Ministering through projects such as PET handicap bike, educational classes and community health.
Describe the need affecting community
Depending on what NLC project you look at… •The Annual Gathering showed a deep need to help local pastors and leaders in church & community. •PET Zambia needs to reach out to the disabled. •Local UMC congregations need a place of permanent worship. •Local students were unable to pass school exams. •Printed material is needed to help pastors and church growth.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
Depending on what NLC project you look at… •The Annual gathering will provide spiritual growth and encouragement. •PET Zambia will build and distribute over 500 disabled bikes. •Two Sister Churches will be constructed in local villages. •GCF & NLC Tutoring will help students pass their exams and learn computer skills. •NLC Press will print resource materials.
Describe the primary goal of the project
To establish and provide property and buildings for the UMC of Zambia and to minister to the spiritual, physical and intellectual needs of the church and the surrounding community and countries to Zambia. We work toward helping Zambia become a full conference of it’s own and recognized around the world as an established United Methodist conference. The ministries and projects that come out of not only the New Life Center, but any other established place or office in Zambia will help lead people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through not only words, but also deeds.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
Spiritually sound Christian leaders and lay people. Handicap people given the ability to go where they want and learn and participate in life outside of their own homes. UM church congregations meeting in their own church building instead of in school classrooms, under trees or in people’s homes. Educated students able to succeed in the new technological society. Printed materials in the hands of people instead of just on shelves in bookstores because of the high price tag.