In a Rut

In a Rut

Author Earl Nightingale is quoted as saying, “A rut is a grave with the ends kicked out.”  There can be some truth in this statement. Is there something you do that you have no idea why you do it?  Something that has been a part of your life since you were very...

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Stronger Together

Stronger Together

One of the strengths of the Y-Malawi model is that it brings people together for a common purpose.  In Malawi, it brings together different ministry partners who would otherwise be working within their own silo.  In the USA, it brings people together with those in...

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Disability or Opportunity?

Disability or Opportunity?

Born healthy their names are Denala and Talitas. They are now 8 years of age. First to be born, their parents could not have been more excited for their arrival.  When the day final came everyone praised God for the gift of children. At first the children seemed to be...

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Meet Fales

Meet Fales

He died when she was just 15 years of age.  Fales was in 11th grade.  Life had been going fine, but then suddenly it wasn’t.  He was not only her father.  He had been her encourager, her coach, her strength, her guide, but now he was gone.  As the first born, she and...

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March Madness

March Madness

We call it basketball.  Malawi has a similar game called netball.  Like basketball, it’s played on a court with hoops on each end.  Usually, the hoops are made by twisting some metal and attaching a homemade net. Since the court is dirt, there is no fancy dribbling....

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In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words

If you are breathing, this story should leave you with a lump in your throat.  It’s Esther’s story, told in her own words. “I am a 31 years old mother of three kids (she was married at 15) who has thought of going back to school after years of great torture (both...

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University Bound

University Bound

Anesi’s husband left her for another woman to raise 5 children on her own.  Unfortunately, since marriages are not legally binding in the village, this is commonplace.  Like so many other women Anesi might have been without a home, unable to send her children to...

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Hand to Hope

Hand to Hope

What is the difference between a hand up and a handout?  The answer is hope.  Hope that you will no longer depend on someone else to feed your family.  Hope that you will be able to send your children to school.  Hope that you are not condemned to a life of poverty. ...

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Hope is Contagious!

Hope is Contagious!

In Ecclesiastes 4:9 we read, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.”  So, here is a question.  If two are better than one, what could a group accomplish?  American Author Sarah Strohmeyer wrote, “The power of women united, I am again...

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Christmas in Africa

Christmas in Africa

If you ask, most say it is their favorite holiday.  Yet, Christmas in the villages of Malawi is very different than in the developed world.  There are no lights.  No Christmas tree.  No parades.  No Christmas movies or even shopping for gifts. Instead of all these...

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A Pastor in Malawi

A Pastor in Malawi

Y-Malawi just launched a new initiative called, “Walk with a Village Church in Malawi.”   Our prayer is to provide partners for 70 village churches working where 70% of the population are Muslims.  These churches need our help! To give you an idea of who you would be...

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Answering the Call

Answering the Call

When Ed and Sue came to small group that night, they had no idea what they were in for.  It was just a typical gathering of about 10.  Then God showed up.  Hundreds of lives were about to be changed forever. At this gathering there was a presentation about what God is...

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A Lesson from Esther

A Lesson from Esther

Her name is Esther.  Like Esther of the Bible, her story is amazing. Our Esther was married at an early age.  It was an arranged marriage, she was not even in high school yet.  Then quickly came two children.  15 years passed.  She worked in the fields for day wages,...

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A Lesson for All

A Lesson for All

None of his family believed in Jesus.  Aloni grew up in that environment.  Then one day he attended a showing of The Jesus Film near his village.  He had never seen a movie before, and he just couldn’t forget about what he had seen and heard.  It wasn’t just the...

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Walk with a Village Church in Malawi

Walk with a Village Church in Malawi

God is on the move in Nkhotakota, Malawi!  Many are becoming Christians; Muslims are coming to Jesus and entire communities are being changed!  It’s all happening through the local village church. With the support of World Relief and Y-Malawi so far nearly 70...

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Change Me!

Change Me!

In Malawi, women are coming together in Bible study groups asking God for just one thing.  They aren’t asking God to change their circumstances.  They aren’t asking God to change their husbands.  They aren’t asking God to change children or others around them.  Their...

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Dependency Go Away

Dependency Go Away

Economic Empowerment is working!  What God is doing is so exciting! Since the launch of our Economic Empowerment initiative people are starting new businesses and becoming independent.  Others are seeing the success and raising their hands to say "Me too!" The program...

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The sun and the Son

The sun and the Son

Thanks to some very special gifts, we are continuing to move forward with solar powered water pumps.  These pumps are having an incredible impact in the battle against hunger. This is what the pumps look like.  A solar panel drives a pump that floats on the water in a...

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Something Special?

Something Special?

Have you been blessed in a special way?  We are always working on special blessing too.  There are needs that go beyond the day-to-day and special gifts help us get there.  Below are some things we are working on right now. 10 new preschools still need chalkboards so...

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A Changed Chief

A Changed Chief

By his own testimony he was a drunkard.  A womanizer too.  Chief Zacharia's life was a mess. Then one day he stumbled by a group of people sitting on the ground singing.  When he asked what was going on they told him they were a Bible study group.  He laughed and...

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Agogo

Agogo

Agogo.  In Chichewa it means grandmother.  It is a title of respect for someone held in high regard. The Agogo in the photo above is a member of a Mother Group.  Not only is she an Agogo, but as a Mother Group member she counsels and helps younger girls to know more...

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Zikomo for the Water

Zikomo for the Water

Its a sinking feeling.  In some parts of the United States pipes can freeze during winter.  When that happens you turn the faucet and nothing comes out.  Now the nightmare begins as you try to figure out how to live life without water.  Yet for most, this is just...

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A Generous Heart

A Generous Heart

Maddie was a young student when she began sponsoring Hawa.  She opened her heart to sponsor a young lady with significant mental challenges.  She selected her knowing about the challenges.  She selected because of the challenges. That's just the kind of generous heart...

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The Widow’s Bricks

The Widow’s Bricks

Rose is a widow.  She had fallen on hard times...literally.  During the rainy season her house collapsed.  It was turned to rubble.  In the first picture below you can see what is left of the house behind her.  There is little left but piles of bricks. During a visit...

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A Woman with Hope

A Woman with Hope

Stella is a Chief, but even Chiefs can face tragedy.  She testified during a women’s gathering recently that when her husband died it hit her hard.  She couldn’t understand why this happened.  It was like she was living in a deep fog, nothing seemed clear anymore. ...

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A Broken Heart in Love

A Broken Heart in Love

Think sponsorship is all about giving a little to someone who is poor and needs help?  Think again.  In her own words here is Sue’s story. “God really spoke to my heart about the needs and struggles the girls in Malawi have. Things that we take for granted everyday...

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God’s Got Talent

God’s Got Talent

His name is Talent and he was sick. The doctors said they could do nothing.  Not a Christian, he didn’t know what to do.  People told him not to seek help from God because God does not care about your situation.  Any remaining hope he had was fading fast.  Not knowing...

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A Letter From America

A Letter From America

Do you remember receiving your first letter?  Do you remember holding it and seeing your name printed on the front of the envelope?  Then carefully opening it, sliding out the contents, and asking your mom or dad to read it to you?  Do you remember the anticipation,...

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I’ve Been Changed

I’ve Been Changed

Sarah has been sponsoring in Malawi for several years now. Recently she shared some thoughts with us. Y-Malawi – What prompted you to get involved in sponsoring someone in Malawi? Sarah - I knew that God didn’t just encourage or suggest us to care for others but...

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New Y-Malawi App!

New Y-Malawi App!

Have you seen our new app?  If you haven’t you can download it today! It’s free and will be your best source for keeping up with the latest news and video’s. Plus, you can donate, sponsor, and in the next phase even keep up with daily activities on trips all through...

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