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Encourage and build

We have been working with Clever for some time now. He has been learning conservation farming with us and teaching others in his community. He is also dedicated to sharing Jesus with people and was recently involved in organising a day of prayer. ...

The Challenge of Travel

Our teams in Zambia and Namibia really do travel far and wide to spread the good news of Jesus to their fellow country men and women. Here’s a few insights into what it means for them to do this. “We have just arrived at the hiking ...

We’re 8 years old

On Friday 9th October Dignity celebrated it’s 8th birthday! 8 years ago, 5 friends joined together to act on a word they received from God. The word was Isaiah 61 v 3. Dignity as we know it was born. Today there are 23 Impact Team members ...

Muso and Mpika

Following on from visits to Mpika and Muso Cornelius writes: “In Mpika, we had prayer time in the evening for 2 nights after our lessons. Our beloved friends visitors the Father God, the Holy Spit, and Jesus Christ came to minister in power. ...

Shikamushile

There’s something funny with Cornelius’s email account. Every now and then a batch that he’s sent over a period of time all arrive in one go. This means that I was greeted the other morning by a whole heap of encouragements. We& ...

Dignity in Pictures

Sometimes it’s hard to get your head around quite what the work of Dignity looks like. We don’t build buildings or dig wells. We aren’t busy with “physical” projects so we understand it can be hard to picture what is ...

Getting Equipped

Are you a banana or a banyan tree? You may think that’s a strange question but it is a question we often use when we do any Dignity training. Perhaps you don’t know how either works. The banyan tree is actually a fig tree that takes root and ...

The next step in Kalomo

Earlier this year Bernard Witika and Jon Witt went to Kalomo to meet with some new contacts there. Recently, Bernard, Alan Scantlebury and Jo & Frank Kimball retuned to run an introductory course to Dignity in Kalomo, Southern Zambia. Jo: ...

The Otavi Lesson

Some thoughts on mission from Jon Paul Witt The mountains to the left of me stretch to the horizon, merging with the dry veld in front of me. The view is truly stunning. Leopards, various buck and baboons clamber over the rocks of the various kopje ...

Jo and Frank Return to Zambia

Jo and Frank Kimball have been working with Dignity for 7 and 3 years respectively. This summer they are heading back out to Zambia to work alongside our Impact Teams. They will also be travelling to Tanzania. They would love you to pray for them ...

Impacting many lives

Cornelius has been out and about helping others start Life! Groups. After a few months focused on encouraging existing groups, he’s back in the rhythm of travelling to new areas. In June Cornelius and Pilius were in Shikamushile and in July ...

Answers to prayer

It’s always good to stop and realise how many prayers have been answered. Since our last week of prayer in February, there’s been quite a few things happen. Lots of hard work has gone into each of these, but prayer has made them. ...

26 July – 1 August: Week of Prayer

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18 (NIV) A Week of Prayer In February this year we had our first week of prayer. We were so encouraged ...

Farming and the Ripple Effect

  Farming the Land Picture yourself in a small village near Chipili in Northern Zambia, about as remote as you can get. Bad roads, poor communications and difficult circumstances mean hard lives are played out day to day against a background ...

Craft Market Number 9!

We’re excited to announce that bookings are now open for our 9th Craft Market. The event will take place on November 21st 2015 in support of our work. As ever it will be held in the lovely Art Nouveau church space and hall at Ivy Manchester ...

Working together

A key building block of our work is that we encourage people from different churches to work together. For a number of reasons, this is not “the done thing” in most of the villages in which we work where many churches actually oppose ...

Talking with a witch

Chafwilai is on one of our trainee Impact Team members. He’s already got stuck into the role and tells this story of when he travelled to a village 70km away to help with a week of prayer. There was one lady who was very strong in the things of, ...

Heading south

This month Jon and Jude Witt have returned to Zambia where they will now be living for the rest of the year. Jon hit the ground running with a trip straight down to Southern Zambia where we are pioneering our work. Bernard from the Central Impact ...

Making a difference in Chipata

  Geoffrey decided to make a difference Geoffrey is the pastor of Chipata Family Church. We first met Geoffrey through a mutual friend and we’ve been getting to know him ever since. Chipata is the capital of the Eastern Province of ...

Dignity is like what?

“To you, Dignity is like what?” This is the question we asked on Friday at our Celebration Evening. The answers were many and varied. Time and again, themes of connectivity, planting of seeds, working together and being part of a family ...

It’s all about connections

A massive thank you to everyone who came to our Celebration Evening on Friday 15th May. It was amazing to hear you all sharing how you understand Dignity. We were blown away as all the comments you were sharing wove together into one big picture, ...

Summer Classics for Dignity

In support of the work of Dignity, Manchester-based composer Robin Stevens (RNCM, Manchester University) introduces an engaging, audience-friendly programme of popular Classics and intriguing novelties, including: ELGAR: Chanson de Matin FAURÉ: ...

Come and celebrate!

Every year we host a Celebration Evening. We celebrate what God has done in the last year and look forward to what is to come. In 2015 we were delighted that our friends at ICE Creates joined us to facilitate the evening. They drew upon the stories ...

It’s that time of year!

We are busy getting on with our plans for 2015 already but let’s pause and take a moment to look back at 2014. 2014 was not without it’s challenges of course, but overall, it was a year of growth. We are hugely encouraged and spurred on ...

In our own language

As we plant our work in more and more areas of rural Zambia and neighbouring countries, we find ourselves working amongst people who speak many different languages. In our recent planning and prayer meetings a strong theme has been emerging. We are ...

Discovering God’s Greatness

My mouth is filled with God’s praise. Let everything living bless him, bless his holy name from now to eternity! – Psalm 145 v 21 (The Message) – Just a normal Monday My day started pretty normally really. A typical Monday morning. I ...

15-21 February: A Week of Prayer

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18 (NIV) A Week of Prayer Our normal work takes a break at this time of year. It’s the rainy ...

It began at Ivy Church…

Thank you Ivy Church A massive thank you to all at Ivy Church for making us welcome in their services this Sunday. It was great to reconnect with some of you and meet others for the first time. Thank you for the warm welcome! If you missed it, or ...

The story of Siavonga

The story of our involvement with Siavonga in the Southern Province of Zambia is a little different to many of the areas we work in. We have been working with a small, faithful group of people there for over 2 years. It has proved hard for them to ...

Big Thank You’s All Round

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in ...

Lots to be thankful for!

As the year draws to a close, it’s natural to look back and see what has been achieved. We are so grateful to God for lots that has happened this year. Our prayer points this month are a mixture of things we are thankful for and things we are ...

EQUIP is happening now…

Three times a year we run an EQUIP training session for all our Impact Team members. One is happening right now at Ndubaluba Outdoor Centre. But why are we doing it and what is an EQUIP training session? Why EQUIP? At the heart of our work are ...

We made it!

On Sunday 19th October 2014, officially kick-starting our 50:50 Challenge, an amazing team of 9 cyclists took on a 50 mile bike ride and stopped for selfies outside 50 churches on route. They did an amazing job and actually cycled 53.89 miles and ...

Prayer updates…

Once again, massive thank you to those of you who pray for our work. We know that prayer makes a difference and we value your prayers. Here are some current things you can be praying into and around… You can download a copy of the prayer ...

Time to go?

Based on previous experience, we have shaped an exciting programme of short term missions opportunities for 2015. We invite you to find out more by joining us for our Short Term Mission Evening. Friday 7th November, 8 – 9.30pm Ivy Church ...

Wow!

At the start of 2014 there were 116 Life! Groups with an estimated membership of about 2000 people. Our target for the end of 2014 was to see 180 Life! Groups in action, bringing hope to their communities. At the end of September we sat down with ...

A new roof for Auntie Mumba

At the start of 2014 Pilius joined the Luapula South Impact Team working alongside Cornelius. Since then he has been helping to plant new Life! Groups and support existing groups. He recently shared a testimony of a Life! Group in his area who have ...

Out There

Here it is! Our latest edition of Out There, packed full of all the current news and exciting things going on in Zambia as well as ways you can be a part of what’s going on! We hope you enjoy reading it… You can download a copy here: ...

Things to be praying for…

Thank you to all of you who pray for our work. We really believe that your prayers make a difference and are a vital part of what is going on in Zambia and beyond. Here are some of the current things we would really value your prayer for. We would ...

50:50 Challenge

50 years of Zambian independence | 50 volunteers | £10,000 To mark 50 years of Zambian independence and raise funds to support our work in Zambia, the trustees of Dignity invited you to join them in their 50:50 Challenge. Wow! Thank you!! We have ...