The Wardle Family
11 years ago (before we had children) we went out to Zambia to work in a school there for 1 ½ years. For a while now we have been considering if we should go abroad again and now, through a complicated set of circumstances and in a way we hadn’t expected, we now find ourselves, asked to return to the school again from August – December this year, to help with their staff shortages.
We are aware it is a slightly crazy and unconventional thing to do in many ways, but after lots of prayer, thinking and questioning, it feels like it’s right for us. The girls will attend the school, Wendy will teach in it and Stu and James will work on the school site, working on new buildings as the school expands and maintaining the current classrooms, dorm houses, offices and staff accommodation.
Amano Christian School currently has about 140 pupils ranging from 5-18 years old from a wide variety of backgrounds, socially, economically and spiritually. It teaches from a Biblical worldview and all students are encouraged to establish a lasting personal relationship with Jesus and become responsible members of their community. It provides a high standard of education in the most densely populated province of Zambia, enabling students to develop their full potential and go on to influence those around them for the glory of God.
Only God knows what this could lead on to in the future, whether that be back here longer term or elsewhere. Please pray for us as we try and sort out all the practicalities in a very short time, as well as keeping our focus on God and especially that He will be preparing our children for this big change and that we will all know a strong sense of God’s close presence and peace through this exciting but unsettling time.
The Global Partnership team’s purpose at Ebe is to implement and influence the church’s strategy for sharing the gospel and serving the needs of others cross-culturally. That includes helping the church to walk alongside those who go out from Ebe to serve God cross-culturally by supporting and encouraging them in a variety of ways.
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