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map of Malawi


Find mission workers in Malawi


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.

Learn more about Malawi

Visit the BBC country profile

See the 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, pp. 143, 145

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  • 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 ( has more information. by Rob Moore on 12/07/2010 at 10:32 a.m.

  • 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 by Rev. Skip Johnson on 12/06/2010 at 7:40 p.m.

  • 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. by Otis & Earline Smith-NBPC African Connection on 09/21/2010 at 9:25 p.m.

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