Member interviews 4
After the set-up so far we haven't <BR>received any more money into the system
and we have been able just to use the <BR>same capital that we had and just support <BR>ourselves.
As small as we are we are able to support <BR>ourselves still
and to find ourselves receiving the things <BR>that we need in our daily lives.
And speaking from experience, when I <BR>was living with my father who was a <BR>church worker
you could go even for more than five <BR>months without any pay.
My life was not good because
I and my family were suffering from <BR>hunger.
To my own understanding I feel like the <BR>rural church Malawians
who are the members of the <BR>congregation, they try their best,
but even their best is not even nearly <BR>enough
to support what is needed for the church <BR>minister to survive
There was nothing before, until now
They don't have anything that can help <BR>me at all.
Ministers, they starve if they don't have <BR>any other external support
and in such a way, most of the ministers <BR>that are ministering in rural areas,
they are the people that spend most of <BR>their time even in their fields instead of
studying the Scripture and all that.
and it's more than hard work in <BR>comparison with what Untangled is there <BR>to offer.
Yes, my life was not good.
There is something that is not good, like
I failed to manage my family, maybe to <BR>buy clothes for my children even food
it is very difficult for me to find those
even my ministry. I don't have any basic <BR>needs.
Right now, my life is better !
I'm very fine because I am managing for <BR>everything.
The other benefits that they get is the <BR>training
that they get in the Bible Study techniques <BR>that we study together
And the times that we fellowship together <BR>in prayer
We pray for their individual challenges <BR>that they are going through
I am getting benefit in my spiritual life
because here we learn Bible Techniques
how can we teach others the Scriptures.
Their churches are benefitting a lot in such <BR>a way that they
gain knowledge on how to share the <BR>Scriptures
because most of the pastors that we work <BR>with, they didn't really have enough <BR>training to do what they do.
but they just have the zeal and the <BR>passion to do it.
So, I benefit a lot knowing how to teach <BR>the Word of God.
Yes, it helps me because when we are <BR>here
we discuss. We are learning more things.
I take those to teach to some leaders at <BR>my churches.
Whatever we learn here, I do also share <BR>to my fellowship.
Being with them here, it helps them to
uplift their knowledge and their <BR>understanding of Scripture,
that they are able to share it with more <BR>effectiveness than they did before.
Now, peace in my mind, and even in my <BR>family
and even in my ministry.
They have the pride in using the money <BR>that they have worked for
than just something that they have just <BR>received without having them work.
Now I am very happy.
I manage to take care of my family and <BR>even my ministry.
They work with their own hands and they <BR>have something to share
because they also see themselves as <BR>capable of producing something
instead of just being on the receiving end.
Now I manage to take care of my family
to find food, and clothes - everything we <BR>need.
People should help Untangled as a <BR>ministry
so that it should go and reach even all <BR>over the country
all over the world, not only here in Malawi.
Because all over the world, people need <BR>salvation. People need to hear the Word of <BR>God.
So with this ministry, that is our hope as <BR>Untangled
to go all over the world. To teach about <BR>the Word of God.
People need salvation. Not only in Malawi, <BR>but all over the world.