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Radical? Session 4 – A Radical in Waiting – Sarah

Radical? Series Moniker

Radical. A life tending to produce extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions within institutions, habits of mind or society.”

Inspired by actions during the Arab Spring of an unknown individual who individually faced down scores of riot police inspiring hope and freedom, Radical? is a series that examines what it means to have faith, trust, conviction in God and how this results in change for our world.

Using ancient and current examples of genuine people who encounter different situations, we can learn lessons on how to walk with God radically in all areas of our life.

Do you have the faith, trust and courage to be a Radical?

This is the fourth session in the series, “Radical? A Radical in Waiting” and was recorded at South Church, Mkushi, Zambia in October 2017. This session features a guest speaker to Dignity Alan De Wet, who is a teacher, farmer and engineeer who lives in Mkushi, Zambia.


You can stream here:


The Powerpoint file used for this talk can also be downloaded here:

Radical Faith Waiting


Previous sessions in the Radical? series can be found here:

Radical? Session 1 – Radical Resiliance

Radical? Session 2 – Becoming Radical – Cain, Abel and Enoch

Radical? Session 3 is still being prepared for publication.

We’ve decided not to put a paywall in place for this material. We hope you appreciate that. If you have enjoyed it, please consider signing up for our newsletters and also donating £2 (or equivalent) to the work of Dignity. We will use this money to support villagers and those in rural communties. This can be done via the ‘Giving Box’ on the right.

Radical? Session 2 – Becoming Radical – Cain, Abel and Enoch

Radical? Series Moniker

Radical. A life tending to produce extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions within institutions, habits of mind or society.”

Inspired by actions during the Arab Spring of an unknown individual who individually faced down scores of riot police inspiring hope and freedom, Radical? is a series that examines what it means to have faith, trust, conviction in God and how this results in change for our world.

Using ancient and current examples of genuine people who encounter different situations, we can learn lessons on how to walk with God radically in all areas of our life.

Do you have the faith, trust and courage to be a Radical?

This is the second session in the series, “Radical? Becoming Radical: A look at Cain, Abel and Enoch” and was recorded at South Church, Mkushi, Zambia in October 2017.


You can stream here:


The Powerpoint file used for this talk can also be downloaded here:

Radical – Session 2 – Becoming Radical – Distribution Version


This is also a link to the Apple video used within the live version of this session. 

 

We’ve decided not to put a paywall in place for this material. We hope you appreciate that. If you have enjoyed it, please consider signing up for our newsletters and also donating £2 (or equivalent) to the work of Dignity. We will use this money to support villagers and those in rural communties. This can be done via the ‘Giving Box’ on the right.
Video is Copyright Apple Inc. 2017.

Radical? Session 1 – Radical Resiliance

Radical? Series Moniker

Radical. A life tending to produce extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions within institutions, habits of mind or society.”

Inspired by actions during the Arab Spring of an unknown individual who individually faced down scores of riot police inspiring hope and freedom, Radical? is a series that examines what it means to have faith, trust, conviction in God and how this results in change for our world.

Using ancient and current examples of genuine people who encounter different situations, we can learn lessons on how to walk with God radically in all areas of our life.

Do you have the faith, trust and courage to be a Radical?

This session is the introductory session, “Radical? A Resiliant Faith” and was recorded at South Church, Mkushi, Zambia in September 2017.


You can stream here:


The Powerpoint file used for this talk can also be downloaded here:

Radical – Session 1 – Radical Resiliance

We’ve decided not to put a paywall in place for this material. We hope you appreciate that. If you have enjoyed it, please consider signing up for our newsletters and also donating £2 (or equivalent) to the work of Dignity. We will use this money to support villagers and those in rural communties. This can be done via the ‘Giving Box’ on the right.

Together

We love the opportunity to reflect on the last year and look at the year ahead when we write our annual report for you. Highlights this time include reaching an amazing landmark in 2015; 300 Life Groups! Our Impact Teams have increased by 50% at the start of 2016 thanks to the work done last year. We continue to see God’s amazing provision for the work we are doing and we to be encouraged and amazed by some of the things we see happening. Looking ahead to 2016 we need your help. Take 5 minutes to have a read and see what an important part you can play in God’s Kingdom.

We hope you enjoy reading “Together” as much as we enjoyed writing it and find yourself inspired by the people we work alongside.

If you would like a hard copy, or a few to pass on, email Gill on admin@dignityonline.org.uk. You can also download a printable version here.

Happening this month

This months Prayer Points tell you what is going on when and gives you some ideas of how to pray into things. We’d love you to stand with us in prayer…thank you!

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Shikamushile

Cornelius all set to stay a few days

There’s something funny with Cornelius’s email account. Every now and then a batch that he’s sent over a period of time all arrive in one go. This means that I was greeted the other morning by a whole heap of encouragements. We’ve seen the photos on facebook before, but now we get to hear the stories as well! I wanted to share them with you, so watch this space, I’ll be posting them bit by bit. Here’s the first…

“These photos were taken during our first training at the village called Shikamushile in Samfya district. It was well attended and the out pouring of the Spirit of God was experienced by the people who came, it was like never before. One man said that he can never stop coming along for such teaching. That was a suprise to all of us who came. He was very serious and emphatic. He had travelled a long distance, he was from a far village about 20 kilometres away. He was invited by Pilius just after he lost his wife.”

(Click on the pictures to find out more.)

You can support Cornelius and others like him in what they are doing by joining in the Dignity 300 Challenge.

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Dignity is like what?

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“To you, Dignity is like what?”

This is the question we asked on Friday at our Celebration Evening. The answers were many and varied. Time and again, themes of connectivity, planting of seeds, working together and being part of a family came up.

In preparation for Friday evening we had asked Bernard and Cornelius, two of our Impact Team members, what they think Dignity is like.

This is what they said:

It’s all about connections

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A massive thank you to everyone who came to our Celebration Evening on Friday 15th May. It was amazing to hear you all sharing how you understand Dignity. We were blown away as all the comments you were sharing wove together into one big picture, quite literally, and also figuratively.

Throughout the evening a strong theme of connectivity emerged. Take a moment to explore the drawing above that was created as we talked. As we move forward we want to keep on exploring what it means to be connected. We are part of God’s kingdom. Physical distance does not matter. The prayers we offered on Friday evening, the actions we committed to take and the gifts that we made are directly connected to the work that people like Bernard and Cornelius are helping happen in their communities.

Special thanks go to Stu and Ian of ICE Creates who gave their time and skills to help make the evening happen.

And finally…a big yummy thank you to Big Top Parties for providing such a delicious meal for us all.

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Come and celebrate!

Every year we host a Celebration Evening. We celebrate what God has done in the last year and look forward to what is to come.

This year we are delighted that our friends at ICE Creates will be joining us to facilitate the evening. They will be drawing the stories as they are shared and helping us co-create the future. We are excited to see the stories of those in Zambia and those joining us on the evening intertwining in God’s amazing plans to reach those forgotten by many others.

We would love you to join us from 7.00pm – 10.30pm at Ivy Church, Didsbury (Manchester, UK) on 15th May 2015. It will also be a great opportunity to introduce a friend to our work so please do invite someone along!

Please reserve your tickets by 1st May on Eventbrite by using this link:

Dignity Celebration Evening – Reserve Tickets

Tickets are free but if you would like to cover the cost of your meal we suggest a donation of £7. Donations can be made on the evening or online now via Give.net.

If you are unable to join us for any reason but would like to connect with our work, we would love to bring our “Be The Difference” coffee series to you. We will be on the road throughout 2015 and will be more than happy to visit you!

Contact us for details of “Be The Difference”


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15-21 February: A Week of Prayer

15-21 February: A Week of Prayer

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18 (NIV)

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A Week of Prayer
Our normal work takes a break at this time of year. It’s the rainy season and people need to tend their fields. So, we roll with it. We allow a natural break, a bit of down time.

We use this time to reflect on where we have been and what has happened. We look at where we are going and we lay plans for the coming year.

As part of this, we are having a week of prayer. We believe prayer works. We would love you to join us in praying for our work. If you feel God is speaking into our work, please do contact us and share it with us.

Together, in prayer, we are stronger.

Download a printable version here.

 

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Praise & Thanks!
2014 was an amazing year for Dignity. We saw God doing great things and we want to give Him the glory. We saw 2 brothers reunited after 25 years of division. We witnessed a reformed alcoholic returning to rebuild his marriage. People learnt and passed on new skills in conservation farming, helping families and Life! Groups support themselves and their communities better. All these are real and physical signs of growing spiritual freedom and transformation taking place. Praise God!

 

16 Monday
Life! Groups
64 new Life! Groups began in 2014 bringing the total to 180. That means 3,600 people growing in faith and working to bring Jesus’s hope and love to their villages. Pray for the group leaders to have courage and wisdom and for group members to bring God’s transformation to their villages in very real ways, challenging poverty on all levels; spiritual, emotional and physical.

 

Bernard in a village teaching

 

17 Tuesday
Impact Teams
Supporting existing Life! Groups and helping start new groups are 14 Impact Team members. These men and women travel across their provinces working as missionaries to their own people. They are at the front line of Dignity’s work. Pray for discernment as they meet many people and encouragement as they face different challenges.

 

18 Wednesday
People
Dignity is a movement of people. Wherever we are from, we are all committed to sharing the good news of Jesus and helping to alleviate poverty in all its forms. The movement is growing. More and more people are standing together under the umbrella of Dignity. Please pray for God to raise up his people as Life! Group leaders, Impact Team members, co-ordinators, administrators and volunteers. Together, we can make a difference.

 

19 Thursday
Protection
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)

As we push forward we face the very real resistance of spiritual forces of evil. Please pray for protection at every level. For the faith of each and every person. For the marriages and relationships of all involved. For those travelling long distances.

 

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20 Friday
Plans
This is the time of year we set plans. Impact Teams will arrange to visit existing Life! Groups and begin to make plans for training new areas. The Zambian and UK leadership teams will look at the overall picture and set strategies. The UK support team will arrange short term trips. On all levels we need to trust God and dream big! Pray for courage alongside wisdom. Pray against distractions. Pray for God’s inspiration to run deeply in all we do.

 

21 Saturday

The Holy Spirit to move in power
Ultimately, without God, our work would fail. Our hope for long term transformation and life changing freedom rest firmly with God. Please pray that throughout 2015 we will see the Holy Spirit at work in people’s lives bringing wholeness and healing. Pray that whole communities will see the glory of God and turn to Him. There is an openness to spirituality in those we work amongst. Pray that people will find that Jesus is the answer, not any other powers that are at work.