Monday, 24 August 2009

Back home

Thank you for all your prayers and support whilst we were away. We had an amazing trip. The team were brilliant and it was great seeing God use everyone in different ways. It was so good to see Leah and Alex again. Leah works for EFZ and is heading up what we're doing in Serenje. She is based in Lusaka, the capital, but travelled up to Serenje with us. Alex is our Project Officer based in Serenje. They are two of the most incredible people I've ever met. Their commitment and love for the people of Serenje is inspiring.

It's always encouraging to see the amazing work that is being done by EFZ and the pastors on the ground. However the community visits to individual homes revealed the extent of poverty and how much more still needs to be done. Please pray for Leah, Alex and the pastors, as they face overwhelming need.

We didn't distribute the shoes and coats while we there. We felt that it was best that the pastors did this and they are going to email us some photos.

Over the coming weeks and months we'll keep you updated with more stories and photos of what's happening in Serenje.

Special thanks to Jacqui Webber-Gant for updating the blog while we were in Serenje!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

One needy family

We visited a child-headed household of 7 orphans on Tues. The eldest was 15 and youngest was 11 months. The 14 year old daughter was playing mum & had stopped school to look after the others. It was heart breaking. Leah & the pastors are going 2 trying 2 move them nearer to the centre of Serenje so they can look after them better. Please pray for their safety till then.


Tuesday, 4 August 2009

News from Helen

Yesterday (Sunday) we visited two local churches for their services. Was great to feel a part of each community. Today I ran a worship training session for about 70 people representing 7 churches. It was an incredible morning of teaching and sharing and God came in real power on the people. It's amazing to see how they are desperate for new teaching and direction (and I loved it too!)

Tomorrow we go to Kashitu with the shoes and coats which were sent over. 


Sunday, 2 August 2009

School Visits

On Friday we visited Kankosco School which is the school that is partnering with Sandy Lane School. We received an amazing welcome and we were able to take a look at their garden that had changed dramatically since we visited here last time in April.

In the afternoon we visited the school that Garth have partnered with and also gave them the Binfield football kit!

Today we ran the Youth Conference which went really well. We are having an amazing time and everyone is healthy.


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