Today I had the great privilege to spend the day with Emmanuel Full Gospel Church in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. It has been over a year since I last saw these great friends, and they have since constructed a new building for worship and other church activities. The church has done all the required labor for the building, and as part of our Refugee Church Construction project we were able to help out with some of the materials needed to finish the first phase of the work. It was a great joy to see the building finished, and to worship together with these friends. You can read more about our work with refugee churches on the projects page of www.iafr.org.
From Saturday October 28 to Monday November 6th, IAFR will be visiting our refugee friends and partners in Malawi. Today Dzaleka Refugee Camp located just outside of the city of Lilongwe is host to 25,000+ refugees from surrounding East African nations. In the camp, many churches have organically grown and are providing an amazing amount of community support through their work caring for widows, orphans, and others who are most vulnerable. We are excited to partner together with these churches again on this trip.