Greetings from a very warm and sticky Malawi!
This year is a very special year in the history of The Salvation Army in Malawi. Next month the Command has its very first Commissioning (on 21/22nd). We have 14 cadets and one Envoy to be commissioned. The territorial leaders from the US Central Territory are coming as our special guests (at their expense). We are hiring the largest hall in Blantyre for the event; it seats over 3000. At the end of August we had a Command congress where over 2000 Salvationists travelled from all over the country to attend a 3-day festival of meetings. It was superb with a march of witness stretching down the dust road as far as the eye could see. I am attaching a picture.
The reason for writing is to seek a favour - quite a big one really. The Commissioning programme is going to cost MK125,000 to have printed. In round figures that's £500. I wondered if by writing to about 50 Salvationist friends we might elicit £10 each and cover our costs as we have no funds left for this item. We have prepared commissioning brochure (and would be happy to send you a copy if you can read MS Publisher files - or reduce it to a .pdf file). If you would be willing to support this request we can either suggest one person in the UK who would collect payments or suggest a UK account into which the money could be sent.
Anyone interested in trying to help - goffpayne