MALAWI

Malawi is known as the "Warm heart of Africa", a well earned reputation due to the kindness of their people and how they welcome strangers..  The name, Malawi, in Chichewa, the local language, means flames or fire, which is related to the incredibly breathtaking  sunsets and sunrises over Lake Malawi.
This little country is one of the most densley populated countries on the African continent. With a population of 194 inhabitants per KM2 compared  to the continent of 42, Malawi faces several social problems including poverty, where 50% of the population lives under the poverty line, and a high HIV/AIDS infection rate. Malawi is also prone to flooding from continuous and heavy rainfalls, which makes the most vulnerable of the population – those living in rural areas and whose livelihoods are based off of sustenance farming – all the more susceptible to extreme hunger.
Malawi adds over 400,000 people each year to its population and despite many organizations working in the country, the greatest need for the future of Malawi and its people is the advancing of the Gospel and the making of disciples. HBM is committed to supporting  the local church through the equipping of the saints for their good works.  It is only the power of the Gospel that will change the lives of Malawians and provide eternal life with Jesus Christ.

Population

19,129,152 (2020)
Median Age: 18.1 years

Christian

68%
The main religions are Christianity and Islam. There are no accurate estimates on the religious affiliation of Malawi's population, but it is estimated that 68% of the country is Christian 

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy: 65.62
Infant Mortality: 32.6 / 1,000
Deaths Under Age 5: 43.7 / 1,000 

Other Religions

Protestant 33.5% (includes Church of Central Africa Presbyterian 14.2%, Seventh Day Adventist/Baptist 9.4%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Anglican 2.3%), Roman Catholic 17.2%, other Christian 26.6%, Muslim 13.8%, traditionalist 1.1%, other 5.6%, none 2.1% (2018 est.)
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Demographics

From the late 15th to the 18th centuries, a prosperous Kingdom of Maravi - from which the name Malawi derives - extended its reach into what are now areas of Zambia and Mozambique. British missionary and trading activity increased in the area around Lake Malawi in the second half of the 19th century. In 1889, a British Central African Protectorate was established, which was renamed Nyasaland in 1907, and which became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA, the country held multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year.
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Economy

US$100-US$200 per year
Landlocked Malawi ranks among the world's least developed countries. The country’s economic performance has historically been constrained by policy inconsistency, macroeconomic instability, poor infrastructure, rampant corruption, high population growth, and poor health and education outcomes that limit labor productivity. The economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas. Agriculture accounts for about one-third of GDP and 80% of export revenues. The performance of the tobacco sector is key to short-term growth as tobacco accounts for more than half of exports, although Malawi is looking to diversify away from tobacco to other cash crops.
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Equipping

Jesus gave gifted men to "equip the whole church to do the work of the ministry, building up the body of Christ, until all come to a unified understanding of the faith and the knowledge of God's Son, growing to maturity, having the fullness of Christ."  Ephesians 4:11-13

Training leaders in the local church in the Word of God is the "tip of the spear" strategy of Hope Builders Ministries. These leaders are then better equipped to train the believers God has put in their charge. The whole congregation become disciple makers multiplying the advancement of the Gospel and able to help each other "walk worthy of the Gospel.
  • One year Disciple Makers Program
  • Three year leadership training
  • Commissioned Leadership

Empowering

Paul said, "And what you have heard from me...commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2


Hope Builders Ministries goal has always been for the Malawi Christians to oversee their own indigenous mission. Today HBM Zambia is led by a team of 35 nationals partnered with more than 100  pastors mentoring their local churches in disciple making ministry.  Hope Builders Ministries provide the strategic resources empowering them to effectively do this.
  •  Bibles
  • DMP Manuals
  • Pastoral and Leadership Manuals
  • Transport - bicycles and motorcycles

Encouraging

"Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Having partnered with the Malawi Church equipping them in the Word of God and empowering them with the resources to accomplish the Great Commission, Hope Builders Ministries continues to encouraging the national church in strategic partnerships.
  • Strategically located conference centers
  • Short-term US Mission trips for men and women who are Disciple Makers to supplement leadership training
  • Dignity Projects focused on orphans  and widows and other vulnerable people
  • Medical Aid for the indigenous missionaries
  • Disaster Relief in times of famine and pandemics
  • Community Service - wells, farm development projects

Advance the Gospel in Malawi

One of the poorest countries in the world with a 75% in name Christian population. The need for bible trained leaders is a priority.  Equipping faithful pastors to disciples others and their churches is the HBM strategy to rapidly saturate entire communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As the local church grows as it reaches out to the whole community and surrounding communities with the precious Name of Jesus.  

Hope Builders Ministries - Malawi