This issue of Hands on Deck includes stories from Farzam Mohajer on his time in the DRC, Sara Waldvogel on her time in Malawi, Erick Rukang on fighting for the most vulnerable, Daytona and Kristi Swarbrick on Zambia and prayer points for Hands at Work in Africa.
Session 1: History and Call of Hands
George shares the history of Hands at Work and unpacks the DNA, call and worldview of Hands. He also reviews 12 foundational principles that guide everything we do.
Session 2: Africa Update
George gives an update from Africa that is narrative by nature as he recounts the story of Vumi. He uses this story to illustrate what is happening on a grassroots level in African communities and how it's trickling through the rest of Hands at Work.
Session 3: Responding to Hands in Canada (Part 1)
Lynn shares the challenges that exist within our culture in responding to God's call to discipleship, that our life is a seed to be sown, not fruit to be preserved. Katie Wells shares the story of a dear friend of Hands, Alissa Sanders, who lived her life radically in response to Jesus' call in her life.
Session 3: Responding to Hands in Canada (Part 2)
Lynn shares how Hands Canada is the result of many taking a seed back from Africa and planting and stewarding that unique call and DNA here and contextualizes the specific outworking of this. Kristal shares her story of how and why she came to commit her life to stewarding this seed within the context of Hands Canada.
Session 4: Church Partnerships
George shares his personal experience with rejection from churches, how it taught him to be humble, to submit to, love and serve the church. He emphasizes the importance of never compromising the message, but sharing it with gentleness and humility.
Session 5: Local Community
Kristal Hoff shares a passage in Luke about the parable of the sower. She talks about how each of us have tasted something while in Africa, and how we can take that seed and plant it back in our own communities. She then invites Katie Wells to share about how she has been faithfully planting this seed in Edmonton where she lives.
Session 1: Christ the Foundation
George speaks about the 2 foundations found in Matthew 7:24-27, and which one we must build our lives on as Christ-followers.” He challenges us to identify the “sand” that is standing between us and the rock, preventing us from allowing Christ to be our foundation.
Session 2: Africa Update - The Model
George shares how the model is growing and developing. The dream of African leaders coming up through Hands is happening: “We are growing our own timber”. Maria from Mozambique decided that she would stay when everyone else ran away. Caring for the most vulnerable in Zambia over Easter – those children have amazed us with their stories! George also answers questions about Nigeria, Expansion, Zimbabwe, and Volunteers.
Session 3: Living Out the Care Worker Model in Canada
Lynn Chotowetz draws out our role as Canadians, as part of the Hands at Work model and shares about the Hands at Work model being birthed in Saskatoon. He talks about finding the most vulnerable in Saskatoon and challenging the church to listen for the pain of those around them, and how God has opened up the doors to this work.
Ken Berg shares about his experience leading a team and how that has lead him and others on his team to reaching out to the most vulnerable in Saskatoon.
Tyler shares on December 1st from the Hands Village in South Africa about Discipleship and the Journey with Christ.
This issue of Hands on Deck includes stories from Tyler Ralph on his time in Zimbabwe, Cat Clarkson on her time in Malawi and the UK and reflections from several volunteers from the October Gathering in Zambia.
This issue of Hands on Deck includes stories from Dan Waspe on his time in Nigeria, Busie Sityata-Jones on Houtbos Community in Oshoek, Rita Kamkobe on the Nissi Youth Camp and Melissa Warren on her time in Swaziland.
Each day at the 2017 October Gathering, a different Hands co-worker shared their reflection on what we had covered that day...
During the October Gathering in Zambia, Service Centre and Regional Support Teams made commitments - many of them surrounding the principles of...
This issue of Hands on Deck includes stories from Share Maranatha - Celine Letkeman, Malawi - Brenda Rebro, Bhandeni Day Camp - Xolani Makwakwa and prayer points for Hands at Work in Africa
This issue of the Hands on Deck Newsletter includes stories from Catherine Clarkson on her time in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Kara McLaughlin and Sonney Waspe on their time in Mluti Community, Sylvia Mwelwa on the Maranatha Workshop in the community of Maranatha and prayer points for Hands at Work in Africa.
This issue of the Hands on Deck Newsletter includes the following stories: Devon Van Hoffen and Grace Kariuki on the Oshoek Youth Camp, Becci Feltham on the Nurses for Africa team in Malawi, Levy Mwenda and Michael Mwila on Church Mobilisation in the DRC, Catherine Clarkson on her time in Zambia and the UK and prayer points for Hands at Work in Africa.
For Word and Worship on the 7th of July, Dan Waspe shared to the Hands family in South Africa about how we do life in the face of difficulty.
This issue of Hands on Deck includes the following stories: Peter Matiubla shares a story of on one of our children living in Nissi Community, Zambia, Cecelia Matibula shares on Life-Saving Treatment in Miswa Community, Zambia, a reflection from Judy Riddell on her time in Swaziland, feedback from Farzam Mohajer on Church Mobilisation in Swaziland and prayer and praise points from Hands at Work in Africa.
This issue of Hands on Deck includes the following stories: Catherine Clarkson on her trip to Malawi, Dan Waspe in Nigeria, Michelle Toms’ reflection on Holy Week in South Africa, reflections from Carolyn Snyman and Xolani Makwakwa on Holy Week at Kachele Village, a brief update on the Life Centre building that is being constructed in Chibote Community, Zambia and prayer points for Hands at Work.
This issue of Hands on Deck includes the following stories: Carly and Kyle Laggo on their Swaziland Community Stay, Celine Letkeman in Zimbabwe, Jackie Okindah in Mozambique, Jen Waspe's trip to Canada and the US, a reflection from Lakeview Church team leader, Ken Berg on the work that is happening in Saskatoon, Canada and prayer points for Hands at Work
This issue of Hands on Deck includes the following stories: Gift of Life - Dan Waspe, Communications team to Swaziland - Craig Rebro, Light in Katetaula - Isaac Nguni, Stories of Holy Home Visits - Cecilia Matibula and Benson Munamba, Introducing the 2017 Intake and Prayer Points for Hands at Work.
This issue of Hands on Deck includes the following stories: Sommerset Maranatha - Gugu Sibanda, Floyd Mdau & Brenda Rebro, Xolani's Story - Xolani Makwaka, Drought Update - Devon Van Hoffen, Zwelisha Maranatha - Hannah Mohajer, and Prayer Points for Hands at Work.
Lynn Chotowetz Shares at Word and Worship on January 13th, the importance of loving God and others. Self love denies us this.
Each year a piece of scripture is chosen which the Hands at Work family rallies around. It is a guiding word that God gives the Hands family, and it marks our year together. Speaking in the Hands Chapel, George Snyman delivered the Watchword for this year, 2017 - Romans 12:12-13.
This issue of Hands on Deck features: Nigeria - Alicia Ralph, Shoka Maranatha Workshop - Becci Feltham & Patricia Mokoena, Time in Malawi - Tommy Malster, Weekend in Mwaiseni - Melissa Warren, & Zimba Community Stay - Rueben Chileshe & Levy Mwenda.
Lynn Chotowetz shares at the Zambia Gathering in 2016 regarding Ezekial and the importance of being a Good Shepard.