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Where to get Malawi related resources (CD's, Maps, Books, etc); how to plan a trip; how to donate money.


Timwimbire -Embangweni Choir CD - made during 2001 tour of Northern Ireland ($15)

Nkharamu Za Sono Kulite - Embangweni Chapel Choir CD -  recorded in Embangweni 2001 ($15)

For more CD's, see the web page at


There is a good road map of Malawi available from ITMB International Travel Maps ( for (Canadian $12.95)

There are so many on-line maps of Malawi it can be overwhelming.  One of the best ways to find maps is to use Google.  Go to Google Images and do a search  for Malawi map and you will find thousands of maps.   You can download almost any of these maps.  Of course, like anything on the WEB, some of them may be copyrighted so be careful how you use them.


Many logos are available for download from various places on the web.  For anything PCUSA related, go to the PCUSA Graphics site:


Shallow Wells in Malawi - by Marion Medical Mission - contact Tom Logan or Jim Nussbaumer

Visionaries - by Medical Benevolence Foundation - contact Pam Ator - (800) 675-9250


African Friends and Money Matters by David Maranz.   new_tiny.gif (285 bytes)This book grew out of frustrations that Westerners experience when they travel and work in Africa.   Africans have just as many frustrations relating to the Westerners in their midst.   Each uses and manages money and other resources in very different ways, and these differences create many misunderstandings and frictions.  This book will be of interest to Westerners living, working or traveling in sub-Saharan Afica.  Africans will also be interested for what it reveals about Western culture and many significant ways Westerners react to Africa.  [Available for about $25 from and other book stores]


USA/Malawi Flag Lapel Pin - Makes a great gift to celebrate your Malawian relationship or partnership. $4.00 each. Order them at   On the left side of the page, click on "Friendship" and then scroll down to Malawi.They also have Malawi flag pins and patches.  MalawiFriendshipPin.gif (2681 bytes)


One of the best resources in planning a trip to Malawi can be found at the Pittsburgh - Partnership WEB site. They give a lot of practical tips and guides on do's and don'ts of such a trip. 

A good list of things to remember when traveling to Malawi can be found at A-Z of Travel to Embangweni While it is written about Embangweni, most of the items are applicable anwhere.

Making Mission Trips Matter: For short-term mission to be effective, church groups must navigate around the pitfalls. A good story in Presbyterians Today Magazine. new_tiny.gif (285 bytes)

Tools for Trip Leaders: PCUSA has a number of tools to help a mission trip leader. new_tiny.gif (285 bytes)


Extra Commitment Opportunities

See the PCUSA site for more details on ECO's and how to contribute. For more information on these ECO's, contact
Debbie Braaksma (502) 569-5916  Mail to Debbie Braaksma OR Pablo Gracia (502) 569-5031  Mail to Pablo Garcia

ECO Number Title Description
DR000158 Disaster Response - Malawi & Southern Africa This designated account supplements the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering to enable a significant response for relief and disasters in Malawi and Southern Africa. 9-2000158 Please visit the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Web site ( for updates and information on the response.
E047936 Self-Help Projects, southern & East Africa For the unemployed, displaced, homeless and physically challenged people of Southern Africa, the ministries of this project are a hopeful ray of light. The churches of Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, and Uganda are involved in a variety of ministries, but they are crippled by woefully inadequate resources. Your gift will enable them to provide material assistance, comfort, self-help counseling and hope.
E047937 Children of East & Southern Africa In the nations of Southern and East Africa, a country's children often fare the worst in times of social unrest, natural disaster or economic difficulties. In nations such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, (and nearly every other nation in the region), there is an alarming increase in the number of children abandoned on the streets of urban centers and of children raising other children. Your financial resources will allow PC(USA) partner churches and mission personnel to develop human, material and financial resources that will make regional and local responses possible. Funds are needed for shelters, educational opportunities, employment training, nutrition and medical assistance.Gifts to this project may also assist with necessary related project expenses that are essential to the successful completion of this project, such as mission personnel, travel and administrative support.
E047988 Self-Help Projects Livingstonia Synod The Synod of Livingstonia, Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, continues to develop a wide variety of community-based, income-generating, and self-help projects that support women, youth, and development ministries. Farming cooperatives, women's literacy and education programs, youth and young adult development are supported through gifts to this project.
E051611 Marion Medical Mission Marion Medical Mission in Marion, Illinois has been a long time partner in mission with the Worldwide Ministries Division. The organization was begun by medical mission personnel and members of the Southeastern Illinois Presbytery to assist hospitals in East and southern Africa. The mission has enlarged to include major shallow well projects for safe drinking water; building and refurbishing schools and supplying and working with hospitals and clinics. As the needs of Africa have changed and grown, Marion Medical Mission has kept pace with the times.
E051771 Ministry of Hope Contributions support community-based care of orphaned and needy children in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe.
E051772 Nkhoma Hospital Contributions to Nkhoma Hospital provide general medical, surgical, pediatric, maternity, ophthalmology and TB care.
E074868 Tyler & Rochelle Holm

Tyler Holm is a lecturer at the University of Livingstonia, College of Theology, a seminary of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian. In a region where the member-to-minister ratio is 7,000 to 1 and growing, the training of pastoral leadership is a critical need.  At the College, Tyler lectures on Biblical Theology, Church History and other subjects as may be requested, provides technical support for the college, and assists with the development of marketing and communications materials. Rochelle works as the Manager of WatSan Centres in Mzuzu, working in collaboration with the CCAP to conduct research, as well as training of entrepreneurs in technical, business, and financial aspects to plan for, provide and maintain affordable, clean water and sanitation for the benefit of communities in Malawi.  

E200385 Jim & Jodi McGill Jim and Jodi McGill have been under appointment since 1995. Their most recent assignment began in 2000 in Mzuzu, Malawi, where the average life expectancy is only 35 years. Their work through the Synod of Livingstonia of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian is focused in health care and clean water and sanitation work. Jim serves as coordinator of protected water and buildings coordinator. Jodi serves as coordinator for primary health care and has also taken on the work of interim coordinator for the AIDS department.
E310702 Education Projects, Malawi  
E862149 Embangweni Hospital Malawi Embangweni Mission Hospital is a 133-bed hospital in northern Malawi. It serves a catchment area of 90,000 people. Your support of this institution will help provide medicines, charity care, fuel, staff training, staff housing, ambulance, laundry renovation and water line improvements. Gifts to this project may also assist with necessary related project expenses that are essential to the successful completion of this project, such as mission personnel, travel and administrative support.
E862703 Water for All Without clean water, good health is impossible. In many parts of the world people suffer chronic and life-threatening illness and children die needlessly for lack of accessible clean water. Funds for this program provide technical assistance, equipment and training to develop sources of clean water in needy communities.
E862706 AIDS Crisis Overseas Gifts support church and community-based programs that address poverty, behavior and other root causes of AIDS transmission. Programs include skills training, education, income-generating activities and Biblically based behavior formation and change. A particular focus is women and families.
E862726 Mulanje Hospital/ Malawi Mulanje is the only church hospital in Blantyre Synod and is located 15 km from the border of Mozambique. The hospital is expanding its program to improve home-based care and other primary health activities.
E862733 Ekwendeni Hospital Funds are needed for equipment and to support and expand the integrated care and prevention programs at this hospital in northern Malawi.
E862756 Zomba Theological College - Malawi Zomba Theological College was founded by the General Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian at its present location in 1977, bringing to one location the efforts of the three existing theological colleges. With the joining of the Anglican Church in 1978, candidates are now trained for ordination in the 4 Presbyterian synods (Blantyre, Nkhyoma, Harare, and Livingstonia) and in the Anglican Council of Malawi
E864142 Relief & Devel. Projects; Malawi Christian Council Gifts to this ECO aid the Christian Council of Malawi's work in relief and development projects throughout the country. Malawi has had a major influx of refugees from the ongoing civil strife in Mozambique. The United Nations High Commission on Refugees depends highly on the work of the Council in providing shelter, health care and food for these people.
E864823 Projects Office, Blantyre Synod Gifts to this ECO aid self-help development–oriented programs of Blantyre Synod that are coordinated by this office. A true physical and verbal Christian witness is carried out through the ongoing programs of: Functional Literacy, Youth Sustainable Agricultural Training at Namingadzi Farm, Practical Learning for Living School at Domasi Mission, a Child Survival Program serving children orphaned by AIDS, a general outreach to communities to encourage and facilitate self-development and relief.

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