Over the past week(s), the ministry leaders sat and met with different stakeholders on the Water Solar Project (WSP) that the ministry (OperationSAVE) will soon be implementing.
The first meeting held was between those in charge of the WSP from the ministry and the contractors responsible for constructing the project. Also in attendance at this meeting was the ministry’s International Director, Marvin Tarlton. The discussion focused on finalizing the paperwork that will guide the project to its success.
Meeting with Contractors
As the project hopes to construct eight solar-connected boreholes in four different locations, the two teams visited these locations. The water project director, Rashid Umali, led the ministry’s co-managers, Jacques Jackson and Jeremiah Haleke, the USA Board Member, Tim Bonomo, the International Director, Marvin Tarlton, and zone leaders in visiting the different sites together with the contractors. The purpose of these visits was to review and approve the selected areas. Also in attendance were three Members of Parliament (MP), Hon. Ulemu Chilapondwa of Ntchisi South Constituency, Hon. Peter Dimba of Lilongwe South Constituency, and Hon. Sam Kawale of Dowa North East Constituency. The solar-connected boreholes will benefit people living in these areas led by the three MPs.
Before the visit to Ntchisi, the honorable MP, Ulemu Chilapondwa, had conducted an awareness campaign on the importance of having improved sanitation and securing the service which is coming to their area. 𝕱𝖗𝖔𝖒 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖊𝖘𝖐 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕻𝕽
(Missions4Jesus & Water for Life Boreholes)
Each morning, all Malawi workers under Operation SAVE attend on daily devotion from 7:30-8:00 hours before starting their ministry duties.
During the month of February 2021, following outlines the activities which took place showing how vital our Evangelism Ministry is to the Malawians:
Our Operation Save Ministry Co-Manager, Pastor Jeremiah Haleke, visited and cheered the sick at the Lumbadzi Health Center where he distributed St. John Booklets to patients and nurses and also shared with them a message of encouragement.
On the 30th of March, 2021, Operation Save Feeding Program Department went to visit one of the orphanages in Lilongwe, Chisomo Orphanage and Elderly, where we went to appreciate the work that they are doing but also to mainly discuss on ways in which the ministry can help them especially through the Feeding Program.
Chisomo Orphanage and Elderly keeps about 60 children and 58 elderly people which they look after and take care of. Our hope is that we include Chisomo Orphanage and Elderly to our Feeding Program in the future. Of course we will also respect Covid-19 guidelines in Malawi before moving forward.
Our Malawi Team visited Ntchisi. The Teams purpose was to repair wells and do Evangelism. The Team visited 6 areas; Masangano Primary School, Mlambe Village, Mlambe Primary School, Chanika Village, Kabundile Village, and Chiwoza Village. The following activities and distribution took place at all these 6 locations; salvation dolls, salvation bracelets, CEF games, salvation soccer, and well repairs. The Team repaired 4 boreholes in four locations; Masangano Primary School, Mlambe Primary School, Chanika Village and Kabundile Village. The Team also did Evangelism in all 6 locations where we saw 1242 hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and 401 of these individuals gave their lives to Christ. To God be the Glory!
Operation Save in partnership with Days for Girls International prepares and distributes sustainable menstrual health solutions to girls who would otherwise miss school during their monthly periods. On February 13, 2021, our Operation Save Malawi Secretary, Rosena Dewa, distributed 100 packs of the “Days for Girls” products to 100 women and girls. The joys of these women and girls reflect how God has been gracious upon their lives to be given such as gift, when most of the places view this issue as not necessary. The Days for Girls products our ministry is distributing to our women and girls, supports one of the awareness campaigns that is currently happening in Malawi of “Ending Period Poverty”.
As a servant of the Lord, our Malawi Secretary encouraged these women and girls not to look down on themselves but to take pride in it for it is a God given gift (Genesis 1:31).
The main purpose of our Ministry is to preach and spread the good word of God. February 10-11, 2021, some of our Pastors led a team of eight to dedicate their time to go out and spread the good news. One of the ministry Managers, Jeremiah Haleke, led this great work that saw 879 people out of the 1717 people reached, give their life to Christ over that two-day period. To God be the Glory!
MALAWI, AFRICA - January 22, 2021, Operation Save, Malawi HQ, held a Zoom meeting with Hands on Africa, a Ministry that is teaching and training Pastors through an accredited school from Jacksonville. We hosted Pastor Charles Kamando, who is one of the lecturers with Hands on Africa in Malawi, Pastor Geoffrey Janes who is an Associate Pastor from Lee Park Baptist Church in the US, Marvin Tarlton who is the International Director for Operation Save, Tim Bonomo, Board Member for Operation Save, US, Lingston Chingana the Human Resource Director for Operation Save, Malawi Africa, Jacques Jackson and Jeremiah Heleke our Ministry Co-Managers. In line with the last meeting we held with Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) last week, this one will highly support the purpose of our ministerial goal of planting churches and making sure our planted churches have the right Pastors who have the proper theological knowledge of the Bible.
On January 13, 2021 MNM & Operation Save hosted a training for church planters that was attended by 11 individuals. We are very excited about this meeting and the opportunity to assist in planting more churches in Malawi.