Nkhata Bay Wings of Freedom
Who I am:
My name is Mariah Paden! I'm outgoing and love people! I'm originally from a small town in rural Minnesota. I love being a part of the global community: living in other cultures, and getting to experience God in new ways through people around the world! My desire is to pour out my heart to people who are feeling overwhelmed, under-loved, and oppressed. I went on a worldwide mission trip called The World Race, which took me to 11 countries in 11 months, where our teams came alongside locals to serve their poor and oppressed (Oct 2016 - Aug 2017).
Who I serve:
The vision of Nkhata Bay Wings of Freedom is to partner with locals in the African country of Malawi to share Christ's love with Malawian prisoners. We do this through building relationships in prison outreach, creating women's small groups that encourage community and empowerment, and by doing village evangelism. One of my goals is to create long-term relationships with people from Malawi via farming alongside them, teaching English, playing board games, and so much more! Living a Malawian lifestyle to let them know that they are seen, heard, loved, and valued. Specifically when it comes to prison ministry, I will be preparing a small group discussion that the male prisoners will take part in and we will have dialogue about Jesus.
How you can pray:
- Pray for God to bring in a team of people for me to partner with both in Malawi as well as in the states.
- Pray for my heart to follow where the Lord is leading in this vision/dream.