When Pastor Steve began his ministry, he told the Lord “Send me anywhere but Africa!” Now, over 30 years later, Pastor Steve and his wife Nora Braselton have been called to Malawi – a small, poor African country located in the south east part of the continent of Africa. Since 2009, through the ministry of Ruth’s Shawl, Pastor Steve teaches, trains, and disciples Malawian pastors, church leaders, and men through Biblical teaching. Nora, as the Program Director for Ruth’s Shawl in Malawi, teaches, trains, and disciples Malawian women and oversees the establishment of literacy classes in the villages of Malawi.
Prior to their permanent move to Malawi, Pastor Steve and Nora served in California (USA) in pastoral ministry and counseling respectively.
Ben is from Zomba, Malawi and is a graduate of the African Bible College in Lilongwe. He was been working in ministry with Grace of God Orphanage and Children of the Nations, caring for the spiritual health and well-being of orphans since 2012. Prior to joining Ruth’s Shawl as a Ministry Coordinator, Ben volunteered as a teacher and translator from 2011-2016. He and his beloved wife Mwayi have one son, Benson Jr.
Titu is a graduate of the African Bible College. Titu served for 8 years with Ruth’s Shawl and other ministries prior to joining Ruth’s Shawl as a Ministry Coordinator. He also serves as the Director at Grace of God Children’s Home. Titu is married to Hlupekire (Shupi) and they have a son, Micah.
Funa has been a Ruth’s Shawl board member for several years and served a term as the Secretary. Funa has graduated from the African Bible College and served in various ministry areas including Ruth’s Shawl outreaches with visiting teams. Funa continues to serve as a board member as well as being on staff as Administrator.
Please pray for the continued protection, direction, and wisdom of our ambassadors for Christ in Malawi.