Ongs in Malawi



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AEC Central Region Youth Camp 2013

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (1)

"Banja La Mulungu - Kukhala ndi kuchita." This was the theme of the AEC Central Region Youth Camp for this year. In Chichewa, it means “Family of God – To be and to do.” Along with the other camp co-organisers/speakers - Luke (SIM Missionary with Sports Friends) and Fostance (departing AEC National Youth Coordinator) - we wanted to explore with the youth the idea of ‘being the Church.’ But without using the word “churchR...

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my big cry

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (3)

We have been blessed with a lovely ‘home’ church (Bangwe AEC Church) which we’ve been going to since we arrived in Malawi. We are slowly making connections with people there. Pete preaches sometimes and the English Sunday School I do in the back of our car has just been made ‘official’ by the church elders. People know us and we are feeling more and more like we belong there.

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Kids Bible Club

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Chinamen eat people.

So that's what we were confronted with as we opened our gate 30 mins before our very first monthly Kalabu ya Ana ya Baibulo (Kids Bible Club) was due to begin. Kids had begun to arrive, but we were surprised to see that after coming in and waiting around for a few minutes, a few had gotten up and left. Dickson then explained to us that some in Malawi believe that Chinese folk eat people. Great. We were discouraged but trusted that God would bri...

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6-month blues?

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (4)

On Friday, we celebrated our 6 month anniversary in Malawi.

Wow how time has flown. On the one hand it feels like we have been here forever, on the other hand, it feels like we only just arrived yesterday!

They say 6 months is when you hit the '6-month-blues'. When the frustration of language hits you and you hit the peak of homesickness.

As we approached the 6 month mark, we prepared for the worst and so far it has been ok. My theory is that when you are ...

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Back on the shelf?

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (2)

When we left Australia, I told God that I was ready to hand back this 'cake thing'. I thanked Him for lending me this wonderful gift if only for a little while. Here you go, God, you can put it back on the shelf now. See you in ten years.

You see, I had never planned on starting a cake business. God made it happen and God made it successful.

So with plans to serve in Africa, I naively thought what use would cake decorating be in AFRICA??

In my mind th...

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