Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Send Us Back to Zambia!

Hello dear friends and family! It may seem to many of you, as it does to us, that we just did all of our support-raising to get to Zambia in the first place. Time sure flies by! Here we are on home assignment after three years of ministry in Lusaka. It's been bittersweet being back in the States, but we are already feeling very ready to head back to Ciyanjano and get back to work.

So here is the scoop on our fundraising... our monthly supporters have been so important to keeping us in Zambia. We really can't do this work without you! Over the past few years some of our supporters have had to stop their monthly support. Due to this loss, and also to the rising costs in Lusaka, our director has set us a goal of raising another $1000 a month in support. Please consider becoming a monthly partner in our work at Ciyanjano. We are passionate about supporting the Zambian church through Christian camps and conferences and it's easy for you to be a part of this awesome ministry.

Contact us at thehuckabyfamily@gmail.com if you would like to become a monthly supporter and we will send you the very easy form it takes to get started. Or if you prefer, you can sign up online here at actioninternational.org. 

One-time gifts are also very important to us, so if you can't sign up monthly, please consider a one-time gift which can help us with truck repairs, medical needs, school materials and other large purchases that can really put us in a budget crunch.

Thank you so much for giving. Please don't forget that we also need prayer support as we seek to glorify the name of Jesus in this camping and conference ministry!

Muli Bwanji!

Muli Bwanji from Lusaka, Zambia. We work with ACTION Zambia developing and running a 19-acre rural property called Ciyanjano Christian Campgrounds that acts as a retreat/conference/camping ministry for the churches in the slums of Lusaka.

The ACTION Zambia team already ministers to these churches by providing:
1.  Pastor training at our ACTION Pastors' College
2.  AIDS education/caregiver training through the CROSS Project
3.  Evangelistic children's events

Ciyanjano is an important support to all that the Lusaka team provides. Our job is in helping develop the property to best meet the needs of the community we serve, to host short-term teams, and to work with the Lusaka team and the community to host pastor trainings, kids’ camps and other retreats. Join us by becoming a supporter in prayer and giving to bless the people of Zambia.
Kelly, Tricia, Ethel, Lucas & Joy

Ciyanjano Christian Campgrounds - Our Ministry with ACTION Zambia

“Ciyanjano” means “fellowship” and that is what this Christian campground and conference center is all about. ACTION Zambia has developed a 20-acre property on the west side of Lusaka (Zambia’s capitol city). Our mission is to provide churches from the slums of Lusaka with an affordable facility for Christian camps and conferences.

Currently Ciyanjano has a conference center called the Ripley Center available for day-long or overnight retreats that can sleep between 15 and 30 people. Zambian churches utilize this center for leadership and prayer retreats, conferences, or trainings. Located within a walled area shaded with flowering trees, the Ripley Center is a peaceful and quiet place for Zambian church leaders to get away from the crazy bustle and pressing needs of Lusaka. In addition, ACTION Zambia also uses the Ripley Center to host short-term teams or our own conferences and events.

We've also developed a campground on the property that can serve Zambian church groups of up to 150 people. The campground has a large outdoor chapel, two classrooms, five camping chalets, an outdoor kitchen, a large restroom and shower building, and a playground. This campground is a popular spot for youth and children’s camps and church-wide retreats. We've partnered with groups like AWANA Zambia to make the most of this versatile facility.

Ciyanjano Christian Campgrounds is run by ACTION Zambia Ministries, a field of ACTION International Ministries. Our goal is to work closely with and encourage the Zambian churches working in the slums of Lusaka, and to spread the good news about Jesus Christ. In order for Ciyanjano to remain affordable for the churches we work with, we rely on the generosity of donors like you.

About Giving

How can you support us in our ministry to churches, pastors and children in Lusaka?

Become A Committed Partner!
Long-term and career missionaries live and serve through financial support from individuals and churches. Zambia is a VERY expensive place to live and we are always in need of new committed partners. When you commit to give tax-deductible gifts monthly, quarterly or yearly, you become a partner with us in our ministry for the churches of the slums of Lusaka. 

It takes a variety of financial commitments to support a missionary family. Will you commit today at any amount? Click here to become a partner online or contact us directly and we will have ACTION International send you the easy form you need to get started.

Can't commit to becoming a monthly donor? No problem. One-time gifts can go to helping pay for car problems, work permits, school fees, and other large expenses that tend to eat through our regular budget.
If you have questions, please feel free to email: thehuckabyfamily@gmail.com

A huge thanks to all those that have already become monthly sponsors or supported us through giving and prayer! We can't do this with out you!