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Project Type

Education & Training|Priority Ministry Initiatives


Raised so far this year

Recent Updates

6/4/20 - A team retreat was schedule for the whole Yawo team (Malawi and Mozambique contingents) this March but due to COVID-19 has had to be postponed. These once-a-year events, provides space for the team to have a short break, in a neutral and relaxing location and is intended to provide encouragement for the team. The focus was to identify areas of team and individual stress and support each person in that area as well as provide intentional rest, spiritual encouragement and rejuvenation for the whole team.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the retreat has had to be delayed but is likely to go ahead next year and will need funds to cover expenses lost through non-refundable bookings this year (due to the declaration of the pandemic) and to provide funds as the team plans for their rescheduled retreat.
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Project Code: YWwh305

Our Yawo team across Malawi and Mozambique has the opportunity to join together for a team retreat this coming March 2020. Last year, the team was greatly encouraged by the retreat, which was facilitated by specialists in mental and relational stressors who inspired, encouraged and built up team members individually and corporately. The positive impact from this time has been invaluable and is a key area for continued team building in 2020. 

Coming soon, the team is excited to welcome a couple who have been involved in church ministry for 20 years who will share on effective longevity in ministry and keeping a close relationship with God.

Living and working in Malawi and Mozambique brings many rich experiences doing life among the Yawo. However, part of genuine relationship with local communities leaves the team regularly exposed to difficult situations that can impact ministry. Working in developing countries, among cultures and people groups foreign to one’s own adds a heightened level of pressure and life complexities for the families and individuals of the team. Isolation and loneliness can be a real issue but add to those dynamics the daily reality of life among the Yawo where extremely hard work and death are constant companions, a team retreat is a proven tool that better encourages and equips the team to be better placed in maintaining its well-being and longevity, as well as being a strong presence of hope and comfort to their communities.

This project is seeking to raise funds to cover the cost of one facilitator to join the annual team retreat. A generous community has covered the costs for the other facilitator. The presence of this facilitator couple will provide practical support and training in longevity in ministry and encouragement in their daily walk with God.
This project covers:
  • Airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Resources
Global Interaction sees team retreats as a critical and core component to provide refreshment in the personal and spiritual lives of our intercultural workers personally and as a unified team, to equip them for their intercultural work among least-reached people groups. Supporting this project supports the Yawo team be better equipped in tackling very real issues in their relative communities as well as provides personal tools for their own well-being for long-term intercultural ministry.

Important Note

Each project item is a small part of a larger program of community transformation. The values listed are an estimate of how much each item costs within the broader program. If your selected project item is already fully funded when your gift arrives, we will allocate your gift to items that fulfill a similar purpose. All care is taken to ensure project and gift information on this website is accurate and up to date. However, project information may change without notice. If you wish to discuss your project choice, call the Project Coordinator (03) 9819 4944 or email