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Reach children for Christ as a Missions Intern in Malawi working alongside ACTION missionaries!

A short-term worker sharing the Gospel in a Malawian village

Trip #14897

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Action International Ministries

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Malawi, Southern Africa

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jan-Dec 2019

    Lasts between 1 week to 3 years

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Bible Studies & Small Groups

    Discipleship, Internship/Study Abroad, Relief & Aid Distribution, and Service Projects & Helps

  • Mission Trip Cost

    Monthly : $1,100 - $1,300 (US)

    Includes: Lodging and Meals

Serve in Malawi alongside ACTION missionaries who are working with nationals facing extreme poverty, hunger, livelihood, health and education challenges. Come help meet those needs & make disciples.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Sarah Parlee in a local village with the children Malawi: MISSIONS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Q & A with ACTION missionaries Sarah Parlee & Gary Rieben

1. What are some ministry tasks that you want the intern to accomplish while serving with you?

An intern's ministry tasks will vary depending on the time of year. From January to April, they would travel around to our feeding centers to supervise and ensure the centers are following procedure. They would also do a program for the orphans and widows as part of the discipleship program of the center! Throughout the year, interns would be involved in running children's Bible clubs, as well as offering training seminars for children's ministry leaders. They would work together with missionaries to devise the curriculum. Female interns would host women's Bible studies weekly in the village. Male interns would host Bible classes and perhaps leadership classes.

2. What are some key lessons from your ministry and walk with the Lord that you want to impart to the interns to help them as they consider their own individual call to missions or vocational ministry?

Some key lessons would be the importance of time in prayer and personal study of the Word, using the Bible as the basis for all teaching and life (2 Tim. 3:16-17), discipleship of local believers, the importance of building personal relationships and concern for the local people (i.e. through home visits, taking the time to pray with them), ability to solidly share the gospel in various contexts (i.e. children's program, home visits, teen's program, etc.), understanding and adapting to the Malawian culture, ministering appropriately in the cultural context while discerning when biblical standard must rise above cultural standards. We will encourage the intern to make a life changing decision to spend the rest of their days memorizing God's Word so that it becomes the truth that guides the mind, the delight that captures the heart and the strength that empowers the hands.

3. What criteria do you use to measure the effectiveness of an intern serving with you?

An intern’s effectiveness may be determined by their devotion to fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20), level of commitment to the Lord and His Word, commitment to the people they are ministering to, personal spiritual growth, commitment to ministry, preparation for ministries, flexibility, and adaptability to the culture. Perhaps the best way to sum up the overall effectiveness of the intern is "servanthood." Is the intern willing to do whatever it takes to honor Jesus and love the people he or she has come to serve?

4. Please list specific skills an intern may expect to develop by the time the internship is completed.

Cross-cultural communication (of the Gospel & Word of God), ministerial organization and administration, cross-cultural collaboration (in working with National leaders), discipleship, evangelism, development and sustainability in a cross-cultural setting. Teamwork: being willing to flow with the direction of the national team, their focus, their vision, their priorities. Friendships: We believe that relationships, genuine care for one another, loyalty to one another, service to one another, prayer for one another, love for one another and respect for one another is the foundation upon which Christ-honoring, life-changing ministry is built. We are committed to Paul's instruction: "Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bod of peace." (Ephesians 4:2-3) In summary, we can't minister effectively as a team if we are not friends.

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Malawi is a land-locked country in central Africa which is bordered by Tanzania (NE), Mozambique (S), and Zambia (W). Its GDP is one of the lowest ten (10) nations in the world which translates into extreme poverty, hunger, livelihood, health, and education challenges. Approximately 76% of the people name Christianity as their religion, yet discipleship and pastoral training are lacking, especially in rural areas.

The majority of Malawian people live in rural villages and make an average salary of $0.53 per day. Drought related famine, HIV / AIDS, and malaria have had devastating effects on the people of this African nation.

ACTION has an established national board in Malawi which sponsors missionaries and oversees church-based ministry projects such as pastoral leadership development (LPD),child evangelism, Bible training, feeding programs for orphans and widows, evangelistic Christmas programs, goat project, permaculture and school fee assistance programs.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 10], Married Couples, and Families


At least one year of Bible college (or equivalent) is preferable, but if applicant does not have this, decisions will be made on a case by case basis.


English and a willingness to learn some of the local Malawian language.


ACTION is looking for people with the following qualifications to serve in its Short-term Ministry Program:

1. Personally committed to lifelong obedience and service for the Lord Jesus Christ
2. Must be at least 19 years old with one year of work experience, college, or Bible school
3. A growing, maturing Christian
4. Active in their local church (home or college based)
5. Recommended by their pastor and church
6. Teachable
7. Adaptable to other cultures, environments, changing circumstances, etc.
8. Able to accept difficult circumstances
9. A good sense of humor and not easily discouraged
10. Able to accept others’ leadership styles

Mission Trip Offered By Action International Ministries

Action International Ministries

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Action International Ministries (ACTION) is a global mission agency committed to sending multi-national missionaries who treasure Jesus Christ and minister His Gospel in word and deed, primarily to the poor. Our three-prong strategy for urban ministry can be defined under three headings: evangelism, discipleship, and development. The mission currently has over 250 missionaries (and many other team members) in 32 countries. ACTION's prayer target is for 221 additional missionaries to join them in the vital task of world missions, for the glory of God! Our goal is to know God and take action! (Daniel 11:32)

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Contact Action International Ministries about this short-term mission trip:

Kyle Hansen at Action International Ministries

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Southern Africa
Ncheu, Ntcheu, Malawi


Start date
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2019
1 week to 3 years

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

Orphans, street kids, children in crisis, youth, local believers, national unbelievers, missionaries
People Group(s)
Agnostics, Atheists, Muslims and Roman Catholics, nominal Christians and believers who lack discipleship and pastoral training.


Funds needed
Monthly : $1,100 - $1,300 (US)
Included in Cost
Lodging and Meals
Depending on duration of stay.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.