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On your bike

On your bike

Is there a cycling challenge you’ve been meaning to do and never quite got round to it? Let us help you this summer! Over a weekend in the second half of June we will be hosting a cycle challenge. Why not share you idea with us and see if it ...
A collective shout out!

A collective shout out!

This week’s Team Shout Out takes on a collective style! A growing group of men and women are stepping up to carry the strategic leadership of the work of Dignity in Zambia. They are farmers, housewives, business people and parents. Each of them ...
Creativity and Design

Creativity and Design

JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM! Your time and skills will be helping to bring people to Jesus through community and through this, eradicating poverty in all its forms. Whether it is one of our training courses, our monthly bulletin or our social media, we ...
Simple ideas in a cereal factory

Simple ideas in a cereal factory

Late last year Jon and Bernard met with a group of Christians from Roan in Luanshya, Zambia. These guys are just like you and I – ordinary people getting on with their day to day lives! In the office of an old semi derelict cereal factory, they ...
Organisation and fun!

Organisation and fun!

JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM! Your time and skills will be helping to bring people to Jesus through community and through this, eradicating poverty in all its forms. Dignity runs an annual series of events that increase awareness about our work, garner ...
A Different Mentality

A Different Mentality

Tim and Becky Burr, leaders of Ivy Church Academy in Manchester UK, have been helping us shape and plan a residency course to raise up and equip leaders across the growing number of areas in which Life Groups are taking root. Tim and Becky recently ...
Language and Detail

Language and Detail

JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM! Your time and skills will be helping to bring people to Jesus through community and through this, eradicating poverty in all its forms. An increasingly important part of our work is the translation and production of written ...
Simplicity

Simplicity

Tim and Becky Burr, leaders of Ivy Church Academy in Manchester UK, have been helping us shape and plan a residency course to raise up and equip leaders across the growing number of areas in which Life Groups are taking root. Tim and Becky recently ...
Testament of Faith

Testament of Faith

Tim and Becky Burr, leaders of Ivy Church Academy in Manchester UK, have been helping us shape and plan a residency course to raise up and equip leaders across the growing number of areas in which Life Groups are taking root. Tim and Becky recently ...
BIG WALK, Little Walks

BIG WALK, Little Walks

Kids, BIG WALK, little walks is a challenge you can do on your daily exercise. It’s a great way to have fun and make a difference! Our Goal: We have spent time listening to our Zambian teams about the challenges children face. Sadly, many ...

One Step Contributor

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2019 A testament to working together

2019 A testament to working together

Dignity exists to share the good news of Jesus with those often forgotten or overlooked and to fight poverty, in all its forms. We have a proven track record of pioneering, going where the church is weak, finding the people through whom God will ...
Unity is powerful

Unity is powerful

Back in September we wrote about the unity that was growing between churches in and around Simambwe in Tanzania. Read about it here. Frenk has faithfully been planting and encouraging Life Groups in the area for a few years now. Saimon and Mussa ...
Generosity and sacrifice

Generosity and sacrifice

Jon and Jude were recently in Yinsu, Namibia. People there had wanted to start a Life Group in the area but unfortunately the community and church groups were so divided that it had resulted in even more problems. In many rural communities, the ...
Joseph Mwakisha

Joseph Mwakisha

Joseph has been helping plant and encourage Life Groups around Mombasa, Kenya throughout 2019. Joseph has a huge heart for sharing the good news of Jesus, for leading worship and for his wife Margaret! In the summer he travelled to Tanzania with& ...
Taking Life Groups to the DRC

Taking Life Groups to the DRC

Bertin & Esther have 5 children aged between 2 and 22. They live in Lubumbashi in the south of the DRC, close to the border with Zambia. A couple of years ago Bertin signed up to Dignity’s mailing list. Since then he has been keeping in touch ...
Planting Group After Group

Planting Group After Group

Pastor David lives in Ganze, Kenya. He was widowed in 2015 and now raises his 4 children alone, leads his local church and plants Life Groups! He’s becoming prolific in planting Life Groups, so much so that we asked him why and how he does it! He ...
Giving Tuesday 2019

Giving Tuesday 2019

Tuesday 3rd of December is….. GIVING TUESDAY!! We are excited to confirm that this year we have £ for £ match funding for the first £1,000 given on Giving Tuesday. As the local team in Zambia has matured and strengthened over the years, we ...
Meeting Terrence

Meeting Terrence

This is Terrence. He’s one of the employees at Ghaub Guest Farm where Jon camped in the middle of the Triangle area of Central Namibia. He’s spent a little while helping them to understand how people move and work in their region. The area around ...
Selma and Johannes

Selma and Johannes

Jon Witt recently completed a long road trip across Zambia, and during his trip, met up with a couple. This is his story: “This is just about as raw and close with people that it gets. One afternoon, we met Selma and Johannes with some people ...
Seeing Life Groups Start Part 3

Seeing Life Groups Start Part 3

Jon invited Life Group Members to his home in Mkushi, Zambia. He posed to them a simple question: How have you seen new Life Groups start? One man said told the story of how his own Life Group came to be. Several people from his community had ...
Seeing Life Groups Start Part 2

Seeing Life Groups Start Part 2

Jon invited Life Group Members to his home in Mkushi, Zambia. He posed to them a simple question: How have you seen new Life Groups start? Gertrude from Petauke, spoke of a time her Life Group attended a church conference. During the conference ...
Seeing Life Groups Start part 1

Seeing Life Groups Start part 1

Jon invited Life Group Members to his home in Mkushi, Zambia. He posed to them a simple question: How have you seen new Life Groups start? One man told the story of how he started his own Life Group in his village. He had originally heard about ...
Mince Pies and Opportunities

Mince Pies and Opportunities

Join us on Friday 29th November in our Manchester office for mince pies, conversation and some opportunities to get involved. We value you and would love to spend time with you… You are invited to pop by our open office on Friday 29th, ...
Sponsor a place at EQUIP

Sponsor a place at EQUIP

This month we are giving you a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to invest in up and coming team members by sponsoring a place at our EQUIP camp. 30 volunteer delegates will join us from 15th – 19th November and for just £95 you can sponsor one of their ...
After Zambia: Katy, Kate and Jan

After Zambia: Katy, Kate and Jan

Wherever Life Groups gather, children gather too. We have seen the very real needs and challenges children face on a day to day basis. In response to this need, we began an exciting new project called ‘Love Your Children’, a resource ...
150 Years On

150 Years On

Jon was able to talk with Festers about a man he met from Chipundu, the final resting place of David Livingstone. A Life Group came across a sick man in Yoram and bought him some eggs and some things to eat. When he had recovered, he asked them who ...
A Story from Chitembo

A Story from Chitembo

Jon recently spoke with Pilius, a Impact Team member from the Southern District. He told him a story about the Ketapa Life Group in Chitembo: Last season, the Chitembo Life Group had gone through the village and found a 72 year old woman on her. ...
Catching Up With Royd

Catching Up With Royd

Jon was able to catch up with Royd recently, who told him an incredible story about how a Life Group got involved in a quarrel between two men that threatened to deepen the tensions of mistrust in their village. Kundamfuma is an area just south of ...
Encouragement from Kashiki and Kenneth

Encouragement from Kashiki and Kenneth

Kashiki and Kenneth are two Life Group leaders who operate in rural communities, 400km apart. Both men have travelled to Mkushi for Impact Team training and Jon has been able to chat to them about their experiences with Dignity – but perhaps ...
The Importance of Caring for Children

The Importance of Caring for Children

After undertaking the Tehila safeguarding training in Lusaka, Agness and Josephine were nervous about how they were going to get this new message across to their friends and family. With everything they already do for Dignity, it was hard for them ...
Safeguarding Our Children

Safeguarding Our Children

For as long as we have been gathering people together in community, children have gathered on the outskirts of what we do. In the African Report on Child Wellbeing 2018, Zambia was 48th (of 52) in the Child-Friendliness Index and 51st (of 52) in ...
Striving for Unity in Tanzania

Striving for Unity in Tanzania

While in Tanzania, running training courses in Simambwe with Impact Team member Frenk – Jo and Frank interviewed Baraka, Charles and Patrick about what it was like starting Life Groups in their community and how they hope Life Groups will ...
Planting Seeds with Bernard

Planting Seeds with Bernard

A few weeks ago, we posted about Bernard’s recent visit to Mpika, Zambia and how Life Groups were receiving some of the first copies of Living the Light in Bemba (read the full story here).  He has since been travelling across Zambia visiting ...
Owning the Challenge

Owning the Challenge

Further to our post last week (read it here), we have a blog post from Jo and Frank Kimball about what their experience of Ganze was like: Ganze is a small settlement just 80km from Mombasa, yet the contrast between these two places are stark. ...
Update from Ganze

Update from Ganze

Last week, Jo and Frank reached Ganze, where they met up with Joseph – our new Kenyan mission volunteer (read more here) – who has been helping support the 7 Life Groups there and working to plant new ones.         ...
In Conversation with Katy, Kate and Jan

In Conversation with Katy, Kate and Jan

This summer, Jan Nettleton, Kate Nelson and Katy Allsup will be travelling to Zambia to meet up with the Dignity team. At various points, they will be with Jo and Frank Kimball, as well as Jon and Jude Witt as they take part in training days and ...
Living the Light in Bemba!

Living the Light in Bemba!

We’ve been hearing from Bernard about how the first copies of the Bemba translation of ‘Living the Light’ have been received in Zambia: “These people are being reached and trained in Zambia with Dignity. They are using the ...
Beatrice and Serving in Mission – Nairobi

Beatrice and Serving in Mission – Nairobi

While in Nairobi, Jo and Frank were able to chat with Beatrice Njoroge. This is her story: Beatrice is the youngest of 8 children and as a child, was showered with love by her parents and her siblings. Now, she has 3 grown children of her own and ...
First Stop – Mlango, Kenya

First Stop – Mlango, Kenya

Jo and Frank Kimball are currently on a trip across sub-Saharan Africa and their first stop has been at Open Arms in western Kenya, an internationally run village that is home to over 150 children – most of whom have been orphaned. They have been ...