Location: MalawiMinistry Focus
The Walton family is currently working at Village of Hope - Malawi (VOHM), a ministry to orphaned and vulnerable children. Village of Hope - Malawi provides education through its school, healthcare through local hospitals, nutrition through its feeding program and shelter through its children's home to at-risk children. Every Friday Hope Kids Church reaches 500 children in the community surrounding VOHM. Jef and Renatta Walton serve faithfully as the National Director and Village Administrator of VOHM. In total, 285 children are currently supported through the ministry of VOHM. Most of these precious children live in the high-density and low-income community named Kauma. Renatta is also an adjunct faculty member at Master's College and Seminary (MCS) where she continues to teach online courses. [note that physical meetings for Hope Kids Church have been postponed due to COVID-19 safety protocols]
Jef and Renatta have been serving in Malawi, Africa since November 2014. Before moving to Africa Jef worked as a plumber, a youth pastor, and served on the board of his church. Renatta served as the administrator of their home church for five years and she has been teaching at Master's College and Seminary since 2008 both online and on campus.
- Pray that VOH Malawi will wisely navigate the new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Pray for Malawi, one of the worlds poorest countries, that God would bring the changes that will lead to a brighter future.
- Pray for the God’s protection to surround the Walton family as they live and serve in Malawi.
- Pray for the effective implementation of VOHM discipleship program, that a deeper walk with Jesus might be found by VOHM staff and children.