In a country racked with the tragic aftermath of COVID-19, Haggai leaders in Malawi prep for the future. According to Haggai leader Takondwa Mwale, great Gospel and physical poverty exist as the country faces doubt in its leadership and scarcity of hope. But people like Mwale are steadfast in the hope of the Gospel. He believes that there is no distinction between the work he does professionally and the work he does to grow God’s Kingdom, and so through his roles with his church, the Lilongwe Haggai chapter, the New Beginning Youth Trust organization, and helping run the family business, he works to streamline practices, renew operating objectives, and establish the necessary platform to equip others to share the Gospel so that a country can find their hope and faith in Jesus.
Takondwa leading discussions at New Beginning Youth Trust organization.
He attended the Haggai Leader Experience (HLE) in early 2020, and said, “the following changed in me: my paradigm toward the urgency to share the Gospel and as a responsibility for every believer; my ability to communicate those Words; and resource mobilization and giving.”
Since the HLE, he’s shared the Gospel with more than 100 people one-on-one and equipped 48 people to do the same. In addition, he equipped 261 people on specific Haggai-based subjects from his HLE equipping such as the biblical mandate for sharing the Gospel; communicating the Gospel effectively; Christian stewardship; goal setting; and achievement. He has also mobilized thousands of dollars to support God’s work. And his passion to do more has only just begun.
The Central Region of Haggai Malawi conducts an equipping seminar.
“The HLE created a sense of urgency in me for addressing spiritual root causes of both Gospel and physical poverty and to bring about meaningful transformation. I always feel that I want to make things better than before. It feels great to be part of God’s mission. The biggest high is that you are contributing to something eternal and to the very purpose of creation.”
Out of his passion to answer God’s call, he’s worked to challenge his church members to cultivate a positive and a growth mindset towards local church ownership, stewardship, and missions. With his ministry, he’s implemented programs to teach girls and boys how to talk to others about Jesus, set goals and recognize their potential role in the church, and use their talents to cultivate Christian stewardship in and outside the church walls.
Takondwa credits the HLE for creating a sense of urgency to share the Good News.
“From the testimony of the late Dr. John Edmund Haggai, I’ve held to the practical passion for sharing the Gospel as every believer’s urgent task, and I’ve been able to fully realize the power of sharing the Gospel locally.
And with that practice, he hopes to leave behind a legacy with as much impact on the next generation.
Written by Jennifer Colosimo