(Volunteers receiving letters from Kerith women)
Simon is going out to Zambia soon, and I wish I was going too!
A small group are going out from Kerith to meet up with Sam, Hannah and their girls in Lusaka.
We're about to start our final year of the five year project, linking Kerith with Serenje, so our team will then travel to Serenje to talk with the team there about how we "end well".
I've been in the very privileged position of actually going out to Zambia, and meeting the amazing volunteers, pastors and families in Serenje. It's been wonderful to start to develop friendships, and to see the incredible results of our two communities partnering together in God's power.
I imagine we're told to "remember the poor" because we're prone to forget , to live in our own worlds, to forget about "others" - especially those we cant see?
I know that's true for me.
To push me through this "forgetfulness", I have photos of scenes and friends from Serenje.
The photos are on my walls, on the fridge and in my books and Bible as book marks.
To help me to pray.
To help me to live a life of thankfulness
To help me to remember that my life is not about me.
To help me to remember that they are real people with real lives that they are living, right alongside mine - it's just an 8 hour flight and 4 hour road trip away.
(Mary and Beauty's enthusiastic responses to receiving a letter from a Kerith friend!)