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Malawi Food Security

Posted by djaspersen on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Malawi 
Missionary Mark Panning
Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa

These are bags of maize.  A full one weighs 50 kilograms, which is just over 110 pounds.

Yesterday, we bought a bit of maize… about 881,500 pounds of it, which is about 441 tons, or roughly 8,000 of the bags you see pictured here.  I’d love to show you what 441 tons of maize looks like, but I don’t think that I have ever seen that much maize collected in one place.
Maize is the staple food of Malawi.  Grind it into flour and boil it ...

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Field Notes from Malawi Disaster Survey Team

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Malawi 
By Jennifer Lee

As I made my way to the airport in Phoenix I was reminded of the previous trips to Malawi I had taken and prepared for. This one however was very different, I was not moving there it would just be a very short trip with a very specific mission/task. The first time I made this very long trip(27hrs) in 2006 I was going as the new Sister in Charge of Lutheran Mobile Clinic, tasked with overseeing operations on field for the Central Africa Medical Mission. This would be my first re...

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Tree of Hope

Posted by djaspersen on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, In : Malawi 

KW EDITOR'S NOTE :: This is a special Malawi Mission Partner Communique which was sent to our by Missionary John Holtz.
The rains were no surprise.

The floods were.

River banks can hold only so much.  Land can soak in only so much.  Sand bags can stop only so much.

Then the inevitable happens.

When floods come, fields go.  When a cyclone hits, everything is hit.  Soil erodes.   Roofs cave.  Houses collapse.  Bridges break.  Pit latrines become unusable.  Dirt roads become impassable.    

In Nov...

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Field Notes: Maxwell's Marbles

Posted by djaspersen on Monday, September 15, 2014, In : Malawi 

KW Editor’s Note: Diane Tracy is a member of a small Kingdom Workers team which recently spent two weeks in Malawi. Together with Kim Jefferies, Executive Director of the Brighton Center in San Antonio, TX and the KW Field Manager, they visited several shelters and disabilities support centers to observe and assess the needs of these centers. Both women are members of Our Saviors in San Antonio. We look forward to receiving their full report as KW continues to export this ministry.

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Field Note: Meet Emma

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, September 11, 2014, In : Malawi 

(KW Editor’s Note: Kim Jefferies is currently in Malawi to assess resources available for children with disabilities and their families.

Malawi Disability Ministry: Kingdom Workers seeks to share the gospel with people who have intellectual and physical disabilities and to support, educate, and witness to their families in Malawi.) View several photos from their trip [HERE]

I've had so many moments here in Africa these past six days.  Some difficult and some extremely joyful.  One of my mo...

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Looking Back - Ahead

Posted by djaspersen on Monday, June 30, 2014, In : Malawi 

[KW Note: Nick and Kerry Laper are on temporary assignment as Kingdom Workers Field Managers in Malawi while Stefan and Kathy Felganhauer spend their furlough on the USA]

Traveling the Malawian highway from the airport to Blantyre, our instant impression is that things have not improved significantly since our departure 14 years ago. We pass clusters of under nourished children, sparsely dressed (if at all), and women doing their laundry in the river—deforestation is overwhe...

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