I love Malawi and this is a biased pro-Malawi blog by someone who loves the fantastic natural beauty of Malawi. Rather than grumble about various things in Malawi, as some expats do from time to time as a kind of hobby, I am interested in balancing the negatives here with the positives.
My family are Amelia (wife) and as at July 2014 the children are six (Ruth), three (David) and one (Daniel). My parents each came to Malawi in 1965 where they met. In 1971 my father was ordained and inducted in Zomba Presbytery by the Blantyre Synod of the CCAP. He asked for a rural congregation where no one could speak English so as to force himself to learn Chichewa – this plan succeeded. In the history of this part of the world the original Scottish presbyterian missionaries handed over to the indigenous African church. So here the Church of Scotland Mission (following David Livingstone) became the CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian). My father was the last Church of Scotland missionary to be a regular church minister in rural and urban congregations here in Blantyre Synod. He was also only the second Church of Scotland missionary (I believe) to have been ordained and inducted by the African church here after foreign mission handed over to local church authority. So in some ways we are at the end of a long line connection between Scotland and Malawi.
Of course the first sentence of this ‘About’ is not true. DC Scott was also ‘better’ than me in the area of written communication.