Welcome to the SaltMalawi web site
SaltMalawi is a UK registered charity working to relieve poverty and suffering, to enhance education and to advance the Christian faith, in Malawi and also in parts of Mozambique. We trust that browsing this web site will inform you about our work, and also inspire you to support us in some way.
Latest News - November 2016:
Julian writes –
"Malawi is in a difficult position at this time. Predictably, the droughts of the past two years are really affecting the nation. There is little water - the reservoirs serving the cities are about to run dry meaning that many families go 3 or 4 days without water in their taps (depending upon whether they live in a well-to-do area of a city or not). The boreholes in the majority of our villages are nearly dry and women are now literally fighting one another to get the water. For others, they are forced to draw water from rivers, but these are drying up too.
Our electricity supplies too are greatly affected since the bulk of the power generation is from hydro schemes which in turn are not working properly because there is little water in the rivers. Power cuts of 18 hours or longer are now common (we have not had electricity for over 30 hours at the time of writing - how we are grateful for solar power)! And now the food situation is becoming difficult - there are families in our area who have no maize. Normally this dire position is one we might expect to encounter in December - certainly not this early in the year. Food will not become available in people’s fields until March 2017."
This news and the good news in the next paragraph are taken from the October 2016 Newsletter, which is now available. Click here to read it. If you would like to receive it regularly, please contact Brian Donner, our Chairman and Prayer Secretary.
New Workers Expected
You may recall that in our May Newsletter we mentioned that a UK-based couple were exploring a sense of calling from God to work alongside Julian & Caroline and the team in Malawi. We invited you to join us in praying that the way would open clearly before them. We are delighted to tell you that after much searching and prayer on their part, those prayers have been answered and Roger & Helen Jacobs (right) are now preparing to travel out in January 2017. They will live on the farm, initially in the house previously occupied by Andy & Jenny. The plan is to stay for a year with a view to a longer term commitment. The beauty of this arrangement is that Roger & Helen are no strangers to the mission field in Malawi, having worked there as missionaries from 1995 to 2009, mostly based in Mzuzu. During 2006/7 they met Julian and Caroline and have been friends since then.
Roger pastored churches and ran Bible training programmes for pastors during their time in Malawi while Helen, a physiotherapist, focussed on children’s ministry, helping to run a primary school and medical clinics as well as feeding programmes. Currently they are living on the Wirral and settled in their church, The Longcroft Christian Fellowship, where Roger serves as an elder. We can praise God for such an elegant solution. We now need to pray that a way will be made through the immigration issues (we know so well) as Roger & Helen apply for a TEP (Temporary Employment Permit) to clear the way for the first 12 months – clearing this last hurdle will enable them to fix the date of their flight out in January.
New Maps of our Hubs
A new series of maps has been produced showing our ministry hub areas. Click here to see them.
Annual Accounts 2015
The annual accounts for 2015 have been published. You can see them under About us / Financial. The Independent Examiner's report is attached at the end of the accounts.
Do not forget to check out Julian and Caroline's blog, which sometimes has more up-to-date information than you will find here on the web site - https://saltmalawi.wordpress.com/.