Hope Builders Ministries - 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 densely populated countries on the African continent. With a population of 194 inhabitants per sq km to the continent of 42 per sq km, 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.
Median Age: 18.1 years
Infant Mortality: 32.6 / 1,000
Deaths Under Age 5: 43.7 / 1,000
Equip the whole church to do the work of the ministry, building up the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:12
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
"Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
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, it reaches out to the whole community and surrounding communities with the precious Name of Jesus.