Kasi spreads to Malawi

Lovings Jeka, a Malawian leader living in South Africa, was recently able to go back to Malawi for a few months to do some trainings and encourage the leaders there. Read more about the Disciple Making Movements that are beginning to emerge in Mzuzu City, Malawi.

“Praise God with us for the successful ‘Introduction to God Movements’ training that took place in Mzuzu City, northern Malawi.” –  Lovings Jeka

Seventeen leaders joined up to learn how to pioneer Disciple Making Movements (DMM). For many years there has been a struggle to ignite any movement in Malawi, but this year God has opened the doors. The first training took place at Mchenga Utuwa Township. The vision is to see Mzuzu City become a central hub for the Northern Malawian towns.

In the training Lovings shared the vision of seeing a Kasi Initiative birthed in Malawi.

These leaders were so excited that they invited an additional sixty potential leaders into the training. The Lord knit the hearts of these people together. They were ready to learn and committed to implement what they learned.

“I was so impacted by the training, that I went out to multiply and baptise new believers. It is so exciting to see disciples making disciples. After a month the number has doubled. Discovery groups are increasing exponentially.” – Paul Gondwe, new DMM leader.

Lovings had the privilege of meeting the Mzuzu City Pastors fraternal, the Bible Society of Malawi and Life Ministry officials. The importance of studying the Bible was emphasised and the fifty leaders attending were encouraged to train their people how to read the Bible.

He also had the privilege of visiting a church of one of the pastors who had attended DMM training. This pastor immediately introduced Discovery Bible Study (DBS) to his church. A month later, he has 10 discovery groups. 

“It is amazing to see how this church has grown using the DBS tool. It was exciting to see how happy these disciples were as they gave testimony of what God is doing in and through them.” – Lovings

In recent years, the Malawian currency has devalued by 44% which has had a very negative impact of food and transport costs. Many Malawians are starving. Economic sustainability of these leaders is a serious need. We need to continuing praying for more human and material resources. Pray also that the movement will continue to grow and strengthen.

“Despite the many challenges,” Lovings says, “the Kasi Initiative is now born in Malawi. The DMM training is unique, because it is so practical. These leaders have committed to meeting every month so they can keep on tracking with one another on the progress of Disciple Making Movement in their areas of work. There is a need for more trainings in order to reach other townships around Malawi.”