Lee Furney in Blantyre writes, “The current El Niño induced drought, the worst for 35 years, means that the number of people needing humanitarian aid has risen from 1.5 to 6.5 million, some 38% of the population. All this, placed alongside the associated chronic power and water shortages, means that Malawi remains a wonderful place to come as a tourist, but is a difficult and often dysfunctional context in which to make and grow disciples.”
Thomson in Mzuzu serves very poor rural communities in the north of Malawi who are really struggling.
Daniel and Suzie Dugmore working with YWAM have been building a community centre, drilling wells, setting up a prayer room, running discipleship sewing classes, buying land to build a school, roofing homes, as well as helping organise a conference, and doing normal things like managing a YWAM team. We rejoice in their endeavours.
PRAISE God for workers serving in the most difficult situations.
PRAY for courage, health and strength to continue ministering in these circumstances.
PRAY for those in crisis through famine.
PRAY for the flow of helpers and resources to continue.