Joy ACPI Generosity

Give the Gospel and Grain

KCC has a tradition of a December Generosity Project that helps us look outside of ourselves during Christmas time. Even as we are fundraising for our KCC building renovation projects, we want to be intentional to give our hearts, prayers, and financial gifts to those who have much greater needs. As a church, and as individuals, there will always be needs and desires that we have, but even so, it’s good for our hearts to make sacrifices for those who are less fortunate. I forget how blessed I am sometimes, and then I receive a text from an ACPI pastor in Malawi, saying, “Please, please help me I need your prayers. Am very affected with hunger.”

Again this year we’re going to focus our generosity toward the African nation of Malawi, and our partnership with Pastor Robert Manda and the Africa Church Planting Initiative (ACPI). The mission of ACPI is to capacitate indigenous leaders to bring the gospel to rural African villages through planting sustainable, reproducing churches and fostering economic development by launching small, profitable businesses.

In particular, this gift will go toward a new Malawi church plant and a grain project to help with the current hunger crisis because of a recent cyclone.

GIVE THE GOSPEL – ACPI CHURCH PLANT IN MALAWI, AFRICA: $10,000

The top priority is funding a new church plant in Malawi to get the gospel to the hearts of more rural Malawians. There are a good number of students graduating from the Pastoral Institute of Africa, which is associated with Pastor Robert Manda’s church, and there is no current funding to send them out to plant. If we could raise $10,000, it would fund an ACPI church plant in Malawi for two years. We will do our best to build a relationship with this church planter and Lord willing, send a short-term missions team to Malawi to visit the church plant.

GIVING GRAIN – A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT OF BUYING AND SELLING CORN

If we raise more than $10,000, it will go toward an economic sustainability project to purchase grain as “capital” for a small business. This will be a business of about 4-6 ACPI churches who have formed a cluster, and the profits will be shared equally among the cluster churches. The purpose of cluster business is to help cluster churches come together and do a big project that will generate revenue for the sustainability of the churches instead of relying on handouts. These projects should not take away from the main focus of the ministry which is preaching the gospel and planting gospel-centered churches.

Here’s a picture of a grinding mill ACPI just did in one of the clusters in Malawi. From start to finish it costs about $9,000 due to high inflation in that country. The currency in Malawi was recently devalued by about 40%. Everything is expensive and people have little money.

If you would like to hear more about my trip to Malawi, read “Musings on Missions in Malawi.”

December Generosity - ACPI Grain

Will you pray about how the Lord might move your heart to give to ACPI in Malawi this December?

To contribute to the KCC December Generosity Project give through our website, or by check or cash at one of our services with “Malawi” in the memo line.