Davie, on a recent visit to Malawi from the USA, came into contact with the rural Chipala CCAP church. He realised that there was a great need for Bible training. A theological student from Nkhoma recommended the Veritas Bible training and put Davie in touch with Davidson Chifungo (National Director). On the 16th January, Davidson and Kennedy (Veritas Team Member) introduced the Bible training at the church and thirty five participants registered.
"I appeal to all those who are being let astray by these false prophets, join the Veritas training! These prophets call themselves men of God, but they are deceiving people. They demand money in exchange for a miracle. There is no charge required for salvation. Miracles and real breakthroughs come through understanding who God is by studying the Bible and applying it to your daily life."
The first group of 30 participants graduated in the Equipping to Serve modules 1 and 2 in an area of Malawi where the Yao, a Moslem ethnic group, reside, and where Christians are in the minority. The participants explained that now they understand the Bible better and they recognise when their Moslem neighbours distort Bible verses to convince people that Christianity is false.
A milestone was celebrated on the 17 November 2013 at Lilongwe CCAP. The first group of 17 church members from 14 different congregations in the Nkhoma synod of the Church of Central African Presbyterian graduated as fully-fledged Bible training facilitators for all four foundational Bible training modules.
Bible course facilitators and their spouses, twenty two people in all, attended a Marriage Seminar at Malingude Youth Camp to focus on their marriage relationships and be equipped to help other married couples in their churches. This is part of Veritas College’s on-going effort to equip facilitators to minister in their own local churches.