This reports highlights some activities which took place in the month of July, 2016. The activities included: 30 years of Trans World Radio (TWR) ministry and 15 years of broadcasting in Malawi, preschool and feeding programme, Bible Study and Gospel Outreaches, Radio broadcasts, several meetings at a district level with other stakeholders in developmental, and follow up on eye screening exercise.
FVM was fully involved in the celebration of 30 years TWR ministry and 15 years of broadcasting in Malawi. Prior to broadcasting directly from Malawi, TWR was reaching out the world from Manzini, Swaziland. This is the radio FVM is using to spread the good news to millions of people through the two programmes.
It was such a momentous time to meet hundreds of TWR listeners, and a few producers, technicians and other co-workers in the ministry, many for the first time. The producer of our Tumbuka Programme is Dumisani Prince Tembo, a brother whom I discipled in SCOM some time ago, whereas Feston Kawawa is a producer of the Chichewa Programme, Kulingalira Mozama.
Preschool & Feeding Programme: End of Year
Currently, preschool and feeding programme is on annual break. The two day off-season feeding programme is yet to start as materials are yet to be acquired.
Weekly Bible Study is going on well. The local pastors and FVM staff facilitate the studies.There was a gospel outreach at GVH Chimbalanga 2, the adjacent community to Taulo. About 90% of the 200 participants indicated to have decided for God for the first time.
Weekly Radio Broadcasts of the Gospel on TWR in local languages of ChiTumbuka and Chichewa continue very well with encouraging testimonies. There are several testimonies including cross border regions “Ndimadalitsika kwambiri ndikamamva ulaliki wanu pa TWR (I am always blessed when I listen to your messages on TWR),” says a listener Matias Phiri from Zambia.
FVM has been assisting about 64 students in Secondary School and Tertiary education with tuition fess annually. Justin Chimpeni, who studied Bachelor of Science – Environmental will be graduating on Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 after successfully completing the course. He has passed with credit. Justin has been receiving education support from FVM since his first year in college four years ago.
New School Session
Some Colleges (like College of Medicine, Bunda College of Agriculture and The Polytechnic are expected to commence their first semesters in August on the dates yet to be communicated.Secondary School year (2016/17) will commence on 5th September, 2016.
What lies a head
- Eye surgery
- District Child and Albinos Protection Awareness in Taulo