God brings our team together
God began to bring to us churches that wanted to participate in the work in the villages in Malawi, Africa. How interesting is the ways that God intersects lives in order to accomplish His work.
Christian Character Ministries is the work that took us under their wings as a ministerial umbrella. The pastor, Walter Tracy, Jr. also counseled and helped us in the journey of planning the work of Redemption Village in which the Leples Vision for the Needy has been built.
Word of God Fellowship and their members came forward with the awesome offering that enabled Doris and me to go on the Vision trip that started this work. They also have supported not only monetarily, but have supported with friendship and Godly counsel. One of the church members, Benjamin Philipp, has been a constant warrior in presence and prayer.
Crownridge Church Ministries contacted me when their pastor Dr. Steve Newton heard that we were raising money for a well at the orphanage site. His church was interested in providing a well in a needy country. He went on the first mission trip and immediately took to heart the need for churches in the surrounding villages and a Bible school to train pastors.
The Philipp Family
Benjamin Philipp is defined by the term ‘follower of Christ.’ He is 35 and married to his beautiful bride, Sarah, and is the part owner with his brother, Thomas of Philipp Plumbing. He is thankful for every day he wakes up in this dream.
The Tracy Family
Rev. Walter and Rhonda Tracy have been pastors of Christian Character Ministries for the past 31 years. They are also founders and administrators of Vanguard Institute, a private Christian School in Boerne, Texas. Walter received his Doctorate of Theology at the San Antonio Theological Seminary.
The Newton Family
Dr. Steve Newton and Mary founded and Pastor Crownridge Church located in San Antonio, Texas. The Newton’s have ministered God’s word since 1972. Steve earned his doctorate in Family Counseling at Vision International University where he teaches a variety of Biblical subjects. His favorite earned title is “Servant of the Lord.”
The Shows Family
Rev. David L. Shows, and wife Shirley founded and have pastored “Word of God Fellowship” in Richmond, Texas since 1989. David is an ordained minister with International Ministerial Fellowship headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Converted at an early age, David has been involved in his father’s ministry and his own ministry for almost 60 years. His goal is to glorify God in any area the Lord may lead him.
The Postell Family
Rev. Don and Doris Postell are the founders of Bringing Hope to Malaw, which was started in 2011. He is an Ordained minister with International Ministerial Fellowship, and He and Doris have been in the ministry for over forty years together. Along with his wife Doris, together they have plunged into a new life of missionary work.
The Philipp Family
David Philipp is our newest board member. David and his wife Stephanie have been married for 17 years and have 2 beautiful daughters. David is a Lieutenant in the San Antonio Fire Department and has been in the SAPD for 16 years. A very faithful Christian who is devoted to doing God’s will.