Judd thrives in Malawi
Jimmy Judd’s neighborhood extends from his hometown, Macon, Ga., to Malawi, in the heart of Africa.
Judd has been a missionary to Malawi for 45 years. What began as a three-year commitment in 1956 has become his life’s passion.
“Jimmy is one of the most amazing people I’ve known in my lifetime,” observed L.C. Clark, an elder of the Southside church in Macon, which oversees his work.
When Judd and his wife, Dean, first went to Malawi, they lived in a mud hut. The nearest store was 500 miles away, Judd chuckled. They had to plan ahead, grow their own food and be self-sufficient .
Judd is a man of many skills — welding, mechanics, construction, teaching, school administration … “He’s a multi-talented person,’ Clark said. His talents have contributed to planting 7,000 churches in East Africa, noted Stephanie Johnson in The Macon Telegraph.