A PAGE FROM HER LIFE STORY - MALAWI - CENTRAL
Sondra with Children who have just received
The little hand carved wooden truck, Sondra
filled with fruit and soccer ball for kids
Pastor giving children instructions after
Sondra got Bibles for entire village They had
never had a Bible before!
Children delightfully playing
with the soccer ball
If you look carefully you will see the entire
villagers comingout to play with the ball
On border we went into
How adorable is this!
Sondra with Pastor Joyce and friend
Women's meeting in Malawi
Women's meeting in Malawi
Notice the 2 different shoes on each foot!
| I had been
bedridden with a soaring fever 104 degrees, battling the flu all
week in South Africa. I had been asked to come and speak to group
Africa. I had felt God was leading me to go. I had no ticket, no
did not know the people I was going to meet. Nor did I feel an
strength to go. Yet, there was that inward knowing I must get up,
I must get
well, and I must go and share JESUS!
I called a friend for prayer and found she and her husband had
staying with them; he was a street preacher and evangelist. That
evangelist arrived at my house, knelt down and said the Lord had
told him to
come and pray for my healing. He did, and then placed in my hand
money for the entire ticket to fly round trip to Malawi from
South Africa, My! How faithful is our God!
The next day, I woke up with only a slight fever, so I went on to
airport and boarded the flight, I had never been there before, and
the Pastor and his wife (whom I had never met) would find me.
Little did I
know that such a little act of obedience to that inner tug of
would net such a harvest of souls and blessing for the kingdom of
met me at the airport and took me onto the conference grounds. I
told in advance there would be no toilets, (only a hole in the
floor) and a
mattress to sleep on. Much to my surprise it had a room with a bed
blanket, so I was already feeling very spoiled.
The conference was wonderful! God moved in a VERY wonderful way
very special group of people. One lady came with bare feet, she
said she had
walked 2 days to hear me preach about our loving Savior Jesus! It
not to keep back the tears when I looked down to behold her
swollen feet. So many of us are so very spoiled! Including me!!
When I see such needs, I'm always moved to give away my dress or
goodies I am able to bring. But the need that day was greater than
resources. Another woman who had come to the conference ran up to
her child saying, her child had been healed! I asked what from?
'Yesterday when I brought my child for prayer, she had drunk
was no hope for him. No transport, hospital or clinic near by. So
her here you prayed for her, and GOD HEALED HER!' We all rejoiced
and loved on the little child!
The next day I went down near the Mozambique border, in the early
and I came upon a little village. It was beautiful, little huts
the grasslands at the base of the hill. My eyes were drawn to a
riding a donkey, with many young children and teens standing
I yelled, "Stop the car! I want to talk to that guy on the
donkey!" So we
stopped, and I walked into the middle of the group. It turned out
fellow on the donkey understood English, so I spoke with him about
he received Him as His Lord and Savior! Then he became my
rest of the group! As I stood there amongst this village and its
sensed Destiny in motion as they came from hut after hut to where
EVERYONE THERE PRAYED TO RECEIVE JESUS AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR
THE ENTIRE VILLAGE!
After finishing, we quickly drove back to the town to see if I
some Bibles for them in their own language. (Well, it was really
"quickly", but we got there). I realized I had no money, not a
However, I did have a watch, and two rings which I was wearing. So
found a pawnshop and I was given enough money to get Bibles for
we counted. Then I saw a little hand made truck (at that time they
have toy stores or toys of any kind for that matter in the area we
I bartered for the truck, surrendering my watch to a local pawn
shop I was
able to get funds for bananas and fruit to take back for food to
I saw a store with a beautiful soccer ball in it, but by then I
was out of
money. I walked in anyway and met an Indian gentleman and his
wife. I asked
if they would take my two rings in trade for the ball for the
children. They discussed it, with each other and finally the
yes to her husband. These were my favorite rings and it was hard
them over, but I did. As I turned to walk away, the woman handed
to her husband, he put them into my hand, and said " just take the
the village!" My heart welled up, and tears came. I know money is
come by in Malawi. This was a sacrifice for these shop owners!
We drove back to the village, and greeted our new converts with
of Bibles and fruit, an of course, the new ball! Only this time
came running out too, wanting to play with the ball! Such little
little fruit, a ball and almost a hundred Bibles and the gospel
in my heart and on my lips, but what a Big blessing it was to that
For some time after that the Pastor I was with went
back to that
village and held a weekly Bible Study...isn't the LORD GOOD!!!