Adirondack Christian Fellowship has been involved in ministry in Malawi, Africa since 2004.
The Body of ACF supports this work and while we do not solicit aid, we welcome others with a heart to help. Those desiring to participate in this ministry may notate on their offerings any area of ministry listed below:
1. Pastor’s Conferences
Pastor Rick and other connected pastors go regularly to instruct groups of pastors in through-the-Bible teaching. We have a small team of pastors in-country from many different denominations and non-denominational churches who arrange for large conferences and smaller training groups.
2. Bibles for Pastors
ACF has been able to give hundreds of Bibles to pastors who did not have one. We continue to work to get Bibles into the hands of pastors. Bibles are purchased for about $8 US each and are in the main Malawi language, Chichewa.
3. Orphan Ministry
We have worked alongside Calvary Fellowship Southbury for a decade to help feed and school orphan children in the Lower Shire River Valley. Recently (2017) we have begun to focus our efforts with our pastoral team in the Central and Northern Region.
Along with the orphan ministry, ACF is pursuing opportunities with the Malawi Pastoral Team (Led by Edwin Thera) to encourage and assist the development of self-sufficiency projects with the purpose of funding the orphan ministry.
5. Team Trips
At times we take teams to learn about the work in Malawi and to give encouragement through children’s ministry, physical needs, and evangelism.
6. Food Shortage
Malawi is among the poorest countries of the world. There are times when a real food crisis occurs. We seek to alleviate suffering as we are able. Of course, this is also why the self-sufficiency projects are so important.
Other than the cost of sending our pastor to conduct conferences (money comes from offering given for this purpose or the ACF general fund), all money given to assist Malawi goes directly to the area designated. Our church also acknowledges the great blessing the brethren of Malawi are to us! They have inspired and taught us much about community and passion for Jesus, and we freely acknowledge that we receive far more than we give as we co-labor with our brothers and sisters across the ocean!