Gary and Shirley – Electricity For Theological

Ministry in Malawi and Mozambique

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26/6/23 – Thank you for your generous partnership with this project! The full funds needed have now been received. To further partner with the ministry of the Baptist College, Lilongwe in Malawi, all future support for this project will go to Gary and Shirley as they prepare to return to teach the Seminary students.

Malawi has a chronic undersupply of electricity, regularly leaving people without power throughout the most productive times of the day.

Students and Staff at the Baptist College Lilongwe, located in Malawi, are often without power between 6am and 9pm, increasing the challenges to their theological studies and work.

The Baptist College Lilongwe’s primary ministry is leadership development through their teaching program. It is the main training facility for Baptist pastors and leaders in Malawi and yet has limited electricity.

Reading textbooks and writing assignments, preparing lessons and grading submissions is all extremely difficult without adequate lighting and power. Most current resources for theological research are only available electronically on library computers – the majority of students don’t own their own laptops. Their research times are determined by power supply. Even teachers are limited to active work hours as laptops have limited battery power.

This project will fund the purchase and install of a battery-backed solar power system at the college in the main teaching areas, the library, staff offices and the chapel (where exams are held). This will provide lighting and internet access to better support students and staff on campus as they faithfully pursue their ministry opportunities through study and work.

Through their day-to-day life, Jean-Claude and Joyce are engaging with people wholistically, responding to their spiritual and physical needs.

It is Jan and Jit’s desire to see each person develop as an individual,
learn new skills and move towards their potential for interdependent
and independent living.

Through this work they seek to partner with churches to see the
Christian community develop a sense of responsibility towards those
in need in their communities.

This project covers the costs of running disability group activities
in rural areas, the purchase of specialised equipment to improve
quality of life and provide the needs of the team travelling and
empowering people with disabilities in this Thai/Myanmar border

Partnering with this project supports the theological students and staff at Baptist College Lilongwe who are there to be better equipped for ministry in Malawi.

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