Appreciated Help

At the same time as the Team Workers group, Chitokoloki has enjoyed the visit of Philip and Jennifer

Well Drilling

As mentioned in the last post, a number of wells were drilled over the last month. The list of those

Team Workers & Visitors

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Appreciated Help

March 14, 2015 in News

At the same time as the Team Workers group, Chitokoloki has enjoyed the visit of Philip and Jennifer Grainger who have made numerous visits to Chitokoloki, Philip going back to  1991 when he visited for the first time. Over the years Philip has contributed greatly in Cabinet making, carpentry and cupboards for hospital and houses. This visit he also re-outfitted the Bookroom as well as a number of other projects throughout the Mission. Below Phil is seen beside a new book display for the Christian Bookroom. Jennifer was a great help in the “mall” opening and sorting boxes of supplies that have arrived from many places, mainly through ACCTS and MMN. This is a tedious task but much appreciated.

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Well Drilling

March 14, 2015 in News

As mentioned in the last post, a number of wells were drilled over the last month. The list of those wanting wells in there villages continues to grow. Praying that someone may come out at different time of the year and drill some more.

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Team Workers & Visitors

March 12, 2015 in News

 

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It has been great to have another visit by the Team Workers crew who have again being a tremendous help. Don and Carol McKay, Murray Riddolls, Nathan Harris, Ron Spohr, Ken Wagler and Tim McDougall. Mark Heikoop and Brad Bouman  joined them and were introduced to the well drilling challenges in Zambia. The station has been a hub of activity for the last month and much was accomplished in so many improvements, maintenance and electrical and solar installations in all areas. Don advised us that Chitokoloki Mission now has 65 kva power at hospital and slightly more for houses and maintenance areas, all generated from solar. In the picture below Ron is seen working with Robert Clark checking the batteries in the bank at hospital where there are 96 x 1200 AH batteries.

Ken, Mark and Brad worked hard in drilling several wells in the Chitokoloki area as well as at Katombi where Margie Gould lives and also near Dipalata Mission. Going to other areas with the drill rig was a challenge and involved packing all that would be required and towing the well drilling trailer over some very rough and muddy roads.The wells are all very enthusiastically received by the villagers and are always a real blessing to them.

Chitokoloki also enjoyed at the same time a visit by Dr. and Mrs Zoltan & Eva Maszarovics and their son Luke who were at Chitokoloki for 2 weeks visiting from Kalene.

Pictured below are the four Team Workers visitors plus Chris Brundage, Henry Dyck and Philip Grainger.


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Continuation of Solar Panels Installation

February 24, 2015 in News

solar panels 2015It has been a real blessing to  have  the Team Workers electrification crew with us again. They have been here now a couple weeks and have installed 3 “grid-tie” systems hooked up to 92 panels in 3 groups which has added a real benefit to the power at the hospital, maintenance and staff houses.

This provides power direct from the solar panels to the end use and not through the batteries. The first day that the hospital grid was turned on it was able to handle the full capacity of power including all the equipment needed to run the surgical section of the hospital.

In addition several houses have received a boost in solar panels and the house for Emma Wichers now has her own  solar system that before was shared with another house. Below are the new set of  17 kilowatt of  panels that have been added close to the maintenance area.

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Book on Chitokoloki

January 12, 2015 in News

A full colour pictorial and narrative book is available on the 100 year History and current work at Chitokoloki. This book was written by Alma Turnbull  and includes a chapter on the activities of the 100 year anniversary celebration that was held last year.

Copies are available from Gospel Folio 304 Killaly Street West, Port Colborne, ON, L3K 6A6 Canada or can be ordered on line at www.gospelfolio.com

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http://shop.gospelfolio.com/Chitokoloki-Celebrating-a-Century-of-the-Lords-Work-in-Northwestern-Zambia/productinfo/B-1557/.

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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.