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International Partnership with the Provisional Annual Conference of the UMC in Malawi.

2024 Partnership of Hope Scholarship Form

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Ankeny First UMC partners with the Malawi Provisional Annual Conference of the UMC to co-welcome God's kingdom all over the world. Started in 2008, the Malawi Partnership of Hope is a ministry of PRESENCE. We build relationships with pastoral leadership as well as church members to share God's love and support local church initiatives. Some of the projects supported through this partnership include deep water wells, nursery schools, women's empowerment trainings, village loan programs, pastoral and family support, church building projects, and more.  

Pictured are some of the primary members of this larger partner network including Ankeny First UMC, Church of the Resurrection, Belmont UMC, EMK, as well as leadership from the Malawi UMC.


40 boreholes
drilled or repaired

with potential to provide clean water to thousands of people with each borehole.

12 Sponsored 
nursery schools

providing education and daily food to an average of 40 children per school

Tailoring School and empowerment

proving training and education for women enabling family support

Church and
Pastoral Support

connection with 26 pastors and hundreds of local churches who share the love of God

Contribute toward the Malawi Partnership of Hope by contacting our church office or GIVING ONLINE!