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And So It Begins!

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And So It Begins!

Our long-awaited June 2010 Transformation Trip has officially begun! We had a soft opening on Friday when Brady and Liz, a first-time Transformation Trip participant, arrived in Zambia, but we are now fully in the midst of our trip with today's arrival of Nancy and...

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21 June
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Lots of Excitement…

There has been lots of great progress and excitement the last couple days! We have completed all the sponsorship updates and letters except for those children who have been absent this week, and the translators, the Mulando family and I had a celebratory dinner at...

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19 June
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Tranformation

We've had another productive, though very windy, day at the school today! We've completed all of the updates and letters for the students who have been in attendance the last few days, and I even re-took the photos for all of Grades 5, 6 and...

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17 June
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Quick Update

I don't have much time to post today because Ba Rodgers (one of the Hope drivers), Ba Margaret (Hope co-director) and Ba Lillian (Hope board member) are waiting for me downstairs in the office parking lot!I'll just say that it's been another super productive day,...

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16 June
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The Voyage

After nearly 30 hours of travel, I have finally arrived in Ndola, Zambia, home of our partner, Hope Ministries!The journey was long, though surprisingly entertaining. The man sitting next to me on the flight to London had very clearly had a few preparatory drinks, and...

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14 June
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30 Hours and Counting…

 It’s hard to believe that in just under 30 hours, I will be taking off for Zambia to visit Spark’s partner Hope Ministries! I will be joined shortly thereafter by Rich (Spark’s Executive Director), Brady Josephson (Spark’s Director of Resource Development) and a great group...

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10 June
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Three Themes

As Rich and I made our long journey home from Ndola after a very productive, often hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking trip, three themes about life in Ndola kept coming to mind.Death and LossIt did not take long to recognize the far reach of death in...

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14 February
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