Updated MARCH 1, 2019
Prayer is primary!
Pray together with fresh faith, “…unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” — 1 Peter 3:8
Pray for Malawi as they move toward their elections May 21 -‐-‐ that there be peace and noviolence.
Pray for safety and good health for Cathy Cheonga, Precious Ntibula and Sydney Kapindu leaving May 4 for Why Wait? life skills monitoring visits to schools in Kachindamoto, Luzi, Nkhata-‐bay (Thowolo). Pray they will be able to help the Why Wait? teachers improve their lessons. They are so excited to be taking Bibles and WhyWait student text books that these schools have never had before.
Pray that God should continue giving Malawi good rains. Some parts of the country have been experiencing some dry spells for two weeks now. Also, pray for gogos’ gardens that they shall be protected from theft as we approach harvesting time in April/May.
Pray for Mr. Audecious Chiwalo, a man who received salvation while in prison through SAFE’s Mailbox Club Bible study activities. This man is now out of prison after serving an 8‐year jail term. He has established an interdenominational fellowship where he is leading people in Bible studies and open air evangelism. Pray that the Lord will use him to win more people to Christ.
Pray for the inmates at Mikuyu 1 and 2, Mphupsyu and Domasi Prisons to open their hearts for Christ as we will be taking our Evangelism activities there. Mpupyu and Domasi are new areas where SAFE will carry out the prison ministry work.
Pray for Kawiya Tadziwana, Chiyambi and Tikondane SLYC/mothergroups, who are in the second phase of building toilets and bathrooms and fuel efficient stoves for the gogos. Such a good service!
Pray for The Mailbox Club Teachers Training taking place this month. These teachers will take some of the load off our SAFE staff and multiply the impact (This is our after‐school children’s Bible Club ministry in the public schools around our sponsored villages)
Pray for guidance and strength for those building the new Community Based Childcare Centers: Tayambain Luzifor 75 preschoolers, and Muwowo in Chipayika for 78 children. Thousands of children, over the years, will be fed and hear of Jesus’ love for them in these new preschool buildings!
Pray for the kids that attend SAFE Haven that they will really experience transformation in their lives. Pray the kids will succeed in their studies in their respective schools following the extra tutoring they receive at the SAFE Haven. Pray that parents will continue sending their kids to the SAFEHaven.
Pray for each of our SAFE staff:
Happy Makala, Executive Director
Charlotte Day, SAFE International Coordinator
Mary Phiri, Director of ECD & Gogo Grandmothers
Benjamin Khoswe, Director of Finance and Administration
Precious Ntibula, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Catherine Cheonga, Regional Education Coordinator
Lameck Kananji, Jesus Film Coordinator
Aaron Gondwe, SAFE Haven Supervisor
Brenda Lisimb, Community Supervisor-Zomba
Michael Mvundula Khumalo, Community Supervisor-Kachindamoto
Timaleni Biswick, Accounts Assistant
Sydney Kapindu, Driver
Thank God for…
For the 120 Bibles that SAFE has been able to purchase! They will be distributed to schools teaching Why Wait? Life Skills in Kachindamoto 40, Nkhata-‐bay (Thowolo)-‐40 and Luzi-‐40, the first part of March when Cathy Cheonga and Precious Ntibula go to monitor WW? trained teachers.
For the prospect of a good harvest coming in most gogo’s gardens this season.
For the village Parenting Groups who are working hard by visiting students who dropped out of school to get them to go back to school.
For the finished work of the SAFE Haven roof renovation. Kids can now participate in SAFE Haven activities under a roof that does not leak when it is raining. Also, for the the large number of children coming to SAFE Haven programs!
For the CBCC (preschool) play material funds and for the play materials bought for the childen.
For the SAFE Life Youth Club students admitted into technical college -‐-‐ realizing their dreams.
For the finished CBCC at Lake Chilwa Chiyambi where over 200 little ones now gather to learn.
For the report that the Mother’s Groups in Luzi and Thowolo are using their new sewing machines
after they were trained.
That SAFE had successful Memorandum of Understanding signings from Zomba and Machinga District’s Community Based Organizations allowing us to work and fulfill our mission in these communities.
For the new Community Gogo Group that is forming in Fallbrook California to sponsor Chipayika Village! They are putting on an informational this month to gather members.
For the SAFE Board of Directors in Malawi that serve and give governance to this ministry.