PC(USA) is a Partner in Mission with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Malawi.
The Malawi Mission Network page: http://www.malawinetwork.org
Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery has been in partnership with the Synod of Livingstonia (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian) since 1997. This partnership is sustained through diligent prayer and yearly in-person visits. Each year, EOP and the Synod of Livingstonia (CCAP) prepare to send or receive a delegation from partner churches. These trips include conversations around our mutual partnership, sharing culture, providing opportunities for preaching and faith development, and a mutual sharing of joys and struggles. Whether we send or receive a delegation, we always develop a deeper understanding of our global God!
“If someone’s stomach is growling too loudly, they cannot hear the gospel you are trying to preach.”
– Rev. Vincent Kalua, Director of Education - Synod of Livingstonia
In the third poorest country in the world, with a population of 18 million people (80% of whom live below the poverty line), the church in Malawi has listened to the needs of the people and responded accordingly: with medical clinics and hospitals, feeding programs, educational institutions, women’s empowerment, youth job skills, election monitoring, sustainable farming practices, radio broadcasting, and more! We can learn much from our partners in Malawi.
EOP and the Synod of Livingstonia (CCAP) have identified a few areas of focus for continued partnership:
Technical Training for Youth
This year, we will receive four partners who will itinerate throughout Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery during the month of November:
Luso Kacheche Ikwanga
Rev. Nase Chunga
Additionally, we are working on a presbytery-wide effort to raise money for Marion Medical Mission.
Our goal? To raise enough money for 60 wells to be built in Malawi. Each well is $450.
We are already more than halfway to our goal, but we're not there yet!
Raise money in your local congregation and then send the funds to the presbytery office.
To continue in this important effort (and to reach our goal!) funds will be dedicated at the first presbytery meeting of 2020.
In 2020, look for more information about a delegation from Eastern Oklahoma traveling to Malawi, Africa!
To add your name to the mailing list or learn more about how to get involved, e-mail: EOPMalawi@eokpresbytery.org
Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery Malawi Network Meeting Schedule for 2020
Saturday, January 25h 10am-2pm at John Knox Presbyterian Church Conference Room
Tuesday, April 7th 6-7:30 at John Knox in Tulsa
Saturday, July 11th 10am-2pm Location TBD
Tuesday, October 6th 6-7:30 at John Knox Presbyterian Church Conference Room