Malawi is a beautiful country with rolling hills, brilliant sky and sparkling lakes. However, as is so often the case in the developing world, this beauty is only skin deep. Millions of orphans have lost one or both parents to the HIV/AIDS virus and many others are abandoned. Polygamy, unconcerned fathers, witchcraft, and prostitution have all left their mark on this country. Word & Deed partners with the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (CCAP) to support orphan care and theological training.
- Theological Training
Logos Ministries: Pastoral Training and Education
After working closely with the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (CCAP; a large denomination of over one million members) for a number of years on the orphan sponsorship program, Logos Ministries was given the opportunity to provide CCAP pastors, elders, leaders and teachers with the practical and doctrinal tools they need to better serve their congregations (which often number in the thousands). To that end, and in partnership with the CCAP, Logos Ministries offers training seminars to church leaders to equip men in CCAP churches to lead and instruct their flocks. Multiple seminars are held each month and are conducted by visiting pastors and teachers, as well as by Logos staff. Due to increased demand, Logos now has basic level theology classes that are attended largely by men outside of the CCAP; the reach of Reformed doctrine now has an entryway into other denominations in Lilongwe (the capital of Malawi) also. In 2015 Logos began partnering with one of our South African partners – Mukhanyo Theological College – to offer distance courses in theology at the diploma and certificate levels. These classes are held in the Logos Resource building in Lilongwe and provide the opportunity for Logos students to further their education. What an amazing opportunity to impact a one million member denomination!
- Orphan Support
Orphan Care Program
The Orphan Care Program supports 2,100 children in total. Children receive meals 3-5 times per week, help with securing school supplies and uniforms, help with their homework, and the provision of secondary school fees. All of the children also benefit from Christian instruction and family support. It is our prayer that these efforts will produce godly leaders who will one day be instrumental in transforming Malawi for God’s glory.