Part of the (im)Possible

a Zambian endeavour

Children

Serving Gleaners Vegetable Soup Mix
October 12, 2013

Feeding Hungry School Children

Recently little Moses fainted at school because he hadn’t eaten in several days. Hunger is rampant in Mbayi. Children who walk long distances to school with empty tummies have little energy to concentrate in class. Poor nutrition is affecting their mental development. Hit hard by the incident with Moses and concerned about the plight of – Read More-

Chabanyama Compound
April 1, 2013

Agape Land School

Mid December 2012 I received a text from my friend Presley which simply said “Good news—we have been given a community school to run” ( the owner had moved to Lusaka). He knew it would be good news to me because for quite some time I have been very concerned about the plight of street – Read More-

December 26, 2011

Bringing Christmas Cheer into Mbayi

‘This is how Jesus the Messiah was born…’ I read from Matthew 1:18-25 to a group of mothers, grandmothers and children gathered in a church in Mbayi for a Christmas party kindly sponsored by the Mom’s Group at Caledonia Presbyterian Church, Ontario, Canada. They arrived tired, having toiled in the fields since dawn hoeing, planting – Read More-

October 22, 2011

Caring for the Babies

A few weeks ago I hired a van ( there were too many to fit in the back of the pickup ) in order to transport a group of moms and babies to the Chambishi Clinic for inoculations. What fun it was for them to travel in such style and comfort ( instead of walking – Read More-

June 16, 2011

The Little Children

For all you kids in Canada who have been asking what children do here (apart from school)…

May 26, 2011

Consequences Of Poverty

Remember the boy with malaria, the one I wrapped in my jacket and took to the clinic? Well,his name is Gilbert, and I count 3 times this year that he has been treated for malaria. I recall one time when he even went into convulsions! A few weeks ago I discovered that 7 year old – Read More-

May 19, 2011

Hallelujah-Shoes!

So – this is how it came about. One day last September I was chatting with my friend Jennifer on Facebook (awesome, inexpensive way to ‘talk’ long distance!) mentioning all these children in Mbayi without shoes. She made it her mission to change this situation, enlisted the help of her church family, collected and shipped – Read More-

May 12, 2011

Samuel’s Story

Meet Samuel. An orphan, Samuel came to live with his grandmother at the age of 2. When he was 10 years old he decided, on his own, to start attending school. Like many children in Zambia it has been a struggle for Samuel to obtain money for school and examination fees, for uniforms, books, pens – Read More-

April 21, 2011

Counting Our Blessings

Arrived! After a long journey of almost six months, two large boxes packed full with shoes and some socks for the children in Mbayi have arrived. As we move from the rainy season into the coldest months of the year (June and July can be as cold as 5 degrees celsius) many young toes will – Read More-