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Years ago, while traveling with a board member around southern Africa, we crossed the border from Zimbabwe, into Zambia. Stopping by a remote village along the road for my guests to get a feel of the remoteness and lifestyle of people so far away from any form of Western civilization, we quickly were surrounded by children, who seemed to swarm in from every direction. Of course, they all had their hands out for something, which we...

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This principle was drilled into me during my own preparation for ministry. Therefore, training and equipping Christian Leadership, obviously has been part of the chore pillars of our Mission focus and strategy from the beginning. And so, as we look back over the past three decades of active engagement, we find fulfillment in the knowledge that through our efforts, AFnet has engaged at some level of training, directly or indirectly...

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Providing for the daily needs of our orphans, in itself, is a significant challenge. But we also receive regular special needs requests. Recently I got a letter from Bishop Mumba who, among others, oversees the Zambia Center, asking that we consider bringing on board an additional staff member. He wrote: “With around 90 – 120 children per class in the Public School system, we find that many of our children are struggling to keep up...

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Standing at the forefront of a new year, we feel enthused by the opportunities that lie ahead, knowing that we can make a difference. AFnet is about hope and change. And so, we want to remind you, but also illustrate just a few of our success stories. We hope that these will encourage you in your role as partner, supporter and co-change agent in this great task of bringing on going hope to the people of Africa. While there are...

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Looking back over a busy year; and forward towards Christmas as a reminder for the reason of our efforts, we boldly proclaim: “Christ in me the hope of glory!” This is the theme of Christmas: There is Hope because Christ was born! We, the Church, are to represent Christ in our communities. As we do, we become bearers of this Hope among those who still live beyond hope. AFnet is about hope and change! Working at the cutting edge of...

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The recent news about the passing of our colleague, Bishop Xolisane Dlamini, filled us with sadness. I was in Zambia when I got the news, only days before crossing into Zimbabwe, to join up, and to see how AFnet could reengage in that country. For a year we had communicated about the need for pastoral training and a strategy to impact and reach this whole generation of Christian Leaders. Pastors, who due to the political and economic...

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