This summer, be a part of Teen Missions new ministry among the Yao tribe. Statistics show that less than 1% of the Yao are Christian and translators are only now completing the Bible in their language.
After Boot Camp you fly from the Orlando International Airport to Dulles International Airport in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Your next flight crosses the Atlantic Ocean to Rome, Italy for refueling, then over the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, before continuing to Lilongwe, Malawi, known as the “Warm Heart of Africa”.
The team will stop overnight at the Teen Missions Malawi base in Chipoka, where you will likely see families of monkeys in the nearby trees. Then you will travel by truck along the southern shore of Lake Malawi, past the Queen Victoria Memorial. You will then cross the bridge spanning the Shire River, which was once a major route for the slave trade.
Your team will have two means of helping take the Gospel to the Yao. Here you will help build the BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center where Yao believers can come and be trained to minister to their own people. The training center is located on a beautiful strip of beach on Lake Malawi, and many of the local tribesmen are fishermen.
You will also have evangelistic opportunities to share with the people on both Lake Malawi and on the shores of the Shire River as you paddle in hand-carved wooden dugout canoes. You will be traveling to some of the same places that David Livingstone did when he explored Malawi. You will also be able to bless the orphans through songs and puppets at the nearby AIDS Orphans Rescue Unit.
Housing will be in tents. You will also visit the Liwonde National Park where you may see elephants, hippos, monkeys, crocodiles and zebras on your safari. Before leaving Malawi, you will travel to Senga Bay to buy wood carvings, paintings and drums.
Project Expense: $4690 U.S. plus Registration Fee