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The Voyage

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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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Story of Hope

I met twin boys named Moses and Joseph today who are now attending Hope School. Their parents died about 2 years ago and not even their relatives would take them in. An incredibly gracious woman in their village found them out by the side of...

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10 February
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Laugh of Approval

We've had another fantastic and seemingly unpredictable day here in Zambia. Last night, after our unforgettable chicken and children photo shoot, we went home to rest up for dinner with Charles (the executive director of Hope Ministries) and his wife Margaret. We started dinner off with what has proven...

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07 February
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Rich & Joann – Day 1

After three flights, 23 hours and not a lot of sleep, we finally arrived in Ndola yesterday morning! We started off the day on a really great note, hearing that the kids had finally moved into Hope House after a little luck from David and Nancy, who helped...

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06 February
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