Saturday, June 13, 2015

Stoms' Malawi Trip (June 2015)

Dear Friends and Family,
Greetings once again from South Africa! As we write we are packing for our 16 day trip to Malawi. It’s been almost two years since we were there last. We’re traveling as a family which is a challenge, but we aren’t crossing any oceans. We do have two flights 2-3 hours long and have to be at the airport by 5am.   
The semester is ending so we’re taking a break from the ‘International student ministry’ to go to Malawi. I’m scheduled to preach at two large Churches in Lilongwe. Both Kafita CCAP and Kapita CCAP are pastored by former students so it should be a nice reunion. The ‘Storyrunners School of Storying’ we hoped to host in Malawi has fallen through. They were willing to go to Malawi due to Ebola in West Africa but now West Africa has reopened so they’ve schedule trainings there.
In Malawi we hope to reconnect with old friends. Our girls are very excited to visit “home”, and we all are looking forward to visiting with many ABC graduates. We also have to move, sell or store our furnishings and other items that we have stored in Malawi.  We will be looking for opportunities to teach Biblical Theology through stories and to do our own story training. We ask that you remember us in your prayers while we’re in Malawi.
Zikomo (thanks!),
Jay, Laura, Clara, Katherine and Lauren Stoms
1)      Pray for safety as we travel and stay in Malawi.
2)      Pray for protection from malaria, and other ailments and injuries.
3)      Pray we move things, sell and store our ‘stuff’.

4)      Pray for ministry opportunities to teach Biblical Theology through stories.

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