Charisa Chinchen has been serving at ABC Christian Academy in Malawi for the past 6 years, teaching 4th grade, and running the swim program. She finds her work in the classroom fulfilling and rewarding, and enjoys interacting with the kids during a more casual setting in afternoon activities.
Charisa graduated from Biola University in 1998, then earned a teaching credential through ACSI in 2006. A third generation missionary, Charisa desires to see God's kingdom continue to advance throughout Africa. By making an impression in the lives of the children at ABC Christian Academy, she hopes to make an impact on Africa for Christ.
ABC Christian Academy is an international Christian school, founded by Paul and Laura Chinchen, whose student body of 300 is comprised of 30 different nationalities. Charisa has had the privilege of watching the school nearly double in size, during her time in Malawi, growing both in student numbers, as well as in facilities. It has been exciting to be a part of a ministry that is virtually bursting at the seams, bearing a Christian influence on the lives of families in the Lilongwe community.
Charisa has recently become engaged to William Haase, who is working with Samaritan's Purse in Southern Sudan, building hospitals. They met while William was in Malawi, working as the Construction Manager for African Bible College. Please pray for wisdom and guidance as they make decisions about their future together. Both Charisa and William desire to continue serving God in Africa in some capacity.
Please pray as Charisa is also healing from a hip replacement. She has battled avascular necrosis since she was a teenager, a degenerative condition of the bone, and knew the hip replacement was inevitable. By God's grace, she was able to put it off for 15 years, until the pain became unbearable, when she finally made arrangements to have the operation done in South Africa. God has been so faithful to work out the details and to provide in every way throughout this ordeal.