You’ve read the Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you,” — Matthew 28:19. And perhaps you’ve thought, “That isn’t for me. I’m an accountant/engineer/businessman– not a missionary.” Well, you’re wrong. You are a missionary; Jesus has called you to make disciples using the training, gifts and talents He gave you. He may be calling you to do this right where you are, whether that’s Oklahoma, New York City or London, England. Or He may be calling you further out: to the unreached, to the fatherless, to the unwanted.
UNICEF estimates that 1 in 5 children in Malawi has lost one or both parents. And the Joshua Project estimates that 15 precent of the country has never heard the Gospel. Let those two statistics tug at your heart for a moment. “OK, that’s terrible,” you may think, “but I’m still just an accountant/engineer/businessman. What can I do to help?” In short: everything. More likely than not, we need you exactly as you are, doing exactly what you’re doing right here in Malawi.
That’s why we call our missionaries vocational missionaries. We don’t want to pluck you out of your vocation to do missions for a while; we want you to use your vocation as your mission. Whether you’re a dentist, a professor or an economist, there is work for you to do here as a part of our Pure Mission team. Below is a list of positions that most urgently need to be filled:
- Construction director: Oversee construction of new church buildings and feeding centers around the country and new buildings on Esther’s House campus; oversee purchasing of supplies; manage construction teams; make modifications to building plans as necessary.
- Hospitality and short-term team coordinator: Recruit short-term teams; communicate with team leaders to establish goals and itineraries for teams; prepare housing accommodations; oversee airport pickup and drop-off; travel with teams to different sites around the country; manage teams’ funds.
- Nutritional director: Work with our Esther’s House cooks to design and produce nutritional meals using available materials; coordinate with our agricultural director to grow necessary ingredients for a balanced, nutritional diet; assist our feeding center managers with distributing food.
- Youth and sports ministry director: Organize and lead the weekly youth group; organize daily sports activities; lead Bible studies and coordinate one-on-one discipleship with older children
- Nurse: Perform first aid when necessary; provide basic treatment for simple illnesses; accompany children and staff to local hospital when necessary; perform annual checkups for all missionaries, staff, children and widows.
- Transition Counselor: Provide one-on-one counseling and therapy to children entering our program; monitor their transition and make recommendations to teachers.