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Update: Hands at Work - Nov 2018

Update: Hands at Work - Nov 2018

In our North American culture , we can become very focused on tasks and to-do lists. What we accomplish can become where we place our value and priority. My recent trip to Zambia reminded me of the importance of building healthy relationships. Our focus was not on completing physical tasks but on encouraging the Care Workers. As a team, we learned the immeasurable value of just being present with someone. We listened to their stories, shared some of your own, read God’s Word together, laughed and cried and prayed together. It was beautiful work that is difficult to measure except for the smiles, hugs and words of gratitude for the time spent in community.

This is the hard work of building community that the Care Workers continue with the support of Hands at Work. Despite very challenging circumstances, there has been reconciliation and increased unification between the Care Workers in Kalende over the past year. Praise God! Would you continue to pray for them as they meet together, support each other and care for the children in Kalende? Would you consider being a part of the Spring 2018 Commons Team, as we work to show our support and partnership with this community by being present? George Snyman and Marc and Michelle Damour will be sharing more about the work Hands is doing in Zambia on Nov 30th at 6:30pm at Kensington Commons Church. Let’s show our support by being present as they discuss their work with the vulnerable in Africa. For a more detailed update on Kalende, check out the attached community report!

–Darlene Wall

Hands at Work also provides us with a quarterly update on what has been happening in this community. Read it at the link below and consider how you can support. 


Update: Hands at Work

Update: Hands at Work

"I continue to be touched and inspired by the care workers in Kalende, specifically their dependence on each other and Jesus to face the many challenges that the community faces. I am quite moved by many things, but in particular Frederick (who leads the care workers) and his passion for the well-being of the Community.  My heart swelled when after some intentional time discussing with the men and boys about integrity, and getting to know each other deeply, Frederick commented that "we stand together." This was not in reference to our team alone, but to the Commons community as a whole. They were curious about our church and in the end affectionately wished to call their group Kalende Commons." 

- Chris Meloche visited Kalende with the Commons Church team last month

Hands at Work also provides us with a quarterly update on what has been happening in this community. Read it at the link below and consider how you can support. 


Update: Hands at Work

Update: Hands at Work

We are so thankful for our relationship with Hands at Work and the privilege to participate in the amazing work that they are doing. Commons Church is invested in a long term relationship with the community of Kalende Zambia providing resources to community leaders as they care for orphans and vulnerable children.

We are also sending a team back to Kalende in April 2018. If you're interested in supporting the team you can use the button below.

Hands at Work also provides us with a quarterly update on what has been happening in this community. Read it at the link below and consider how you can support. 


 

Kalende Report

Lydia* is named after her grandmother. The two have lived together, alone, since Lydia was a young baby. After her mother’s death, Lydia’s father abandoned her; going to marry another woman in another province. Growing up, Lydia’s grandmother has been the only family Lydia has known. Life has never been easy, but it is becoming increasingly more dif cult for the grandmother to care for Lydia and herself as she gets older, is a widow and has no other family members to support her... 

 

Update: Hands at Work

Update: Hands at Work

We are so thankful for our relationship with Hands at Work and the privilege to participate in the amazing work that they are doing. Commons Church is invested in a long term relationship with the community of Kalende Zambia providing resources to community leaders as they care for orphans and vulnerable children.

We are also currently in the planning stages to send a team back to Kalende in summer 2018. If you're interested in participating head over to www.commons.life and click on the "Africa" tab.

Hands at Work provides us with a quarterly update on what has been happening in this community. Read it at the link below and consider how you can support. 

Also, mark your calendar because George Snyman, founder of Hands at Work will be with us on October 29 teaching at all four services. 

Update: Hands at Work

Update: Hands at Work

We are so thankful for our relationship with Hands at Work and the privilege to participate in the amazing work that they are doing. Commons Church is invested in a long term relationship with the community of Kalende Zambia providing resources to community leaders as they care for orphans and vulnerable children. We are currently in the planning stages to send a team back to Kalende this coming summer. If you're interested in participating email us right away at global@commons.church

Hands at Work provides us with a quarterly update on what has been happening in this community. Read it at the link below and consider how you can support.