Thursday, February 27, 2014

My teacher

Can't tell you how much I love my teacher!  She's my idol.  Someday I hope to grow up and be a teacher just like her.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beads for sale!

Paper-bead necklaces of the highest quality made by artisans in Zambia!
Cherry Newcom teaching yet another group how to make paper beads.
Cherry Newcom and Sherri Kirkpatrick
 inspecting beads to purchase
and bring back to the U.S. to sell.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Official Recognition

Gershom handing THE Document to Mr. Milimo (head teacher)

Many letters and visits to government officials finally paid off in Chipulukusu.  The long-awaited certificate of recognition was received naming the Chipulukusu Young Peace Maker School as a school officially registered with the government.  This opens up lots of future possibilities for tangible help, such as books and supplies as well as the posting of government trained teachers.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Palliative Care at its best

Kafwa deep in workshop discussions

Shandra Newcom shared helpful and pertinent workshop palliative care information regarding with the health workers.  She even managed to get a banner translated into Chibemba!

 The proof of their ministries is soooo evident when you visit the homes where they provide care.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A BIG Thank you!

The Christmas Zambia Project at the Woods Chapel Congregation was A Huge Success!

 The kids’ Scavenger Hunts filled Shamba Huts to overflowing.  Quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies as well as paper money collected by the kids totaled $128.64.  Way to go kids!! Adding in jewelry, coffee, and card sales along with generous donations from the congregation, the grand total was $1708.61 — and that doesn’t count the Outreach jar.   The impact from this project is huge.  This will pay the salary of 2 teachers for a whole year, or buy 285 textbooks, or provide 14,233 hot lunches, or buy 1½ Zambulances (bicycle drawn carts) to transport ill people to the hospital.   What a meaningful Christmas present from Woods Chapel!  This demonstrates a truly a world-wide community that reaches around the world.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Aprons still at work!

Aprons still in use.

After being created by a group of seamstresses in Washington, lovely cobbler aprons did a major job in Zambia for over two years.  But the cooks are now asking for new ones!  The old ones are worn out...