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Mission Moments: Malawi

Trusting God in small things

Lidia Namonde (front and center) praises God with other widows for His provision in Malawi. (Photos by Damson Samson)

Damson Samson took what little monthly support we can send for his widows’ project ($500) and “rushed to buy maize in the understanding the food situation we have now.” As is often the case in his native southern Malawi, many are going hungry. “We managed to buy 30 bags of maize (50 kilograms each), which could not be able to feed all the widows we have, but I called some to my house to get this blessing.”

More than 100 widows were served.

“Despite how little was given to them, there was a great joy and more (praising) heaven for this wonderful gift,” said Damson, who is part of Climbing For Christ's staff. “Today (Nov. 4) has been a great day for our widows as they have come to trust God in the very small things.

“One of the widows (Lidia Namonde) raised a hand to praise God for such a blessing. She said, ‘Yes, yes this is God.’ I went to her and asked her to repeat what she said and she openly praised God for His wonderful mercies.”

Widows blessed by the Lord.

While the staple that Damson distributed was only good for four days or so, he used the opportunity to teach about Hagar leaving Ishmael under a desert bush to die when they had run out of water in the Desert of Beersheba (Genesis 21:14-21). “But the Lord heard the cry of the child and instantly water was available for their lives,” Damson said.

“We told them (the widows) God is faithful not to let us die if we cry to Him and our prayers will prevail and bring more results. We shall live to see our prayers come true.”

He instructed them to keep asking God for His provision “for some have left us for dead, but we trust the angel of the Lord shall come to our rescue.”

Damson said one bag of maize per month can feed a widow for US $15. It’s “not all she might need, but a starting point,” he said. Climbing For Christ has been helping him minister to more than 400 widows the past three years. 

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