students are preparing for exams at the end of the month at the Bible college where Megumi works and he has to set and then mark the papers, which he doesn’t particularly enjoy. One Malawian member of staff has left over Christmas and several others are proposing going away for further study over the next six months, so pray for adequate staffing in the college. The college wants to expand by Blantyre, delivering member care; with a big starting a degree course - something Megumi team missionary in Malawi there is always finds hard to support - so pray that all someone in need of support or counselling. A concerned may have wisdom in this. Regarding recent development in many parts of the the Fazakerley children, Joshua now works for world to which our western missionaries have the Students’ Union in his old university - and gone is that churches are being challenged to is very pleased with his working environment send out missionaries themselves. I look and colleagues. Elizabeth has passed her forward to the day when Malawian exams and will soon qualify as a nurse; she has missionaries minister in this country! However, one job offer - but wants another so she can many people from the AEC (African Evangelical make a choice! Mary really needs our prayers Church) churches in Malawi have shown as she is still searching for her ‘vocation’ as interest in cross-cultural mission and Megumi Megumi puts it; “she is taking a few new steps will be involved in a special training in her search” he says, but she really needs programme with at least one couple who have God’s guidance at this time. responded to the call. Apart from that,
Congratulations! Congratulations to Muriel Schofield (Auntie Mu!) on reaching her 90th birthday on New Year’s Day, 2017. Muriel has lived in Pott
the Vale Inn for a celebration lunch. Muriel remains an active and valued member of our community and we wish her many more years of active life and happiness.
Shrigley for many years, farming with her late husband, Brian. She celebrated her birthday with her family. The day before, a peal was rung on St Christopher’s bells to mark the event. The peal lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes and was rung by six of her bell-ringing friends from Pott Shrigley and nearby churches; Muriel has known some of the ringers (now in their seventies) since they were teenagers! After the peal the ringers, friends and Muriel retired to HotPott - February 2017
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