About every other year, members of First Presbyterian travel to Malawi in Africa to work with our partners on church related construction and medical clinic projects. Recent projects include:
2018 Malawi Mission Trip
In late July 2018, Kyle Kittrell will be leading a trip to Malawi, Africa. The first part of the trip will be to visit, speak and worship with the various partners of First Presbyterian Church. We will visit projects that we have been involved in over the past 12+ years: Water Well, Churches, Clinics, Teacher Housing, Clinic Staff Housing and Children's Centers. The second part will be a short safari in Zambia. The last part will be a Habitat for Humanity Build in central Malawi. This will be a hands-on project where we will work side by side with the family to help change their lives. You are welcome to take part in any of these parts. If you are interested, please contact Kyle Kittrell.
July 23 - 25 Travel to Malawi
July 26 Travel to Mzuzu
July 27 - 31 Tour Synod of Livingstonia
August 1 Travel to Lilongwe
August 2 Travel home OR Travel to Zambia for Safari
August 2-4 Safari
August 4 Travel back to Lilongwe
August 5 Travel Home OR stay over for Habitat Build
August 6 -11 Habitat Build in Salima
August 12 Travel Home after Build
About the Missions
The Beza Clinic is a first-aid station that saves lives with simple medications such as fever reducers and anti-diarrheas. We connect with other teams to help get supplies to the clinic through the Malawi Network here in the USA.
Funded by FPC in 2009, the Community Based Child Care at Kasasa serves more than 100 AIDs orphans and other village children. The center is managed and staffed by villagers with help from the Synod and serves many purposes while serving the needs of the orphans. Services include preschool education, a meal, after school care, training for home health care, and respite care for the home caregivers.
The Prayer House at Jandang'ombe was funded by FPC in 2010 and dedicated in 2013. The prayer house has an active and vital youth program that is already engaged in mission work to help their neighbors.
The Kavuzi Clinic built with funds from FPC, was dedicated in October 2015 with FPC member present, offers a higher level of skilled care in a remote area with the support of Ekwendeni Hospital. This clinic serves a population of 24,000 people who now walk many miles for medical assistance. Today their walk to health care is much less because of the Clinic.
If you are interested in more information about Malawi or participating in a mission trip, please contact Nancy Beard, Jim Hofmann, Christie or Kyle Kittrell.