These are some of the women that we met on the Training day in Serenje Boma. They come from a variety of local Churches and are mostly the volunteers that go out into the communities to support the vulnerable families. They are the people on the ground. Many of them also live with very difficult situations - some are living with HIV; many care for orphans from their extended families; some are widows.All of them know what it is to work hard.
You'll see that some of the ladies are holding letters - Zoe and I were swamped by ladies with letters, all asking for pen pals from the UK!
What we want to do is for women from Kerith to write to these and other women, and link up primarily as Prayer Partners. The practical details are yet to be finalised -and I'm going to need someone else to head it up for me (please!)However, it's likely that we will send letters out from our community 4 times a year. The letters will be sent all together to the Serenje communities - with information about us, some greetings and prayers.We'll be able to write to different women each time. perhaps some Lifegroups or other small groups in the Church can commit to writing letters too.
Connecting and reaching out to women in Zambia will be such a powerful expression of love , both for us and for the Serenje women. So I'm excited to think that a new Unique ministry will be birthed - and I'm praying for the right leader!
We are blessed to be a blessing.