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Goodbyes in Ndola

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Goodbyes in Ndola

Today was a bittersweet day as we said goodbye to the staff and students at Hope Ministries in Ndola. Tomorrow morning we'll drive to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, to see the poultry farm that Spark helped to launch in May 2011 and that has...

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19 January
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Surprises Are the Best Part.

After a rather structured morning that took us around Ndola to see and learn about the effects of colonialism, slavery and HIV/AIDS, Jamie, one of our trip participants, and I were certainly feeling a bit weighed down.I find that it's precisely in these moments when...

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17 January
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Best Quote So Far

Margaret, who used to be the manager of a major bank, is the deputy director of Hope Ministries. She is also a tall and wonderfully hilarious woman who has consistently had the best one-liners on every single trip I've taken here.Half the time I feel...

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15 January
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Rowdy Kids, Bright Futures

Although in Zambia education is supposedly free from Grades 1-9, costs for school fees, uniforms, books and supplies add up to the point that many students cannot afford to complete even this level of basic education.To ensure that Hope's Grade 7 graduates (who have performed...

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14 January
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Heartbreak vs. Inspiration

One of my favorite things to do when I come to Zambia is to record what we call Transformation Stories. These are stories of children in incredible and challenging circumstances who are steadily transforming their lives through education and the support of Hope Ministries.Today, Pastor...

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10 January
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Joann vs. Jet Lag

For most people I know, jet lag means waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep. For me, jet lag normally means sleeping twice as much as usual, which has made the past day here a bit...

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08 January
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