Pray for Lake Malawi Disaster

Lake Malawi photo

Lake Malawi

On Easter Sunday evening, more than 70 worshippers from the Mlowe Presbyterian congregation in northern Malawi were returning home, crossing Lake Malawi. Heavy winds rocked their boat and caused it to capsize, resulting in the deaths of five people, with 11 missing and presumed drowned. There were 54 survivors. Boats are a common mode of transport on the vast Lake Malawi, and accidents of this magnitude are rare.

The Rev. Dr. L.N. Nyondo, General Secretary of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, Synod of Livingstonia, a long-time PCC church partner, has asked Presbyterian friends to pray, especially for the grieving families. The Synod has declared this Easter accident a church tragedy.

2017-04-18T16:09:43+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |4 Comments


  1. Mark Aarssen April 26, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Such a tragic event in the lives of these Saints who were simply returning home from Easter Sunday. I found a news article about this event which I include here;
    Transportation issues that others face are so often taken for granted by us. Their faithfulness and sacrifice is an example to us all.

  2. Linda Willis April 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Very sad to hear this news

  3. Ron Wallace April 19, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Sorry to learn of this tragedy. The members of the Mlowe CCAP congregation are in my prayers.

  4. Nancy Hancock April 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    So very sad to hear this. Prayers for all.

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