Malawi Missions Trip

Malawi FlagTake a life-changing  journey to one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi, Africa. From the moment you arrive, you will feel as though you have stepped back in time, where villagers still use donkeys and oxen for carrying firewood and transportation into town.  


Teen (ages 13-19)

Travel: After Commissioning you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Washington D.C. before boarding a flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A connecting flight takes you across the Equator to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. It is a two-hour drive from the airport to the Teen Missions in Malawi Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center in Chipoka located on the shores of Lake Malawi. From the BMW, it is an additional five-hour drive to Mangochi. Along the way you will stop at Livingstonia, where there is a memorial for David Livingstone, an early missionary and explorer to Africa.

Ministry: Your project will be to build small chalets for use as a retreat and conference center at the Teen Missions base in Mangochi. Each morning you will wake up to the stunning views of Lake Malawi and fishermen, using traditional canoes, heading out to get their first catch of the day. You will be able to share the love of Christ to people who have never heard it before. 

Adventure: At the end of your summer, an overnight Safari trip is planned to Liwonde National Park. A game drive will take you through the beautiful untouched wilderness. Keep your eyes open for elephants and hippo! You will also have a chance to shop for wood carvings, jewelry and traditional drums before you leave.

Dates: June 18 – August 6

Estimated Project Expense $4790 U.S. plus Registration Fee


(Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.) Return to Mission Trips List


  1. Hi,
    I am interested in going on one of the Malawian Mission Trips. I was just wondering g if you could explain to me the different trips you have and what you would be dong on each of the trips. My primary goal is to work with education in Malawi if that helps.
    Thank You

    1. Patrick, Our 2017 teams will be listed in July and there will be a description of what they will be doing on our website. You can register online, but the registrations will not be processed until mid-late September when everyone is back in the office.

  2. Hello! We are looking for a missions trip for our son for this summer. Guatemala was his first choice. Is there any way to find out which trips are full, without searching through the comments for each location? Thank you! 🙂

  3. Hi,
    In regards to learning the 40 verses, I found them on this site and I have printed them off. The one problem with them is they are in the King James Version of the Bible and I was wondering if I could memorize the version of the verses that are in my “New International Version”?

  4. I have created a Facebook group for the parents and team members of the 2016 Malawi Beach team. If you look up: “Teen Missions Malawi Beach 2016”, you should be able to find it. If you have any questions regarding the team, you will still need to call the TMI office.

    1. I cannot find this on Facebook when searching “teen Missions Malawi Beach 2016” or any combination of this. My daughter is part of team and anxious to join the group:)

    1. Karen, School dates end anywhere from the beginning of May until the end of June. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate everyone. Most schools will allow you to take your exams early in order to do something like this.

    1. Madelyn, It doesn’t cover your round-trip transportation to/from Florida, spending money, deposits, departure taxes (you usually get this back), etc. It covers pretty much everything once you arrive here (food, transportation, etc.).

    1. Zach, There is no tithe coming out of the support you raise for a summer mission trip. There is an offering taken at Boot Camp (only one) and it is only for our Aids Orphans ministry. It is a free-will offering.

    1. Rebecca, It depends on which Malawi team. There may be at the base, but if you go out into the bush, there won’t be. But don’t worry – you will be very used to it after Boot Camp!

    1. Alex, Everything is included BUT: your round-trip transportation to/from FL for training and after Debrief, your spending money, passport and visa costs, departure taxes, medical expenses, etc.

  5. Hi,

    I’m interested in this program for my daughter. I have some questions, do they become overwhelmed being away from home so long and if so what is done to help them to cope? Second, is the Word of God something that is central to the program? And finally, is it safe to go to this part of the world with all that is happening?

    Thank you

    1. Gina, Most do really well with this experience. They may experience periods of homesickness and we do know how to deal with it. Yes, the Word of God is definitely central to this experience. Honestly, Malawi is probably safer than the US at this time. We have a lot of policies in place to ensure the kids/leaders safety. God is in control!

  6. HI,
    I would like to know how someone to be the member of the teen mission. I am very interested with your programs. I am a boy of 25 years and I have got Malawi school certificate of education, in addition certificate of agriculture(Board City and Guilds) I like to be in your program. Am looking for your response positive response will be regretful to me. If you are interested with me you can call me on + 265884328853.

    yours faithfully,

    Alinafe Martin

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