Formed by the Word…
Engaging in Worship…
Pursuing the Mission…

Karey McGlinchey, Day 1

Arrival and Day 2

Our travel went well. It was a long time in a confined space with screaming children, but we are here! Pastor Ed and Samuel picked us up from the airport and we had a lovely outdoor lunch at Kip’s in Blantyre before the drive home. Once at the mission house there were many cheerful greetings and we finally got to meet Alfred, Stanley and Doreen’s newest little boy. We took much desired showers and unpacked and settled in before Lita brought down a lovely dinner of chicken noodle soup. After dinner we sat around talking and most played a fun (disgusting) game of Beanboozled before cleaning up and heading to a nice, early bedtime.

This morning we were honored to worship with Pastor Kadwale and the church at Likungwati. This church is in the Zomba area and is the building we got to see in it’s building phase last year. When we left last year they had just finished pouring the concrete floor. Today it was amazing to see it alive with God’s praise and preaching of His word. The worship part of the service lasted about an hour and an half with congregational singing, several choirs and individuals singing as well as much prayer and giving. Pastor Ed shared God’s Word on unity out of Ephesians. At the end of the message, many who had already professed salvation went out to be saved which gave another opportunity for Ed and Ovi to teach about eternal security and how when a believer sins, we need not be saved again, but to repent and ask forgiveness. Once again, it was such a blessing to worship with God’s people in Malawi!

After church we went out with our team, the Romanian team, and Stanley and Samuel and their families. Then back to the mission house to relax for the afternoon. I developed a headache so I ended up taking a nap. As I type I am watching Ed  & Ovi fix a leaky pipe near the washing machine. It seems like a very complicated fix, but then again, many things are more complicated in Africa! Thankfully, God’s Word is NOT complicated anywhere! Tomorrow we go to Kachere where the primary school and orphan feeding center is. We will visit the school, help feed the orphans and eat lunch with them before sharing a Bible story with them.  I am eager to see how God will work tomorrow.