An update and note of thanks from our partners the Jubilee Center in Zambia.
Hundreds of adults and children will receive Willow Creek’s lifesaving help thanks to an incredible response by church members to the appeal for seeds and food packs. Thousands of our families affected by poverty and HIV and AIDS live without adequate food.
Around 2,000 households will receive seeds of tomatoes, cabbage, onion and spinach. Lawrence Temfwe, the Executive Director of Jubilee Centre who participated in the Willow Creek Celebration of Hope appeal early this year stated that, “We are grateful to Willow’s church leadership and their members for this support.” Willow is not only providing seeds, but also supplies households with fertilizer and training in how to increase their harvest.
Willow, through its Celebration of Hope giving, has helped improve access to clean water by drilling boreholes in several communities in Zambia. This month three churches will have boreholes on their premises to provide ‘living water’ to their communities. Bishop Arnold Singoyi of Christian Bible Church is one of the people whose church will receive the borehole. He said, “The borehole will be such a powerful example when I tell members and the community that Jesus is the living water. We are thankful to God and to our Willow family for helping us in such a holistic manner.”