Mission: Malawi 2012
Thankful for a roof over their heads (Oct. 2)
The body of believers in the village of Milatu, Mozambique is not taking for granted the church roof over their heads. “The congregation is much thankful for the wonderful support to their project,” Pastor Duncan Nyozani said from across the border in Malawi.
The church at Milatu is part of Duncan’s Searchlight Ministries.
Pastor James Namame of the church at Milatu appealed to Climbing For Christ to have a building constructed in March 2011. It was not God’s timing for us to build then — as much as we might have liked to. More than a year later, Duncan reported: “They are having Sunday services under a tree.” We kept praying.
The church was moved to start making bricks on its own. God answered this by sending support to Climbing For Christ to begin building walls in June. Now a roof has been added. Soon the inside will be finished and the church will be dedicated to the Lord.
Work on the roof began in the second week of September, above and below.
The back of the new church.
The walls go up (June 6)
Pastor James Namame, left, with Pastor Duncan Nyozani in front of the church build in Milatu, Mozambique. (Photos provided by Pastor Duncan)
It took less than one week from the time funding was received by Pastor Duncan Nyozani in Malawi, Africa until the walls had gone up on the church in Milatu, Mozambique.
“It was a team of 15 builders and they have done the work in 5 days,” Duncan reported on June 1. “It is an excellent work.”
A gift of US$1,500 from a U.S. member of Climbing For Christ in early May — in response to a C4C E-Alert (see “God’s time for Mozambique?” below) — served as seed money for this project.
“The people are building it with large stones and placing the timbers in the walls. The work is being carried on with diligence and is making rapid progress under their direction.” — Ezra 5:8 (NIV)
“The church building is big enough to cater (to) hundreds of people,” Duncan explained. “It is a big church in the community. Pastor James Namame and wife and entire congregation are very much excited to have this and they say millions of thanks.”
Pastor Namame’s church is part of Duncan’s Searchlight Ministries. It is one of four churches, three of which are in Malawi.
“The church here in Malawi also sends lots of thanks for the donation,” Duncan said. “We believe God who has started will complete the work.
“Please stand with us for Phase 2 of the project. We need $3,000 for timbers, iron sheets, ridges, nails, and hiring carpenters to do the work. We are praying for God’s miracle on this provision. In June and July we do have some little rains and winds. So we pray that God may provide before rains and winds damage the wall.”
The former church building has been demolished and worship is now held in the unfinished structure. If you would like to help our brothers and sisters in Christ finish this church building send a gift to Climbing For Christ, c/o Mozambique Church Build, P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA or CLICK HERE to contribute online.
'...on this rock I will build My church' (May 16)
A Climbing For Christ member from the United States was moved by a May 5 E-Alert and gave US$1,500 toward the start of the church in Mozambique. “The African people have my heart,” our member wrote, “and I believe this is where God would have me give.”
Pastor Duncan Nyozani Nsomba of the Malawi-based Searchlight Ministries, which has a church across the nearby border in Mozambique, was overjoyed to hear that his request for US$1,500 to start work on a new house of worship had been answered by the Lord. “I thank God for His wonderful provision,” Duncan said.
If you would like to help support this work, send your gift to Climbing For Christ, c/o “Church Building,” P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA. Or CLICK HERE and give online via PayPal.
God's time for Mozambique? (May 5)
The church in Mozambique.
Pastor Duncan Nyozani of Climbing For Christ and the Malawi-based Searchlight Ministries went to visit their one church in Mozambique on Sunday, April 29. “They still need assistance to build their church,” he said. “They have made many bricks, but lack funds to start building.
“They have a good place (to build) — enough (space) for several structures.”
Pastor Duncan requested we pray for God's provision of US$1,500 to begin this building project — “to buy cement and pay the builders little to start building the wall. Then other works will be done in segments as the funds will be available. This is good time for erecting the buildings as rains are over.
“We will be patiently waiting for God's time for this,” Duncan added.
The church in Mozambique — inside and out.
Building the church (April 25)
Climbing For Christ has been blessed to build one church in Central Nepal and is working on a second church in Nepal's Mid-West District; three churches are built in Haiti and we have another church under construction in the Haitian community in Jimani, Dominican Republic. We are praying about the possibility of building a church in Chalhua, Peru as part of Mission: Peru 2012 in July. We also have an opportunity to build a church in Mozambique. Here are the details:
It is estimated to cost US$9,500 to finish this church in Mozambique.
“The people in Mozambique made bricks for their church building, but (they are) lacking finances to build it,” said Pastor Duncan Nyozani of Searchlight Ministries. Duncan oversees the Far & Wide Children’s Home, a Malawi orphanage that is supported by Climbing For Christ’s Project 1:27. Climbing For Christ also assists Duncan, whose ministry has four churches (three in Malawi and one across the neighboring border in Mozambique).
“They are having Sunday services under a tree, and the pastor has been asking me for this (help with the church building) many times.”
Climbing For Christ will continue to build the church — both the body of Christ and physical houses of worship — in the nations where He is sending us. If you would like to help support this work, send your gift to Climbing For Christ, c/o “Church Building,” P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA. Or CLICK HERE and give online via PayPal.