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Letters for Zambia

This time next week I'll be in Africa! We're going to Zambia again - to the Serenje area in Central Zambia. It's such a privilege to travel out with a team from Kerith Community Church. Our Church is working with Christian development Agency, Tearfund, and its partner , the Evangelical fellowship of Zambia (EFZ).This is the first of two trips planned for 2009; and on this one we'll be spending time training Leaders in the community. More details later this week (and at the Church Prayer Meetings Wednesday and Thursday evening)
However, I know many of us want to do "something". For very many of us as a community that will involve giving money, but it can also be as simple as writing a letter of encouragement. Our November 08 Unique event was an Action Morning and one of the very successful activities was writing letters to the women in Serenje.
I'd love to go out armed with more letters! So would you write one please? The idea is simply to bless and encourage other women, who live a day's travel away, but in a very different "world" than we do. So include some personal details and some encouragements.
You will never meet or know the individual woman that receives your letter, but believe that God will direct it to the right woman - You'll be blessed too! You can use any paper, but I'll have some Unique writing paper with me at the Prayer meetings. You can leave your finished letters for me(labelled) at Kerith Community Church reception. Thank you so much x
Here are some very helpful guidelines for writing your letter:
Introduce yourself – make it personal
Say who you are. Write about your family, your church, your job.
Keep it real
Talk about everyday things that a woman of Serenje can relate to. (Leave the world cruise and new Maserati out!)
Give encouragement
Show interest in their community and their issues. Let them know that you care and will be supporting and praying for them.
Share God’s word
If you have a bible verse that speaks to you, please share it.
Be yourself
You are a blessing just as you are. Be yourself in your letter & that blessing will be shared by the woman who receives it.

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