Pray for the St Columba’s Zambia TeamThursday 26 July 2012
On 27 July, for the first time in the history of St. Columba’s, Knock, an all–age team of 10 parishioners will travel to Zambia in partnership with CMSI. They will return home on 11 August.
St Columba’s Curate, Revd Robert Ferris explains what the team will be doing whilst there:
“This project is very much about developing the foundations of a relationship with the Diocese of Northern Zambia. Whilst in Zambia the team will be extremely busy. We will be meeting people in churches and helping out at the Educational Facility Archbishop Albert Chama is currently developing, which includes primary, secondary and adult education.
“We will be taking lessons in classrooms, visiting homes in townships around Kitwe, surveying development projects and hopefully assisting in some manual work as we see how people live in Zambia and how the community are lifting themselves out of poverty. We will be experiencing firsthand the issues of living in one of the poorest nations in the world.”
The team has enjoyed terrific support from the parish. Please pray for them in all aspects of their health and travel. Pray that the experience will be life–changing for them and their hosts and that partnerships will be formed. Pray too for those left behind.