In January of 2014, my wife Barbara and I moved to the beautiful city of Ntcheu, Malawi, to assume the directorship of Action Malawi Trust. We have previously ministered in Malawi nine times and have found it to be truly the “warm heart of Africa.” God has given us a deep love for these people and the leadership of AMT have become my dear friends. We have found a deep love for God’s Word here. Men and women of the villages surrounding Ntcheu will get up at four in the morning and walk for hours just to be fed the precious Word of Life. It is our delight and privilege to be able to be God’s messenger to these precious people.

The ministries of Action Malawi are many. This January we fed some 1300 orphans and widows at a time when the food supply gets dangerously low. We supply food that is both nourishing and plentiful to strengthen the bodies of these needy ones. 46000 meals were eventually served.

Action also provides pastoral leadership seminars to train how to read, study and devour God’s Word. May 21, 2014, we offered our first tow classes to over 100 students. We had to sort through some four hundred applications before we narrowed down the numbers of students. Because we provide housing and food for the students, we had to limit the number of those who could attend. Those students who were privileged to attend were taught two classes: “Jesus: Who is He?” and the Doctrine of Salvation.” Although it was a challenge for them, they entered into the classes with unbelievable enthusiasm. What a blessing it was to be able to share God’s life-changing truths with them.

We have found that only ten percent of the pastors own their own Bibles so we are committed to doing our best to place a Bible in the hands of every one of our pastors. We have already given out 500 chichewa Bibles to our pastoral friends. We gave out over 100 Bibles to the students so that our goal of having every student equipped with one Bible was met. We were able to do this because of supporters in Canada and the United States.

The ministries of Action also include providing school scholarships, a goat project, children camps, women’s ministries, book sharing, building projects, emergency services and evangelism crusades. We are also excited about a fairly new program called permaculture. This program is designed to train the local famers how to use their land and their resources wisely so that they may increase their crop production and protect the quality of their land. We are believing God will use this new effort to greatly bless the people of Malawi.

If you would like to contribute to our efforts to serve our Malawi friends, you can send your checks to GIVE THAT BOOK, Box 1045, La Quinta, California, 92253; or, make use of our Paypal service. Thank you for your interest, your prayers and financial support as we attempt to spread the glory of Christ to the ends of the earth by proclaiming the power of God through the teaching of His Word.

We are a part of the world-wide ministries of Action International. if you would like to know more about what ACTION believes and is doing you may access their web site by going to

Dr. Gary L. Rieben, Action Malawi Trust Director


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