Greetings in the wonderful Name of Jesus,
I had the opportunity this week to be a small part of the medical outreach at Chankosa, what is nice is it close to Kabwe so it is not expensive to run and easy to do. But I love seeing the impact, the community had a few needs and instead of asking us to provide they got together and just did it. Now anyone who works in this part of the world knows that in its self means you have succeeded.
Figure 1 This is huge change from a hut with mud floor to deliver the babies on, now we have beds and sheets and blankets in room with a floor, windows.
The medical team had a slow first day as most farmers are harvesting and selling there maize but on the second day they had more people come as the word got around. We have also started the under 5 clinic for the mothers and vaccinations.
Which is huge help as previously the mother would have to walk into town and often they would arrive at the clinic and be told it is to late they only vaccinate in the morning etc. So they get frustrated they give up and in the end we see children pass away from disease that are preventable and to which we have free vaccines all because of distance.
The school is going well with four class sitting and learning, still very rough condition at least now they have shelter we just have to work improving condition with desks, chairs and floor and some walls.
I would love to have three class operational by the end of the year and a shelter for the fourth, plus we need to upgrade the toilets and dig a new well. The community is well on the way have already made 1000 brick of their targeted 30,000 bricks.
Figure 2 It not much of Classroom but they are learning ABC and counting all to song and dance.
Tamara and her team of Chaplains had very productive day and saw 16 people give their life to Jesus this is great report. Our long term goal is have one of the young ladies who has been teaching since the day we opened in October last year, go for missions and teachers training at Operation Mobilization in 2014. In the interim I would love to see if we can get one of the missionary that OM has trained, supported and moved out into the village not only teaching and discipling the children but get amongst the villages hold bible studies and cell meetings and create some disciples out of the believers.
Thank You every one for your support it makes a huge difference.