Malawi is a country in Africa. Most people live on small farms. If crops are good, they eat. If crops are bad, they go hungry.
Today in our prayer time, we will learn that, if her husband dies, a woman will have to find ways to survive. Jobs are hard to find for widows.
Two of our missionaries in Malawi, Matt and Catherine Allison, met with a group of widows in 2020 and were able to distribute more than 80 pounds of food to the widows and their children. This was a group called Hope for Widows. It was started by a Baptist woman named Amess. While she and her husband were students at the Baptist Theological Seminary, her husband died. So at age 26, Amess was a widow.
Hope for Widows teaches women how to survive and provides Bible teaching on coping. Our missionary, Catherine, was able to speak to the widows and assure them of God’s faithfulness, despite sickness, death, or famine. Our church helps support Matt and Catherine through the Cooperative Program. Our Southern Baptist churches also provided the money to buy food for those widows.
Let’s pray for our missionaries and for those widows.