Posts by Malawi Project

“I HIRED A SCOUNDREL”

Businessment with laptops working at a desk

I sat with the Malawi businessman as we reviewed the job performance of a large number of employees. Though they were his employees a number of them worked closely with our teams, so we both needed the input of the other in order to have a full view of each of the employees. As we…

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SPECIAL BOOKS FOR SPECIAL STUDENTS

Kamuzu Academy for students whose scholastic standing placed them in the gifted student category

Kasungu, Malawi … Malawi’s first President established the Kamuzu Academy for students whose scholastic standing placed them in the gifted student category. President Banda recognized that Malawi would need business, government, and community leaders who could excel; thus, a school that could stand out in the crowd, and students who would lead the nation forward.…

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“I’LL HAVE A HAMMER NOW”

Hammer with nails on a rough hewn wooden board

In 1949 Peter Seeger and Lee Hays released a song called, “If I had a Hammer”. The song did not reach the top of the charts until the trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded it 13 years later. Their version of the folk song became a Top 10 hit in the U.S. in August 1962.…

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PEOPLE DIE ON THE WAY

Rober Chilemba addressing a crowd

“People die on the way to the health facility because we don’t have the means of transportation to get them to the hospital on time,” declared Group Village Headman Lowani, speaking on behalf of the people of his remote village in eastern Malawi. “The main hospital is 93 kilometers south of this place,” he said…

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THE STARFISH STORY

A starfish on a beach

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast…

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SECOND JOSEPH PROJECT OPENS SITE

Crowd awaiting the official opening of the new St. Joseph grain storage site

Madisi, Malawi … With the opening ceremony for the 1stgrain storage warehouse and agricultural co-op less than a week old, the second ceremony took place in the central region. Joseph Project 2 was also ready for grain storage. The Joseph Projects are named after the Old Testament Biblical character Joseph, whom God led to prepare…

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MESSENGER’ MESSAGE ABOUT MALAWI

Jim and Ann Messenger in Lilongwe

My wife and I returned from two weeks in Malawi on 10/1/18. Our group of eight traveled throughout the country visiting various sites and projects undertaken by the Malawi Project. This was my second trip to Africa but just my first to Malawi. This was one of the most emotional series of events in my…

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MAWAI’S COMMERCIAL CENTER – BLANTYRE

Traffic in downtown Blantyre

The southern city of Blantyre has one foot in the past as the oldest European settlement in the country, yet another foot in the present as a bustling center of commercial activity immersed in 21st-century activity. The Blantyre Mission was founded in 1876, and named after the Scotish village where explorer David Livingstone was born.…

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MALAWI’S NORTHERN CITY – MZUZU

A clock tower in Mzuzu

Less than seventy-five years ago the name Mzuzu was associated only with a stream that ran through the rural countryside of the northern region of Malawi. Today it refers to the capital city of the northern region. A settlement standing by the junction of the lakeshore road (M5) and Malawi’s main north-south highway (M1), Mzuzu…

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A LIFE SAVING TOOTHBRUSH

Beautiful Smile with toothpaste in the foreground

Sitting in the home of the hospital administrator we listened as she described the problems she faced at this small rural hospital. We had only been in Malawi for two years and were still learning. Much of what we were learning was new, and a lot of it was almost impossible to believe. “It is…

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