Posts in Zambia Zimbabwe 2017
Visiting Namumu Orphanage Center

by Frank Dimmock

Day two in Siavonga, on the edge of Lake Kariba. The vulnerability of children and families in the Siavonga district of southern Zambia is obvious and has been affirmed by our visits with children at the Namumu Orphanage Center and by others we have met during the last two days. Today we began by meeting with the government District Commissioner, together with the Namumu director and board chairman. We expressed appreciation for the support that the District has promised to the Namumu orphanage and their concern for the well-being of the children. 

This meeting was followed by a visit to the local fishing boats on the shore of the lake. In planning for financial sustainability of Namumu, the decision was made to launch a fishing business on the lake. The Outreach Foundation and other supporters assisted in the purchase of four fishing boats for Namumu.

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Arriving in Zambia

Dear friends,

We meant to send some news last night, but we were too tired when we arrived in Siavonga. The trip is going well. We arrived in Lusaka on Saturday afternoon and were well-received by the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Moderator, Rev. Abel Banda, and the Deputy General Secretary, Rev. Daniel Tembo. 

We visited the CCAP synod office construction site, where progress is being made. They are working hard to complete the building. They are now working on finishing the interior and fixing doors and windows. The synod offices are currently located in a compound where they have their poultry farm, and it is uncomfortable on some days. When the synod office is completed, they hope to expand the poultry farm in the vacated space as a way to generate revenue for the synod.

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