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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.


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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.

Answered Prayer in Kabuyu

We recently asked you to pray for Bernard and Gervas. They were being given a very frosty and suspicious welcome from the village leadership in Kabuyu village. Bernard described it as making them feel like Paul and Silas in Philippi. They spent a few hours answering many questions but eventually the headman and his elders decided to let them speak to the community as planned.

As they were leaving the headmen said, “This program has come to help me because me, as a headman, I look after all the characters of people in the villages. You people are teaching that everyone is allowed to be part of a Life Group. I am so happy.” What a turn around! Bernard says he thinks 2 Life Groups will begin in the village and he has asked us to pray for Collins who invited them to Kabuyu; for confidence in God and the fact that God can speak through him.

Day of Prayer

Pray with us right now!

Today is our day of prayer. Picking up on the themes from our year of prayer we have summed up “Where we are” and “Where we think God wants us to be”. We would love you to pray us into “Closing the gap” between those two things!

You can download and print these sheets or save them on your phone to help you pray throughout the day. There’s a bit of space for you to jot down and thoughts, images, verses or ideas God gives you as you pray for us. Please do share these with us.

We are expectant to hear from God!

Answered prayer in Kabuyu

We recently asked you to pray for Bernard and Gervas. They were being given a very frosty and suspicious welcome from the village leadership in Kabuyu village. Bernard described it as making them feel like Paul and Silas in Philippi. They spent a few hours answering many questions but eventually the headman and his elders decided to let them speak to the community as planned. As they were leaving the headmen said, “This program has come to help me because me, as a headman, I look after all the characters of people in the villages. You people are teaching that everyone is  allowed to be part of a Life Group. I am so happy.” Bernard says he thinks 2 Life Groups will begin in the village and he has asked us to pray for Collins who invited them to Kabuyu; for confidence in God and the fact that God can speak through him.

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.

10 years, 1000s of lives

 

10 years in 2 minutes

We are celebrating our 10th birthday! We’ll be doing lots of things throughout the year, here’s a simple one to start…. We’ve compiled 10 years of Amazing Lives and Everyday Miracles into a 2 minute video. We hope it encourages and inspires you!

We want to spread the word about what God is doing through his people

Would you help up by sending this video to a friend and telling them why it’s worth 2 minutes of their time?

Look out for more stories

We’re going to be sharing more stories of Amazing Lives and Everyday Miracles from the last 10 years on social media in the coming weeks. If you don’t already do so, follow us on  or 

Join us to bring about more Amazing Lives and Everyday Miracles

As we look ahead to the next 10 years we want to grow our team. We are looking for people who are passionate about bringing people into relationship with Jesus and want to volunteer their time and skills to that end. You could help from home, wherever in the world you are, or from our base in Manchester, UK or Mkushi, Zambia if you’re close by.

Thank you

The last 10 years are a testament to God’s faithfulness and the ongoing support we have received from a relatively small, but incredibly amazing group of people who have stood with us in faith. We appreciate you so much. Thank you!

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.

10 years of Amazing Lives and Everyday Miracles

To mark our 10th birthday we have pulled together stories and images of Amazing Lives and Everyday Miracles from our first 10 years. Grab a brew, put your feet up and let these stories and testimonies encourage you!

View or download the full timeline by clicking the first image, give it a minute to download as it’s a large file!
Download one year at time by clicking the image for each year.

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Catching up with Lawrence

About a year ago, we shared Lawrence’s story with you. Since then we have been working closely with Lawrence and we are delighted to see him forging forward and sharing the love of Jesus in his community. This is what has happened in the last year…

 

We will keep on walking alongside Lawrence, equipping him with skills and resources that help him to be even more effective in the calling that God has given him.

Thank you for all you do to walk alongside Lawrence with us.

Will you help us to share the hope of Jesus with many more communities in any of these simple ways?

week of prayer

Take part in our Year of Prayer by committing to pray for 1 week…or more! You can pray on your own, in a small group or with your whole church. Download our prayer sheet and use our online calendar to let us know you’re praying for us and encourage all the teams!

regular gift

Start a regular financial gift to Dignity. By starting a regular gift you make it much easier easier for us to plan ahead. You can give online by card or PayPal at TotalGiving or avoid all online fees and give by Standing Order using this form.

(Currently 49 amazing people give 31% of our budget through regular gifts ranging from £3 to £300. Churches give another 13% through regular gifts. Last year we spent £90, 846.)

Celebrate birthday

Join the birthday fun by either coming to the Manchester party or by organising a party near you or a Dignity Sunday in your church. Email us now to register now for your party pack (digital version).

10 years old in 10 weeks!

Dignity's 10th Birthday

 

Wow! Dignity is going to be 10 years old this autumn. This landmark birthday feels like a watershed as we look back and see how far God has brought us and look forward to what we believe God is laying before us.

We would love you to join us in celebrating and thanking God for all he has done and committing our future to him. There are 2 simple ways to celebrate with us.

Join the Manchester Party

We will be hosting a Birthday Party on 7th October in Manchester, UK. We would love you to join us. Even better, can you bring 10 friends? Tickets will be available soon. In the meantime, express your interest in joining the fun or sign up to volunteer on the day by emailing us.

Organise a celebration near you

You could host a party on the same day, 7th October, or organise a Dignity Sunday at your church the next day. Let us know you are planning something and we will send you a Birthday Pack with stories and videos that will equip you to share the story of Dignity and celebrate with us. Order your Birthday Pack by email.

Esther’s Story

We recently visited the Impact Team in Katima Mulilo, Namibia. While there we were chatting to Carol who told us that she thought nothing would ever change. Having lived in the community for years she has seen many different agencies and political parties come and go. She has seen them make promises that have subsequently not been honoured. She has watched as people have waited and waited, feeling powerless to change what has become a culture of dependency. She spoke of an unwillingness or inability to stand for something different in the community where, “this is just the way it is”.

The fledgling Dignity Impact Team in the area believes otherwise. They believe there can be a change for the better and they are giving their time and energy to try and start a movement in their communities. Esther is part of the team and this is her story.

We are so thankful for Esther and those who she works with! Will you join us in supporting Esther and those like her by committing to pray for 1 week?

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