CROWN STEWARDSHIP CENTER
Project: Mzuzu, Malawi
MEET YOUR CROWN PROJECT LEADERS
Mark and Ronel Beckett are in full time mission service since 1996, they first worked in rural Lesotho in Community Development for about 9 years and in 2007 they started their ministry in Mzuzu, Northern Malawi.
Their vision is to empower the poorer communities by laying strong spiritual foundations through the Gospel and teaching the importance of stewardship of natural, financial and human resources. Their goal is ultimately to bring followers of Jesus to a place of fruitfulness through a practical discipleship process. They just recently opened a Crown Stewardship training centre, where training in stewardship of resources are taking place.
OUR RESPONSE TO THE NEED
After years of training in villages, the Crown Stewardship Center of Mzuzu opened in 2018. It was modeled after the Crown Stewardship Center in Blantyre, Malawi which opened in 2009. Already, the leaders have been instrumental in teaching Biblical stewardship principles to northern Malawians
Since its inception, many have been trained in:
Crown Stewardship Centers in Malawi are multiplying fast - another one is opening soon in Zomba.
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- Malawi ranks among the 10 poorest countries in the world (1), where 50.7% live under the poverty line (2).
- Average household is 4.4 in the south and 4.8 in the north (3).
- Malawi has a 68.6% literacy rate (4).
- Poverty is driven by poor performance of the agriculture sector, volatile economic growth, population growth and limited opportunities in non-farm activities(5).
- -Average household income is $100-$200 USD a year (6), GDP per capita is $505 USD
McDonald Chavula, is a farmer in rural Malawi in the Mzimba district who depends on his farm to provide for him and his family. Because of harsh habitat and poor rains, his fields often did not provide enough food for his family.
He was trained in Foundation for Farming 2017, by the FfF/Crown team and he committed to follow the principles he learned and applied it. As a result, his crops improved and he was able to sell his extra maize and finish his small village house.
He not only provided for his family and made a profit, he was also a good example and taught many of his neighbors. Because of this, his fields and efforts were noticed and he was recognized by the government as a lead farmer.
McDonald was invited back to the Crown Training Center to take part in another farmers training, where he testified and helped with the training. He is a good example and encourages new farmers/trainers.
Budget is currently being determined for the following Phase 1 related expenses: