“I know, my God, that you test the heart…” – I Chronicles 29:17a

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “testing” as, “causing (someone or something) to be in a situation that shows how strong, good, etc., that person or thing really is.”

The Lord allows us to be in situations that test and reveal our love for Him and for others. Those situations that test our love for God are the most important tests we will ever take in our lives. In Malawi, our SAFE team’s hearts are tested each time they face the work it takes to free people from spiritual or physical poverty.

In school or on the job, we are also tested about what we know or don’t know about something. Have some fun testing your knowledge about SAFE’s work in Malawi.  (See answers at the end of this post.


  1. What is Malawi often called? 
  2. What does SAFE stand for?
  3. What is SAFE’s mission?
  4. Has HIV/AIDS almost been eliminated in Malawi? Yes/No  
  5. What is the first name of SAFE’s new Executive Director? 
  6. What do the letters CBCC mean?
  7. How many Malawians are on the SAFE staff?
  8. What is a gogo?
  9. Are pigeon pea plants used for fire, fertilizer or food?
  10. Is nsima something worn, eaten or slept on?
  11. What does “Hi” mean in the Why Wait? curriculum?   

If you score less than 5 correct answers, you might consider spending some time in “The warm heart of Africa”.


Test answers:

  1. “The Warm Heart of Africa”
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa Family Enrichment
  3. Changing lives in vulnerable communities as we share God’s love and truth in words and deeds. 
  4. No.  There is still a 10.6% infection rate -- one of the highest in Africa. 
  5. Happy
  6. Community Based Childcare Center
  7. 10 out of 11 SAFE staff are Malawians. Charlotte Day is the only American. 
  8. Gogo is the name for grandparent. 
  9. Pigeon peas are use in all 3 ways.
  10. Nsima is a patty made of maize. It means, “The thing that fills the stomach.” It is the staple food.

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