Zambia Medical Mission 2018
Zambia Medical Mission completed six days of clinics on July 17. The 250 ZMM team members from America, Australia, Canada, and Zambia treated 10,600 patients, providing optical, dental, wound care, and medical treatment. Bible studies and spiritual counseling were offered to all who came to the clinics, and a children’s program used puppets, songs, drama, and visuals to minister to the children. Patients who needed cataract surgery were transported back to Namwianga Mission where Dr. Brett Teague and his team performed over 100 cataract surgeries. Zambia’s Prime TV sent a reporter and cameraman to cover the Simalaye clinic and featured Zambia Medical Mission on a nightly broadcast.
Raising the Roof
We are “Raising the Roof” at Namwianga! Construction began as soon as students left for the term break on April 27. Construction manager Sebby Siabaswi had three crews at work, and in three weeks there were new roofs on three buildings: a girls’ dorm, a boys’ dorm and the high school kitchen.
A Facebook campaign in November and December began the Raise the Roof effort. Another significant contribution came from young people who attended the Challenge Youth Conferences in Dallas and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. And even more funding came from the Friends of Namwianga Dinner at Harding University on March 30. THANK YOU to all who donated to help Raise the Roof.
Several classrooms and a men’s dorm at the college still need new roofs. If you would like to help continue this effort, click here.
Zambia Mission Fund oversees the work of Namwianga Mission, a 6,000-acre center for education, evangelism, and humanitarian aid in the Southern Province of Zambia. Namwianga is home to George Benson Christian College of Education, Namwianga Christian Secondary School, Namwianga Zonal Health Center, Namwianga Christian Radio, Zambia Medical Mission, and The Haven In-Home Orphan Care. Zambia Mission and Namwianga are affiliated with the Churches of Christ.
Searcy Benefit Dinner Helps to Raise the Roof
The March 30th Friends of Namwianga Dinner in Searcy, Arkansas, added $30,000 to the Raise the Roof campaign. Over 200 guests enjoyed hearing long-time missionary Roy Merritt describe the history of Namwianga Mission. Guests also were challenged to participate in the ongoing effort to put new roofs on buildings at Namwianga. The generous response provided a significant boost for the Raise the Roof fund.
Construction on the new roofs began when the school term ended at Namwianga ended on April 21. Currently three dorms and the secondary school kitchen are getting new roofs.