Personal and Business as Mission Trips
2019 Malawi – Visiting Lecturer at African Business Institute (ABI)
Thank you for your prayers and support of Bernell King Ingram, entrepreneur and business missionary, on her volunteer mission trip to Lilongwe, Malawi March 29 – April 16, 2019! It was a successful and indelible journey. Bernell said “yes” to God and “yes” to African Business Institute (ABI) to meet an immediate need to teach operations and project management to aspiring and start-up as a visiting lecturer to Christian business owners at ABI’s Business School. God always does “…exceedingly and abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”(Ephesians 3:20). Malawi is known as “warm heart of Africa.” Indeed it is. The people, the culture, were very welcoming, genuine, friendly and kind. Bernell was graciously hosted by fellow business missionaries of ABI and ABI students and graduates and non-profit governmental organizations (NGOs) to unique, in-depth experiences in local villages, a village school, village church, a local church, homes, ABI businesses, Byzanzi Juvenile Prison, and Dzeleka Refugee Camp. Naturally and daily God provided opportunities to pray with people, teach God’s word, encourage my fellow missionaries in God’s word and fellowship and share cultural conversations. I even got a day trip of leisure to magnificent, breathtaking Lake Malawi! In all, Malawi and my ABI students stole my heart, but they can keep it. God willing, I plan to return in 2020! And I have been invited to another mission with ABI in Uganda in Oct 2019! I said “yes!” I continue to keep in contact with my new friends in Christ. I have been welcomed into the ABI global family and continue to support stateside here in the USA by tele-coaching a ABI graduate business and spreading the word about ABI. “…To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:22 NKJV) (To learn more about this mission and how you can give financial support, click here to view the presentation.
About African Business Institute (ABI)
ABI raises competent, ethical Christian business leaders in Africa to create businesses and jobs. ABI’s mission is to help alleviate poverty and bolster economic growth in Africa by raising business leaders and launching businesses that will fill this “missing middle” between Africa’s giant multinational conglomerates and its sprawling micro-business sector.
To learn more about ABI go to https://www.africanbusiness.institute
This blog is an Interactive Google Map Blog of pictures and videos places Bernell visited during her journey to Japan. Click on the pinpoint or left menu listing the locations by category to reveal Bernell’s comments, pictures and video.
このブログはバネールの日本旅行中のインタラクティブGoogle Mapブログです。このGoogle Mapのピンポインや左側のメニューボタンをクリックするとバネールの撮った写真とビデオとコメントが開きます。ごゆっくりご覧ください。
After six years, Bernell returns to Japan for business, ministry, personal and to challenge herself to speak Japanese 99% of the trip to skill up her language skills. Instead of waiting for opportunities, Bernell seeks to create them. Her heart’s desire to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16) of God’s grace and goodness everywhere she travels simply through her life and relationships. Bernell’s heart longed to see her host families, friends and former clients in Japan after such a long time. The purpose of this trip is simply–people–not vacation, not sightseeing, but to honor, nurture and create more relationships for mutual benefit and God’s purposes, plans and pursuits. May you also be encourage to live your vision everyday of your life! #VisionsMadeReal!