Ongs in Malawi

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Life (temporarily) without power/water

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (1)

It's 6:35pm, and I'm sitting in the dark with my computer and two candles burning on the table. The power has just gone out and will probably stay out for 2-3 hours. 


I still remember the first power out we experienced on the day we arrived in Malawi. The kids screamed and we felt so helpless!!


14 months on, and power outs are just a part of life here in Malawi. The kids don’t scream anymore, they just laugh! Considering power is a luxury for mos...

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Southern Region Youth Camp

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Pete was down at the Southern Region Youth Camp on the 7-11th August in Chiphwembwe. Like the Central Region youth camp in Salima in April this year, the theme was “Banja La Mulungu – Kukhala ndi Kuchita” (The Family of God – Being and Doing). This camp was attended by over 800 youth from the rural and urban areas in Southern Malawi! This is where the greatest concentration of the AEC congregrations are.This was a challenge in itself as the youth from the rural areas i...

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Interview with Chisoni Bridge

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (2)


I first met Abusa (Pastor) Chisoni Bridge at a discipleship conference end of last year. My first impression of him was “he's got a booming voice for a little guy!” It’s one of those voices that makes you stand out as a preacher and one that makes people listen to you. Little did I know back then that he would be the next AEC National Youth Coordinator. I think it was by God’s sovereignty...

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Inbetweeners

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This inbetweenness

This walking the two

This expansiveness

That sees me neither

Fully one

Or the Other

 

Fully one

Seems to promise so much

 

Neither one

Seems so unfulfilled, empty, vague

.....

The gift of betweenness

As we journey to be

Fully one

 

May we be generous with our

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A Tribute to my Grandma

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (1)

When my collegue shared at the prayer meeting a few days ago that her grandmother had passed away, it brought back thoughts and feelings of when my grandmother passed away (3/08/12) not long after we had arrived in Malawi.


During that time with alot of things going on with just having arrived in a new country and trying to settle in with the family, I didn't really have the emotional space to process the loss, and it is only now 9 months after having arrived that we feel mor...

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