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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.


Henry Chisale hails from the Kasungu District central region part of  Malawi.  He is a graduate of the African Bible College and has served as a volunteer in various organizations prior to joining Ruth’s shawl in 2017 as an intern.  Now he is working as a full-time staff as the training and internship officer.


Funa is a board member and staff member. Funa graduated from the African Bible College and she has served in various ministry areas including with Ruth’s Shawl outreaches and visiting teams.  She continues to serve as a board member as well as being on staff as Administrator.


Robin katsulukuta hails from  Mtalimanja village, Salima District.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from the African Bible College.  Robin Joined Ruth’s shawl in September 2018 and he is the accounts coordinator.


William Mpenda graduated from the African Bible College with a degree in Community Development. He comes from the Lilongwe district. Currently he is serving as a Programs Coordinator. He joined Ruth’s Shawl as an intern in September of 2018.


Jonathan Kamwana comes from Mponela, Dowa, T/A Dzoole, Malawi. He is a graduate of the African Bible College.  He worked with various organizations prior to joining Ruth’s Shawl in 2018. Currently, he is working as Training and Internship Coordinator.


Ernest  hails from Mpata village t/a Kyungu Karonga. He is a graduate of the Natural Resources College with a diploma in horticultural .  He first joined Ruth’s shawl as an intern in 2018 and now he works as children’s ministry and media coordinator.


Fletcher George Waya was born in Blantyre he has a Tonga and lomwe heritage.  He is a graduate of the Polytechnic College with a Bachelor’s degree of education in business studies and he is currently pursuing a post graduate degree in business administration at the African Business Institute. He joined Ruth’s shawl in June of 2017 and he is currently working as the programs and logistics officer for Ruth’s shawl.

Please pray for the continued protection, direction, and wisdom of our Ambassadors for Christ in Malawi.