Malawi Well Drilling

MalawiCome to Malawi, Africa where your mission is not only to bring fresh water to a village, but to also bring the living water of Christ to those who are searching! At Boot Camp your team will be trained to operate a drilling rig used to drill the well.


Dates: June 17 – August 4, 2017

Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)

Travel:  After Commissioning you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Toronto, Canada, before boarding a flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to London, England, where you may have time for some famous fish ‘n’ chips. A connecting flight takes you across the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Equator before arriving in Nairobi, Kenya. From Nairobi, a connecting flight takes you to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. As you step off the airplane, you will immediately notice a country that is still living in the past where food, water and firewood are all carried by the women on their heads. From the airport it is a two-hour drive to the Teen Missions in Malawi Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center in Chipoka, located on the shores of Lake Malawi. After packing necessary supplies, your team will head to a remote village that does not have access to clean water.

Ministry:  While drilling the well, hundreds of children and adults will gather to watch what is happening. This gives you the perfect opportunity to teach English, share Bible stories, and play games all of which will give you a chance to share the Gospel message.  At night see the skies come to life with star constellations seen only in the southern hemisphere.

Adventure:  At the end of your summer, an overnight Safari trip is planned to Liwonde National Park. Here you may see many of Africa’s amazing wildlife on a game drive through the untouched wilderness. Keep your eyes open for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and many types of antelope! You will also have an opportunity to visit the local market to barter for drums, wood carvings, paintings and many types of beautiful fabric.

Project Expense: $4890 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee


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



  1. What is the best way to send mail to the Malawi team on the field? Do you know how long it takes for the mail to be delivered to them? When my son went a few years back, he didn’t receive any of his mail, and it was returned to us a year later! I want to avoid a repeat of this, if possible! Thanks.

    • Jessica, That information is in his Individual Team Fact Sheet. It can take from 2-4 weeks for a letter to arrive. The address is on his prayer cards and in the Individual Team Fact Sheet.

      • Thanks, Beth. Yes, I saw that information, and I had it last time as well. The time frame didn’t seem to work for us, though. I was hoping there was something I was missing, or a specific type of airmail, etc. that works better than other types of mail to avoid disappointment this time.

        • Jessica, Unfortunately, mail, especially overseas, is not always reliable. We have not found any one thing works better than another. There are teams that will probably not get any mail. Sometimes that can be a blessing (less drama and it is so hard on kids that don’t get any mail).

  2. As I begin to pack for the trip I am wondering if we wear skirts while doing our work project (drilling the well). Because in the specific team info it said that we will be wearing skirts the whole time. Or should we also bring pants

  3. Have the team member packets been sent out yet?

  4. How long is the layover in the Narobi airport? The Health dept. told me that if it’s more than 12 hours, Marina will need a yellow fever immunization; but if it’s less than 12 hours, she will not.

  5. Hello, when will the packets that say all of our team members, and more information be sent out?

  6. Are there still spots open for girls on this team??

    • Courtney, No, but there will be cancellations and switches. You will need to register for another team stand ask to be put on the waiting list. You will be the first girl on the waiting list.

  7. is the team still open for girls?

  8. Hello Beth,
    Do you still have space available for girls?

  9. Can overalls be worn with a T-shirt, is this acceptable for a work outfit if the leg is not tight to the skin and the straps are wide?

  10. Hi we reside in South Africa my daughter is 15 and will be attending her teen mission trip 2016 here in S.A. and would love to register her for an international trip in 2017 but want to know is it possible for her at 15 to board a flight alone or she will need to be accompanied by an adult

    • Debra, She should not have any problems doing an international flight alone. The requirements depend on the airlines. You may have to pay an extra fee for her to fly as an “unaccompanied minor”. We have had several team members come from overseas.

  11. My message did come through but would you read both and answer the questions because I sent different questions in both things

  12. I do not think my message came through. I have a few questions for you. My family and I full time rv and I would have to fly to the boot camp. I was wondering if you could tell me where the boot camp is please. Will my family and I be able to write letters to each other while we are the field? Also, will there be showers and laundry for us and will the boys and girls sleep in different places and where will we sleep? Thank you for reading this, Zachary

    • Zachary, The Boot Camp is at Merritt Island, Florida. Yes, you might write letters. Are you planning on coming as a leader? The Malawi team is in tents, so both team members and leaders will be sleeping in tents. Showers and laundry are usually done using a bucket. We will pick up the team members and leaders at the Orlando International Airport (MCO). If you have further questions, please call our office (321-453-0350).

    • I was not coming as a leader. Thank you for you response and have a nice day!

  13. I’ve signed up for a team already and I know the basic idea of what we will be doing, but I’m wondering when we will get more information?

    • Jocelyn, Your support packet will be mailed soon. We are in the process of proofing the final copy for the brochure and then we can get the support letters printed and the packets mailed. The hurricane put us behind…

  14. Is the estimated Project Expense an estimation of donations needed, or is it an estimation of how much each team member must pay?

  15. Hi! My name is Stevie and I would really like to find out more information about this trip! Who do i contact?

    • Stevie, If you read the reports (under trip reports) from last year, you will get a great idea of what goes on. More information will be coming out in the next few weeks.

  16. When will approximate prices be published?

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