Malawi Tumbuka Backpack/Ethiopia

2010 Malawi Teen Missions Trip

Mission Trip Dates: June 23 – August 14 — Work/Evangelism

Have you ever wanted to make an impact on a tribe in a remote mission field? If you have, then God has an opportunity for you among the Tumbuka tribe. After Boot Camp the team will 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.

Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa”. After stopping overnight at the Teen Missions Malawi base in Chipoka, you travel seven hours by truck to the far reaches of Northern Malawi to an area called Chilumba. Here you will construct an AIDS Orphans Rescue Unit that will help hundreds of needy children.

You will also have opportunities for backpacking treks into remote Tumbuka villages. Some, so remote, don’t even use money, but barter for goods. Housing will be in tents. You will also have the opportunity to go to the Nyika National Park where you will be able to go on a horseback safari and may ride alongside zebra. You may also see elephants, elands, leopards and warthogs.

Before your summer is over, you will also have the chance to buy local handcrafts such as drums, paintings and wood carvings.

Project Expense: $4690 U.S. plus Registration Fee

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  1. Have a blast on this trip all – I blazed a trail in Malawi with TMI in 1989. I remember it like it was yesterday!

  2. I am now not certain where you’re getting your info, but good topic. I must spend a while learning more or figuring out more. Thanks for excellent info I used to be on the lookout for this info for my mission.

  3. This is the coolest trip i have ever heard of i really want to sign up if not this year maybe next! Pray for me that i can raise the money!

  4. Beth, thank you so much! I am so excited to be coming back to Boot Camp again. I don’t know why but I miss that swamp. 🙂 I am very excited to be returning to do the Lord’s work once more!

  5. This sounds awesome! Is there still room?

  6. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! Praise the lord! I hope to be coming down this summer then, and I have registered. 🙂

  7. Hey, so I went to MNalawi Garden Monkey in 09 and I really wanna go back….is there still room on this trip? I just fell like God is pulling me back there and pointed me to this trip

  8. I was there in 95an awesome place and people would go again it

  9. do ya know who the leaders of this team will be yet?

  10. I like the sound of this- I really want to sign up! there’s still room, right?

  11. Hi Beth!!!!! I’m going to be 14 next summer, and I have a heart for Africa. I was wondering what would be a good trip for me to go on???

  12. Felicia Arnoldi

    this sounds great ! I like the thought of bartering for goods, I cant wait! im signing up! should be a wonderful experience.

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