Ministry Update: Grace Bible Church (Lilongwe, Malawi) (July 2019)

“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”Joshua 24:15

Dear brethren,

The Nyandas

It is always a tremendous joy to note that your family has your back when it comes to serving God. This joy came to the climax a few weeks ago when we all went away as a family to pray. It was such enriching time as we had to cement our desire of seeing a biblically sound church planted in the down town area of Lilongwe city. The Lord has blessed us with good health.

Ministry

We continue with our work of strengthening the planting of Grace Bible Church. I sensed the need to bring to everyone’s attention how important church membership is. We therefore decided to take the entire church through the 9Marks of a Healthy Churchbook. We are currently in the middle of the book and are amazed at what the Bible has to say concerning biblical conversion and evangelism.

During our Sunday Bible study which usually comes first before the main service.

This is particularly of great value to us due to the fact that we are intentionally embarking on reaching out to the people around the area where our church meets. Coming to my preaching schedule at church, I have been preaching through the book of Philippians and are now in chapter 4. It is encouraging to see the Philippian church in action even as they listen to what Paul is speaking to them.

In our couples’ Bible study this month, we have been looking at the responsibilities of the wife from the book Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack. It is my prayer that, through this Bible Study, marriages will indeed be strengthened—both from our church and, by extension, from the neighborhood.

We are looking forward to start reaching out to one of the agriculture colleges here in Lilongwe once the students get back from their recess. This, again, will be intentional.

Soon after the church service, we usually hang out at our meeting place.

Currently, our church meets on the premises of a government secondary school in the city of Lilongwe. There are so many challenges to this, one of which is the destruction that will come either from the administration of the school, moving us from class to class or the destruction that will come from other three churches that are currently congregating at the same school, the latter being the worst of them all due to the loud PA systems used during their services. This therefore, has pushed us to start searching for a more “peaceful” place before we might be in a position to buy our own land. To this end, will you consider lifting us up to God as you pray?

Help us pray and praise the Lord this way:

  1. Praise the LORD for the good health of our family.
  2. Praise the Lord that there has been a consistent number of people coming to church.
  3. Pray that God will strengthen our leadership.
  4. Pray that the Lod will provide us with a better place of worship, as we would prefer our own place.

Yours in Christ alone,

Kondi and Patricia Nyanda

kondinyanda@gmail.com

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