Malawi: Assaulted with Machetes but Undeterred from the Mission

Tony’s wife, Santie, noticed something fluttering up ahead. Always one to appreciate the natural beauty of God’s world, she ran ahead of the rest of the family to identify it. Was it spur-winged, white-backed, or red-billed? She would not have time to decide, for at that very moment men with machetes came charging at her […]
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Biblical Counseling in an African World

How do you counsel a woman in your church who contracted HIV from her unfaithful husband? What do you do with a teenage son who sells family possessions to buy alcohol? What do you say to a barren woman whose husband left her for one of his underage students? Or to a man who came […]
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The Future of the Church in Malawi

Below are four small portraits of some of the students currently enrolled (or graduated this year) at CAPA, a TMAI member school in Malawi. Every student’s story is markedly different; each of their pathways to CAPA is unique; and yet, their love for Scripture and Christian faith comes from one God, by one Spirit, through […]
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Malawi: In Memory of Gomi

Jim Ayres, president of Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA), recently shared a poignant reminder of the fragility of life. He writes, “On Monday I was told that one of our students, Gomezgani Nyirenda or Gomi (pronounced ‘go-me’) as everyone called him, would not make it for the start of classes this module. He was hot […]
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Historic Milestone in Malawi

The newest TMAI training center, Central African Preachers Academy (CAPA), recently graduated its first class of pastors and church leaders. The class consists of 28 men, all of whom are already actively engaged in the front lines of ministry. Addressing his classmates, valedictorian McJoster Mwalweni did not shy away from the very real challenges that […]
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