Doing the math in Nkhoma
Addressing the needs of 2,500 students K through 7th grade with only 35 teachers and 15 classrooms
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
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
Embangweni School for the Deaf
Henry Henderson Institute Secondary School
Ministry of Hope
University of Livingstonia, College of Theology
Zomba Theological College
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 Debbie Braaksma or Stacy Gregory
- 2014 meeting: July 31–August 3, Annapolis, Md.
Learn more about Malawi
See the 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, pp. 143, 145
We first need to know if he will be attending one of our Partner Universities in Malawi, and we do not send money to individuals but we can send money to the school(if it is one of our partners) designated as a scholarship for his tuition and fees. Stacy Gregory (firstname.lastname@example.org) has more information.
A member of our congregation made a connection with a high schools in Malawi and would like to start a scholarship program for this young man. Our member is having difficulty finding information on the overall cost of a university education. The young man has taken his university exams and is awaiting the results but, in the mean time, our Endowment Commitment would like to have an idea of the overall expenses. Also, how are the funds delivered to the university and if that is the preferred method or, perhaps, delivered by a presbyterian partner in Malawi. Any information would be appreciated and the sooner the better. The Endowment Committee meets this weekend. Thank you! Rev. Skip Johnson, Parish Associate for Missions
We head the National Black Presbyterian Caucus' African Connection and we support 5 projects in Malawi. Our man on the ground is Mr. Kafumbi Njewa. We will be in Malawi from Oct 4-14,2010. We will visit any site or person you recommend.