Over the years Kondanani Children’s Village has hosted many visitors who have come on a mission trip to Malawi. Perhaps you would like to come too?
People have come from the Netherlands, UK, USA, Egypt, South Africa, Australia and many other places. Some have come for a couple of weeks and others have stayed for months or years as missionaries. We appreciate each and every one. Is this something God is calling you to do? Could you become a missionary to Africa?
Our first missionary was of course our Founder and Executive Director, Annie Chikhwaza from South Africa / the Netherlands who has been on a mission trip to Malawi for close on 30 years! We also honour the late Cherie Martin from Australia who sadly passed away during the pandemic. Cherie and her beautiful daughter Tandazi was with us pretty much from the beginning and we will never forget her selfless service. Cherie truly poured out her life for our children, made a huge difference and leaves a lasting legacy.
Annie and Cherie are wonderful examples of how God has used them to be the hands and feet of Jesus in Malawi, Africa’s poorest country with a population of 12 million people, one million of which are orphans. However both have always maintained that they are just ordinary people serving the God of the extraordinary. In this post we want to share some of the feed back from other ordinary people who have visited us, going as far back as 1999, but the memories of their mission trip to Malawi remain evergreen. The following are comments recently shared on our website.
Hear from others who have been on a mission trip to Malawi
I was a visitor in 1999, when Annie opened up the orphanage. (A single house building that held 30-35 infants). I spent a week in Malawi and it was my first time out of USA by myself. What an adventure! I would be honored to be able to come and visit again. The country may be the poorest, but Kondanani was full of love. So I guess I didn’t see poor when I was there just the richest. 🥰 Wendy.
I so enjoy catching up with all that is happening at Kondanani. I was privileged to have been part of KCV for a few years. What a joy it is to see how the children I knew and love have grown and developed. I am so proud of them. Perhaps I will be able to see them again one day.
I was at Kondanani nearly 13 years ago and it was the greatest honour to be a part of what God is doing there. Kondanani is a haven of Love, Joy and Peace for the orphaned children of Malawi.
Annie Chikwaza is a woman in a million, her heart and love for the orphaned children of Malawi is second to none. She shows and lives the heart of the Lord to take care of the widows and orphans the sick and needy.
Thank you Annie for the privilege of living and serving at Kondanani.
Pic: Annie Chikhwaza and Linda Ford
God. Bless you and make His face shine on you and all the children, house mothers and helpers at Kondanani and give His continued peace and protection. God bless you Annie and your team. Love you all, Linda.
Become a missionary to Africa
It you would like to follow in the footsteps of our visitors who have come on a mission trip to Malawi, we would love to speak to you. We urgently need more people who would come to the Children’s Village as missionaries. If that is you, see Become a Missionary to Africa.