In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Psalm 95:4-5
Lake Malawi is a life-source for many people living on its shores, however the lake can also be treacherous. Weather conditions can change quickly, endangering the lives of passengers in boats that are regularly overcrowded.
In April 2017, 16 worshippers returning from an Easter service at church were lost when their boat capsized in stormy weather. Such incidents are a stark reminder of how fragile life can be in this part of sub-Saharan Africa. In many remote parts of the north of the lake, where there is no road access, health facilities are scarce and are poorly resourced, with few staff and little medication. Yet, for villagers living in these remote areas, these inadequate health centres are all they have.
Project Nyanja (meaning "Lake" in Malawi) aims to better equip these remote health centres on the shores of Lake Malawi. Although we still have a way to go, we are already beginning to see the fruits of this project, including the provision of a new ambulance speedboat (pictured right).
You can find out more about this project here.