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Pastor Duncan and Rabson: Malawi Partners behind the Scenes

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Fast Facts:

Favorite Food:

Pastor Duncan:  Fish and Chips

Rabson:  Nsima (dish made from cornmeal)

Favorite Color:

Pastor Duncan: Blue

Rabson: Black

In My Spare Time:

Pastor Duncan: reading, watching futbol (soccer), dancing

Rabson: reading, writing, singing and break dancing for the Lord

Family:

Both are happily married with children.

So here’s how their story goes:

The two initially met in school, Rabson was a senior and Pastor Duncan was a junior and they became friends.  Each would encounter Christ later on at separate crusades. First, Rabson, whom God would call to study at the seminary.  Duncan was next and would be led by God to return to his village to plant the seeds of a church.

Nine years would go by and the two would meet again in the same town they attended school. Rabson shared that one day he looked up to see Duncan’s shining face and upon being reunited, each would learn of the other’s love of the Lord.  God began to weave their paths together once again. His purpose and timing were perfect as their experiences complimented each other and they began to build.

On the other side of the world, a missions team at Hope would pray to partner with a church in need.  A break-in at the orphanage would lead Pastor Duncan to put the word out for help and God would weave Hope Church and Malawi into the same story, as only He could do. But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 5:20

The Adventure

The trip to the US is the first time that Pastor Duncan and Rabson have left their country.  One slept like a baby on the plane, the other stood watch. (We’ll never tell who’s who) It took three months to obtain the visa to come to the states and they weren’t quite sure how they would be received.  Both have decided that Americans are friendly and welcoming. (#GoUSA)

The Future

We are so excited to have our Malawi Partners, Pastor Duncan and Rabson here as God continues to weave our stories together through our Malawi Partnership:  Share Hope Foundation. We are grateful and humbled for we know that God will do more than we ask or imagine. Though there may be an ocean between us, we will be forever connected by the One who created all things and calls us His own:

“For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord Almighty is his name. 16 I have put my words in your mouth  and covered you with the shadow of my hand—I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”  Isaiah 51:16-17