Training of Leaders in Malawi
*Updated 10 December 2022
We would like to thank those that have donated toward this project. As of the end of November 2022, we are able to pay the Bible School fees for the two students, Davie Sabola and Holly Kude, for next year. They traveled to Blantyre for their interviews on 22 October 2022 and we are happy to announce that they have both been accepted and enrolled at the Evangelical Bible College of Malawi.
|Divie Sabola from Namitupa FBC||Holly Kude from Biriwiri FBC|
The first semester will start on 9 January 2023. We were able to cover all their travel costs for the interviews as well as stationery needs for next year. JAM will also be donating a parcel to support the students with a variety of things like journals, Bibles, a laptop computer, shirts, and the like. The parcel will be sent to them around the second week in January next year. If you would like to contribute to this parcel, please contact us.
We will keep you updated on their progress with new pictures.
New Goal for 2023!
Our aim for 2022 was to send two young men, that have been identified by the church leaders, to the Evangelical Bible College in Blantyre. Now that this has become a reality we do not want to stop there but want to set a new goal for raising funds in 2023. To be able to send another student, or more, to the Bible school in 2024.
Pastor Daston Kapata is one of our young pastors that did his training there. He is a well-trained pastor with evangelism at the core of his ministry. Through him, we can clearly see that the training is extremely beneficial and necessary in order to build the mission churches and maintain the spiritual well-being of the members.
This decision came about, not just because of the lack of trained pastors in the mission churches, but also because of current leaders entering old age. There are some pastors that are getting old and in need of help with their churches. They also have invaluable knowledge and many years of experience which cannot be lost but must be conveyed to these new young pastors. The ideal would be to have them complete their Certificate and then join the church of the pastor they will be taking over. They will then work under their senior pastor as assistant and youth pastor for their practical training.
We will encourage these young pastors to start with youth programs like pastor Daston Kapata has done, and therefore to involve him in the youth work training of these young assistant pastors. Making use of Sports Evangelism Youth Outreaches we use sports as a tool to evangelize the youth. It is very important that the young people be reached so that the Africa Mission work can continue.
Total Bible School fees per year for one student:
1 Year Certificate MK655,340.00
+-(MK58 = R1) R11,300.00