We’re now pretty much at the end of this trip to Malawi and very fortunate to be able to grab a couple of days at the lake before our flight home. Makuzi beach is probably the most beautiful place in Malawi and truly idyllic – a million miles away from the poverty and hard lives of our farmers who are only some 80km from here. In many ways this sums up Malawi: a land of contrasts; a land of beauty and broken-ness.
There is so much to admire about Malawi – the beauty of the mountains and lake; the strength of families and community; the rich vein of faith running through society – and yet poverty and pain are never far away. Beauty and broken-ness.
My friend Given sent me this photo which shows the reality of life in Malawi, especially for women. Just surviving and bringing up a family is crushingly hard work and fraught with difficulties.
It’s really not difficult to fall in love with Malawi, but it is incredibly challenging to try to bring some lasting change. We have some innovative programmes and a great bedrock of support from Scotland (thank you!) and together we will keep working to do what we can to bring beauty out of broken-ness.
What a lovely concluding message at the end of a very encouraging trip. Clearly Malawi Fruits is making a difference and your trip has flown by with so many positive results.
May God bless your return flights and I hope you can relax for a couple of days before leaving.
The picture of Makuzi Beach could so easily be anywhere on the north west coast of Scotland ….beautiful.
Have really enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to hearing your stories in person in October (Inverleith St Serf’s Guild). Enjoy your few days by the lake.
Thank you for your posts from Malawi of all you were involved in there Kevin. Such a fresh way to do ‘Mission’ with such long lasting practical benefits for the recipients. May God add his blessing to all who shared in ever deepening friendships. Ruth Herd