At Hands at Work, our volunteers are called by God from all over the world to serve the most vulnerable in Africa. Each of us has a unique story of how we were transformed when we stepped out in faith and were obedient to His call. For many this story began with a prompting from God:
Often times my siblings and I went to school with an empty stomach and we didn’t have proper uniforms. I had to drop out of school in grade 11 because my mother did not have enough money to send us to school.
Lisa and Brian Dalley have been volunteers for Hands at Work since 2008. They started in Canada serving for the Hands Canada office and came to serve long term in Africa in 2015. They are currently living at the Kachele Village in Zambia where Lisa serves with teams and supports Team Kitwe and Brian does building, construction and HR.
"I felt the weight of the words 'we are together', but I also heard the call of an invitation to go deeper. Will we be together?" Louise Buhler, Saskatoon advocate, reflects on those initial days after hearing the news about the devastation drought hitting Sub-Sharan Africa.
Another year has come and gone and, though a difficult year for many reasons, God remains faithful. A big challenge we faced was the drought that struck sub-Saharan Africa. The most vulnerable - the communities and families we work with - were hardest hit. We needed to act fast, otherwise many of our families wouldn’t survive. Churches across the globe responded and we were able to ensure food security, access to water, and other life-preserving necessities.