Nation-building Time2Rise movement spreads to Malawi

From the left, Pastor Francis Ananda Chipukunya and Pastor Amanda le Roux, at the launch of Time2Arise Malawi in the Aessmblies of God Church in Salima

The Time2Rise movement that is uniting the Body of Christ for change in South Africa has spread to Malawi.

Time2Rise Malawi was launched in central Malawi on August 29 at a gathering hosted by movement founder Pastor Francis Ananda Chipukunya and Pastor Amanda le Roux, a leader of Time2Rise South Africa. The event was attended by120 Malawian pastors.

43-year-old ministry leader and evangelist Chipukanya told Gateway News that he approached Time2Rise in South Africa after he discovered the movement on Facebook and sensed that it was time for Malawi’s believers to rise and unite to bring Kingdom solutions amidst national despair over financial and social decline.

Le Roux, who has been leading a visionary Kingdom community upliftment project in rural central Malawi for a decade, was assigned to mentor the emerging Time2Rise movement in Malawi. She told Gateway News that at the age of 12 she sensed a call to take the Gospel to Malawi and asked God if He wanted to send her anywhere to send her there. Decades later He did.

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Chipukunya, who is travelling around the country to mobilise church leaders to join the movement, said Time2Rise Malawi is currently in 22 of the nation’s 28 districts.

“We are forming action teams in each and every district. We have also formed a national executive team, a youth team, a women’s and an administration and finance team.,” he said.

Women’s action team meeting at Mangotchi, Malawi

On Sunday October 8, when many South African believers will be at a mass outdoor gathering hosted by Time2RiseSA near Bloemfontein, Time2Rise Malawi has called on churches throughout Malawi to devote five to 10 minutes of their service time to praying for the nation.

He said a series of meetings and seminars have been lined up, leading to a national conference in the capital, Lilongwe on November 24 and a national women’s gathering on November 25. Next year they plan to hold a 3-day national uniting for change gathering similar to the upcoming Bloemfontein event from October 6 to 8. Pastor Francis can be contacted at +265 980 429 072 /

Le Roux, who leads evangelism and prayer ministry Ariella Ministries will be the keynote speaker at both national events in Lilongwe. She said that born-again chiefs with whom she has built relationships will also be at the national conference where she will focus on transformational leadership.

She said she is confident that every pastor at the national conference will be able to help spread nationally a thriving garden project her Restoring Hope project has implemented among rural villages near Salima. Restoring Hope focuses on evangelism, food and water security, early childhood education, infrastructure, health and skills development.

She is assisting Time2Rise Malawi with the development of a website.

“I’m really trusting God for something phenomenal in Malawi through Time2Rise,” she said.

Turning to Time2Rise South Africa, where she oversees prayer initiatives, she said: “What makes me excited is that at last, after 27 years of prayer for unity, God has activated a platform where I truly see that church leaders are willing to unite. Not only intercessors as in the past.”

“I am also excited about the possibility that we can actually roll out a workable network of prayer over the nation. 28 years back God gave me a vision of casting a net of prayer over South Africa. And I an see that God is now moving us towards this.”

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  1. My prayers are for you and with you. Bless you for all that you are doing !