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A Special Journey Group

May 31, 2019

Our new Journey Group met on campus for prayer, encouragement, and Bible Study. Journey Groups are made up of small groups of disciples who are serious about their relationship with Jesus and want to become agents of change in their local communities. Journey Group 3 is particularly special as it is Namikango’s first all-female discipleship group. Likewise, it is the first group held entirely in Chichewa.

Throughout his long ministry with Namikango Mission, Chitani, our Village Bible School Coordinator, has had the privilege of traveling across Malawi and Mozambique, visiting with churches and local communities. Along the way, he has discovered a network of women who, lacking leadership opportunities in the local churches, have taken to leadership roles in their local communities. When asked to identify local women with leadership potential, Chitani’s eyes lit up as he quickly listed about thirty women who were ripe for discipleship training.

Since that time, twelve of these women have been invited to form Journey Group 3. These women meet frequently at Namikango’s campus, as Chitani and Zione, Namikango’s Women’s Minister, lead them through Bible studies and community development conversations.

Sitting in on one of these lessons will excite you, as the women in this group eagerly dive into the problems in their communities and how to apply the Gospel to their families through daily chores, community talk, and Malawian politics. We at Namikango are proud of these women and how they continue to honor the Kingdom of God in small ways in their local communities, one brick at a time, through continuous passion and smiles.

By Eric Gephart