Stories from the Home of Mercy

Stories from the Home of Mercy

Malawi, with 44% of its population under the age of 14, has the largest number of youth in its history (Population Reference Bureau, 2014; World Bank, 2016). This increased population of youth has also been accompanied by a rise in the risk of gender based violence...
Local Heroes Combatting Gender Based Violence in Malawi

Local Heroes Combatting Gender Based Violence in Malawi

During our visit to Malawi this past March, a Gender Based Violence (GBV) counsellor shared the story of a young girl named Reneta (name has been changed for privacy reasons). Reneta’s story highlights the critical role a group of local heroes, acting as Gender...
Women, Water and WOW: Ushering in Revival in Malawi?

Women, Water and WOW: Ushering in Revival in Malawi?

John 4:5-42 relays the story of Jesus, a woman, and water: So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about...
Turko’s Well

Turko’s Well

This past spring a new deep borehole well was drilled in Chatimba, Malawi. How that well came to be drilled is just one small part of Vancouver’s Master Coffee Roaster Brian Turko’s miraculous story. Or perhaps better said—miraculous His-story! Turko, who owns four of...