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Standing at the graveside of Christa’s Brother recently, reflecting upon the senseless murder of another good man – seemingly only for his cellphone, I was reminded about so many reasons for us to feel disheartened to the point of defeat. Already, just in the past weeks we’ve stood at the graves of 4 close relatives. Politically and economically our country is falling apart, with the news of the day relating to out of control...

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There are many disadvantages that orphaned children face compared with the non-orphaned. These include the loss of adult guidance and protection, the lack of emotional and material support, and the lack of adult figures to transmit the norms, values, beliefs and practices of the culture into which the child is born. Thus, in the absence of parents, the question arises as to who is best suited to undertake the parental functions. And...

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Dear Friend and Supporter, Deeply emotional, and with tear-filled eyes Pastor Bernard took me aside. “You cannot begin to imagine what impact your ministry has had upon my life, and this area… thank you for bringing us Hope… thank you for not bypassing us!” Graduating Student, Stafford, the added: “I worked hard for two years to earn this Diploma. But the Study Bible you issued with my Diploma is really a more important tool to enable...

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As for many of you, November represents a time for Reflection and Thanksgiving. And so, as we consider the year past, remembering where we’ve come from, and where we’re heading, we find fulfillment of God’s purpose for our lives. How revealing to know that the journey that we’re on is God in Christ reaching out to us, and through us in love to those that He has called us to serve! His is a love that is enfleshed around the wounds of...

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Providing daily for the needs of our orphans, in itself, is a significant challenge. Added to that, of course, is also the challenge to fund their education. But these stresses fade into insignificance when at the end of each year we note the academic progress of our children. And so, we just want to share with you briefly the story of Kasuba Chanda one of our first orphans to enter the Zambia program. After completing High School,...

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With my 70th birthday fast approaching this year, and being reminded that I’ve spent exactly half of my life, heading up this ministry, Christa and I’ve also learned what it means to grow in gratitude!   When we started out; a young starry eyed, mid-career couple, with dreams of conquering the world for Jesus, we had no idea what we were in for! Very soon, and with hardly any means to support ourselves, yet with an indelible...

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