We have a new message from Harlyn and Helene Purdy:
Greetings from hot Malawi,We are deep into a record breaking heatwave here in Malawi. Temperatures in Blantyre have been in the high 30s reaching as high as 41 with 90% + humidity. No one seems to know how long this will last but our rainy season usually begins in late November. Our power is off several hours each day and often there is no water so we have to plan around these things. Fortunately we were able to purchase a battery operated internet dongle which is a huge blessing. I am preparing this email at 7 am and power is out--since 5 am. It will likely not return till later today.Praise:A new student joined the Bible College student body this term. We have been doing ministry at the Bvumbwe boys prison (young men age 14 - 20) for over a year now. Blessings was an inmate at the prison. He committed his life to Christ. He was released from prison in September. He has enrolled in the Bible College so he can grow in the Lord and seek the Lord concerning ministry. He is sensing a call to ministry and wants to prepare for whatever the Lord has for him. Please pray for Blessing as he continues to walk with the Lord.A number of doors are opening for ministry in the rural areas. There is an open door in Mangochi (a Muslim region in Malawi--the area where the Yao people live). Further north in Salima there is also an open door. We thank God for the way He is leading. These open doors provide opportunity for evangelism and pastoral training. Many of these rural pastors have had no training.Prayer Requests:Pray for the prison ministry in Bvumbwe. We are asking the Lord for a rich harvest among these young men.Pray for the Yao people of Malawi. We are seeing a harvest among them but 3.1 million Yao desperately need Jesus.Pray for Malawi. The nation is being ravaged by political unrest.Pray for resources and capacity to meet the great need of training for rural pastors.
Blessings,Harlyn G. Purdy
Principal, Pentecostal Bible and Leadership InstituteBox 2918, Blantyre, Malawi+265 888 841 232