Malawi Faith conversations

Home » News Stories » Malawi Faith conversations
broadcast, tv, media, satellite

People from the churches in Tetbury recently held four Skype-linked conversations with christians in the town of Blantyre, in Malawi, southern Africa.

"It was a fascinating time" said Noel Sharp, Minister for Tetbury Christ Church. "The internet connection was not always great, but the human connection made up for it. We prayed together. We introduced ourselves. The people from Blantyre sang to us. We in Tetbury sang to them. We read Exodus 16 and discussed God's provision of manna from heaven. We read Joel 2 about the blessings of God's spirit on the church. We said the Lord's Prayer together. In all this we began to see and feel a little of what our brothers and sisters in christ see and feel. We heard about the success of their harvest and we told them about ours. We heard about the effects of the climate change and vast wealth inequality and about Christian Aid's work with pigeon pea farmers in Malawi, who helping them to work together in farmers groups to get a better price for their produce.

We often sing the words 'I will weep when you are weeping; when you laugh I'll laugh with you; I will share your joy and sorrow till we've seen this journey through'.

In Blantyre and in Tetbury we felt a little more what this really means as christian people in the world today. We really are one Body in Christ."

You may also be interested in

Embarking on an adventure
Circuit Webteam: Fri 11 Oct 10:03am

At this time of year many people within the Methodist Church are standing on the threshold of a new phase of life and ministry. Presbyters and deacons across the country have been saying their farewells to churches and congregations as their present appointments come to an end. They then enter the brief "in-between" time, before they take up their new appointments in September, or begin...

Welcome
Circuit Webteam: Thu 08 Aug 3:43pm

On Saturday 31 August we will be welcoming our three new ministers; John, Rachel and John into the Circuit and to wish them well in their new roles.Revd John Hellyer comes to us from the South East region where he was a District Chair and will be our new Superintendent. Revd Rachel Leather comes to us as a Probationer Minister from the South West Worcestershire Circuit and has pastoral...

May Hill congregation v5
Circuit Webteam: Tue 02 Jul 11:33am

Picturesque May Hill Methodist Church closed its doors for the last time on Sunday 30 June 2019, after 155 years of worship and witness.In an emotionally charged service Revd Denise Hargreaves paid tribute to people, both past and present, whose faith has shone in their lives. She told the gathering. "Today is a day of hopeful bitter-sweetness. We are suffering and celebrating. Suffering...