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Thank you for your very generous support.

This allows our key folk to fulfil their mandate and carry out their roles effectively. Communication is key and more so during Covid when travel is not possible. This allows them to stay in regular contact with their colleagues both within their home country and in the countries they oversee. 

Can you help? Donate online USD10,350

 

Funded, thank you.

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Godfrey writes, "The Zambian Provincial Coordinators Conference happened in December 2020 in Lusaka where all the Provincial Coordinators were in attendance. The conference was an eye-opening and learning experience to me as Regional Advisor for Southern Africa. I am looking forward for the 2021 Coordinators Conference in Zambia and other countries in my region."

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Godfreys visit as RA will provide training, encouragement and team building for these co0ordinators who work in isolation.

Can you help? Donate online USD1085

Receiving a treasured new Bible

Thank you for giving Bibles

Having people make decisions at an open air is one thing - growing them as disciples is quite another. This project seeks to make 120 Bibles available to newly planted Churches and Bible study groups. Often, one Bible serves many people in some rural areas - a good eternal investment at just $13 each.

Can you help? Donate online USD1520

Brand new bike

Thank you for your kind donations. 

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Benjamin reports that his bicycle has helped him to reach a far village with the Sketch board for open air meeting and this has resulted in a church plant. Bicycles are a necessity for active Sowers and a powerful means of transportation to reach unreached villages in Malawi.

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Bicycles extend the range of the Sowers. They are cheap to buy and maintain yet they allow the Sower to travel much greater distances and cover a much larger area. As public transport does not run regularly to all rural areas, it provides the Sower with more independence and options. This project will purchase 11 new bicycles.

Can you help? Donate online USD1520

So much appreciated.

These tents offer our Sowers some independence when they stay in the Central Region where they hold 3 day Open Air camps. The tents provide them with some protection from the elements, insects, bugs and mosquitos.

Can you help? Donate online USD145

Please accept our gratitude.

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Nine sleeping bags have been bought and distributed. Godfrey reports, "The experience in Malawi and Mozambique is that in many homes a husband and wife use one blanket to cover themselves at night. They don't have an extra blanket to carry when going out for seminars or open-air camps. Therefore, sleeping bags provides an alternative to the Sower when going out. The sleeping bags protects the Sower from colds, insects and mosquitoes."

 
Protective sleeping bag

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Giving each Senior Sower a sleeping bag means they do not need to take bedding from home when they travel, so it does not affect the family.

Can you help? Donate online USD360

Prized Calendars

Welcomed by recipients, these are a great promotional too in Africa. Thank you.

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4000 calendars 2021 printed for Southern African region and distributed to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia and a few to DR Congo.

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Does this surprise you, too? What do you use if you don't have a smartphone? In Africa, calendars are a good and proven way to thank Pastors, Sowers and supporters for their involvement with SOWERS while promoting the ministry at the same time. They will be distributed in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Can you help? Donate online USD545

May God bless you for providing these evangelism training tools

Chichewa Materials

SOWERS manuals, contact tracts and counselling booklets are basic requirements of the SOWERS program. Without them, people cannot be trained and open air cannot be held effectively. In order for the work to advance among the Chichewa speaking people, a good supply of material is required.

Can you help? Donate online USD1725

Thank you. These sketchboards are so much more manageable.

Sketchboards are central to the SOWERS Program. Every outreach uses one. This project is to make 21 folding sketchboards for newly trained Level 3 Sowers in Malawi. A traditional sketchboard is large and difficult to transport. Folding sketchboards open up like a suitcase and are approx 1.2m x 50cm and the legs fit into the case meaning they are easier to take onto public transport or carry on a bicycle or on your head.

Can you help? Donate online USD645

Another vital step taken. Thank you for your prayer and financial support.

SOWERS Kenya was invited to send trainers to Tanzania. Initial training was done and now this important visit is  to follow up and build on what has been established through Emmanuel's previous visits.

Can you help? Donate online USD615

Mission accomplished. Thanks,

This visit will encourage and provide further training for Sowers and consolidation of the work in Kenya and Uganda.

Can you help? Donate online USD2820

Successfully completed. Thank you for your support.

This visit will encourage and provide further training for Sowers in Nepal and India. It will also provide the opportunity to establish a new Committee in Nepal and talk of Income Generating Projects..

Can you help? Donate online USD5215

Report: We want to thank the donors, the director and the Zambia board for the support rendered to us for the bicycle project. We received the money and we bought bicycles and supplied them to the active Level 3 Sowers.   

This project will supply five Level 3 Sowers with bicycles. This will enable them more freedom and distance as they travel to visit and follow-up teams and individuals..

Donate online USD775

 

Thank you - your donations have achieved their purpose.

This project to purchase 6 bicycles will allow L.3 Sowers to travel both faster and further as they follow up on individuals and teams in their area.

Donate online USD865

 

Thank you for the comfort these bring.

This project will provide 12 L.3 Sowers with sleeping bags for when they travel. The sleeping bags are lighter and easier to transport than a blanket and sheet.

Donate online USD415

 

Success! This is such a ministry-enabler. Thank you.

Amos has used a bicycle for many years but now as a regional leader, he is required to oversee a bigger area and a motorbike will facilitate his travel.

Donate online USD435

Thanks for your kind donations. So helpful.

Limited transport options reduce the effectiveness of our trainers. Having a bicycle each will allow them to cover a bigger area and have greater control over where they can go.

Donate online USD575

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Five bicycles were bought and given out to five Sowers Senior men. They are providing the expected benefits as they have resolved transportation issues for the five Sowers men. For example, Mr Ndaona is able now to go out to far villages to conduct open meetings.

Wow. Thanks. The sleeping bags are such a comfort.

The sleeping bags will provide our Sowers trainers with simple, light, bedding when they travel to teach. Some of these folk only have one blanket at home so they cannot take that away from their wives when they travel.

Donate online USD555

Report

The Sleeping bags were purchased and distributed to Sowers Senior men in Malawi. The project produced expected benefits as the sleeping bags protect the men from cold and mosquitoes. The sleeping bags are helping the men whenever they go out to conduct Sowers Seminars in the far villages of Malawi.  

Thank you. The cooker will be such a help.

With the frequent black-outs in Lilongwe, this gas cooker will allow this family to cook meals when there is no power.

Donate online USD260

Thank you for your prompt response. Mother and baby are now fine. So is father smiley

Medical intervention was needed for a difficult pregnancy and delivery. There was a serious risk to life. Your gift will help repay emergency loans.

Donate online USD475

 

What happened?

Our Zimbabwe Sowers National Coordinator's wife had complications during delivery. It was deemed an emergency Caesarean operation by the doctors. The Caesarean operation was successful. Both the mother and the baby are safe and sound.

The Sowers ZW board had to submit an emergency application seeking for funds to pay the doctors and hospital bills. The Finances applied were used to pay the doctors and hospital bills which included medications. The Project has provided great assistance in the saving of the lives of both the mother and the baby.

We are very much grateful to the donors of the project 

Thanks for your prayers and donations. This project is successfully completed.

Emmanuel is overseeing the ministry in Ivory Coast and has been in contact with a Pastor in Togo about launching it there.

Donate online USD3300

 

What happened?

First report

Two major activities were planned, but also carried out in the two West African countries: Côte d'Ivoire and Togo.

In Côte d'Ivoire - On this second missionary trip, we managed to set up the two important committees for the Ministry of SOWERS: The National Board and the Sowers Executive Committee of Côte d'Ivoire. This installation was preceded by training and capacity building for the members of each committee. We had gone through all of SOWERS International's daily presentations on the operation and management of the department. And from DR Congo, we had managed to bring a few quantities of evangelization materials: brochures and others.

In Togo -We had spent two full weeks training Level 1 and 2 sowers. Four open-airs (outdoors) were also organized. And as this is the first time that SOWERS has organized its activities in this country, we can conclude that the ministry's implementation project has indeed been successful in Togo. The various parish teams formed each received free equipment in work equipment brought from DR Congo.

This project had a great impact and is bearing the fruits expected by the Lord, Master of Mission. The Sowers are motivated to engage in divine work with new impetus and with new strategies of evangelization. Churches in these countries looked forward to meeting a reliable partner in evangelism. 

Second report

From Côte d’Ivoire: 

  • Massive awareness of the Sowers members according to the different regions where they live. 
  • Regular committee meetings to encourage and reflect on the ministry’s progress. Contacts with churches are multiplying. 
  • The missions of the establishment of the new churches in the North of the country by Associate Sowers, Auguste 

From Togo: 

  • There has been successful Level 3 training of five Sowers from different regions of Togo.
  • Positive contacts with the churches interested in the training of evangelists. The five Level 3 Sowers also organized Level 1 training and open-air meetings in last November and several people gave their lives to Christ, among whom there was a renowned female fetishist in the country. 

Thank you for your support. Fully paid.

This brick making project will generate much-needed funds for the ministry in the Northern Province. The team have identified a need and know that meeting it will provide them with an ongoing income stream.

Consultants say, "This project will work. We have looked at how this project could be done in stages but it seems it would not work as the major part of the project is the brick-making machine which costs USD2000".

Donate online USD5618 

Thank you. Your support enabled a rapid build and protection of family food supplies.

Edmond writes, "I am very happy for the fence, please pass my gratitude to the donor, that Edmond is extremely happy for the fence because my crops are very secure from domestic animals. Actually, my harvest is very certain as the rains continue falling. Tell the donor that you're God sent, may his sacrifice be remembered before the Almighty."

This project will allow Edmond to erect a barbed wire fence around his one hectare maize plot. If he doesn't do this, wild and domestic animals will eat the maize. They will feed their family with the maize and sell the balance to generate a bit of finance.

Donate online USD1125 

Fully supported, thank you.

This project is designed to service a community without a maize mill, and make a modest profit to help support a Sower and family. It meets a social need and a ministry need.

Donate online USD2890. Perhaps you have a $100? Every bit will help.

Drought severely impacted the crop nationwide, unfortunately. Some funds were recouped and applied as in the report below.

 

SOWERS in Zimbabwe is working hard on income generation projects to fund the ministry. This soybean project is led by a qualified agronomist and is another step along the way to their goal of national funding within 2 years. Could you help with seed money?

Donate online USD5175. Perhaps you have a $100? Every bit will help.

Updates from Zimbabwe:

Jan 2020: In early December, 2 hectares were planted under the supervision of Philip M*. Unfortunately, Zimbabwe has had another very bad dry spell which has hit hard and written off most crops nationwide.

However, Philip had advised the Board on subsidiary compensatory projects of sugar beans and/or potatoes. They have bought the sugar beans seed and are working on planting the sugar beans this January. 

Nov 2019: The harvest of the soya bean was far below the 25% anticipated due to the severity of the drought effects. The Board has agreed to keep the harvested crop for seed for the next season of 2019-2020 through the advice of our Supervisor director. At least the project has given us value in the seed which is one of the most expensive and needed commodities for the continuity of the project in the next season. The project has a great and higher potential if the rain season is favourable. The Board is still very confident of the success of the project granted a favourable rain season! It was quite a great learning process with vast experiences in the whole process of the Project.  

May 2019: We have managed to plant 3 hectares of Soyabean through the guidance of our agronomist, Philip M. The Rains are a bit late in Zimbabwe this season, but we had sufficient rains in the Region of Karoi for the germination of most crops planted.

This trip will build on the previous visit. More teams will be trained and those trained earlier will be taught at higher levels.

  1. Train Level 2 graduates from last year to Level 3
  2. Train 3 churches in Level 1 & 2 and encourage and guide new L3 Sowers as they teach
  3. Encourage, help and support Hendry and Stewart in furthering the ministry

The background is that Vanuatu church leadership invited our Asia-Pacific Regional Director to bring SOWERS training to their islands. As well as the normal reasons for accepting an invitation like this, workers from Vanuatu go to New Zealand every year for seasonal work, so developing the SOWERS Program and monitoring its progress should be easier. This also provides SINZ with an affordable option for training or allowing interested people to see the work first hand.

Donate online USD2070

A heartfelt thank you to the Australian organisation that has generously funded this project.

This project will provide funds to print counseling booklets, contact tracts, follow up lessons and Level 1 Manuals in Luganda, Luo, Alur and English for Uganda and in Kinyarwanda for Rwanda and Level 2 Manuals and Digest 1 in Luganda for Uganda. It will enable teams to be trained in Uganda and Rwanda and provide materials for open air meetings and follow up of new Christians

Donate online USD1265

Funding complete, thank you so much. See results below.

Income generating projects enable families to generate a greater share of their income needs. This sewing machine will allow Amos's wife (Bertha) to generate extra income from home. She has had training in dressmaking.

Dear Donor,

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I write this letter to express my great joy and appreciation for the sewing machine which I have longed for a long time.  Thank you for empowering me financially. God bless you so much.  You have been a blessing to me and my family.  My future is brighter because of this gift of a sewing machine. 

Love from A, B, and family.

RDCA - Regional Director for Central Africa - carries out a strategic annual training and encouragement visit to Kenya and Uganda. This project is for all expenses except airfares.

Donate online USD3220

 

Completed - While on a Sowers training visit to Tanzania, the condition of the roads and vehicles resulted in spinal injury to Emmanuel. An urgent operation was required to relieve the pressure on his back and right leg due to slipped discs. In addition, Tobias' travel inoculation reacted so badly he was hospitalised. Medical costs climbed to USD6400, however insurance covered most of it.

Donate online USD

 

Many know of the decades of service of Kwesi and his family. He has served as a trainer, Regional Director and President of SOWERS. This project raises funds for Kwesi to return to the US for specialist follow-up treatment following his time there last year. We want to give Kwesi every chance to make a full and complete recovery from cancer and the back/leg pain he was treated for.

Donate online USD7360

 

Thank you. Funding pledged from Australia.

Donate online USD215

What happened?

I am happy to announce the Internet has been installed today. This message I have used the WI-FI to access internet. Praise God this is the advantage of small town they act fast.

Your Coordinator on cloud nine
Edmond 

 

 

Thank you. Funding pledged from Australia.

Donate online USD305

 

Printing counselling booklets in French (4000) and Swahili (3000) and also 50 L.2 Manuals. Some of these materials are required visit to Central African Republic in February.

Donate online USD1725

 

The roof of Patrick's house was recently blown off in a storm. For the well-being and protection of his family, we need to get his roof replaced as quickly as possible. Added to this is the fact that the rainy season is approaching.

Donate online USD175

 

This project will allow more Sowers to be trained at levels 3 and 5. That means they will have folk who are able to teach up to Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 in DRC. Stephen from Zambia will travel across to bring this training.

Donate online USD2010

 

 

This project will provide Uganda with much needed contact tracts, counselling booklets, follow-up lessons and Level 1 manuals in five languages. Could you meet part of the costs?

Donate online USD1045

Central African Republic

This project will see the launch of SOWERS in Central African Republic. Pastor Sachou (ex Ivory Coast) is keen to get the Program up and running and will be overseeing it in CAR. The United Methodist Church aims to plant 50 new churches in the next two years. Emmanuel from DR Congo will help and advise. Could you help meet some of the inevitable costs?

Donate online USD2240

Vanuatu church leadership invited our Asia-Pacific Regional Director to bring SOWERS training to their islands. As well as the normal reasons for accepting an invitation like this, workers from Vanuatu go to New Zealand every year for seasonal work, so developing the SOWERS Program and monitoring its progress should be easier. This also provides SINZ with an affordable option for training or allowing interested people to see the work first hand.

Donate online USD2875

 

 

Completed - Thanks for the thoughtful donation.

To replace the present laptop computer which has done many years of service and now needs replacing as it can no longer be fixed.

Donate online USD750

 

 

Your donations were an answer to prayer. A successful operation has been carried out.

Emergency treatment is required for Hannah to remove an abdominal tumour. She has to travel from Nepal to India to have the surgery.

Donate online USD1725

 

 

This project enables our RD to visit these two fields and help train, encourage and advise the workers as the seek to grow the work.

Donate online USD3635

 

 

Half the funding is in - thank you. Pray with us for the restThis will enable senior Sowers to cover more area and to follow up teams more effectively.

Donate online USD2300

 

 

Thank you to the caring church that met this need. Amos is missing seven teeth and also requires some fillings. This project will cover the cost of getting false teeth to replace those that are missing and get the holes in his teeth filled.

Donate online USD395

 

 

Thanks to our thoughtful donor - project complete. This will provide the Sower and his family with an income stream and the possibility of becoming self-supporting.

Donate online USD440

What happened?

Judith M went for tailoring training. She completed the training successfully. She is now a qualified tailor. The pedal sewing machine was bought and supplied to the family. She was also supplied with some cloth materials as a starter pack to commence their tailoring business. The good thing that has happened this project is that Marko M himself and her daughter Tereza has learned how to use the pedal sewing machine helping the mother to run the sewing business.

The family monthly income has increased. The financial proceeds from the sewing business have narrowed the financial gap and challenges the family were facing before this project. The sewing business produces income to the family on daily basis. This makes the family financially stable on daily basis.

The project is providing the expected benefits to the family of Marko and Judith Mateyu positively. It has lessened the financial challenges the family was facing before this project. The family is able to meet some basic needs that were so hard to accomplish before the commencement of this project to the family.

The financial proceeds of the project is helping Mateyu and Judith to pay part of the school fees for their children, one in secondary school and another two children in primary school.

The financial proceeds have also helped them to purchase farm inputs like fertilizer and seeds for their Maize, Soya bean and groundnuts garden.

The financial proceeds also help them to buy home basic needs on daily basis.

The financial proceeds at times help to pay house rentals.

 

 

Thanks for your support. Project complete.

Without training material and tracts, Sowers cannot use the program effectively to train others and reach the lost. There is an impending shortage of Level 2 Manuals, Digest 1, Digest 2, contact tracts and counselling booklets.

Donate online USD3800

Report

The materials were reprinted in Chichewa and distributed to areas where there was a shortage of materials. Some were sent to Zambia and Mozambique. The materials facilitated an increase in trainings and open-air meetings.

Airfares for pastoral and teaching visit of Regional Director to Uganda and Kenya. Note that in-country costs are not included here, but in Project 127.

Donate online USD1230

 

 

Large Tent

A success story. Your donations enabled long-term support of SOWERS training in Uganda.

Our Ugandan staff gave careful consideration and diligently researched their Income Generating Project options. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the proposal. Over time, they would like to be able to hire out tents and chairs of several different sizes to groups and organizations requiring them for functions. The income generated will give SOWERS Uganda much needed funds to put towards their ministry. In the first stage we are aiming to fund 3 sets of tent plus 100 chairs. Each set costs USD2185.

The first set is paid for! Could you help towards the next?

Donate online USD2185

What happened?

Another success story!.In the short time that the Uganda Tent Project has been operating, it has grown significantly.  The hiring of tents in Uganda is seasonal with the period September to February being the time when tents are most needed.  The picture left shows another tent being used at a wedding.  SOWERS Uganda only supplies tents with chairs not tables.

Updates from Uganda:

Nov 2019: "The project has been so successful. It has supported the ministry to meet some small needs in the field. Our office has also benefited to meet some office requirements. Like buying ream of papers, ink and other small needs.  Apart from supporting the program in the field, the community has also benefited.  Hiring of tents its now easier and they request if possible we make up four tents. We observed that, if the chance is given to add more tents, there are chances of getting more money that can help to reduce on finance burden. We are trying to combine our effort as a team to see that another tent is added." Ronald

May 2019: "Our tent project has so far generated funds sufficient for buying a 50 seat tent. Being compelled by the high demand for more tents, we are thinking of buying it this month".

Thank you for your generosity in supporting Kwesi and family. He reports great improvement.

Recently Kwesi, who has been involved with SOWERS for almost 40 years, was diagnosed with cancer. This project is to cover the cost of all of the associated Doctors/Specialists visits, scans etc and medication.

Donate online USD8705

 

This project will provide bedding in the form of sleeping bags for ten Level 3 trainers in Zambia's Copperbelt. This project will assist the trainers and give them bedding so they can sleep more comfortably when they go into rural areas to conduct Seminars and encourage teams.

Donate online USD530

 

This project will provide bedding in the form of sleeping bags for fifteen Level 3 trainers in the Luapula Province of Zambia. This project will assist the trainers and give them bedding so they can sleep more comfortably when they go into rural areas to conduct Seminars and encourage teams.

Donate online USD985

 

To supply twelve (12) bicycles for SOWERS Trainers in the Luapula Province of Zambia. This project will provide reliable transport for Level 3 Sowers to go long distances to teach Seminars and encourage teams.

Donate online USD1645

 

Thank you for for this key training tool.

This project ensures that the main Level Two Manual is available for our Seminars.

Can you help this dedicated and hard working team? Donate online USD1315

 

This project will help the men to start businesses and equip them to become more self-reliant. The Board has looked at various options available in Malawi and considers this the best one as it will enable the men to acquire knowledge to manage small businesses and at the same time to serve in SOWERS.

Can you help this dedicated and hard working team? Donate online USD3295

 

This project provides funding to purchase two Chinese made off-road YG 155-5 motorbikes for Eastern Region. It will help Patrick K and Mateyu M to transport themselves and reduce transportation problems. The motor bikes will be used SOWERS activities and enable these Coordinators to do more for SOWERS.

Can you help this dedicated and hard working team? Donate online USD3865

 

This project covers visas, accommodation and transport for a 4 week visit to Uganda and Kenya. It will enable us to meet, encourage and assist National Steering Commitees and Senior Sowers.
In Uganda we will be travelling with Deo and Richard and will be visiting 3 districts where SOWERS is working and will also spend time at the SOWERS Office in Buhimba working with the National Committee and Senior Sowers.
In Kenya, Emmanuel has organised a programme based in Nakuru and we will be working with him, the National Committee, attending a SOWERS Rally and meeting local key Pastors and leaders.

Can you help this dedicated and hard working team? Donate online USD3080

 

Thank you for enabling security for this investment.

The Luapula Chicken Rearing Project is well under way (see Project 089) to raise funds to support the training program. National economic difficulties have resulted in the project finances taking a hit. The original fundraising will no longer complete the house for the resident worker. The steering committee writes,
1. We want to complete constructing the house for the poultry housekeeper who will be on site to look after the chickens and maintain the poultry house.
2. The poultry house can be best used if the worker is stationed there for security reasons. 

Can you help this dedicated and hard working team? Donate online USD1515

 

These bicycles will supply transport for 12 Level 3 Sowers and will assist them to travel easily to teach Seminars, encourage teams and follow up new Christians. Donate online USD1250
Update: Nine of the 12 are paid for already.

 

Thank you to the thoughtful donors.

This project will provide funding assisting for churches to conduct Level 2 Seminars. This project will mean more churches can be trained at Level 2 so that they can reach out into their communities with the Gospel.   National Director Godfrey will oveersee fund allocation.  Donate online USD690

 

 

 

A storm damaged our computer and printer beyond repair. Their loss impedes the ministry and we are seeking to replace them. Donate online USD815

Thank you to the thoughtful donors.

This project provides funding to convene a National Senior Sowers Couples Conference in Malawi in July 2015. The Conference will teach, refresh and encourage the Senior Sowers and their families.This Project will enable SOWERS Malawi to maintain the men to do more for SOWERS in Malawi and interact amongst themselves. It will help to improve skills for evangelism and will touch their wives to the ministry more.   Donate online USD3910

Halfway there, thank you! Only one motorbike to go.

Two motorbikes are needed to beat the lack of public transport. They will enable our coordinators to reach more areas, train more teams, and encourage and assist existing Teams and Trainers.  Donate online USD2500 each

Donated before publication. Thank you.

 

Love them or hate them, computers are essential for translation, accounts, word processing, management and administration, etc

Fully funded before publication, thank you.

Wallace needed a motorcycle for improved efficiency in his SOWERS' work.

Beans will be planted on 2 acres of rented land near Mulombo in Zambezia Province using some hired labour. The land is fertile and does not need fertiliser. There is a good market for beans in the area. Two acres of beans once harvested and sold will raise about $1920 giving a profit of $1306. Once they take off the costs for the next year’s crop, they will possibly have a profit of $726 which can be used to assist the ministry in the coming year.  Donate online USD715

Two exciting things are happening here. Demand for the ministry is expanding and an opportunity has come to develop a good local source of the finance. A highly qualified and experienced man is available to supervise a chicken farm to meet high local demand. Capital is required to start it off.

Donate online USD5585

CRASH! Another motorbike accident because of a lack of prescription glasses and cataracts in one eye. It's easily fixed. If you have the money. Norsie is a full-time evangelist and church planter and doesn't have the money. Could you help? Donate online USD 2095

Thank you for your gift of a sewing machine to help this family support itself.

Thank you for funding this essential sep for the family.

SOWERS' Regional Director John needs to go to the Philippines

    • to conduct multinational training,
    • to provide pastoral care, 
    • to liaise with the Philippines Board. 

Could you help with part of the USD6,515 it will cost?  Donate online

Sharp AR-203eA big thanks to the Australian craft group who funded this.

Release money and time? Yes. Equipping SOWERS Malawi with a photocopier will reduce costs from MK20/page to MK2.4/page. That's not counting the time required presently to travel to town and back to get the copying done.  Donate online USD2425

A Nigerian church in partnership with Partners International in Canada, invite SOWERS to train the church in more effective ways to evangelise. Our West African Regional Director will spearhead our response  Donate online

Seketi writes, "I used to go to church without knowing and understanding what being born again means. One Sunday in 1976, a preacher preached about salvation from Romans 3:23; 10:9-10. I realised that although I went to church, my destination was hell. That is when I gave my life to Jesus Christ."

Nepali Sowers are excited about supporting SOWERS work through a chicken farming project. A chicken farmer from New Zealand is available to give experienced advice. He and Regional Director John E should travel to Nepal during the start up phase when his advice is most needed. While in the region, they will visit and boost the work in India. USD9210.  Donate online

April saw a major advance in Sierra Leone as Ghanaian Sowers answered calls to come and train churches in outdoor evangelism. Now the churches in Sierra Leone are ready for Stage 2 of their training. Only USD1150 is needed to cover travel costs. Would you consider helping?   Donate online

Donation made for a bicycle for Joy in India.

Project created to facilitate handling.

Completed, thank you. The training materials were warmly welcomed.

The work in Nepal is growing well as more churches see the effectiveness of the SOWERS Program. The demand means sketchboards are needed as are print runs for various training materials as soon as possible. Would you think and pray about funding a component part of the overall total of USD5110? Click on 'Sketchboards draw people' for a short list. Donate online

FIRST YEAR COMPLETE - THANK YOU

Pastor Peter received SOWERS training years ago in Liberia. He is asking us to start training churches now in Sierra Leone. This project has been in the pipeline for some years now but because of lack of funding and a sponsor. Would you pray with us that the Lord will provide funding?   Donate online

Computer

THANK YOU for your gift

The Malawi office does not have a computer. Imagine how difficult that makes communication (email, Skype, internal web site), accounting, and preparation of training materials. USD1345.  Donate online

Local Registration Complete

Continued growth of the ministry needs national registration. This adds credibility and accountability to the ministry and encourages prospective National Board members that SOWERS is well founded. USD350. Donate online

ke - meeting in nairobi july 1 2011 200pxIn 2011 our Regional Director for Central Africa, accompanied by Emmanuel K (Level 5), visited Kenya at the request of church leaders there. The purpose was to conduct some training and to assess the possibility of establishing a permanent work there. This Project is Stage 2 of that process and also prepares for Project 58. USD1165. Donate online

How well do you speak Nepali? Probably about as well as Nepalis speak English! There is an immediate need for Level 1 and Level 2 manuals and counseling booklets. USD700. Donate online

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A replacement photocopier is urgently needed in Lusaka. The previous photocopier is 12 years old and has become obsolete and they cannot get parts. So they are struggling to efficiently produce short-run manuals to do the work. USD3225. Donate online 

The wheels are rolling, thank you for your help.

John covers a wide area on difficult roads as he trains and nurtures Sowers. His last bike arrived in 2000 and has been properly serviced and cared for since. Sadly, spare parts are no longer available so the bike can no longer be repaired. Would you help him get a replacement? USD2600.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. THE NEED HAS BEEN MET.

EMERGEhassane  josianes kitchenNCY! Imagine being left with nothing but the clothes you are standing in. What would you do? Where would you start? This is the experience of Hassane and Josiane, Sowers in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). We are looking for USD1500 to send as soon as possible. Could you help them in their calamity? Donate Online

VISIT COMPLETED
Fascinating Philippines with its Spanish-American influences is a fertile field for furthering the gospel. Our Regional Director for Asia has responsibility to nurture, encourage and facilitate that work. A visit is needed for those purposes now. Opportunity will be taken also to conduct training and improve communications. Cost: USD2830.    Donate online

Thank you for partnering. The visit is about to take place.

Churches in Kenya are urging SOWERS to return to the country. A survey visit is needed to properly assess the situation before making a final commitment. Cost USD1035.

To partner financially, please use the How to Donate block on the left. Thanks.

This next phase is already underway. Thank you to those who made it possible.

In 2010 an initial visit was made to Uganda at the request of churches there. Initial training was given in a few churches. The SOWERS Program is practical - training must be put into practice before further training is given. That has been done and it is time to take the next step and carry out further development of the Program in Uganda. Cost USD4690

To partner financially, please donate online. Thanks.

Reliable communications are essential for efficient and effective coordination. This project is for internet access connection fees for SOWERS Malawi Lilongwe and Blantyre offices. USD130 per month / USD1560 per year. Donate online. Thanks.

COMPLETE. Thank you.

Samuel and Thandiwe have a need for basic furniture after being forced to move. Samuel is the National Coordinator for Zimbabwe and doing a great job. Sadly their income makes it impossible to buy any of the needed items. Please don't send furniture unless you live nearby, but otherwise ... Donate online. Thanks.

Thanks for your support. Growth in the SOWERS ministry in Zimbabwe has reached the point where a full-time staff member is needed, rather than the part-time position of late. We want to continue the momentum that exists in training churches to use this tool that is so effective in reaching people for God. Would you join us in prayer for the USD5520 per annum that is needed?     Donate online

Internet linkIt is no news to anyone that communication is critical. SOWERS makes a huge effort to keep costs to a minimum by using electronic communication wherever possible. Yet even that is relatively expensive in countries such as Zimbabwe where other things can be so inexpensive.  One donation of USD465 per year to cover the cost of internet access would release other desperately needed funds for very productive ministry.   Donate now

Wheels are in motion. Bless you for your help.

Transport is a huge challenge for our National Coordinator. He needs to vist and develop widely scattered teams of Sowers. He needs to take a sketchboard and easel to training seminars. Try to imagine carrying them on a bicycle for long distances over rutted dirt roads. A motorbike will greatly increase his productivity. USD2300.

The operation was successful. Thank you for caring.

Mrs M needs an operation to correct a distressing medical condition. She is the wife of Ps M, the man heading SOWERS' work in Mozambique. Surgery in Malawi requires a one-time payment of USD460. To partner financially, please donate online. Thanks.

First visit completed successfully and paid for. Praise God -  excellent results.

SOWERS is about to launch into Uganda at the invitation of the United Christian Network. The first visit takes place in May. Level 1 and Level 2 training is planned to enable UCN to further evaluate the benefits to them of SOWERS' training. Our people will be able to investigate local resources to strengthen our ability to serve the Ugandan church in future.

To partner financially, please donate online. Thanks.

Thank you for helping. The vehicle is fixed.

Rodwell's roles as our Zimbabwean chairman are many and varied. He is self-supporting though farming. He has the care of Sowers. He has a significant ministry outside SOWERS, too, and is instrumental in meeting the needs of many. One key tool in much of this is his vehicle. This has broken down and stopped much of his work including family support. USD630 is needed to get it back on the road.

Mozambique mapTHANKS so much. Fully funded.

Demand in Mozambique is high for SOWERS' training. It has reached the point where full time staffing is needed to adequately respond to the call. Pastor Joao M has several years experience working with SOWERS part time.  When the Lord provides the funds he is ready to answer the call to full time work. To partner financially, please donate online. Thanks.

Fully funded. Thank you for your partnership.

The SOWERS' Program has always been intended for use in the open marketplace where the crowds readily listen. In some places it is too dangerous to evangelise like that, even though people are keen to hear the gospel. A trial of using the Program off the street, say in courtyards, has been authorised and is currently under way. It has been fully funded from within India. Praise God.

Funding is needed to systematically develop the Northern Region. Transport is the major cost, about 50% of the USD320 per month. Thanks so much for considering this project.  Donate online

All paid. Thank you for your generosity.

Active Level 3 Sowers (refer front page for Levels) need a means of transport to go to churches in their provinces for training new church teams and encouraging existing ones.Thirty bikes are needed at USD150 each - total USD4500.

Fully funded, Praise God and thank you.

Great progress was made in the first two training visits. Ps N is leading the work under the guidance of the Regional DIrector. Further consolidation is needed in 2009.

Cancelled

The Ghanaians have had Liberia on their hearts and in their prayers for years. Now invitations have come from Liberia to train churches there. USD3500. Please contact us to help. Thanks.

Project complete, thank you.

The wires don't stay up on the poles! Telephone cables are so valuable for their scrap value that thieves have taken them down and Zimbabwe's phone company doesn't have the foreign currency to buy replacements - not that they would stay in place long either. The solution - a wireless facility. Communication to and from SOWERS Zimbabwe can most economically be obtained in this way. USD310

Could you meet part of this man's need?

The quantity of work in Zambia necessitates an office assistance to properly care for Sowers and administer the work. The Board wants a committed Christian with knowledge of the SOWERS Program and office procedures. USD350 per month. Thanks so muchDonate online

Deferred. This project aims to provide funds for feeding the families of Level 3 and Level 4 Sowers while they are away training churches in other areas. Without this support the training can't go ahead as the Sowers need to work to sustain their families. USD1000. If you can help, donate online. Thanks for your partnership.

Thank you. Repairs completed.

The Sowers' house is suffering badly from overdue maintenance and accelerating decay. The project aims to repair it and restore it to a weatherproof state. Cost: USD2800

Visits 1 & 2 have been funded. Thank you.

Nepali Christians request SOWERS training and SOWERS Philippines has responded by offering Sowers to conduct training. Their finances can't stretch so far, though, so this project is out for international partnership.  Airfares are about USD1500 per person and three are needed on the first visit so senior Filipino Sowers can be given experience in transferring the Program internationally. Only two people will need to go on subsequent visits.

Project established. Thanks for your help.

Zambian Sowers propose a bee-keeping project to help with their support.The initial cost of setting up the project, including purchasing and transporting the hives, equipment for extracting the honey, and training for two people is USD900.

The farm management team is already in place and will handle the beekeeping alongside the other activities on the farm. Time required will be 2-3 days twice a year when the honey is extracted and sold.

Thank you - project completed

A motorbike is proposed as the most effective method of overcoming the lack of public transport to enable Pastor M to reach more areas, to train more teams and to encourage and assist existing Teams and Trainers.

There are many positive side-effects as Pastor M will be able much more easily to visit teams both in Niassa and Zambezia Provinces. The distances between places are up to 100kms and the roads are not good in places, so the use of a motor bike is the much more effective way of travel. Pastor M currently has to use a push bike and this is means he has to ride for many hours to visit and encourage teams and is often exhausted at the end of the day. In his mid to late 40s, this would be a great asset to him and the ministry. With a large carrier on the back of the motor bike, he will be able to carry the equipment he needs with him. It is not heavy, just bulky.

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