Malawi may be one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is rich in opportunities for Gospel witness.
Stephen & Gail Harper have been involved in Malawi since they were commended to the Lord’s work there in 2003, and co-founded Southern Africa Literature Trust (SALT) to facilitate the ongoing, rapid expansion of the Gospel Literature ministry and other aspects of the work there.
During 2019/2020 SALT has facilitated the publication and distribution of around 4 Million Gospel Calendars / Tracts and also produces materials for the growing Bible Correspondence Course ministry, and other teaching materials.
Our annual Malawi Gospel Outreach (MGO) has proved to be an extremely useful evangelism event, with hundreds of thousands of Seed Sower texts distributed and tens of thousands hearing the Gospel preached in the open-air. Annual Bible teaching conferences have contributed to strengthening believers and establishing local assemblies in various parts of the country.
SALT has recent procured a much-needed site at Saidi (Southern Region) and has begun developing residential, admin and storage facilities for the various aspects of the work. This long-term plan will enable us to progress several key aspects of the work, particularly accommodating Bible Teaching conferences and visiting outreach teams, and facilitating children’s work, including the new Postal Bible School effort which is currently under development.
SALT has an active Prison Ministry and widely distributes Gospel literature with hygiene packs, and was also able to help with reconstruction of homes for victims of Cyclone Idai which caused widespread destruction in the region during early 2019.