In 2014, Scott Hoge, a police officer in Aleda, TX, met Pastor Happy Gondwe on a missions trip to Malawi, Africa. Pastor Gondwe leads Champions in Christ Ministries in the Blantye area of Malawi, where he currently oversees 14 churches. He also assists and supports many others churches in the rural region around Blantyre. After returning home, Scott began corresponding with and praying for Pastor Happy and his ministry.
Scott was able to raise funds to send some print Bibles back to Blantyre for the churches there. However, Scott became aware that many of the people there could not read.
Scott reached out to us to help provide Audio Bible Players, not knowing that we were headed to Malawi ourselves with Audio Bibles for the village chiefs there. He asked us to bring a few to be handed-off for Pastor Gondwe to evaluate.
They proved to be very helpful, and Scott began raising support to send more.
In November, DBS loaded 55 Audio Bibles, which Scott shipped to Blantyre, Malawi for Pastor Happy to distribute. They have been placed into the hands of Pastors and church leaders under Pastor Gondwe’s oversight. They were very thankful to receive them.
Scott is already praying about how to raise funds for many more, because the need is so great!
Date: November, 2019 and ongoing
Participants: Scott Hogue (Aleda, TX) and Pastor Happy Gondwe
Resources Distributed: 55 MegaVoice Audio Bible Players containing the full Bible and 43 Discipleship Lessons, all in the Chichewa (nya) language.