YWAM Malawi will open a new outreach base in Dzaleka, focused on refugee ministry. The preparation work began in November of 2019, with leadership moving to the community, building relationships, and building a team.

Purpose: To make God known and to help refugees see their worth in Christ and depend on God everywhere they go in life. We equip them with practical skills by teaching them foundation principles in farming, which is of great value when it comes to living a life of sustainability.

Total USD Required: $92,000.00 (ZAR1,500,000.00)

Raised so far: $485.00 (ZAR8,000.00)

Total amount outstanding: $91,515.00 (ZAR1,492,000.00)

Donation Reference: YWAMDzaleka


One of our past students from Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Kalis, is a trained teacher. He is organizing a youth conference as soon as the lockdown is over but because Bibles are very expensive, and therefore incredibly scarce in the area, we are taking hands with the public to help us supply French Bibles to believers in Kolwezi, a densely populated city with approximately 6000 inhabitants. The majority of Congolese are French-speaking.

As technology isn’t readily available, Bible apps and Bible software, unfortunately, are not available and good old-fashioned paper-based Bibles are the most adequate for personal Bible study. Congolese people are mostly French-speaking and so the goal is to provide each new believer with his own Bible. We all know how important it is to have your own Bible to make notes. Would you help us raise funds for this amazing campaign?

This will be an ongoing campaign as we require Bibles for the rest of Africa where we reach out to refugees.

Donation Reference: BiblesKolwezi


Gift, a Malawian living in Lilongwe and one of our graduated DTS students, is in the process of growing a circle of individuals in Malawi who are interested in taking part in the next prophetic school, which starts on the 14th September 2020. The problem is most of these individuals do not have access to technology to attend the lectures and so Gift has been very diligently trying to find alternative ways to ensure no one who is interested to attend, is excluded due to financial restraints.

Below are the different options available and we are trusting that the Lord will provide. The reality is that unfortunately, technology is not something readily available to many in Africa and in order to partake in this powerful 8 week course, they need the practical elements to connect them to the internet classrooms hosted by Wikus Vorster, base leader of YWAM Potchefstroom and founder of Operation Refugee.

Please feel free to partner with us and help these Malawians to continue their learning of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the divine power of the miraculous. We appreciate your support.

*Calculations based on 15 individuals for two months (duration of prophetic school)

**Internet will cover the download of teaching videos, Zoom meetings etc.

Option A: Main needs without computers or cellphones (Personal needs + prayer trip + internet bundles + printable booklets)

*Personal needs: Daily meals = $106.00 (ZAR1,790.00) + House rental = $99.00 (ZAR1,680.00) Total: $205.00 (ZAR3,470.00)

*Printing of reading materials: $124.00 (ZAR2,100.00)

**Internet Access 6GB: $15.00 (ZAR240.00)

*Prayer Trip: (many attendees are scattered and so they plan to meet at least once after the prophetic school to pray together in the mountains) Total: $79.00 (ZAR1,340.00)

Option A Grand Total = $422.00 (ZAR7,150.00) (without computers or cellphones)

Option B: Personal needs with cellphones (Personal needs + prayer trip + internet bundles + printable booklets + 2x cellphones)

*Personal needs: Daily meals = $106.00 (ZAR1,790.00) + House rental = $99.00 (ZAR1,680.00) Total: $205.00 (ZAR3,470.00)

*Printing of reading materials: $124.00 (ZAR2,100.00)

**Internet Access 6GB: $15.00 (ZAR240.00)

*Prayer Trip: (many attendees are scattered and so they plan to meet at least once after the prophetic school to pray together in the mountains) Total: $79.00 (ZAR1,340.00)

*2x Cellphones: $236.00 (ZAR4,000.00)

Option B Grand Total = $658.00 (ZAR11,150.00) (including cellphones)

Option C: Personal needs with computers(Personal needs + prayer trip + internet bundles + printable booklets + 2x computers)

*Personal needs: Daily meals = $106.00 (ZAR1,790.00) + House rental = $99.00 (ZAR1,680.00) Total: $205.00 (ZAR3,470.00)

*Printing of reading materials: $124.00 (ZAR2,100.00)

**Internet Access 6GB: $15.00 (ZAR240.00)

*Prayer Trip: (many attendees are scattered and so they plan to meet at least once after the prophetic school to pray together in the mountains) Total: $79.00 (ZAR1,340.00)

*2x Computers: $490.00 (ZAR8,300)

Option C Grand Total = $910.00 (ZAR15,450) (including computers)

Donation Reference: PropheticSchool


Sango Abale, co-founder of Mindful Children’s Education in Africa (mindfulchildeducation.org) continued his studies with YWAM Worcester after leaving the Dzaleka Refugee Camp and graduating from Discipleship Training School (DTS). Sango is $70.00 (R1,200.00) short on his study payments and we are trying to support his progress by lending a helping hand. If you feel moved to assist Sango advancing in his education, please use the following as reference when making a donation.

Donation Reference: YWAMSango


Jimmy and Nadine, a married couple from Burundi believe that God is leading them to move to Lilongwe, from Blantyre Malawi where they will start part-time work at the YWAM Dzaleka base, helping with the training and education of individuals from the Dzaleka Refugee Camp.

They plan to live in Lumbadzi whilst reaching out to those living in the refugee camp 11 miles away.

Jimmy is educated and experienced in leading the YWAM Blantyre Discipleship Training Schools, Sports ministry, Community Development (widows, flood reliefs project), as well as staffing as a valuable member of the onsite maintenance team and learning basic skills in farming. He also learned more about the principles in drafting a business plan and money management at Crown Ministries.

Nadine graduated from University with accounts and marketing management and will soon graduate from her Hotel and Tourism Course at College. These two make a powerful duo in the ministry of God and we know the Lord is going to use these willing hearts in incredible ways as they continue to make themselves available in His service.

Please pray with us about the following as they wait on the Lord to open the doors for the next season:

  • Widows and Orphans Ministry: The main purpose will be to provide food support – teaching these vulnerable members of the community about sustainable living; a basic introduction to farming.
  • Women’s Ministry: Working with women in the refugee camps and local Malawians
  • Sports Ministry: Discipling the youth whilst teaching them through the vehicle of the Sports Ministry and other areas. The cost for all required equipment is $4100.00 (ZAR69,249.00) and include (but are not limited to), soccer balls, jerseys, cones for practice, soccer shoes, primary health care assistance, transport costs, etc.
  • Monthly Income: By purchasing a 2- or 3-ton truck to be utilized in a transport business, they will be able to provide for their family, as well as cover any overheads of their respective ministries. The cost for a second-hand truck is $7000.00 (ZAR118,230.00) and will secure $500.00-$600.00 (ZAR8,445.00 – ZAR10,134.00) in monthly income.
  • Family Home: The family will rent a house at $250.00 (ZAR4,222.50) a month, including water and electricity and due to safety concerns, they plan to hire a night guard at $50.00 (ZAR844,50) a month.
  • Land: To start a vegetable farm, they need a half hector land, that cost between $100.00 (ZAR1,689.00) and $150.00 (ZAR2,533.50) a year. 5 Workers will be required at $2.00 (ZAR33,78.00) each, per day (2*5 = 10*30 days = $300.00 (ZAR5,067.00)) and the materials, including 5 hoes, 2 pickaxes, 5 shovels, 5 Machetes, 3 Wheelbarrow’s, 5 water canes, 3 rakes, and Manures come to a total cost of $650.00 (ZAR10,978.50). The plan is to start planting maize and tomatoes, as the seasons allow.
  • Timeline and Total Finances Required: The land needs to be prepared for farming by the start of October 2020. The once of cost of $11,750.00 (ZAR198,457.50) will cover the truck, soccer, and farming equipment. The reoccurring monthly expenses of $600.00 (ZAR10,134.00) will cover the rental amount for the family home and guard, as well as wages for farmworkers. The latter will be covered by the truck business and therefore will only be required initially to assist them in launching these ministries.

Donation Reference: DzalekaLilongwe


Through God’s provision, land has been given to start a church for fellow believers. Materials required to build a tent on this land is listed below. We are trusting the Lord to provide the materials or funds necessary.

1 x Iron (80×80cm) at 71.25$×14 = 997,5$

1 x Iron sheet (3m) at 15$×44 = 660$, to put around the structure/ above 15$×46=690$

1 x Iron sheet roof cover at 7$×4 = 28$

1 x Plank of wood for the roof at 7$ ×72 = 504$

1 x Iron door at 100$×2 = 200$

1 x Iron window at 20$× 6 = 120$

1 x Cement bag at 11$ ×25 = 275$

1kg x of nails at 2$×3 = 6$

1x Van-load of gravel at 110$

1 x Door and window pen at 20$× 4 = 80$

Total budget amount at 3670$

Donation Reference: KolweziChurch

If you would like to donate a contribution towards one of the above causes, you can either offer a once-off donation or make a pledge to make a monthly contribution towards Operation Refugee. Set up a debit order at your bank for ease of monthly donation payments.

We appreciate you and value your contribution.

Account Name: Operation Refugee Africa NPC

Bank: First National Bank (FNB)

Account Number: 62626450720

Branch Code: 240438

Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

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