Lilongwe, Malawi … When was the last time you went to a particular destination, and when you arrived, had a greeting like the one in this picture? I must admit the only place I find this kind of reception is when traveling in Malawi. They call their nation, “the warm heart of Africa,” and it is certainly true. One has to wonder which came first, the motto or the reality. This is certainly one of those times when the motto of a nation is true beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Four board members from the Malawi Project will spend all or a portion of the month of September in Malawi. They will see first-hand the new Distribution Hub they have helped build west of the capital city of Lilongwe. Two forty-foot containers are on-site beside the nearly completed building, and a third one has recently unloaded a full trailer of food that will be distributed during the months of January, February, and March when low yielding food sources have exhausted food reserves from recent harvests. A large number of mobility units from Mobility Ministries are on site and will begin making new homes in all three regions of Malawi.
Additionally, board members will see the progress made with the grain storage buildings of the Joseph Projects and learn more details about the 4th site selected by the Action for Progress board for another of the community grain storage areas.
These are only two of the areas that will be visited by the board members, but no matter where they go, and what they do, they can expect an overwhelming reception by the children of Malawi.
Pictured are a large number of village children crowding around Sheila McDonald during the 2018 visit of Project board members.