Change Me!

Change Me!

In Malawi, women are coming together in Bible study groups asking God for just one thing.  They aren’t asking God to change their circumstances.  They aren’t asking God to change their husbands.  They aren’t asking God to change children or others around them.  Their...

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Dependency Go Away

Dependency Go Away

Economic Empowerment is working!  What God is doing is so exciting! Since the launch of our Economic Empowerment initiative people are starting new businesses and becoming independent.  Others are seeing the success and raising their hands to say "Me too!" The program...

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The sun and the Son

The sun and the Son

Thanks to some very special gifts, we are continuing to move forward with solar powered water pumps.  These pumps are having an incredible impact in the battle against hunger. This is what the pumps look like.  A solar panel drives a pump that floats on the water in a...

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Something Special?

Something Special?

Have you been blessed in a special way?  We are always working on special blessing too.  There are needs that go beyond the day-to-day and special gifts help us get there.  Below are some things we are working on right now. 10 new preschools still need chalkboards so...

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A Changed Chief

A Changed Chief

By his own testimony he was a drunkard.  A womanizer too.  Chief Zacharia's life was a mess. Then one day he stumbled by a group of people sitting on the ground singing.  When he asked what was going on they told him they were a Bible study group.  He laughed and...

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Agogo

Agogo

Agogo.  In Chichewa it means grandmother.  It is a title of respect for someone held in high regard. The Agogo in the photo above is a member of a Mother Group.  Not only is she an Agogo, but as a Mother Group member she counsels and helps younger girls to know more...

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Zikomo for the Water

Zikomo for the Water

Its a sinking feeling.  In some parts of the United States pipes can freeze during winter.  When that happens you turn the faucet and nothing comes out.  Now the nightmare begins as you try to figure out how to live life without water.  Yet for most, this is just...

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A Generous Heart

A Generous Heart

Maddie was a young student when she began sponsoring Hawa.  She opened her heart to sponsor a young lady with significant mental challenges.  She selected her knowing about the challenges.  She selected because of the challenges. That's just the kind of generous heart...

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The Widow’s Bricks

The Widow’s Bricks

Rose is a widow.  She had fallen on hard times...literally.  During the rainy season her house collapsed.  It was turned to rubble.  In the first picture below you can see what is left of the house behind her.  There is little left but piles of bricks. During a visit...

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A Woman with Hope

A Woman with Hope

Stella is a Chief, but even Chiefs can face tragedy.  She testified during a women’s gathering recently that when her husband died it hit her hard.  She couldn’t understand why this happened.  It was like she was living in a deep fog, nothing seemed clear anymore. ...

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A Broken Heart in Love

A Broken Heart in Love

Think sponsorship is all about giving a little to someone who is poor and needs help?  Think again.  In her own words here is Sue’s story. “God really spoke to my heart about the needs and struggles the girls in Malawi have. Things that we take for granted everyday...

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God’s Got Talent

God’s Got Talent

His name is Talent and he was sick. The doctors said they could do nothing.  Not a Christian, he didn’t know what to do.  People told him not to seek help from God because God does not care about your situation.  Any remaining hope he had was fading fast.  Not knowing...

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A Letter From America

A Letter From America

Do you remember receiving your first letter?  Do you remember holding it and seeing your name printed on the front of the envelope?  Then carefully opening it, sliding out the contents, and asking your mom or dad to read it to you?  Do you remember the anticipation,...

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I’ve Been Changed

I’ve Been Changed

Sarah has been sponsoring in Malawi for several years now. Recently she shared some thoughts with us. Y-Malawi – What prompted you to get involved in sponsoring someone in Malawi? Sarah - I knew that God didn’t just encourage or suggest us to care for others but...

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New Y-Malawi App!

New Y-Malawi App!

Have you seen our new app?  If you haven’t you can download it today! It’s free and will be your best source for keeping up with the latest news and video’s. Plus, you can donate, sponsor, and in the next phase even keep up with daily activities on trips all through...

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Can you imagine?

Can you imagine?

Inside the doors and windows of your own home should be a safe place.  For many people in the world, it isn’t. In Malawi most of the homes in the village are made of bricks that the villagers make themselves.  They mold the clay like mud into brick shapes.  Some bake...

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Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth’s Story

“I thought it was the end of my life.”  That’s what Elizabeth said about her situation when she was raped before entering high school. Elizabeth lives in a home with a family of 11.  She had been able to attend elementary school regularly, but the pregnancy put an end...

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5 Things

5 Things

Are you as excited about what God is doing in Malawi as we are?  Perhaps God is prompting you to lean in a little closer.  But then what could you do?  A lot actually, and the even better news is that everyone can do something!  God gives us all different ways to...

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Love Changes Everything

Love Changes Everything

It started and has been this way since the creation of man.  Even the Bible, in Galatians 6 says, “A man reaps what he sows.”  It is a law of nature and of man.  But what if you cannot sow?  What if you only get rain during a few months of the year?  Imagine it, how...

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

She is worth more than rubies, that’s how King Solomon described a noble woman (Proverbs 31:10).  As the world celebrates women this month, we want to especially celebrate the women of Malawi.  In particular, the women of Malawi who live in the village. We are so...

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Chisomo’s Story

Chisomo’s Story

There is an African saying, “Those who visit the lake have the opportunity to see the Hippo.”   The western world might say, “You don’t know, what you don’t know.” At 16 years old Chisomo had never left the village.  Her parents died when she was young.  This left the...

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Girls in School

Girls in School

We say the words all the time, “Education is the key to a better future.”  Yet, the data and reality are shocking.  Education is not easy to come by for most people in the world.  This is especially true of those living in developing nations like Malawi.  For millions...

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Harvest During Hunger Season?

Harvest During Hunger Season?

A harvest in the middle of the hunger season, unheard of. But it is happening! Each year during January, February, and March there is a time known as the hunger season in Malawi. During these months people run out of food. The hunger season is a time of the year when...

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Seal of Transparency

Seal of Transparency

Did you know that Y-Malawi has earned the esteemed Platinum Seal of Transparency?  This is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar a financial accountability monitor, and a service of Candid. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Y-Malawi is making...

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Water at last!

Water at last!

Our Vocational Training Center in Nkhotakota is continuing to grow.  Since opening, the center has graduated almost 150 students in carpentry and tailoring skills.  These graduates can now begin their own businesses and use the skills they have learned to become...

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COVID-19 update (Just such a time as this!)

COVID-19 update (Just such a time as this!)

Throughout most of 2020 cases of COVID-19 were minimal in Malawi. Early in the pandemic, the government reacted quickly putting response measures in place that were impactful. By the end of 2020, with a population of 18 million people, Malawi had experienced less than...

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Come and See

Come and See

It was crazy how many things had to be done differently during 2020. That got us to thinking, why don't we do something different for our 2020 Annual Report?  So we did. The end result is an hour long movie about the amazing things God is doing through Y-Malawi. The...

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Seeing is believing!

Seeing is believing!

“Seeing is believing.” The 17th century pastor Thomas Fuller was the first to use that phrase. Most people don’t know that what he really said was, “Seeing is believing, but feeling is truth.” I have just returned from three weeks Malawi. From first-hand experience I...

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Farming God’s Way

Farming God’s Way

No one seems to know who really said it first.  Lots of people have taken credit.  The majority of people seem to think it was Albert Einstein who said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Whoever said it, there...

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Not a handout, but a hand up!

Not a handout, but a hand up!

She was born into a poor family of 6.  Her parents worked the fields for day wages.  They did the best they could, but life was very hard.  Despite the challenges, Veronica was able to attend school.  Then in grade 8 everything changed.  She became pregnant.  It...

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