Latest News - February 2019
The Lotts return to England
Julian and Caroline returned to England in the autumn. This visit was forced upon them by circumstances relating to their work permit, yet also offered them the wonderful opportunity to spend time with their family. News at home in England is good with Tom and Naomi rejoicing in the birth of Hannah in May 2018. Julian and Caroline thank God for Hannah and have greatly enjoyed meeting her and spending time with both of their grandchildren in this trip.
They felt the need to be away from Malawi because the government failed to renew their work permit which expired in April. No reason has been given for this odd decision. Immigration are on record as having recommended approval but the minister of home affairs has discretion to do as she wishes, and after 16 years of work she decided that enough was enough. Apparently she has treated many missionaries in the same way. Travelling without up to date papers had been difficult, so Julian and Caroline recognised the wisdom of waiting at home for a new permit to be issued (hopefully) in response to their appeal. Even today there is no news on whether a new permit will be granted or not. In the event that this position becomes permanent it should be possible to return to Malawi as visitors, but this would be a different way of working. Your continued prayers are requested for this situation.
It is good to be able to report that, even in very difficult times, God is continuing to work.
The churches that SaltMalawi supports continue to grow, due in no small part to the hard work, prayer and commitment of our team of leaders in Malawi. Men like John in Dedza, Biliat and Josiah in Lilongwe, Josephy and Innocent in Kasungu and Aaroni and Samwell in Nsanje.
Leaders from Kasungu
Leaders from the Nsanje churches
Today we have 43 churches and church plants within these regions. That represents a growth of more than 300% in the past 24 months.
It goes without saying that most of this new work is young, and the new church leaders need much prayer, as well as teaching, to sustain what has begun and to allow that new life to lead to yet more areas becoming exposed to the good news of Jesus Christ.
The year-end accounts for 2017 have been published. You can see them under the menu option About us / Financial.
We have updated the Money Raised and Money Spent pages, with figures to the end of 2018. The 2018 figures are provisional, while we wait for the publication of the accounts. You can see these also under the menu option About us / Financial.
Click here to see the SaltMalawi Newsletter for November 2018.
Click here to see the SaltMalawi Newsletter for July 2018.
Click here to see the SaltMalawi Newsletter for December 2017.
Click here to see the SaltMalawi Newsletter for October 2017.