Archive for February, 2016

I’m Going to Africa!

To teach on leadership in Kigali, Rwanda with my friend and evangelist,

Sammy Wanyonyi.

God called Sammy ten years ago to go out into the world and preach the Gospel and

Shine in the World Ministries was born.

August 5th through August 16th, 2016

Gasabo, Kigali Festival of Hope

I’m going on my first ever mission trip! And my role will be to teach leadership principles to the pastors, missionaries, church, and business leaders in Kigali during the three-day Leadership Conference, which is part of SHINE’s Kigali Festival of Hope. When I asked Sammy if he thought I would be well received by the people in Rwanda because I’m a woman, he said, “Yes, absolutely. About 51% of the pastors in Rwanda are women! They will be thrilled to have a woman teach on leadership.” Knowing this gives me peace and confirms that God wants me to go there and be part of this amazing team.

I’m asking you for your prayers so I can fulfill the call of God in my life. Part of my calling is teaching leaders Godly leadership principles. I’m also asking you for prayers for the entire team. One of my dreams is to witness hundreds and thousands of people giving their lives to Christ. I cannot wait to experience that and share it with the world!

Since I came to America thirty years ago, I have never asked anyone for money. But this time is different. I want to invite you to participate with me in this journey. Because this is a mission trip, I need to raise my own funds, which is $5,000. I need to raise $2,500 by April 15th and the remainder $2,500 by July 15th. Below is a chart for giving ideas:

25 friends at $100 =           $2,500

30 friends at $50 =              $1,500

35 friends at $20 =              $700

30 friends at $10 =              $300

Total =                                    $5,000

All donations are tax deductible and should be made out to SHINE. You will receive an acknowledgement for your donation directly from them. I will keep track of all donations as well and will keep you posted on my progress. If you feel led to support me financially, you can do it in two ways:

Check: Please make checks payable to SHINE and write “Rwanda” on the memo line. For the IRS to consider your gift tax deductible, please don’t write my name on the memo line. Please mail to

SHINE Ministries

Attn: Mission Trip for Marci Malzahn

984 Carver Bluffs Pkway

Carver, MN 55315


Online Gift. Please go to http://www.shineintheworld.org/event/rwandamission/ and follow their instructions to ensure it gets credited to my trip.

We are anticipating to have over 10,000 Rwandans at each event. This is a great opportunity for you to join me with me in making a difference in the world and in eternity. Thank you so much! May God bless you abundantly as you are part of this journey with me!

Matthew 28:16-20 (NLT) The Great Commission 16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

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I Fall Short

Dear Friends,

Today I want to share with you the poem I wrote a couple of days ago. I hope you like it and that it encourages you!

I Fall Short

I will never measure up

I will never be perfect

I will always fall short

Of your mercy and grace


But through your eyes of love

I am worthy of the King’s mercy

It is by your blood and your sacrifice

That I become worthy of your love


For on my own I am nothing

For by myself I shall perish

And never see the King

For I am not worthy of you, my King


It is through your suffering on the cross

That you made me whole

It is by your grace only

That I will belong to the King


For I am undeserving

Of your love, mercy and grace

For I will always fall on my own

But you hold my hand and call me your own



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