Take 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