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The Chief Advisor’s Funeral

A Chief’s Advisor is an important man in the village. He represents the chief in domestic and village matters and carries the chief’s authority. The advisor in an area called Lusemfwa had fallen very ill, so ill that he died some months ...

By Hook or by Crook

The saying “By Hook or by Crook” reputedly comes from one of two sources. It either talks about harvesting and the implementing that you could legally use to gather fruit from trees, or it comes from Oliver Cromwell during the English ...

Visit to Tanzania

A few months ago, Dignity received an email from Arthur from Mbeya in Tanzania. We posted about his offer previously to translate Love Your Village into Kiswahili. (link) Later this month, Cornelius and Augustine will travel to Mbeya in Tanzania ...

April 2012 Prayer Bulletin

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Digging the Foundations

Dignity’s leader Jon Witt is building a house on some donated land in Mkushi, Zambia. Both Jon and his wife Judith are missionaries and hope to use the house and plot to base their activity for Southern Africa. Jon writes, “it’s ...

Robert and Jan Nettleton Mission Trip to Zambia

Robert and Jan Nettleton have been on mission to Zambia with Dignity on two occassions in the past couple of years; find out more about their trip! ...

Giving Dignity Website

Giving Dignity is an exciting way of being a part of Dignity! It enables you to buy gifts for your friends and family which act as donations to our work in Zambia.  Go to Giving Dignity to find out more! ...

Volunteer

Dignity is made up of many people each playing a small part in a much bigger picture, both in Zambia and the UK. Without each of these people, we could not do what we do. We value each person who gives of themselves to walk this journey with us.&# ...

Fundraising

We have a growing network of people who are helping Dignity’s work by fundraising. Without this support, we wouldn’t have the financial resource to do things like operate Mibila Village Clinic and supply it with medicine or plant new Life! ...

March 2012 Prayer Bulletin

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Love Your Village in Tanzania

The area of Mbeya lies some 500km over the bordar from Zambia into Tanzania. We were contacted recently by Arthur of the Gospel Group for Tanzania, a multi denominational group of church leaders in that region. Following receiving a copy of Love ...

A Chief’s Invitation

Chief Kanogasha rules over a chiefdom that spans parts of North Western Zambia and North Eastern Angola. We have reported previously that a group has started in Angola. (link to post). This group is in Chief Kanogasha’s region. About 25 ...

Building Begins

Remember this article? It’s the one about the possibility of Jon and Jude developing a small base to work from within Zambia. We know we’ve been all quiet about it over the last few months, but thought we would give you all a little update. There ...

Prayer Makes an Impact

Over the months of December and January, Dignity’s Impact Teams take a complete break from the work. It is rainy season, a time to till the land, plant crops and make sure provision is there for the family. Now into February and March, things start ...

A Snippet on Kasokorta

You may remember our previous post about the village area know as Kasokorta. In the post we talked about how a man called Geoffrey had started a small initial Christian community group in his village. We call these groups, Life! Groups. Over the ...

We’re Back

You may have noticed that we had taken a little break for a few weeks. Well we are back! So over the next few weeks you’ll be able to continue reading what God has been doing in Zambia and surrounding countries with the work of Dignity, Life! ...

Giving Dignity

The Good News: We have a new Impact Team starting in Central Province. The Bad News: We need to fund it! In February we have a new Impact Team starting. That’s around $600 USD per month in extra funds that Dignity has to find. This money comes from ...

Group begins in Kasokorta

Geoffrey lives in Kasokorta, a small village some 30 km west of Mkushi. He has a good job and works at a local Soya bean processing plant. Through some of the relationships that Jon and Jude have with some local farmers, he was introduced to the ...

Freedom Happens

Last May, Jon, Cornelius and Augustine travelled to Mwinilunga to train a number of potential Life! Group Leaders. Since that time many groups have appeared throughout the area and even into Angola. Recently, Bernard Witika and his wife Doreen ...

Translation

One of the many challenges that Dignity’s work in Southern Africa faces is simply the number of languages that are spoken in the region. Materials and training need to translated as well as having the people to speak the language in the first. ...

A New Dignified Year

We’d love to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We really hope that it’s a good one for you! We are also looking forward to the work of Dignity growing, and seeing more rural Zambians, Angolans and whoever else, taking hold of ...

December Prayer Bulletin 2011

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New Work in Kapiri

A few months ago we met Margaret who lives in Kapiri Mposhi. She attended a School of Rural Evangelism and heard what she could do in her community. She did have one problem though in her mind. She is a woman, and women in villages are often not ...

A Direct Effect

The feeling of turning a tap and water coming out is such a marvel! There is a direct cause and effect. Living in Africa for most of my time, I’m used to such cause and effect not working. This is the reason that many people believe Africa to be a ...

100 Groups for Diginty

We have some fantastic news! The number of villages within which we have a Life! Group meeting has reached 100! That means in 100 villages across Northern Zambia there is a group of people meeting together, learning more about their Christian Faith ...

New Impact Team Moves Towards Reality

The Central Region of Zambia has seen a lot of work in the last year or so. The region is dominated by the main artery north from the capital city Lusaka, Kapiri Mposhi, the terminus of the TAZARA railway and Mkushi, the second largest agricultural ...

Salvation for the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Church in the village of Lusemfwa was in trouble. Dwindling attendance and infighting, perhaps linked were the root causes of the trouble. Simply because the church was free and empty, Gevais organised for our Life! Group ...

November 2011 Prayer Bulletin

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Confirmation of Angola

Just a quick update: A few weeks ago we reported that we had heard that a Life! Group had begun in Angola. We can now confirm that this is true. John, a pastor in Mwinilunga recently spent some time in Angola and whilst he was there, started a new ...

Dependent Upon Each Other

One of the reasons for the resent spread of Islam in Eastern Zambia is the strategy of handouts that they are taking. Just like Christianity over a century before, they will provide a school, a clinic and the like. Then the whole village will ...

Jon and Jude take a break!

Jon and Judith Witt whom work together in leading the work of Dignity in Zambia are returning home for 3 months today. They have spent the last 2.5 years planting what now comprises the work of Dignity: Life! Groups, Impact Teams and Love Your ...

Selina’s Work

Selina, became affectionately known as Giraffe Lady when we ran some training in her village a couple of months ago. This was because of the large bold Giraffe print chitenge she wore. In her community there was initially lots of suspicion about ...

The Man who was Nothing

The area of Nchelenge is situated in the Northern Luapula Province of Zambia. An area that is heavily reliant on fishing and boasts one of the largest lakes in Zambia, Lake Mweru. North of the main area of Nchelenge, a Life! Group meets in a small ...

A First for Dignity

This wednesday 9th November, Dignity is hosting it’s first Impact Team training and planning day in Mkushi, Central Zambia. Impact Teams are groups of associates who work with Dignity to plant Life! Groups in villages. These groups help people to ...

A Fine Grained View

A week spent with the forming Central Impact Team gave a profound impression as to the true advantages of being a grass roots movement within Rural Zambia. A 4 day visit was planned to follow up all of the central region areas where Dignity has! ...

Rebuilding Kalweo

Kalweo has seen more suffering than most village areas in Zambia. In 1995, an incident happened that was to mark the area for years to come. One drunk soldier tried to rape the wife of a local villager. The anger of the community boiled over and he ...

A Team for Dignity

This week the work of Dignity in Zambia took a small but crucial step forward. For the first time, a team gathered to think and pray about the future of Dignity in Zambia. In the last two and a half years, Jon and Judith Witt have pioneered an ...

Life! Steps Forward

Dignity currently has Life! Groups in around 17 areas of Zambia. This week sees Life! Groups expand into another new area, North of Kapiri Mposhi in Central Zambia. A team comprising Bernard, Gevais, Jon and his wife Jude will spend time camping in ...

Dignity is about

I came across this quote: “It now appears that our already high rural poverty and inequality is forever marching upwards. Our human and physical infrastructure is broken and more than 70% of our people live on less than $1 a day. Our people are ...

A Drunk Wife No More…

To round off today’s set of posts is an encouraging story of how a mothers life has been transformed by Jesus and her involvement with a Dignity Life! group. Augustine writes; “I visited Kambwata area where we have planted two Life! Groups with ...