Mission trip to Malawi and Women’s Leadership Conference, Johannesburg

DSCN0746DSCN0791Kentucky WMU has been invited to send a WMU Team to Malawi to provide training for pastors’ wives. We will combine this with participating in the Baptist Women’s Leadership Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a wonderful opportunity for Kentucky women to bless women in Malawi and to fellowship with women from around the world. The trip dates for both portions is July 9-22, 2015. (It is also possible to participate in the Malawi portion only.)

This will be the second trip to Malawi for Kentucky WMU.  In 2012 a team of seven provided a week of classes for the wives of seminary students. This time, all pastors’ wives from Malawi are invited to participate.  (Read about our 2012 trip.)

DSCN0750DSCN0828Projected Trip Information  (Schedule, cost, etc. are subject to change)
Cost:  $5,000 (includes airfare, mission team insurance, in-country expenses for meals & lodging, Women’s Conference fee). It is possible that this trip will cost less, depending on final cost for airline tickets. Participant will be responsible for meals en route, souvenirs, and other personal expenses.
Option: Participate in only the Malawi portion of the trip. ($4,000 – or less depending on airfare)
Team size:  6-8

July 9 – Depart Louisville   (two-days of travel via Atlanta)
July 10 – Arrive Johannesburg; Overnight at Baptist Guest House
July 11 – Depart Johannesburg; Arrive Lilongwe, Malawi; Lodging at Baptist Guest House
July 12 – Attend church service; Orientation and preparation for teaching
July 13-17 – Teach classes at Malawi Baptist Seminary for pastor’s wives
July 18 – Depart Lilongwe; Arrive Johannesburg.  Baptist Women’s Leadership Conference begins PM.
July 19-20 – Baptist Women’s Leadership Conference*
July 21 – Conference concludes by noon.  Depart Johannesburg PM
July 22 – Arrive Louisville

DSCN0937Team members needed to classes such as:
Bible (OT/ NT – topics such as the Beatitudes, Proverbs 31, etc.)
Prayer & Worship / Spiritual life development
How to Be a Good Pastor’s Wife
Health issues including high blood pressure, dental hygiene, diabetes, ulcers, and cancer (especially cervical cancer which is the most prevalent cancer among women in Malawi).
Good health practices / first aid (especially for cuts and bites)
Maternal health issues
Care of children – how to keep them healthy (hygiene, nutrition, diarrhea, pneumonia, etc.)
Crafts – sewing a simple bag

*2015 Baptist Women’s Leadership Conference
July 18-21, 2015 – Indaba Hotel & Conference Center, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa
Theme: “Arise, Shine” – “Arise, shine; for your light has come!” Isaiah 60:1
Information about the conference on line: http://www.bwawd.org/2015-leadership-conference
(Full trip fee includes this conference and registration.  Kentucky WMU will register our team.)

SAmapApplication and deposit of $1,000 due by March 15, 2015. Payment of $2,000 due by May 1, 2015. Balance of $2,000 due by June 15, 2015.  For an application form, contact Joy Bolton, Kentucky WMU, 502-489-3423 or 866-489-3423  or email:  [email protected]

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About Joy Bolton

Joy Bolton is a life-long WMUer! Through Woman's Missionary Union, Joy has has served as a church, association, and state leader. She has coordinated many international missions teams and is available as a conference leader, speaker, Bible study leader. Joy is now retired and lives in Summerville, SC.