Malawi Playground

Journey to the other side of the world to Malawi, Africa! Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” and it truly lives up to its name. From the moment you arrive, you will feel the peace and friendliness of the people of Malawi.  

Preteen Missions Trip (ages 10-13)Malawi Flag

Dates June 20 – July 28, 2017


Travel:  After Commissioning you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Montreal, Canada, before boarding a flight across the Atlantic Ocean to London, England, where you may have time to purchase some famous fish & chips at the airport. A connecting flight takes you across the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, the Sahara Desert, and the Equator to Nairobi, Kenya. From Nairobi a short flight takes you 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, located on the shore of Lake Malawi in Chipoka.

Ministry:  Your team will be building a community playground for kids who never had a chance to swing on a swing or go down a slide! You will share the love of Christ with Malawian children by playing games, telling Bible stories, and spending time showing them God’s love. You will also have an opportunity to plant fruit trees at some of the AIDS Orphans Rescue Units. These beautiful trees will provide food for children in the community. In fact, many children will be watching your every move as they await their turn to play on the new playground. Using a wordless bracelet or acting out a story from the Bible are ways to share the Gospel message found in Jesus Christ.

Adventure:  Sightseeing will include a trip to Liwonde National Park where you will stay at a bush camp. A game drive will take you through the beautiful untouched wilderness; keep your eyes open for elephants and hippos! You will also have time to shop for wood carvings, jewelry, drums and traditional Malawian skirts before you leave.

Project Expense: $3890 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee


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



  1. Do the mission trip locations change yearly or do y’all go to the same locations each year?

  2. I was looking at the packing list and it said that you get a duffel bag but then it says to pack your stuff in a tote what do i use the duffel bag or the tote to put all my stuff in? and do you guys send us a carry on?

    • Thomas, We will issue you a duffel bag upon arrival. You can bring your stuff in a tote or box (tote is preferable). If you bring a tote, you can store your stuff in it and it is easier to organize and keep stuff dry. We will issue a backpack on pack-out day. You may want to bring an OLD backpack for use during Boot Camp.

  3. Is it full yet?

  4. I am signed up for the Malawi Preteen trip and I was wondering if we will be playing with the children and meeting the people there, or just building?

  5. How many kids have already signed up for the team?

  6. Hi- my daughter Laurel is registered for the Malawi preteen trip for 2017. She read in some of the trip information that she may have the opportunity to barter for different types of items to bring home. What type of goods should she bring to barter with, and in what quantities should she pack them? Also, is it advisable to bring any small trinkets- stickers, bouncy balls, candy, etc to hand out to the children she interacts with? Thank you for the information.

    • Kelly, They normally barter with money; very rarely do they barter with things. If they do, it is usually their watch, bandannas, etc. (something they used during the summer). She can bring trinkets, but she is limited in the weight of her luggage.

    I have made a page for parents and team members to chat and share prayer request etc as we prepare for Malawi preteen 2017

  8. Who is leading the team and what language does the chipoka area speak.

    • Isabelle, We do not give out the names of the leaders as that can change between now and when Boot Camp starts. Malawians speak a few different languages, but many speak English and there will be a translator with the team when they are doing evangelism.

  9. Can a kid go on this team if they where to turn ten while on the trip?

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