Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Welcome to the Serenje blog

We thought this would be a great way to communicate what we're doing in Serenje, Zambia.

Since our first Kerith trip to Serenje in November 2007, we've developed a 5 year plan in partnership with Tearfund and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ). Here's a reminder of what will be happening over the next 5 years:
• 3000 vulnerable children of school going ages will access education support
• 600 people living with HIV will have access to improved home and community based care through 100 well trained caregivers
• 1000 small scale farmers will have access to improved farming techniques, crop knowledge and seed varieties resulting in household food and income sufficiency
• 120 leaders will be capacitated to initiate and sustain local development programmes.

How exciting to be part of this vision.

In November 2008 we had our first gift day and raised over £100,000! Thank you so much to everyone. A small team of us (Simon and Catrina, Sean Green from the Reading Church, Lee Layton-Matthews, Sarah Boyle, Howard Reece-Smith, Lindsey Reeece-Smith and myself) are going back to Serenje on Monday. We're really excited about seeing everyone again and seeing the difference the money has made to people's lives.

We'd value your prayers while we're away and we'll keep you posted on how we're getting on!


  1. Yippee....Serenje blog...look forward to reading all the happenings over in Zambia.

  2. Fantastic news... now we can keep up to date and it will be good to read what is happening when you are all in Serenje...

  3. I'm not sure how I'm meant to get anything done when I have all these blogs to read! Well done on getting this up and running. What a great way to share news and the amazing work that is going on in Zambia. It's incredible to know what an impact our church is having on Serenje. We pray that you all travel safely, develop good relationships and are inspired by your trip! Looking forward to hearing more.