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We had the privilege of speaking to 150 women today - Val and I taught a bible study on the fruits of the Holy Spirit - the women shared in small groups and also prayed together. It is such a privilege to speak to these hard working women - we prayed for less of us and more of God in our words. The women took many notes. We also had opportunities to pray for them.

We distributed the penpal letters - which they were delighted to receive. We also gave each woman a gift of two postcards - Beccy designed them illustrating the fruits of the spirit - they looked beautiful and the women received them so eagerly.

We were very moved by the women's response to Leah giving vision for the girls dormitory - they spontaneously came forward with an offering totalling around 125000 kwacha (around £17) - now that made me cry!

The pastors conference went well again - they all said they felt a real sense of connection. Simon, Alan and Sola all spoke- and the pastors responded very positively . This evening Colin led a worship seminar which went very well - especially when he was interrupted by a power cut...and simply carried on!

This evening we've also had a school's committee meeting which was very positive as we move forward with the Serenje / Bracknell school links.

We had a power cut tonight so we have been sat around a candle talking. The power is back on now so we are going to eat!

Hard to believe tomorrow is our last day here as we travel to Lusaka on Friday and fly home on Saturday.

Still much for us to do tomorrow! Catrina x


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Long time no see!!!!
What to talk about after so long an absence?!?!

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