Part of the (im)Possible

a Zambian endeavour

Maize Project

June 21, 2012

Project Report: Maize Crop

Summary Objective Supplement the needs of the most disadvantaged in Mbayi with a sustainable maize crop. Cost $1,000 in the first year. $2,000 in the second year. Funding Status Complete   The Details Upon arriving in Mbayi one is first struck by the desperation for food. With little money it is difficult to purchase seed, – Read More-

April 11, 2012

Some Good and Bad News

WOW- look at what they’ve accomplished!!!! Using hoes, axes, shovels and lots of muscle power our stumping team have managed to clear a huge space for the proposed Health Post. We even have a qualified builder, with papers, living in our community who has volunteered his services. Keeping costs to a minimum by utilizing their – Read More-

November 4, 2011

Agriculture – On the Go!

We’ve had some early rain and farmers are being cautioned not to plant yet, not until it has been established that the rainy season is truly underway. The maize (corn) has been purchased ( thanks so much to all of you who helped – we’ve met this year’s maize fund raising goal!!! ) and delivered, – Read More-

August 4, 2011

A Good Maize Crop is Crucial to Survival

So much depends on maize (corn). It’s the staple, ground to make maize meal (flour) which in turn is used to cook nshima. And everybody in Mbayi depends on nshima. It’s filling and when combined with veggies provides an adequate meal. However, when you live in chronic poverty, access to seeds is difficult enough but – Read More-

March 3, 2011

Everything’s Growing!

Unlike some areas in Zambia where maize crops are experiencing water stress due to a dry spell, our maize, here in the Copperbelt, is benefiting from sufficient rainfall, has passed the critical flowering stage, and continues to grow tall and strong as we head towards harvest in May. The chicks are now 3 weeks old, – Read More-

November 2, 2010

More Blessings

“if you have faith as small as a mustard seed … Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20). This mission in Zambia is definitely a walk of faith! I, alone, do not have the resources to accomplish the tasks before me. I have no idea which hearts God will touch to respond to the – Read More-

October 26, 2010

So Grateful!

She sank to her knees with arms raised to heaven, in gratitude. She thanks God for providing this small bag of maize seed through you. The expression on her face says it all. How I wish you all had been here with me to witness the joy. Look closely at her face and know what – Read More-

October 19, 2010

Delivered!

The elders are rejoicing! The maize seeds have been delivered and next week I will bring the fertilizer. A new community well has been dug by hand, the cement purchased, a cover soon to be constructed. The well went so deep that we need to devise a pulley system so that the women and children – Read More-

October 5, 2010

Thanksgiving

I give thanks to God for this mission in Zambia. I’m far from family and friends, and lonely for sure, but the opportunity to serve, with your help, the people of Mbayi is such a blessing. It’s only been two months but we are off to an amazing start! With our help: The schoolchildren, who – Read More-

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