Sunday, May 3, 2009

Reflections

We're in the middle of a four hour drive from Serenje to Ndola to see a Willow Creek sponsored project there, so a good time for reflection.

First a renewed awareness that the church really is the hope for the world. Because our church exists 190 children are now in school and that should rise to 600 by the end of the year. Over 400 small scale farmers have enough seed to grow to lift them out of poverty and 90 volunteers have been trained to go and help people with HIV nut there is still so much more to do.

We heard yesterday of five deaf children who need to go to a specialst school to help them but can't because it is a boarding school and families can't afford it.

Many children miss school in the winter because they have no shoes or coats and it is too cold for them to walk five to ten miles to school. So I am very excited about what is already happening, very inspired to do more and very proud of the Kerith Community that I am a part of.

Hope you have a great Sunday and we're praying for you!

Simon

4 comments:

irene m said...

Hi Simon and the gang....thanks for the inspirational posts you are sending us back...they serve to remind us to pray and also to thank God we are a part of the "local church which is the hope of the world"

Ben O did a fab job with the message this morning but I did miss you...mainly as the person who collects the rubbish on way into church...

I had to walk down to see what was going on at college as they were working on the pavement area and there was loads of Saturday evening debris around which you usually pick up and dump as you walk to church...I had to do some instead.....so come home soon.!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi simon and the gang

I completely agree with irene ben O did a great job yesterday it was very inspirational. I am very blessed to be part of a church that can help to begin to put things right over seas. I believe it is not just down to the people in it being generous but I believe god has a lot to do with it.
it is and amazing number of children who are now in school because of our church and tear fund. We are praying for you and the team that you return to us safely regards karmenie

sandra said...

great to hear your news and the progress that's being made already. Really looking forward to having you all back and seeing the photos and videos and hearing the stories first hand.

God Bless and safe journey home

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