Earlier this week, my husband and I, along with our Cameroonian “son” Pierre Nzuah, attended a potluck at the Canton First Presbyterian Church. Special guests for the evening were Sam Chirwa and Grace Chiumia, field directors from...
Canton, NY, Jun 02, 2011 — A group of women in Canton has organized a fundraiser for widows in Malawi, Africa next week.
The "Mom Prom" at the Best Western in Canton on Friday, June 10 will feature vintage prom dresses and long-forgotten bridesmaid gowns.
Organizer Tiffany Zook told Todd Moe that the event is for women of all ages. Money raised will benefit the Women of Grace Widows' Fund, which alleviates poverty and provides opportunities for widows in Malawi. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Oct 27, 2009 — A Malawi woman who first visited the North Country a few years ago, as part of an effort to help widows and orphans in her homeland, has been elected to the Malawian Parliament. Grace Chiumia has worked with Presbyterian Churches in Canton and Watertown to raise money to build homes, outhouses and provide medical supplies for widows and orphans in northern Malawi. Last summer, a contingent from the First Presbyterian Church in Canton, traveled to Malawi to see first hand the country's dilemma. Grace Chiumia, known in Malawi as Grace Obama, returned to Canton recently for a progress report. She's 32 years old and the first woman from her district elected to Parliament. Todd Moe asked her about her priorities as a lawmaker. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2008 — A group of women from Canton and Watertown leaves for south-eastern Africa this summer. It's part of an on-going mission by the Presbytery of Northern New York to help widows and orphans in Malawi rebuild their homes and lives. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2007 — Thirteen members of the Mzuzu Youth Choir from Malawi begin a month-long tour of the North Country this week. Their visit is sponsored by the Presbytery of Northern New York. They stopped by NCPR for music and conversation. Go to full article
The Reverend Maurice and Thandi Munthali. Maurice is pastor of Saint Andrews CCAP Church in Malawi, Livingstonia Synod. (photo: Presbyterian Church USA)
Dec 28, 2004 — AIDS is out of control in most of Africa. Almost 30 million people are infected in the countries of southern Africa alone. About one fifth of Malawi's adults have HIV/AIDS. A staggering 2.5 million of the country's 12.5 million people are infected. AIDS is the single biggest factor that keeps Malawi one of the poorest countries in the world. It robs its economy of its most productive workers. After losing three of his own brothers and their wives to the AIDS pandemic, the Reverend Maurice Munthali and his wife, Thandie, with three of their own children, adopted his brothers' 12 children. Pastor Munthalie toured the North Country earlier this month, visiting church and community leaders from Watertown to Plattsburgh, with a message of grace and hope. He spoke by phone with Todd Moe. Go to full article
May 11, 2001 — Music traditions of Malawi--a live performance by singers from the Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia in the warm heart of Africa. Todd Moe speaks with members of the delegation. Go to full article