News: Malawi

“You Don’t Look Like Someone Who Comes from There”: Alice Shares Her Story with Malawi’s First Lady Malawi
Aug 7, 2017 -

Alice Williams stared out of the window as the car rolled up to the large gated entrance of Malawi’s state house. She, along with COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark, COTN graduate Francisco Kalima, and several other COTN staff, were here to meet Malawi’s First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika. 

Alice was here to share her story with the First Lady. 

“They Always Pray for People to Come”: Students Share Christ’s Love with Prisoners Malawi
May 22, 2017 -

“When I visited Bzyanzi prison I remembered how I used to live and how I was close to being like those boys in prison,” says Ireen Banda, a COTN University/Vocational student in Malawi.

Recently, as part of an outreach program for COTN University/Vocational students, students and staff visited Bzyanzi juvenile prison, located outside Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe. For the students and prisoners, the trip ended up being life-changing.

How Sponsorship is Transforming Life for Single Moms and Their Children Malawi
May 8, 2017 -

Happy Mother’s Day! Usually we tell you stories about how sponsorship is transforming children’s lives. Today, in honor of mothers everywhere, we want to show you how sponsorship is transforming the lives of moms too.

How an African Housewife Inspired a Florida Woman to Do More Malawi
Apr 5, 2017 -

To hear the full story, listen to COTN's Beyond the Village podcast, How a Malawian Housewife and a Girl with Special Needs Inspired a Florida Family to Do More.

“Once my husband and I got married and he got his first real job, he wanted to buy a nice car; but then reality set in,” says Carolyn Berger, a COTN partner who lives in central Florida. “He did drive a beater,” she recalls, laughing. “The back light would hang out.”

“It Is a Dream That Now I Am in University”—Sandram’s Story Malawi
Mar 8, 2017 -

Sandram says, “Before COTN, I was living a miserable life.” Sandram grew up in Malawi, the oldest of seven children. His childhood became particularly miserable after his father divorced his mother and forced her to leave their home and take the four boys and three girls with her.

Manuel’s Story: “How COTN Equipped Me to Serve!” Malawi
Feb 27, 2017 -

Manuel’s childhood was full of suffering, especially after he lost his father, who was the family breadwinner, to malaria. Manuel’s widowed mother had no means of support, and so food was scarce for Manuel and his seven siblings. There seemed to be no future for this vulnerable Malawian child.

How the Mosquito Net Project is Giving Jobs to Widowed Moms in Malawi Malawi
Feb 9, 2017 -

To hear the full story, listen to COTN’s podcast, “How the Mosquito Net Project is Giving Jobs to Widowed Moms in Malawi.”

When the truck driver arrived in the rural Mgwayi village, in Malawi, he was quickly surrounded by children, curious adults, and a group of women who started singing and dancing as six sewing machines were unloaded.

The Meek Are Getting Ready: Jenifer’s Story Malawi
Jan 11, 2017 -

Jenifer’s favorite Bible verse is Matthew 5:5: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (NIV). And her beginnings, growing up among the poorest in Malawi, can only be described as humble.

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Malawi Malawi
Jan 3, 2017 -

Thank you, sponsors! 

Because of your generous gifts to the children's Christmas Celebration fund, more than 1,200 children and students in Malawi were able to celebrate Christmas with gifts, parties, games, new clothes, food, special treats, a trip to the lake, and rejoicing in the birth of Jesus Christ by holding Christmas performances and accepting invitations to receive Christ as their savior. 
Fighting Child Marriage and Sex Abuse: A Talk with TED Speaker Memory Banda Malawi
Dec 7, 2016 -

Traditionally in Malawi, it’s taboo to talk about sex. But recently this country has been front and center in a worldwide discussion about cultural practices that promote sexual abuse and early marriage.