This weekend we've got the privilege of having Leah Mutala from Zambia with us. Leah is an amazing woman of God who was responsible for so much of the success of the work we've been involved with over the last 10 years in Serenje, a rural area in Zambia.
The photo above is of Leah (in the green dress) greeting the First Lady of Zambia at the opening of the girls dormitorty in Serenje - a building which when fully open will house 100 secondary school girls who because they live so far from the school would otherwise have to live in a slum area during term time.
We wanted to get Leah over to thank her for all her hard work, and to celebrate with her all that has been achieved in Serenje.
She's going to be around for all of REAL (women it's not too late to join the over 400 women who will be there - you can get tickets for the whole conference here, or pay £7.50 on the door to attend either the Friday or Saturday evening).
Leah will then be in Sandhurst on Sunday morning for the 10.30am and in Bracknell for the 6pm - at both meetings we'll hear the stories of some of the girls in the dormitory as well as get an update on how the other projects in Serenje are progressing.
At the 9.30am and 11.30am in Bracknell Joy Blundell, one of our REAL speakers and an incredibly gifted young leader from Stuart Bell's church in Lincoln, will be speaking. If you're a Bracknell regular why not come and hear Joy in the morning and Leah in the evening!
The photos below are from the dormitory opening ceremony. The first shows the initial group of girls in the dormitory who got to have a meal with the First Lady, and the second shows some of the Serenje pastors at the dormitory.
Hope to catch you all some time over the weekend (I'll be sneaking into REAL!).