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Mission: Malawi 2014
Mission: Malawi 2014

The Word

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
— John 14:18 (NIV)

Expedition

Project 1:27 Malawi

Climbing For Christ was introduced to the plight of Searchlight Orphan Care in Malawi, Africa on Oct. 25, 2009, when a thief broke into the orphanage and robbed all of the children’s food. 

Seven bags of maize, two bags of beans, five liters of cooking oil, and 20 packets of sugar. A month’s worth of food for 15 orphans cared for by Pastor Duncan Nyozani’s ministry.

God provided through Climbing For Christ, as we were able to wire our Malawi member US$500 to replenish that which had been stolen. But through this unfortunate event, our heavenly Father opened a door. He introduced us to a need in this central African nation.

Project 1:27 — based on James 1:27 (“look after orphans and widows in distress”) — was born.

Project 1:27 Malawi will assist Pastor Duncan and Searchlight Orphan Care (Far & Wide Children's Home) in ministering to the children in the Migowi area in the southern part of Malawi. One child can be fed and cared for for at little as US$30-$50 a month. You can sponsor one of these children — or a child the Lord will use us to reach.

CLICK HERE to sponsor a child.

Mission: Malawi 2014

PRAY: For continued growth of the church in Malawi, a country said to be three-quarters Christian and spiritually fertile. The Gospel has “penetrated nearly every section of society, and some places have seen local revivals,” according to Operation World. However, Islam also is growing. The Qu’ran has been translated into Chichewa, the people group that Climbing For Christ has been working with in the south. Pray for awareness and training for Christians and a loving witness to Muslims and those practicing traditional religions.

GIVE: To the work being done by partner Searchlight Ministries, led by C4C member Pastor Duncan Nyozani, and for ministry that the Lord is directing us to in 2014. Climbing For Christ will continue to support Searchlight’s orphanage through Project 1:27 as well as the ministry’s work in Malawi and Mozambique (where C4C helped build a church in 2013). We also will employ Damson Samson, who C4C sent to Africa Bible College in Lilongwe, as a missionary to Central and East Africa. Send donations to Climbing For Christ c/o Mission: Malawi, P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA or CLICK HERE and give online via PayPal.

GO: March 1-9. The team will spend time with our Project 1:27 orphans, teaching them Bible school, making crafts and playing games, and showering the love of Jesus on them. Cost is estimated at US$2,100 (depending on cost of airfare to/from Lilongwe, Malawi). This estimate includes ground transport, accommodations and food in Malawi. We also ask team members to raise awareness and funds for Project 1:27. To apply: E-mail info@climbingforchrist.org to request a mission application.

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