Contact Details

Contact Details:

cuffarodavid@healinghopemissions.com

U.S.

4321 Crestone Cir

Broomfield, CO 80023

Home Office:

 (303) 459-2077

Mobile:

 (303) 648-1958

 (720) 469-0192

 

Africa

Private Bag 2

Bvumbwe, Malawi

+011 265 8 88 183 162

+011 265 9 99 145 974

 

 


 

Welcome...

 

So, you are considering a trip to Malawi, Africa?  The journey you are about to embark upon will indeed be a life-changing experience for you. One of the purposes for the home and ministry God has given us here in Malawi is to facilitate short-term mission’s trips. So, with this in mind, we want to extend an invitation to you to join us in Malawi.

 

You will experience what the day-to-day life of a missionary is like. You will be given ample opportunity for ministry in many areas. Also, you will be able to travel to see some of the sights of Malawi, including the Game Reserve to see wild animal life. A cautionary note, we will not be held responsible if your heart stays in Malawi.

Contact Information

 

 

Primary e-mail: cuffaro48d@gmail.com

 U.S. Phone (303) 459-2077 Mobile (303) 648-1958

Address: 4321 Crestone Cir

Broomfield, CO 80023

 

Phone to Africa from U.S.: 011 265 9 99 145 974 or 011 265 8 88 183 162

Phone from Malawi phones: 09 99 145 974, or 08 88 183 162

 

Snail Mail: Private Bag 2, Bvumbwe, Malawi

 

 

Reasons for Short Term Missions

 

There are a couple of reasons for going on a short-term mission trip. The main reason would be to seek the Lord as to whether or not He would have you commit your life to missions on a full-time basis. Another reason would be to encourage the full-time missionaries. This is indeed a great blessing for us.

 

When people go on a mission trip, they have the tendency to think they are going to be different people while they are on the mission field. However, who you are at home will be who you are on the mission field. The Lord has a way of showing us our shortcomings when on the mission field and He causes us to deal with a lot of things we never knew we needed to deal with. We are here to help you through those times, so please be open with us while you are here.

 

To go on a short-term mission trip just to be able to say that you’ve been to Africa, or to put it on a resume is not a good reason to go.

 

 Prayer

 

 

It is important that you spend much time praying and seeking God’s will when planning your trip to Malawi. Also, it is very good to have a number of people praying for you while you are here. You will face many obstacles here, and a good prayer support really helps.

Travel Information

 

Travel 


 We typically use Onetravel.com or CheapOair.com

 

The time of year you travel determines the cost, in Malawi there are high and low seasons.  We try to take the most direct route from the U.S. This is usually through Washington D.C. to then on to Blantyre.

 

 

 

Visa Requirements

 

Malawi allows people to come into the country for 90 days without a visa. At the airport they will stamp your passport for 30 days; then you have to go to the immigration office in Blantyre to get another stamp for additional days, there is a charge to obtain an extended stay beyond 30 days.

 

Immunizations

 

This is something you should speak to your travel clinic about. Also, all the Hepatitis shots are recommended and a booster shot if you haven’t had one for a while.

 

Malaria

 

Malaria Prevention

 

 

There are a number of malaria prevention drugs on the market. (We haven’t used any since coming to Malawi in 2004). You will have to go to the doctor to get them. They are a lot cheaper in Malawi then in North America, but you should get a few pills at home if you’re concerned about Malaria because you’ll need to take them before you come to Malawi. Our facilities are treated and we provide netting in rooms.

 

There are two anti-malaria drugs that have a very bad side effect. We ask you not to take them if you are coming to stay with us. These drugs are Methloquine and Larium. Many countries have banned the sale of these drugs because of the side effects.

 

For your information, we do not take any anti-malaria drugs. We’ve never contracted Malaria. We utilize mosquito nets and insect repellent, we have a supply of repellent here. If you wish to bring some we recommend Deep Woods Off.

 

Other Precautions to Take

 

We recommend you bring suntan lotion with 50 SPF or higher. The sun here can be very intense at any time of the year, so protection is recommended. If you are used to the sun, you may not need any. We only use it at the lake.

 

Malawi has one of the highest incidents of HIV/AIDS of any country, so you may want to bring surgical gloves in case you need to deal with any injuries here. It isn’t something to be afraid of, but something to be aware of.

  

If you decide to make special trips to town, we request you assist with the fuel. Also, when we take you on a safari, we request you cover the cost of fuel and park entrance and activity fees. Typically the park entrance fee is $5 per person and a boat safari trip including lunch is $50 per person. The drive to the park is approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours.

 

Money

 

The currency here is the Malawi Kwacha. The exchange rate varies and is always changing. I normally receive a good rate of exchange through businesses here.

 

There are a number of ways you can bring money to Malawi. You may bring Traveler’s Cheques; you will need the receipt that you get when you buy them in order to exchange them for the local currency.  

 

We usually bring US dollars in cash, which is the easiest to exchange. The amount of money you'll need is up to you. We recommend $200 - $300 in cash.  If you have a VISA credit or debit card, the bank ATM's are available to obtain cash in local currency. If you're bringing cash please ensure all the bills are free of stains and marks of any kinds.