"Back in February, a Maranatha Workshop took place for the Primary Caregivers and the children in the community of Chibote, #Zambia. Since the workshop, the local office team in Kitwe have led weekly follow-up sessions to build on all that was taught. Joining a follow-up session, I was so encouraged to see the way the children responded to the questions asked by Ruth and Eunice (Kitwe local office team). For the youngest children, they were asked to think about and draw a picture of what Jesus had done for them. It was sweet and yet so powerful! They acknowledged in a simple and yet profound way that Jesus had made such a difference in their lives!"
Catherine Clarkson, International Volunteer (UK) shares on the follow-up that took place with the children after the Maranatha Workshop in Chibote, Zambia.
Today, the Life Centre building in Chibote Community was officially opened. It was an exciting day to celebrate God’s goodness and faithfulness in this community. God has amazing plans to restore and bring life to the most vulnerable people.
Cat Levine, a friend a Hands at Work from the US, shares the journey that God has been taking her and her husband on: “I never thought that I would end up in Africa and to be honest it wasn’t even on my radar. However, this changed when George Snyman, co-founder of Hands at Work in Africa, spoke at my church in Venice, Florida. I wasn’t at church on that Sunday but when I saw the church bulletin and heard the recording of George’s message, I was challenged by three words: ‘Are you willing?’ That was the first time in my life that I felt called to do something. I travelled with a team to Zambia in 2015 and then in 2016, I convinced my husband Aaron to join me. We returned to Zambia in 2017 and were blown away by the work that God is doing in Africa. We have travelled to Chibote Community, Zambia for the last three years which has allowed us to see the drastic growth in the community. It was during this last trip that I recognised a new openness among the Care Workers as they live together in community. The fruit of this is maturity of faith and unity in their call to serve the poorest of the poor. Our understanding of the Hands at Work model of care has been expanded. This new understanding has spilled into my understanding of what it means to ‘live this truth out wherever you are’ in my home in the US.” Are you being Called? Come experience what God is doing in Africa: www.handsatwork.org/come/
The Care Workers and the Zambian Regional Support Team meet on a regular basis to pray, worship and share scripture together.
Blessings ______ (African Volunteer, Zambia) is the co-ordinator of the Kitwe Local Office and regularly goes on Holy Home Visits with the Care Workers in the community.