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Least-First X

Least-First X

  Least-First Digital Identities & Personal Data Stores : 21st June, 7.45-9pm (BST) Who are you? Are you who you say you are or are you defined by your possession, habits, connections and affiliations? Are you just a number or a nationality, a ...
“God surprises me every time”

“God surprises me every time”

Have you ever planted a seed and then waited, hoping to see a sign of life break through but not sure if anything is happening under the soil? The incredible story of Nseluka, Northern Zambia, is one of seeds seemingly lost, but now miraculously ...
Join our team

Join our team

**Apply by 9am on Thursday 22nd April!** Enjoy languages, committed to excellence, naturally inquisitive and have an eye for detail? Raise your hand if that’s you! Dignity is hiring a team member with all of the above, plus you’ll get ...
12 pigs, 4 goats

12 pigs, 4 goats

“Sell your possessions and give to the poor” – Luke 12:33 (NIV) Remember Miyambo? Here he is back in 2018… *To the observant amongst you, yes, we’ve learnt to spell his name correctly since then! 2 years on Miyambo and ...
Driving out fear

Driving out fear

“Perfect love drives out all fear” 1 John 4:18 Imagine that back in March 2020 you heard about a disease called COVID-19. You heard that it could kill you but you never heard how you could protect yourself. How would you feel? For many ...
2020 in review

2020 in review

For such a time as this Small groups have always been the foundational building block of the church. Life Groups are an expression of these that help everyday people to become beacons of hope in their community. Life Groups bring people to Jesus ...
A letter from Jon

A letter from Jon

We’re delighted to share the stories of Life Groups in 2020: Dear Friend, Well what a year! For many 2020 feels like a year to forget. The whole world seems to have entered a strange alternate reality where a pandemic, political chaos and ...
Together

Together

In this uncertain year we have seen the power of trusting and equipping people to carry the work of God in their own communities. Through Life Groups people are coming to know Jesus and are being loved and supported in practical ways in a year of ...
Least-First Life Groups

Least-First Life Groups

We recently caught up with Rabecca (pictured right) who leads a Life Group in central Zambia and is part of the local team there. She explained that during the time of COVID it has been important for the groups to encourage themselves to keep ...
Bubble to bubble

Bubble to bubble

Father Zulu, the Anglican priest, and Vincent have been planting Life Groups over the past few months in Chalata, Zambia where they live. A year and a half ago Chalata was on our ‘watch list’ of areas where Life Groups need some extra ...
A birthday and a journey

A birthday and a journey

Happy birthday to us! This month we turn 13 years old! The biggest of thank yous for being part of our journey. What has been achieved through the work of Life Groups really has been a product of people working together and pioneering to share the ...
September Update

September Update

Life Groups Small groups have always been the foundational building block of the church. Life Groups are an expression of these that bring people to Jesus and teach a new way of living, build unity and transform communities holistically; bringing ...
Life Matures

Life Matures

We are delighted to announce that Foundations 4: Life Matures is here, completing the Foundations series! Foundations is a course that helps people explore and grow in their relationship with God and encourages them to serve their community. We ...
Journey: Setting Out

Journey: Setting Out

We are super excited to tell you about our new course: Journey. Equipping people to pioneer and work together to advance the gospel, Journey will ‘send people out’ to villages, communities, provinces and nations… Apostles were‘ ...
Alcohol and sniffing glue

Alcohol and sniffing glue

Elias and his wife live in Havana, a high density area of Windhoek in Namibia. Elias is a pastor of a small church in the Havana slum area. He earns an income by working as a cleaner in Kleine Kuppe, 20km and a world away. Late in 2019, Jon and ...
How can we be a part of this?

How can we be a part of this?

Did you see us publishing Love Your Village on social media recently? Did you think it would make a difference? We decided to publish it freely without knowing what impact it may have, if any! As we’ve been keeping in touch with teams, we are ...
Robots

Robots

Whether you know them as robots (as they’re called in sub-Saharan Africa) or traffic lights (as they’re called in the UK), how can they help us right now? A question we have all been asking is, “How do we emerge from lockdown?& ...
Removing Barriers

Removing Barriers

What holds back the growth of Life Groups? Where are we accidentally restricting the multiplication of Life Groups by putting barriers in the way? These are the questions we were asking last year by way of reflection to sharpen ourselves and the ...
Meeting a need

Meeting a need

Imagine that back in March you heard about a disease called COVID-19. You heard that it could kill you but you never heard how you could protect yourself. How would you feel? For many people in rural villages of Zambia this is what they. ...
God’s very best idea

God’s very best idea

In Musonda Falls, Zambia, a Life Group has just begun to meet. How in a time of uncertainty and with restrictions on travel has this form of ‘church’ sprung up in the middle of a community? Day to day life in Zambia at the moment varies ...
2020 Challenge

2020 Challenge

Be the good news 2020 needs!   Be a star… Set your challenge Tell your friends Ask them to join you Raise some money   Your influence will bring people together, unite them to love those around them and bring good news in 2020! What ...
3 months in 3 minutes

3 months in 3 minutes

It’s been a busy few months for everyone involved in Dignity. Here’s 3 months summed up in 3 minutes! Why not share it on social media or with your church? We would love you to help us reach more people with the amazing story of Life ...
Valuing People

Valuing People

As we listened to feedback from Life Groups who received our COVID-19 information sheets, we were struck by something really simple and really important. These leaflets did more than share information, they created connection and reassurance. ...
1098km done!

1098km done!

At the start of May Dignity Trustee Malcolm and staff member Jo bravely volunteered to complete our collective journey ‘across’ Zambia. With 744km to cover they need to travel an average of 24km, 7 days a week! Malcolm and Jo didn’ ...
A time such as this

A time such as this

If you’ve spent any time with us, you know that we are all about people! We are always seeking the people that God is calling to become ‘Oaks of Righteousness’ and who will display his splendour (Isaiah 61:3). What on earth does ...
Least-first design

Least-first design

How can modern technological advances be taken advantage of to reach those who are not ‘tech-savy’ and, in many cases, do not have smart phones or any phone at all? A great question! We began exploring this question before COVID-19 ...
Pioneering is in our DNA

Pioneering is in our DNA

The current situation does not change our aims, what we do or the purpose of what we do. We remain committed to bringing people to Jesus through community and, by doing so, eradicating poverty in all its forms. But how can we do that in the current ...
Knowledge is powerful: COVID-19 Information Sheets

Knowledge is powerful: COVID-19 Information Sheets

In April we created and distributed 3 leaflets about COVID-19 to our Life Groups and Impact Teams. We’ve been hearing that these leaflets are proving powerful as they give knowledge to people. The leaflets ‘What is COVID-19?’, ‘Life Groups: ...
24:7 May

24:7 May

24-7 May: Completing the Journey Last year we began a collective journey across Zambia, walking the distance from the most westerly Zambian Life Group in Mwinilunga, to the most easterly one in Nakonde. We successfully made it almost half way and ...
The reality of COVID-19 for Life Groups

The reality of COVID-19 for Life Groups

We recently caught up with Joseph in Kenya about the reality of COVID-19 for Life Groups. Joseph is concerned for his nation. Kenyans, like many others around the world, are no longer allowed to attend events with groups of people, including church ...
Beatrice’s Story

Beatrice’s Story

“As Christians we know that nothing can separate us from the love of God but we have to keep others who feel helpless or hopeless encouraged.” Beatrice lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. Since meeting Jo and Frank in the summer of 2019, ...
One Step Event

One Step Event

Take One Step! Be Church at the heart of your community! Being a missionary in your own village is both tremendously daunting and exciting. Everyone has a call to reach their community for Jesus. With others, Jon, a missionary and the founder of ...
Life Groups in the time of COVID-19

Life Groups in the time of COVID-19

“The people who attend Life Groups are ideally placed to make a huge difference to thousands of people throughout sub-Saharan Africa.” Dignity founder Jon Paul Witt has some words of encouragement for you and an update about 2 key ...
The LIGHT shines

The LIGHT shines

Let’s start from a place of peace, reminding ourselves of whose we are and who we are. 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; ...
How many football pitches?

How many football pitches?

For the past few years Frenk and a growing team of volunteers have planting Life Groups across the Mbeya region of Tanzania. Some very rough maths suggests that Life Groups are now spread across 6,500km2 – that’s an area equivalent to 1 ...
Sharing simplicity

Sharing simplicity

Life Groups are a very simply idea. They create community, talk about truth and show love to those around them. We have kept them simple so that as many people as possible can make the idea their own, creating community around them, exploring truth ...
Going the extra mile

Going the extra mile

The work of Dignity in Zambia continues to grow. We are seeing more and more communities adopt the idea of Life Groups, seeking hope and life. Run by Christians these groups are open to all and benefit the whole community. Bernard recently took ...
Across Namibia

Across Namibia

If you follow us on social media you will have seen that Jon and Jude Witt traveled across Namibia sharing the idea of Life Groups late last year. So much happened, and the scale is so vast that we think it deserves our time summing it up as best ...
Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

Have you seen our recent volunteering opportunities? Check them out below!     Volunteers are an integral part of Dignity. So much of what is achieved is thanks to volunteers who give their time sacrificially. In 2019 an incredible 37,092* ...
Base Camp

Base Camp

A team of 6 absolute legends recently worked their socks off to develop additional facilities at ‘Base Camp’, just next to Jon and Jude’s house in Zambia. They’ve built new bases for tents and work has begun on a new ...