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Craft Market Number 8!

We’re excited to announce that our 8th Craft Market will take place on November 29th 2014 in support of our work. As ever it will be held in the lovely Art Nouveau church space and hall at Ivy Manchester in Didsbury. Once again there will be ...

Make a difference…Pray!

As ever, thank you for your ongoing prayers. Without prayer our work would not move forward. Here are our prayer points for the coming month. You can download a printable version here. ...

Seeds for the Future

Dignity’s ‘Love Your Village’ and ‘LifeSkills!’ programmes seeks to teach villagers how to help themselves, the vulnerable and more importantly, why to do it in the first place. Last week nine delegates from four ...

Joyce’s Story

We would like to share Joyce’s journey with you. We are humbled and privileged to play a part in the lives of people like Joyce and we carry on doing what we do in the hope of hearing of more lives transformed. Joyce lives in Nkombwe village. ...

222 and counting!

We are really excited to be sending another 64 Bibles on their way with Jo and Frank Kimball who are volunteering with us in Zambia for a month. That brings the total number of Bibles sent to Zambia to 222! We are aiming to send out 400 Bibles this ...

If you would like to pray…

Thank you for your on going prayers. We believe that they really do make a difference. This month we would love you to pray particularly for the Impact Teams, those in Namibia and for future of Dignity. Please feel free to contact us for more ...

Learning together

Right now in Zambia the Impact Team leaders are meeting together at Jon & Jude Witt’s house in Mkushi, Zambia. This happens twice a year, every year, and these sessions are really important as they provide a chance for us all to learn ...

A new understanding

A retired soldier lives close to one of our Impact Team members in Zambia. He’s always been a troubled member of the community and also openly stood in opposition to Christianity; in the words of the Impact Team member “a hard stone to ...

The difference a Life! Group makes

When a group of people follow Jesus together things are bound to happen! Life! Groups are one such example of this. When people meet as Life! Groups they study the Bible together, they ask questions about what it means to be a follower of Jesus, ...

We’re Still Recycling…

So far we have delivered 158 Bibles to Zambia & Namibia and some have already been passed on to those who didn’t have one. Our target is to send 400 Bibles out by the end of 2014 and our next shipment will be in mid-June. Can you help by ...

Summer Classics for Dignity

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Robin Stevens who has chosen to host his 8th Summer Classics concert in support of Dignity. He’s working hard organising a fantastic line-up for your enjoyment so do get the date in your diary and come ...

A Namibian Journey

So it’s not quite like the Apostle Paul on his great missionary journeys of centuries past. It wouldn’t even qualify in the annals of greats such as Livingstone or Studd. However over the next few days I find myself travelling quite a ...

Going on and on

One of the foundations of the work of Dignity is the belief that God uses the people of Sub Saharan Africa to do great things. What this means is that we do out work and also to some extent we let those in Africa get on with theirs!! In the last ...

Things we’d love you to pray for…

We really appreciate your on going prayer for our work. We meet regularly to pray. If you would ever like to join us, please  contact us here. Here are the things we focused on in our last prayer meeting.  ...

Time to go?

Are you considering a mission trip this summer? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for a team of 2 or 3 people to join us this summer. Read on for more details and please do get in touch if you would like to find our more or have ...

The Big Tent Night

The Big Tent Night The Dignity Big Tent Night is a really fun way for the children (and grown-ups!) to connect with overseas mission. You can join in and make a difference in the lives of people like Margaret and Josephine. Watch this video to find ...

An evening to celebrate

We want to celebrate! Would you like to join us? We are delighted that throughout 2013 we saw God’s faithful provision, His perfect timing in opening new doors and His grace and mercy in the transformed lives of those we work with. On March 29th we ...

Annual Report

Here’s our annual report looking back at 2013. We are delighted to see God’s faithfulness once again and hope you find this an encouraging and inspiring read!   ...

Bible Recycle 2014

This year we are excited to launch “Bible Recycle 2014”! Do you or your church have some second hand Bibles that you no longer use and could pass on? If so, we here at Dignity would love to have them… Read on to find our more… ...

January Prayer Update

Click here to see our current update as we reflect on 2013 and look ahead to 2014.   ...

Introductions

This week Bernard and Jon are as you read this travelling to Southern Province in Zambia and into Namibia in Katima Mulilo. One of the traits of our work is to pioneer. We don’t believe that you can stand still, you simply must move forward! One of ...

25 years……..

Perhaps one of the greatest physical signs of the work of Jesus is that of reconciliation. The coming together of people separated by tribe, disagreements, nationality or family feuds. Where the Spirit works, there is unity.   One such place ...

Anglican Resurrection

In the UK, we are used to the idea of Christianity dwindling. Even if that isn’t the case anymore, there is a popular image in the media that we are about to die out! We think that Africa holds the great hope for Christianity, surely churches would ...

Craft Markets & Ceilidhs…

Here are two really simple ways to get involved whilst having loads of fun! First up, on Friday 25th October we are hosting a Ceilidh at Emmanuel Church in Didsbury (M20 6TR). Email events@dignityonline.org.uk for tickets. Second up, we are ...

PRAY WITH US!

Thank you for your valuable prayers. Through prayer you can make a real difference to lives both in the UK and abroad. Here is our latest prayer bulletin!   ...

CHANGING HEARTS…

Bernard and Gervas, members of our Central Impact Team, recently travelled to Mwinilunga in the North Western Province, roughly 750km from where they live. Here is what happened: Kampemba village in Mwinilunga is about 35km from the boma  off ...

A Foundation for LifeSkills!

How do you help villagers practically in Africa without making things worse? It’s an important question and one that we in Dignity and many more have struggled with over the years. Billions of pounds of aid has been poured into Africa and to what ...

Be part of the story

We’re really excited that the work we are doing in Zambia is growing meaning more and more people are hearing the good news of Jesus. We are seeing changed lives and new hope for people, their families and their communities. Check out our website ...

Nothing grows in the desert

The Tonga are apparently a very hard people to penetrate. They are a proud people. In southern province, their traditional homeland, it is a hard difficult life, with drought often affecting the land. In rainy season the people can move vast ...

Tooling Up!

Love Your Village is a 10 week study resource to help villagers understand God’s desires for their community and their place in it. The resource has been used in various parts of Zambia as well as Tanzania. In a very real way it is a foundation for ...

Tribal Justice

Who will defend the poor? Who will stop people taking advantage of them? We believe that God will raise leaders from amongst the poor to defend them, to lead them and to protect them. This a key thought in our approach that seeks to place into the ...

LifeSkills… Loving your village

We want to let you know about an exciting new line of work we are introducing to our existing structures in Africa. For the last two years, one of the resources that we have used to help villagers is, “Love Your Village”. It’s a simple 10 week ...

The Strategy

There is a saying in the UK, sometimes you simply have to call a spade, well, a spade. To put a fine point on what Dignity is trying to do in rural Africa is wage a war. Specifically calling villagers to a war on helplessness, godlessness, poverty ...

On Your Bike Mate…

In the middle of 2012, our Central Impact Team travelled to a remote area in the Serenje district of Zambia. It was a tortuous journey. Travelling by bus firstly takes many hours, and they only run in the main tarmac roads. For everywhere else ...

Keeping our word to Rozaria

Every year Dignity runs an event called ‘Transformation’. The event is a 3 day school in rural evangelism and discipleship. We explain what Dignity is, how our Lifegroup’s work and how to plant them. We use living examples of what has worked and ...

Back in the Cockpit

What have the last 6 months meant for the work of Dignity in Zambia? A profound question for our work no doubt. Do our methods, beliefs and principles work when some of our key personnel are not within Africa? Does our work make a difference? I ...

Hot off the press…

Check out our latest newsletter to find out what’s going on out in Zambia… We’re always so encouraged when we hear how people are getting on and we love being able to share these stories with you. We hope you find them as ...

Praying for the People, the Places and the Plan!

Thank you for your ongoing prayer support. Your prayers make a very real difference in the daily lives of many who we work with. Here, hot off the press, is our latest prayer update. ...

We’re hiring!

We are really excited that our work in Zambia is spreading rapidly. In order to allow us to scale up our work and reach thousands more villagers, we are looking to expand our small office based team in the UK who are responsible for communications, ...

Praying for the year ahead…

We really believe in the power of prayer. It is at the heart of all we do. We are so grateful to each of you who joins us in prayer for the work we are doing. Here are some things to really pray into for the coming weeks and months. ...