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Chepstow Methodist Church


Chepstow Methodist Church is a registered charity in the UK (No: 1130776)

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Last updated: 16 July 2017    9:55 PM

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Zambia 2015


Zambia is in the southern part of Africa being one of the poorest countries in the continent with a population of around 15 million. Many children have been orphaned because AIDS and TB are rife and the shanty compounds in the larger towns and cities are desperate places to live where the average life span can be as low as 19 years.

In July 2015 a team of five people went from Wales, United Kingdom at the invitation of Pastor Paul Swala and Alpha Zambia. A busy schedule included the opportunity to meet the Commissioner General & the Chaplain General for Prisons in Zambia paving the way for ten prison visits where the team met and ministered to prisoners, a visit to the Hope in Christ Orphanage / School run by Pastor Paul & Mary Swala, an Alpha Training Day, a Prisons Conference over two days, a Graduation at Hope in Christ Bible School, Worship at various Churches and meeting so many wonderful local people.

Since returning Paul Swala has visited our town & spoken at Chepstow Methodist Church in September 2015. The church and Hope in Christ have partnered to support one another as brothers & sisters in Christ; the body of Christ united in Him.

Ephesians 4: 1- 5

What’s Happening Now

Regular three monthly gifts are being sent to Hope in Christ Orphanage kindly donated by individuals to help provide a daily meal for the children and to maintain a good standard of education by employing trained teachers. In the last few months Hope in Christ have built a clinic building with the vision of providing medical care for the children at the orphanage / school; recently through the generosity of people at Chepstow Methodist Church & friends a borehole has been sunk and together with the necessary infrastructure is now providing a regular fresh water supply. The government is providing medical workers for the clinic and two local doctors have volunteered some of their time.  

We have several ongoing fundraising projects which you will find by clicking on this link. Please look at the EasyFundraising video and also change your browser home page to the EasySearch link……neither of these things will cost you a penny but will collect donations for our projects!

Penny, Isobel, Fran, Vera, Brian

Paul, Janet, Green

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