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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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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 ...

Foundations Update!

Transformation in lives does not happen by accident. We all require knowledge, training, inspiration and role models to help us to move towards a better future. A key way in which we provide these things is through our written materials. Our ...

Zambia Trip 2019

This week, Jo and Frank Kimball are leaving the UK to spend 2 months with Impact Teams and Life Groups across Kenya and Zambia. They will be incredibly busy, with 13 days of travelling across 3 different countries, lending their expertise, learning ...

Frank and Jo: Pray With Us

Frank and Jo Kimball will spend the summer working with Life Groups and Impact Teams in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. They would love you to pray for them. The sheet below will help you do this. Keep an eye on our social media feeds for updates from ...

Clusters in Kenya

Joseph has been telling us about his trip to Ganze and how he met a really remarkable Life Group in Kadzandani. The Kadzandani Life Group is run by Pastor David Tuva and they have really embraced the Life Group dynamic to help boost their community ...

Bibles have lift off!

Last week, we packed a car full of our training materials and donated Bibles to send off to our Impact Teams and Life Groups across Zambia and Sub-Saharan Africa! A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to the Bible Recycle, because of you ...

Life Groups Planting Life Groups

Over the last year or so, Bernard and Royd have been visiting Petauke in the Eastern Province to try and see how they can support them in growing their existing Life Groups. They were able to meet with some of the members of Life Groups in ...

Further Journeys into Northern Province

After speaking with Musonda in Chambeshi, just south of Kasama, Bernard continued his journey north. About 40km out of Kasama, he reached the village of Nseluka. (To read about what happened in Chambeshi, click here!) Bernard was able to meet with ...

New Horizons in the North!

In March, Bernard was able to reach Chambeshi, just outside of Kasama. For the first time, we were able to introduce Dignity into the Northern Province. The Northern Province is one of the last Zambian provinces where Life Groups aren’t already ...

Partnering with THE4POINTS

We are excited to announce a new partnership with THE4POINTS in the production of our training material! This is such a great opportunity for us to enhance our publications and make them even more accessible for Life Groups across sub-Saharan, ...

Answering Prayer in Mongu

One of the emerging themes of this year has been reaching the unreached. For the Dignity Zambia team, that means reaching all 10 provinces of Zambia. The Western Province is one that has eluded the team for some time now, and up until now, has ...

Come say hi!

On Friday 7th June our office at 6 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6TR will be open for visitors. We’d love to spend some time with you! Pop in any time between 4 and 7pm to say hi. As well as tea, coffee and cake we’ll have ...

A Quizzical Success!

On Friday 3rd May, Dignity UK hosted a Quiz & Fizz, a good news themed night at Ivy Church, Didsbury.     A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who turned up, got involved and made the night such a wonderful success! We had such a great time ...

Inspire

Last week Dignity team members Bernard, Agness, Ntanga, Pillius, Royd and Hermien joined Foundations Zambia for their ‘Inspire’ conference. Foundations Zambia inspire and equip people to be faithful stewards of the resources God has ...

A Team of Heroes!

Every movement needs heroes! For Dignity these people are our Impact Team members. They are local, trained, motivated and passionate about the work that God has called them to do. Impact Team members provide advocacy, advice and help to existing ...

Movement in Mazabuka

Mazabuka is a town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying on the main Lusaka to Livingstone Road. In February, Mazabuka Community Church invited Dignity to run Life Group training for farm worker communities around the town for two days of ...

Quiz and Fizz

Fed up of fake news? Bored of miserable headlines? Our Quiz & Fizz night is not one to miss. Bring a team of up to 6 people on Friday 3rd May to Ivy Church to celebrate the sunnier side of life with some free bubbly. You could be in for a ...

The Right Tools

Transformation in lives does not happen by accident. There is a combination of knowledge, training, inspiration and role models that are needed to help people to move towards a better future. Dignity’s solution to addressing these needs is to ...

Reaching the Unreached

The Zambian Leadership team has a vision, and it’s a great one! In 2019, they want to see Life Groups in all 10 provinces of Zambia. At the start of the year, they identified the provinces where there are currently no Life Groups; Western, Lusaka, ...

A Kenyan Update 2: Introducing Joseph

Since Jon & Jude Witt last went to Ganze in August 2018, we have been actively seeking a way of providing some ongoing support, encouragement and training for the 7 Life Groups that are meeting there. Our desire is that these Life Groups are ...

Faithfully Pressing On

Frenk has been involved in the work of Dignity in his home area in Tanzania for some time now. He first attended a training event back in 2013 and reconnected with us when we visited Tanzania in 2015. By that time, he had helped a number of people ...

The Big Walk

Pledge your kilometres!Download Sponsorship FormSet up online fundraising pageDonate to support our teams now! We have set ourselves the target of walking 1,390km and raising £13,900. You are invited to join the fun! By completing this challenge ...

Giving and Growing

Every movement needs heroes! For Dignity these people are our Impact Team members. They are local, trained, motivated and passionate about the work that God has called them to do. Impact Team members provide advocacy, advice and help to existing ...

Top Stories from 2018

There have been so many amazing stories to come out of 2018! Here are our top 9, from newest to oldest: Building Trust – Charles and Elijah’s story of how God has transformed their community. Love Your Village – An incredible ...

A Look Back On 2018

It has been a phenomenal year here at Dignity and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the amazing lives and everyday miracles that have happened in 2018. God have been so good, the stories and lives we have had the privilege to encounter this ...

A Kenyan Update

Back in 2017, the Zambian team met with Tobbias from Trinity Chapel in Mombasa, Kenya. He connected them to communities in Ganze, a rural province north of Mombasa. The team visited Ganze and ran a introductory course equipping people to start ...

Unity in Yoram

The first time Festers visited Yoram, a small community is Central Zambia, he found disunity, arguing and an unhealthy competition between the churches there.   We first met Festers back in 2014 when he travelled 160km to attend one our ...

Building Trust

All too often exclusion is a trait that can unfortunately define the church and community in rural Africa. Some people are “good enough” for the church community and some people, definitely are not. It is more than just moral exclusion; ...

Equipping the next generation

On Giving Tuesday this year we invited you to partner with us by sponsoring young, up-and-coming team members at our EQUIP camp. Your amazing generosity covered the cost of training, resources, travel and lodging for the 11 delegates who were able ...

Love Your Village Is Now In Bemba

We’re excited to announce that Love Your Village, written by our very own Jon and Jude Witt, has been translated into Bemba! The translated course is currently on route to Zambia which means that even more people will be able to access ...

Giving Tuesday: Double your money!

Invest £75 in young change makers this #GivingTuesday and double your money! Tuesday 27th November is #GivingTuesday! It’s also the day we’re kicking off with our next Impact Team training event in Zambia. We run these 2 or 3 times a year to ...

Jon Witt: Hero Maker!

Last week we attended Launch 2018: Hero Maker conference where Jon had been invited to speak about growth and multiplication of Life Groups. Jon was in a for a surprise though as he was awarded with the Hero Maker award! A message from Jon Hi ...