Mzuzu, Malawi, Africa.
SAFE’s Director of Education, Moira Chimombo, was in Mzuzu last week to finalize the development of a Pastoral and Congregational Care Training Manual, she wrote with input from various workshops for the pastors, women’s leaders, and youth leaders in the churches, including Presbyterian (CCAP–the main impetus), United Methodist, Assemblies of God, Roman Catholic. Now, she reports, the church leaders have a resource book with information on all aspects of HIV/AIDS: transmission, prevention, treatment, and impact mitigation. They also have a range of training activities to help them train members of their congregations.
While there, Moira was asked to help develop new Sunday School materials for the whole of Livingstonia Synod, which covers the entire Northern Region of Malawi, and which they hope to share with Nkhoma Synod (Central Region) and Blantyre Synod (Southern Region) of the CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian) church. This will involve SAFE staff, Mary Phiri, Irene Chaluluka, and Moira providing input for the different age groups, from preschool up through adolescence!