Come to Malawi the “Warm Heart of Africa”, where you will help change the lives of people with poor eyesight, who will see clearly for the first time after being fitted with eyeglasses. You will also receive basic first-aid training to assist in treating those who come for help.

Malawi— Africa

Dates: June 15 – August 9, 2019

Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)

Work & Evangelism

 Travel: After Commissioning you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York before boarding

 a flight across the Atlantic Ocean to Nairobi, Kenya, and then on to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. While in Malawi, you will travel to different villages to hold eyeglass clinics, meeting the needs of those who come. In addition, you may assist the Rescue Unit Coordinators with their daily medical treatments and help at the Sunday Schools by teaching Bible lessons, phonics, quizzing and playing games with the children. There will also be opportunities to share the Gospel through puppets, music, dramas and work projects while at the BMW.

 Ministry: 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, various antelopes, crocodiles, and baboons. You will also visit Senga Bay and have the opportunity to shop for wood carvings, spear heads, jewelry, drums, and fabrics, as well as go for a swim in Lake Malawi.

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


Please note that the projects have been chosen up to a year before they are published. Therefore, projects can change, even at the last minute. Please come with a servant’s heart and be eager to do whatever the mission has a need for, regardless of what was specified. We have been invited back to many places because of our willingness to do whatever is needed. ALL teams are work teams in addition to the project listed. Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.

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Malawi Adventure

“I am learning so much this summer. I just love everything about Malawi. The weather is awesome along with the landscape, the people, my team and the leaders. I have learned how to adapt to a new environment even when missing my family. I think it’s crazy how the Malawians are all so happy but have so little. They have no shame at church and all sing their hearts out. So, in a nutshell, I LOVE Africa.”

Gabe M. | 2017 Malawi Team


Gabe M. | 2017 Malawi Team

Malawi Ministry

“Coming to Malawi has opened my eyes to a lot of things the Lord has been doing. Since I’m staying for a year, it’s hard not to focus on my worries, but I’ve been given peace over the situation. It’s awesome to be here with the kids and to play games, but it can be difficult with the cultural and language barrier. I’m looking forward to building relationships and exploring what Christ has planned. He has been a refuge for me during my troubles and I’m learning to rely on Him more and more. Seeing the brutal hardships of the Malawians has taught me to cherish what I have waiting for me back at home and the Gospel message of Christ.”

Abby G. | Malawi GAP Year


Abby G. | Malawi GAP Year

Malawi Experience

“It’s so incredible to see all the kids who have literally next to nothing, but yet have so much joy. They are constantly playing and having fun despite having to use a ball of trash as a soccer ball and few having shoes on their feet. They are a constant reminder that you don’t have to have any material things to be a light for Christ and to have joy in your life.”

Marina K. | 2017 Malawi Team


Marina K. | 2017 Malawi Team


  1. Hi! I had a few questions. I have had a couple people ask me if I am collecting glasses for the trip, since I am going on an eyeglass trip, but I didn’t see any mention of that in the fact sheet. If I know people who are willing to donate glasses, would that be useful? Also, my team information says that girls are supposed to wear skirts every day on the field, because that is the custom in Malawi. For traveling and sightseeing then, should I have a separate skirt packed, or should I still have a pair of jeans for travel and sightseeing? Thank you!

    1. Paz, We do not need donations of glasses, but thank you. You will wear your travel jeans to/from Malawi. You may wear pants at Boot Camp and Debrief. You do not need a separate skirt for traveling or sightseeing as you will wear your travel jeans (unless it is local sightseeing).

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