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Two New houses for Visitors

April 11, 2013 in News

Recognizing the large number of visitors that come to help in the work here at Chitokoloki we have built and renovated two houses to accomodate our much appreciated visitors. The project became more involved than anticipated however one is now completed and has been used by the well drilling team. The other house is 90% completed and just needing finishing and the installation of a solar hot water system. We are grateful that we were able to get some furniture sent out on the ACCTS  trailer from Canada and this has been a great help. Philip Grainger has visited again this year and has built very lovely cupboards for the houses and also screens and other aspects, which without his appreciated help would not have been done in time or as professional.

Solar Team visited again

April 6, 2013 in News

We once again had the real privilege of having a team from Team Workers with us for 6 weeks to continue the upgrading of the electrical systems in the hospital, houses, maintenance and water supply. They have returned numerous consecutive years, last year visited twice, and have worked very hard and accomplished  so much to help the Mission in the supplying of electricity through solar. This year a total of 84 by 290 watt panels arrived along with all the hardware, controllers, inverters etc. and installations were done not only at Chitokoloki but they also travelled by plane to Dipalata and Sakeji.

They continued working right up to an hour before their plane was due to take them from Chitokoloki to Lusaka for the flight leaving for Canada the same day. In addition to new installations many improvements were done to existing systems along with all the “extra” challenges that we impose upon them,

As has been often said what Chitokoloki is today, apart from the goodness, grace and provisions of the Lord, is due to those who have gone before and those who are an integral part of the work here even though not full time here. These men and women are as much a part of the work as those of us here for longer periods.In conjunction with the wells drilled by the well drilling team, 2 were drilled at the base of  the water tower and solar panels placed on the top of the tower to pump water from bore hole wells all by solar.

Chitokoloki Mission Pre-school

April 5, 2013 in News

 

The pre-school at the Mission continues to function very well and Molly Nkanza is doing a very commendable job in running the school. The children get  a good start in their education and also learn from the Bible and songs. We are pleased and grateful to Mrs. Margaret Strahan who has a real interest in the school and visits at times to help and encourage. Plans are in place to provide the school with a dvd and screen so that they can use it for appropriate education and spiritual helps.

Team Workers – Well Drilling

April 4, 2013 in News

It was good to have the well drilling team with us at Chitokoloki again. they have visited many consecutive years and have greatly improved the water on the Mission plus drilled a large number of wells in villages and on other Mission Stations.

Absent from the body, present with the Lord

April 2, 2013 in News

Last month we received the plaque for the memorial marker for the burial site for Jay and Katrina Erickson.

It has been placed as a reminder of their service and dedication to the Lord’s work here at Chitokoloki.