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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.

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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

Giving thanks…

  • For the 3 ambulances that have already transported over 224 patients to healthcare facilities, including 90 pregnant women and 36 children.
  • For the women from the local lakeside communities who have been recruited and have now started their studies to become nurses and midwives
  • For the new ambulance speedboat that has now arrived at Lake Malawi, reducing travel time for emergency patients, from 3 hours to 30 minutes

Please pray for…

  • The people living in these extremely poor communities along the shores of Lake Malawi, that they would get the healthcare they need.
  • The students who will soon become healthcare workers in these communities.
  • The ambulance and speed boat drivers. For safety and strength as they travel on the lake to remote villages to bring health and hope.