Winston-Salem couple moving to Africa to help poor

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Phyllis and George Crispi Credit: (ANDREW DYE/JOURNAL)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mission trips and fundraisers dedicated to increasing supplies of clean water in remote African villages just didn’t feel like the best George and Phyllis Crispi could do.

So they’re moving to Africa.

The Winston-Salem couple will wait until Phyllis retires from her teaching job this summer. Next fall, they’ll move to Malawi in southeastern Africa. It’s one of the poorest countries on Earth.

“Gotta do it while we’re young,” George said last week. “I’ll be 68 tomorrow.”

The Crispis plan to spend at least three years in Malawi, then decide their next step. He’s been there four times, which represents just a sliver of his missionary work. She’s been there only once but said she fell in love with the people.

This article was written by Train Fain and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.

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