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The headmen of Kundamfumu

So often we greet something new with suspicion. We’ve all done it; we are wary of what we do not know. This is often the way for Impact Teams and Life Groups. When a team travels to a new area people are wary. They wonder who these outsiders ...

Fester’s Story

When you meet Festers you can’t help but be touched by his big smile and the twinkle in his eyes! A quiet, gentle man, he always greets you with that smile. We first met him in July 2014 when he joined one of our schools of evangelism in Mpika,“ ...

Walking Marathon…Walked!

Dignity Walking Marathon…Suitable for legs of all ages – 24th June 2017   A huge well done to all 28 walkers who took part in the first ever Dignity Marathon! What a great day we had for our inaugural marathon. By the end of the ...

C2C…Done!

Wow! What a weekend we had! Thanks to our 6 cyclists, Keith, Rob, Paul, Stuart, Ste and Michael who gave it their all to cycle 140 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. They took in the mighty climbs of Whinlatter, Hartside and Parkhead as well as ...

Intelligence Manchester

You are invited to join us for Intelligence Manchester. Book your place here or by emailing [email protected] Places are free, however we would like those that can to consider making a £10 donation to the work of Dignity. This can be paid ...

Summer Classics

For the fourth year running Robin Steven’s is kindly hosting his Summer Classic concert in support of Dignity. Join us for another lively and creative evening of music from some spectacular musicians and support Robin and Dignity! ...

What we learnt in Katima Mulilo

Last week we ran our Intelligence School of Rural Evangelism in Katima Mulilo, Namibia. About 20 of us gathered together and at the end of the week we asked people what they had learnt. Here are some of the answers. “I have learnt how to do ...

Brenda’s Story

Meet Brenda “I know that I am the walking dead” said Brenda as she explained her background to Moses, a Dignity Impact Team member. Brenda is HIV positive. In Namibia, as in many other African countries, there is a large stigma for sufferers of HIV ...

Make no little plans

Daniel Burnham was a Chicago based architect at the turn of the 20th Century. As an architect myself I was immediately interested when I heard him quoted on Monday. When I heard exactly the same quote from an unconnected source on Tuesday, I took ...

2017: Year of Prayer

January always feels a bit different here. Our Impact Teams tend to take the month off, Jon and Jude Witt tend to be settling back into life in the UK for a while and as a team we tend to take the opportunity to step back and do some big thinking ...

Unexpected events in Kamchanga

Margaret and Gervas, husband and wife and members of the Central Impact Team, paid an initial visit to Kamchanga. The people they met there told them that it is a very, very difficult area to live with many people being alcoholics and with ...

Pressing on in Tanzania

Back in 2014 we went invited to Tanzania by a pastor we had met. He had expressed an interest in the work of Dignity and invited us to share our ideas and methods with local leaders there. He gathered a group of local leaders and we made the. ...

Looking for experience?

Are you looking to gain experience of working in the charity sector or international missions? If so, read on… An introduction to Dignity Dignity exists to equip people to transform their community and tackle poverty through the love of, ...

Bringing unity

Augustine recently shared with us the change he has seen in his local communities where Life Groups are happening. “One very important thing we are seeing in Dignity is the uniting of our churches, unlike it used to be in the past. In the ...

It started with onions…!

One Monday morning Royd woke up to find that someone had stolen the onions that he had been growing outside his house. In his own words, this is what happened next… “I prayed with my wife and then she went to the nearby market to see if she ...

Rose’s welcome & a lift from John

Esther and Bernard (pictured) travelled to a village near Serenje to run a Dignity training event. When they arrived, nobody was there to meet them. Rose* came to introduce herself and welcomed them into her home. She was a member of the church ...

Together

Woohoo! It’s time for our next edition of Together. We love putting it together as we get to listen to lots of stories and share them with you. We always find it really encouraging to reflect in this way and see what God is doing. We hope you ...

Make a difference – pray!

Thank you for your continued prayer. Please keep on praying – we value your prayers so much… Here’s out latest update. Why not print it out and stick it on your fridge or next to your mirror so you remember to pray regularly? ...

A mile (or more) in their shoes

By now you probably know that we work in rural areas. This is our calling. Experience tells us that more resources and training are invested into city churches than rural churches. So, off we go, to the places it’s harder to reach where ...

Starting in Mulaushi

As ever, the Central Impact Team have been reaching out to new areas to share the idea of Life Groups and invite people to start one in their place. Recently they were in Mulashi meeting with people from the different churches in the community. ...

Back to Makanga

Moses and Boysen have been back to Makanga, Namibia. A handful of Life Groups have begun there after their initial training sessions. The team went back to check in with them, see how they are getting on and give them Rooted in Jesus Book 2. We are ...

The giant turnip

Do you know the story of the giant turnip? You probably heard it when you were a kid? It’s a simple story. A farmer has spent a long time growing a turnip, and it’s grown to be HUGE! He decides it’s time to harvest the turnip but ...

Life Groups in Manchester…?

If you follow the work of Dignity you will know that we’re normally found in the remote villages of sub-Saharan Africa. We recently got to work somewhere very different…Manchester in the UK! We were invited by Ivy Church Manchester, one ...

Here, there and everywhere!

Over the summer, Jon and Bernard have travelled across Zambia to visit the Dignity Impact Teams in their home provinces. They’ve covered a lot of miles but it’s been worth it. Spending time with team members allows us to stand with them ...

When the headman joined in

Moses and Boysen have been in Machita, Namibia recently. Apparently is very cold there and the mobile reception is poor. Moses had to climb a hill to send us these photos! They were really encouraged to see that the village headman came to join the ...

A new start in Petauke

Cornelius, one of our Impact Team members and a priest in the Anglican Church, recently moved to Petauke. As soon as he arrived he began sharing the idea of Life Groups with people in the area. He has said before that he sees the difference Life ...

Prayer updates

Thank you for your continued prayer. Please keep on praying – we value your prayers so much… 14th July update: We are pleased to be able to share that Precious is doing much better now after falling ill following the death of her. ...

And they did it!

A big cheer to our Welsh 3000s teams On May 28th, 29th and 30th a team of 6 walkers completed the Welsh 3000s, 3 day challenge. On June 18th, another team of 5 walker took on the incredible 24 hour challenge. They all did it to raise funds and ...

The countdown begins

A big cheer to our Welsh 3000s teams On May 28th, 29th and 30th a team of 6 walkers will take on the Welsh 3000s, 3 day challenge. On June 18th, another team of 5 walkers will take on the incredible 24 hour challenge. They’re all doing it to ...

10×10

    Sign up now   Dignity is 10 years old! We believe there are 500 Life Groups which means and estimated 7,500 – 10,000 people living Amazing Lives and being part of Everyday Miracles. Praise God! To mark our 10th birthday ...

Time to Get Equipped

Last week the teams from Namibia and southern Zambia met in Kalomo for our EQUIP Camp. This week we’re running it again in Mkushi with the teams from northern Zambia. People are arriving as we write. The picture above shows the team gathered ...

Together

We love the opportunity to reflect on the last year and look at the year ahead when we write our annual report for you. Highlights this time include reaching an amazing landmark in 2015; 300 Life Groups! Our Impact Teams have increased by 50% at ...

Happening this month

This months Prayer Points tell you what is going on when and gives you some ideas of how to pray into things. We’d love you to stand with us in prayer…thank you! ...

Not sure what to pray?

Oops… we should have posted these when we wrote them last week while it was still January, but anyway, here are our latest Prayer Points. We’d love you to stand with us in prayer throughout this year. ...

Dignity 300 Challenge Update

December 2015 Update Target 1: 300 Life Groups – SMASHED!!! Wow! We’ve just had feedback from our Impact Teams and the number of Life Groups now meeting across rural Zambia and Namibia is 314. That’s an estimated 6,280 people ...

Welsh 3000s

A big cheer to our Welsh 3000s teams   On May 28th, 29th and 30th a team of 6 walkers completed the Welsh 3000s, 3 day challenge. On June 18th, another team of 5 walker took on the incredible 24 hour challenge. They all did it to raise funds ...

Craft Market this Saturday

We love our annual Christmas Craft Market. It raises funds for our work and is also a well established and popular event in Didsbury, South Manchester. If you’re in the area this Saturday, why not pop along and find some beautiful and unique ...

Impacting my community

We first met Josephine in July 2014 when she came to a training event with her friend Margaret. Josephine was shy and quiet, not pushing herself forward, often seeking to stay out of the limelight. Since then, Josephine has become more and more ...

Pray with us

We love it when you pray for us! We really value the prayer you give us. To help make praying for us as easy as possible, we regularly put together our Prayer Points. Here’s the latest ones… Thank you! (Click on the image to download or ...

Miracles in Mabonga

Meet Cornelius and Festus This is Cornelius (left) and Festus (right), both quiet and unassuming men, both involved in something amazing! Festus lives in Mabonga. Last week we shared Augustine’s story of how difficult it was for he and ...