Contact: Jay Fordice, Luis Palau Association, 503-614-1500
LILONGWE, Malawi, Aug. 4, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- More than 700 churches will collaborate with Andrew Palau and Luis Palau Association partner evangelists in Malawi for a significant effort to foster unity and reach out with the Good News through Love Malawi, August 5 through August 24, 2016.
The campaign will visit five of Malawi's larger cities, including the capital city Lilongwe, as well as the Dzaleka Refugee Camp which houses people from a number of nearby countries including Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Evangelists Keith Cook, Daniel King, and P.J. Meduri will kick off the campaign in Ntcheu (Meduri) and Mzuzu (Cook and King) from August 5-7. Then, over the next weekend evangelist Richard Hamlet will share the Good News in Blantrye, Reid Saunders in Zomba, and Alan Greene and Andrew Palau at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp.
The campaign will conclude with a two-day festival at the open fields by Maula Prison in the heart of Malawi and the nation's capital city, Lilongwe. Professional action sports athletes Vic Murphy, John Andrus and their team from the United States will perform BMX stunts, and will be joined by an FMX team from South Africa. Malawian artists Great Angels Choir, Kamuzu Barracks Gospel Singers, KBG, Faith Mussa, Suffix, and the Love Malawi Choir will perform, along with Gospel music artists Don Moen and Dave Lubben. In addition, the festival will include a children's area led by evangelist Duggie Dug Dug from London. Each day of the festival, Andrew Palau will share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Luis Palau Association is again grateful for the strategic collaboration of "Bibles For The World" in providing 40,000 copies of the Gospels in English, 60,000 copies of the Gospels in Chichewa (a local dialect), as well as 4,000 copies of the New Testament in English and 6,000 copies of the New Testament in Chichewa. Bibles For The World has partnered with the Palau team in Haiti, Jamaica, and Burkina Faso.
Throughout the week preceding the festival in Lilongwe, dozens of volunteers from around the world will join in several service endeavors, including providing reading glasses at several eyeglass clinics, assisting local medical teams, and leading outreaches for children and at several prisons. In addition, Palau will share the Gospel at a dinner for business and civic leaders, and his wife Wendy will join him to share the Gospel at a dinner for women. Ministry partner "The Shoe That Grows" is providing 2,200 pairs of shoes and Torrey Babb with "The Mission Ball" is providing 400 soccer balls to aid in these outreaches.
Local Love Malawi sponsors include Fulcrum Partners, Evangelical Association of Malawi, Timveni, Nation Publications Limited, P.O.P. Car Rentals, Zodiak Broadcasting Station, Golden Peacock Hotel, Mercantile International, The Times Group, TNM, and Mamma Mia Restaurant.
Andrew Palau has previously shared the Gospel in other capital cities of Africa--including Cairo, Egypt; Kigali, Rwanda; Kampala, Uganda; Bujumbura, Burundi; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. These festivals, in addition to the Love Malawi Festival, are part of a larger evangelistic movement in Africa that includes 10 campaigns in 10 capital cities of the country.