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Missionary Spotlight  – Cash, cows and Kwacha Fund-raising Malawian style
November 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Cash, cows and Kwacha Fund-raising Malawian style

 It was a lethal combination! A small church, a large congregation, and the hottest month of the year in Malawi — October — odiously referred to by a former British colonialist as 'suicide month'. I watched from my seat on the platform, sitting next to the well-dressed pastor (in a neatly pressed avocado-green suit), as…

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Missionary Spotlight – Malawi’s heritage
November 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Malawi’s heritage

 Malawi has a rich Christian heritage, beginning with its famous pioneer missionary, David Livingstone. During the twentieth century, the Church of Scotland, Free Church of Scotland and Dutch Reformed Church, co-operated to form the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). This new denomination became so influential in Malawi that by the late 1960s it was…

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Missionary Spotlight – Books for Malawi
November 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Books for Malawi

 AMalawian pastor recently remarked: 'The problem here, as in much of Africa, is that the body often does not get the balanced, nourishing diet it needs to grow properly'. He was not referring to their physical needs but to the development of the church. He continued: 'Although the Evangelical church is growing rapidly in both…

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Missionary Spotlight – Malawi today
November 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Malawi today

 It has been some years since we lived in Malawi working with the Zambesi Mission, so it was with a sense of uncertainty that I revisited recently. Would Malawi have changed under its new president? Would my old friends still remember me? Would the church have made progress?The answers were all positive, and the past…

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