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Conference Center Updates

March 6, 2022 in News

We are very thankful that over the last couple months there have been a number of seminars and workshops at the Chitokoloki Conference Center. Christinas have come from many parts of North-Western Province and have included the following; Sunday School Teachers, OCC Training, Chaplains Seminar, Evangelism Seminar, Women’s Seminar. At least two sessions are planed for each month for the balance of the year so we are thankful that it is being well used.

Evangelism Seminar
Group Discussion Time
Ladies before leaving
Almost meal time
Margie Kaumba leading the Ladies Seminar
A lovely gesture by some of the men who decided that they would do all the cooking and kitchen duties for the ladies seminar
Dr Felix Chibwe happily preparing food for the ladies seminar
Chavuma group leaving for the 2 hour trip back
a full load heading home

March Updates

March 13, 2021 in News

In-spite of all the extra work and restrictions caused by the current pandemic, life at Chitokoloki continues to be busy and plenty of work in all areas of service. At present we also have a husband and wife medical doctor team visiting from Scotland, Stuart and Jessica Ferguson, who have been a great help. The long awaited new physiotherapy room is now being worked on which will be followed by the laboratory and Out-patient departments. Construction is almost completed on the 22 new staff houses as well.

Tower for new water tank for Conference Center.
Sunday School
One of our Nurses, Kennedy, preaching in front of the main hospital to those who are waiting for medicines. Good opportunity to present the Gospel.

Mukinge Nursing Students

December 18, 2020 in News

Mukinge Nursing College sent 30 nursing students to Chitokoloki for their 6 weeks practical training. They were accommodated in the former Leprosy Clinic which has been converted to a Training Centre.

Included are some pictures of their time at Chitokoloki and the link below was their farewell song.

video of students singing

Chitokoloki Routines

September 18, 2020 in News

Preparing bundles to give out to the old people. basins, blankets, bedsheets, towels, soap
Maintenance devotions, Mon. – Sat. at 7:00 AM
PPE supplies ready for Covid-19

New Conference Centre -First Function

September 2, 2020 in News

On August 31, 2020 the new Conference Centre at Chitokoloki held it’s first official function. Dorothy Woodside along with several of the Christian ladies, held a Junior Girls camp and put to good use the new facility. Next week will be Boys camp and other functions are in the planning stages.

boys camp in session
The lesson

It was good to see it finally in use and the facility is able to accommodate up to 270 people in the 68 cabins and while a few items are still needing to be done the main work is now completed.

Welcomed Home “absent from the body, present with the Lord”

April 28, 2020 in News

Yesterday Chitokoloki Mission Hospital experienced another passing of one of the patients. He was known only as Emmanuel, he was a paraplegic who has been with us at hospital for over 6 years and when he arrived some thought that his stay would be short but the Lord had other plans. He was almost a resident in Men’s Ward and it was mentioned today that he always had a smile and cheerful disposition. Our medical staff had a real care for him over a long period of time and when he finally surrendered his earthly habitation, he was received up into heaven where already his suffering and confinement is over. His body was taken to Kasempa for burial but staff requested that we have a short service before they left so we gathered outside of the mortuary, sang, shared words of comfort from God’s word and prayed before they left.

Conference Centre work continues

January 29, 2020 in News

With the help of visitors the ring beam and roofs are now being done
ablution block
Before roof on dining hall
completed house
Ding Hall with roof on
Grounds levelled
Aerial view dining hall
Dining Hall

Staff Outing at Zambezi River site

November 16, 2019 in News

Staff in Chitokoloki T-shirts

On November 9th a group of the trained hospital staff spent a day at the Sands by the Zambezi River and the old Camp site. The day began with a session of Bible teaching, followed by a period of Questions and answers. Then lunch followed by volleyball and a swim before returning home.

New Conference Center

September 23, 2019 in News

A decision was made to convert a portion of the existing Colony area into a Conference Center which can be used for camps, workshops, teaching sessions and conferences. ( Post updated weekly)

The original Colony area was built by Dr James Worsfold back in the 1950’s and it was at that time a very important part of the Mission work as it accommodated the large number of Leprosy patients. Over the recent 20+ years the number of Leprosy patients has dramatically decreased and the majority of the 110 homes were not been used. While there are still a few patients with Leprosy and also TB, these only require about 25 homes.

The plan that was developed is to build a dining hall/ meeting room plus two ablution and shower blocks and to upgrade approx. 70 of the houses with new doors, windows, floors, lights and face-lift and to furnish them so that accommodation can be offered for sessions of various types. A team from Brass Tacks in the UK are at Chitokoloki for a month and hard at work with the 3 new buildings and starting to rehabilitate the houses.

The work continues and the walls go up and the houses get renovated. The 3 men from Brass Tacks, Phil Kennedy, Rob Woodhouse and James Alexander have worked very hard and accomplished much in the time they were here. Sadly they left today October 9th and so there help will be greatly missed. Praying that someone will be able to come and help continue the project to completion. Just before they left 2 of the 65 houses were fully renovated, just waiting for painting.

Doors going in to one of the shower and toilet blocks
Door installation in ablution block
The first of 68 houses is fully completed, new floors, door, window and painted.

Week of September 15, 2019

September 12, 2019 in News

The week of September 15th began by having a double funeral on Sunday, the burial taking place right after the morning meetings. Both of those who were buried were quite elderly, one a lady by the name of Ziddia and the other a man by the name of Dawson.

Dawson was a leprosy patient and has lived at the Leprosy Colony here at Chitokoloki for over 25 years. He was crippled with deformed feet and hands, blind and yet somehow he managed to walk the 3/4 kilometer from the Colony to the Church building every Sunday for many years. At the funeral it was mentioned that here on earth he had no physical sight but he did have spiritual sight while many who were gathered may have had physical sight but still blind spiritually. We were also reminded by David McAdam today that at a conference some years past, at the end of one of the meetings he sood up and on his own sang in the local language;

“Oh Lord my God when I in awesome wonder, Considered all the worlds your hands have made…………………… Then sings my soul my Saviour God to thee, How great thou art.”

The week continued on Thursday where a retirement function was held for a staff member by the name of Chali Kabwita (yes that is how he spells his first name). Chali started working for the hospital here at Chitokoloki in June 1973 and 46 years later we celebrated his retirement having served the people of Chitokoloki, faithfully for all these years. Chali was the longest serving staff member and he began in 1973 in the laundry, then later in kitchen and later was taught how to distribute medicine and for the past 15 years has been in charge of the “old Hospital” compound.