New Workers Expected

You may recall that in our May Newsletter we mentioned that a UK-based couple were exploring a sense of calling from God to work alongside Julian & Caroline and the team in Malawi. We invited you to join us in praying that the way would open clearly before them. We are delighted to tell you that after much searching and prayer on their part, those prayers have been answered and Roger & Helen Jacobs (right) are now preparing to travel out in January 2017. They will live on the farm, initially in the house previously occupied by Andy & Jenny. The plan is to stay for a year with a view to a longer term commitment. The beauty of this arrangement is that Roger & Helen are no strangers to the mission field in Malawi, having worked there as missionaries from 1995 to 2009, mostly based in Mzuzu. During 2006/7 they met Julian and Caroline and have been friends since then.

Roger pastored churches and ran Bible training programmes for pastors during their time in Malawi while Helen, a physiotherapist, focussed on children’s ministry, helping to run a primary school and medical clinics as well as feeding programmes. Currently they are living on the Wirral and settled in their church, The Longcroft Christian Fellowship, where Roger serves as an elder. We can praise God for such an elegant solution. We now need to pray that a way will be made through the immigration issues (we know so well) as Roger & Helen apply for a TEP (Temporary Employment Permit) to clear the way for the first 12 months – clearing this last hurdle will enable them to fix the date of their flight out in January.