to explore the religious beliefs in Mozambique.

Roman Catholic Christianity 28.4%, Atheist or Agnostic 18.7%, Islam (predominately Sunni) 17.9%, Zionist Protestant Christianity15.5%, Evangelical Protestant Christianity 10.9%, Other Beliefs 7.3%, Anglican Protestant Christianity 1.3%.

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2019 Mission Tour

The next Mission Tour will commence on the 6th of December.

Pastors Testimonies

These are short interviews with some of the pastors from Malawi, telling us about their salvation and their work in the ministry.

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