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100 Years – May 12 -15th Review

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Theme: 100 Years of God’s Faithfulness

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100 Years, May 16-18

May 20, 2014 in News

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57                                                           We are thankful to the Lord for His goodness and bountiful blessings to us over the past week. The activities through the week went very well and the week was culminated in a Christ honouring weekend of teaching from the Scriptures by very capable brethren. The meetings were very well attended and the Ministry given was encouraging and all seemed to have enjoyed the fellowship and we thank the Lord that to our knowledge all have returned home safe.

56Thank you also to many in other places who have prayed for the 100 year anniversary week, we know that it through your prayers and interest that the Lord enabled all to be completed in a manner that 54acknowledged the Lord’s Faithfulness for the past century.

Now we pray that as we continue the work here at Chitokoloki,  that we may be focussed on His Name and that many may come to know the Lord through visiting this place for medical or other needs.

A few more pictures from the conference and previous days.

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100 Years – May 12 -15th Review

May 16, 2014 in News

web22Intended on posting some photos yesterday but will try and get some done today. Many thanks to all who have prayed for us and the celebration of the 100 year anniversary. Your prayers were answered in a God honouring celebration.

It was a lot of work in preparation for the week but all feel that it went very well. There were so many aspects of the day that had potential of crisis yet the Lord undertook and all went extremely well. The week began with the school having their day on Monday with skits, poems, songs and sports. Tuesday was more sports and a power point presentation in the evening  that was a big hit with well over 1,000 in attendance. We had converted the plane hanger into the venue and expanded it by adding 2 tents, one on either end with a seating capacity of over 1,100 chairs. We also had a separate food tent set up.web19

On the Wednesday many people started arriving very early. The police and security were also present and over 70 of them took control of the perimeter around the air-strip.  The Vice President Dr. Guy Scott and his entourage arrived by helicopter at around 9:20 AM and prior many others had arrived by road. Chitokoloki has never seen so many vehicles,  police, dignitaries, planes, helicopters and activity in it’s 100 years. For many of the local people this was the biggest event here at Chitokoloki in it’s entire history.

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A luncheon was provided after the official function and everyone seemed to really enjoy the time including several Government Ministers, Senior Government personnel, visitors from outside Zambia, missionaries from other areas, many former Chitokoloki folks who came from far distances just to be with us for the day.web33 Numerous planes landed including a large Zambia Airforce plane and 2 helicopters and all aspects were well controlled. Later will try and post some of the speeches given.

Thursday was the Hospital Staff day and they had several activities and some more sports. This evening the conference begins and it has been decided to hold it at the same venue as it is all set up so will give an update on that after the weekend.

bookIt was a special delight to have Alma Turnbull was with us and she is the author of the just published and released on Wednesday, of a lovely pictorial and narrative book on Chitokoloki covering the 100 year history. If any would like a copy please contact us or Gospel Folio.

We express our gratitude to the Lord and also to all who contributed and prayed for us and for this week. It was our desire  that the Lord’s Name would be honoured and that the theme would be conveyed, 100 years of God’s faithfulness.

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Theme: 100 Years of God’s Faithfulness

April 16, 2014 in News

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Plans are well underway for the anniversary on the week of May 12th. We have been notified of many who are coming from within Zambia and also from other Countries. It is anticipated that there will be a “full house” and so we have made some arrangements for lodges in Zambezi to accommodate some visitors.

The theme “100 Years of God’s Faithfulness” truly is a statement that has been true right from the beginning of the work at Chitokoloki and continues today.

Several sports activities have been planned and we are continuing to accept suggestions for other venues. The main function on the 14th will be held in the hanger at the airstrip where we will also be erecting a number of tents.

The conference meetings will begin at 19:00 hours on Friday and continue all day Saturday and end Sunday morning.

We are praying that the book that has been in written about Chitokoloki will be completed in time but it will be a miracle if we are able to get some copies here for the function.

100th Anniversary

March 13, 2014 in News

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The 100th  Anniversary of Chitokoloki Mission will be commemorated during the week of May 12th to 19th, 2014.

Plans are still in progress however some activities will be every day during the week, most will be at 15:00 hours except the Official Program on Wednesday which will be at 10:30 hours.

The theme will be ” 100 Years of God’s Faithfulness”

  • Monday 12th – School Program day when the local schools will put on a program and also some sports activities.
  • Tuesday 13th – slide show and memories of the past years
  • Wednesday 14th – Official program, 10:30 hours, His Honour the Vice-President Dr. Guy L. Scott will be representing the President.
  • Thursday 15th – Staff Program day when staff will perform their own program
  • Friday 16th – 18th Church Conference commencing in the evening of the 16th.

More details will follow as made available.

“Well done, good and faithful servant”

February 4, 2014 in News

On January 29th one of Chitokoloki’s longest living resident and a very faithful Believer and evangelist was taken into the Lord’s presence. All who knew her called her Chizungu. She had lived on the mission for many years, was just a small lady  who in latter years walked quite bent over but a faithful servant of the Lord. Her testimony was well known and she walked hundreds of kilometres taking the Gospel to far villages. Even in her old age she very faithfully would walk slowly, bent over but with determination, every Saturday to the Women’s Ward at the hospital and preach to all who were there. When you get to heaven look near the front for a small lady who loved the Lord and was an good example and inspiration to many.

Amazing Eye Clinic

January 10, 2014 in News

Chitokoloki Mission Hospital has once again being mightily blessed by a visit from Dr Peter Norris and his wife Cathy who have set up an excellent eye clinic and brought the latest high tech equipment to test eyes. In advance they had sent out thousands of glasses and are able to test eyes, check for any needing prescription glasses and dispense them immediately.  What a great blessing this is to so many people.

100 YEARS

January 4, 2014 in News

It was back in 1914 that the first missionaries settled at Chitokoloki and there has been a missionary presence here sine then. Plan are under way to have a Centenary Anniversary celebration sometime in May, possibly the week of May 13th. More details will be posted as they are finalized.

Over the years God has always been faithful and provided and we thank Him for His unfailing grace and the message of hope that we continue to pray will be radiated from Chitokoloki to all who come, medical help or otherwise. We also thank the Lord for the many who have served in the past and gave their lives in service here and in much more difficult days than today strglled on to establish and maintain this testimony to the Lord’s Name.

Missionaries in 1967 at Chitokoloki

December 4, 2013 in News

We recently were sent a picture of some of the missionaries that were here in 1967.

Names are as follows;

Back Row from left. David Mawhinney, Bill Maunsell, Theo Deubler, Jim Caldwell, Dr. Jim Worsfold.

Middle Row from left. Sadie Mawhinney, Daisy  Wareham, Doris Deubler,  Norah Caldwell, Hilda Worsfold.

Fron Row from left: Beryl Scrimgeour, Marie Conder, Gill Harris.

Road Works at Chitokoloki

July 23, 2013 in News

For the first time in many decades the road into Chitokoloki is being worked on. The work is being done by First Quantam Mines and they are doing a very excellent job from the main turnoff into the Mission which is a distance of 23 kilometres. They are both widening, gravelling and compacting the road and we are praying that they may take  it to the next level and tar it as well.

We are very grateful for the work and express our appreciation to the RDA for helping in this most appreciated improvement that will be a help to the whole community. The one picture below shows what the road used to be like.

Remembering June 2, 2012

June 1, 2013 in News

For many of us there are moments in life, incidents that occur which were unplanned and unexpected, and which leave long lasting impressions.  One of such occasions for us was what took place a year ago on June 2nd 2012 when late in the afternoon we received the first of  numerous calls telling us that the Chitokoloki Mission plane had crashed into the Zambezi River approximately 40 kilometers North of the Mission. The events that unfolded from the minute we got that phone call have impacted us immensely and caused us to dig deep into our Faith in God who knows the end from the beginning. We know that nothing happens without His knowledge or consent. If we believe in the Sovereignty of God, as we claim to, we must accept and believe that Jay and Katrina Erickson, our fellow missionaries, did not die in the plane crash in the way they would have chosen or wanted to, but they did die the way God intended them to. It is not how long we live that counts but what we do with the time that God has given us here on earth, Jay and Katrina used their time to serve the Lord. Now they are with Him enjoying what many of us are still awaiting to experience, the wonders of heaven and seeing the Lord and being able to thank Him for His offering of Himself on the Cross for us.

Those next few days were the hardest we have ever had to deal with, especially the phone call at dusk a couple hours after the crash to Jay’s parents, made standing on  the banks of the Zambezi River right near where the plane was submerged in the river although no visual sight could be seen of it. The following day it took several hours before we could actually locate the plane. It was only with the Lord’s help and the prayers of Believers all around the world that enabled us to make it through. We were humbled and amazed at the thousands that have communicated to us and were touched by this incident that occurred here in a remote location in Zambia. Hard as it was for us here and also Jay and Katrina’s family in the USA, we are thankful that God has used this incident for souls being saved. The world would call it a “tragedy” but we know there is no such word can be used where God allows it for His Name to be honoured. This week we erected a billboard at hospital with their picture and the quotation from Proverbs 10:7, “The memory of the righteous is a blessing”. For a picture of the grave site of Jay and Katrina which is overlooking the Zambezi River, refer to Post of April 2nd.