Zambia Mission – The work so far
"I always said that when I retire from nursing I would go to the West Indies and sit with my feet high, travel as much as possible and enjoy life", says Sister Morrison, former president of Clapton NTCG Women’s department.
In 2005 however, Sister Morrison's retirement plans changed when she visited a place called Mfuwe whilst on holiday in Zambia.
Now heavily involved in the Zambia mission of Universal Outreach Ministries Inc. (UOMI), Sister Morrison has been placed in charge of the widows and orphans programme.
“We started a feeding programme for 30 orphans, although 100 are actually being fed as the need is so great” she said.
As a result, a structured sponsorship programme has been implemented for an initial 30 orphans, however there is currently a waiting list of over 200 children.
Further assistance provided by UOMI to this village includes:
- 10 bicycles purchased for pastors in Mfuwe to help them get to their visits more quickly
- Assistance in completing a more solid church building, as former ones were washed away each year during the rainy season
- A container loaded with books, desks, computer parts, etc
- Arranging for a doctor to visit Mfuwe in order to screen 100 children free of charge
“As far as we have been informed Mfuwe has never had any outside help like some parts of Zambia, so this makes it even more exciting.” said Sister Morrison.
Of Christians in Zambia she says “When you see the conditions under which they worship it really makes you feel humble and long to be part of them”.
Plans for an orphanage have been approved and a library and clinic are to be added. “To God be the glory!” Sis Morrison declared.
Sister Morrison subsequently returned to Zambia in answer to the request for a nurse to give lectures on basic health issues and to provide support to the women of Mfuwe. She will also be spending a few days at the local clinic.
Sister Morrison thanked the Clapton Women’s department for their financial support over the past 2 years.
We pray that Sister Morrison will continue to be a blessing to many in Zambia