Malawi Adventure 2014 – Day 5

We started today with a great expectation of what we would see and hear during the day to come.  Due to the great distance we will have to travel today we will only visit one assembly at Penga Penga.  Our journey would take us via the Shire (pronounced Shiree) River where we were fortunate enough to take in a river cruise.

We saw hippos, elephants, eagles and other assorted critters as well with the ‘locals’ telling us we were very fortunate to see such an array!  IMG_1340

IMG_1342Unluckily (or luckily!) we didn’t see any crocodiles this time.  We were told that they are very common in Malawi and have actually taken some people foolish enough to swim where they should not!

This was a pleasant diversion from the reality of our daily

IMG_1345program however we are soon reminded that our trip here in Africa is about our brothers and sisters so we moved on to Penga Penga.

The trip to Penga Penga was a long one with a great deal of chorus singing and laughter throughout!  We almost had a sing-off between Francis Kembo and Britt Vonow but that did not eventuate much to the relief of Britt!

IMG_1357We arrived at Penga Penga where a large congregation had gathered to greet us with singing and warm, smiling faces.

IMG_1384Even though our visits are normal weekdays, there are always plenty of saints prepared to break from their normal daily routine to see the ‘Zungu’ (white) brothers and sisters from Australia.

IMG_1387The meeting, as usual, was a joy to be a part of.  Our entire trip so far has been one great meeting followed by another.

IMG_1407Every time we arrive at what appears to be a remote location there is always a crowd on hand to welcome us as a part of their own assembly.

IMG_1419At the conclusion of the meeting Pastor Nelson presented bicycles to both the zone pastor and the local pastor to assist them in their capacity to visit their assembly members.

IMG_1415This was followed by more presentations of bibles and chorus books as well as Sunday school booklets.  All practical items necessary for the effective running of the local churches.

We have also been presenting the various youth leaders with soccer and netballs as an encouragement to continue getting out and mixing with their local peers to be a good testimony.

Another red sky at night sunset saw us leave Penga Penga for our next destination, Lake Malawi, for our rest day.  This will be a very long drive so we are all expecting to be quite the weary travellers tomorrow!

Good night and God bless.

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There are Revival Centres in many parts of the world - some in third-world countries. Stories here target visits to our "Missions". All of our missions are completely run by locals, with occasional visits from people from other parts of the world.

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  1. Rob Kenyon & Mark Rudduck : September 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    So good to hear all your news, hoping to come next time. We had prayer,for you, at our prayer meeting tonight, Friday 19th Sept.

    God Bless.
    Mark and Bob

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