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With thanks for your love and support

Jude dishing out the food at a recent gathering in Kalweo

Dear Friends,

As many of you may already be aware, Jude Witt recently had a serious accident. We write now to thank you for your incredible support and to encourage you to continue in prayer.

On Saturday 17th November Jude sustained serious injuries following a fall near their residence in Mkushi. She was taken to the local clinic and then admitted to hospital in Lusaka where she underwent surgery. The surgery was successful and Jude is now making a good recovery, for which we praise God!

The doctors are hopeful she will be discharged early next week. Please do continue to pray for a speedy and complete recovery.

We are so grateful to God for bringing her through this week and we have seen so many amazing answers to prayer. He really is an awesome God.

We would like to say a really big thank you to all of you who have been praying for Jude and her family during this difficult period. Jude wrote:

“Thanks everyone for all your prayers. I really felt surrounded by prayers from all over the world and had such a knowledge of God’s peace and love when I was at my weakest.”

Jon and Jude have been overwhelmed by your messages and the depth of support from friends all over the world. It has been really incredible to see the amount of love and prayers that has surrounded them and I know it has been a huge encouragement to them. Thank you!

Special thanks to Dr Oliver at Tusekelemo Clinic and the medical teams involved in Jude’s emergency treatment. We are grateful for those who have cared for Jude and are looking after her at Fairview Hospital as she recuperates.

Our thanks go out to all Jon & Jude’s friends in Mkushi and across Zambia for your love and practical support – you have all been amazing! So many of you have given of yourselves and been a huge emotional support for Jon, Jude and their 3 boys. It has been wonderful to see the Christian community in action.

Jon, Jude and the boys are due to fly back to England in early December. Please pray that everything will come together with minimal stress. In particular, think of Jon as he puts plans in place for the work in Zambia to continue as well as making preparations to travel back to the UK.

We recognise that, for those of you not in Zambia, it can be hard to know how to respond and how best to help Jon & Jude. Can we reassure you that we as trustees are committed to supporting Jon and Jude closely and providing the highest care for them and their family. We are in daily contact to support them personally and work through both short and long term plans. We continue to lift Jude, Jon and their boys up to our God, who is the ultimate healer.

With sincere love and thanks to you all,

Jo Hardy
On behalf of the trustees of Dignity

Keith Nelson
Fran Hesketh
Paul Nattrass