By Karen Polich
Malawi brings me thoughts of abundance. While lacking needed resources, there is an abundance of many things; smiles, joy, voices singing, hospitality, passion, and friends. Malawi is a place of simple abundance surrounding things that touch hearts.
It’s the rainy season in Africa. It is a time to watch crops grow after the labors of preparing fields and planting. It is a time of planning for the harvest that will provide food in the coming months. But this rainy season is different. Malawi has seen record flooding in recent days. The abundance of rain is overwhelming. Lives have been lost in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar, while there are those still missing. Thousands and thousands are displaced from their homes. Crops are ruined. Now and in the coming months, where will the needed food come from? How will lives be restored after such devastation?
This abundance is not welcome. It brings with it destruction and pain. It brings the abundance of difficulties now and in the time to come.
What is there to do to help from so far away? Please join me in becoming a prayer partner for the people of Malawi and the mission work that Albuquerque’s First Baptist Church is a part of. Together we can do something with great abundance. We can pray. We can pray for:
- safe water and food
- restoration of homes and schools.
- for immediate relief and for God to heal and restore lives
- for events such as the upcoming Valentine’s banquet that will raise funds to send laborers into the mission field
- the work our Malawi mission team will be doing when they arrive there in May
We can do something regardless of our location. We can pray!
Will you join me? Click here for information on becoming a Malawi Prayer Partner.