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map of Malawi


Find mission workers in Malawi


Severe rains and flooding have devastated parts of Malawi. See how the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding.

International peacemaker Moses Makandawire from Malawi says churches should work to hold governments accountable

Doing the math in Nkhoma
Addressing the needs of 2,500 students K through 7th grade with only 35 teachers and 15 classrooms

Debbie Chase writes about the "painful days of transformation in Malawi"

Mission worker Martha Sommers featured in documentary film Brink of Survival; 9/21 screening

Malawi churches establish Institute of Church Management
to provide training on strategic planning, human rights, conflict management, HIIV/AIDS management

Malawi religious leaders and people living with HIV agree on common actions through dialogue

Kay Day writes about the new president of Malawi and "a sense of freedom and hope"


Presbyterian work in Malawi has its roots in the Church of Scotland, the Free Church of Scotland and the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, which developed into the four synods that now make up the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), formed in the late 1940s. PC(USA) work in the country began in the mid 1950s and has been strong, through mission personnel and cooperative efforts with partner churches.

Malawi, a relatively small English-speaking country, is poor and has suffered from drought and floods as well as the spread of HIV/AIDS. The PC(USA) has been very much involved with its partner churches’ health and educational ministries, including theological education, through congregational relationships and both long-term and volunteer personnel. Ministries include health and development programs focusing on women and children, activities for youth, care for orphans, leadership development, and water and sanitation.  The Chingali Project, a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance pilot project that is feeding 50,000 people and helping to revitalize crop production. In Nkhoma Synod, a new mosquito abatement project has dramatically reduced malaria rates among children in the target areas. The Presbyterians were influential in standing up for oppressed minorities in 1994 and bringing about a multiparty democracy.

Malawi Partner Churches

Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) — Blantyre Synod
Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) — General Synod
Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) — Livingstonia Synod
Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) — Nkhoma Synod

Partner Organizations/Institutions

Ekwendeni Hospital
Embangweni Hospital
Embangweni School for the Deaf
Henry Henderson Institute Secondary School
Ministry of Hope
Mulanje Hospital
Nkhoma Hospital
University of Livingstonia, College of Theology
Zomba Theological College

Presbytery Partnerships

Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery
Northern New York Presbytery
Olympia Presbytery
Pittsburgh Presbytery

Malawi Mission Network

The Malawi Mission Network is among more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies.

  • For more information contact Doug Kee or Phyllis Wezeman
    2015 meeting date: August 6-9; Schoolcraft College Vista Tech Center, Livonia, Mich.

Learn more about Malawi

Visit the BBC country profile

See the 2015 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, pp. 156, 157

May 29
May 30


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