What an exhilarating year 2019 has been!!! Growth, expansion, fruit!
This year, we turned 10 years old as an organization. This milestone was only possible by the grace of God and your consistent, faithful support over this past decade.
There are SO MANY great things to celebrate about 2019 and we can’t say THANK YOU enough to everyone that has helped make this year extra special! Here are some of the highlights!
In 2019, we saw 127 people commit their lives to Christ and enter into a new relationship with God.
In 2019, we saw 30 people get baptized at our church in Zambia. All year we have been praying for fathers to come to Christ and they did! Many of those who were baptized were fathers of our church family members.
In 2019, we conducted 630+ local outreaches in our surrounding communities.
63 families were given Sawyer Water filters and trained to use them.
302 bibles were distributed.
37 small food packs were given.
In 2019, we impacted thousands of children and youth with the gospel, mentoring and educational tutoring. Since 2018, we have reached 3,558 kids + youth through our weekly program.
Averaged 365+ kids & youth in attendance at our weekly program
Highest week attendance: 706
We conducted 5 camps that hosted 1,865 campers
62 study hall sessions
24 tutoring sessions
2019 was an awesome year to GO!
25 students from 7 nations joined the Poetice family and were commissioned from our School of Justice + Mission.
Also this year, 63 people jumped into the river of what God is doing in Choma, Zambia by going on short-term trips.
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Our work in Zambia has evolved throughout our existence but when we followed the leading of the Holy Spirit in 2018 to establish a local church as the epicenter of our work, this mission became a movement. In 2019, we saw amazing growth!
Averaged 200+ people in church attendance every week (this is a 185% increase from 2018)
Highest week church attendance: 430
As sons & daughters in God’s family, we create space to grow in community while celebrating our diversity. In 2019, we were intentional to grow together often.
178 Discipleship group meetings
130 bible studies
308 house visits
13 restore sessions
21 learning community meetings
In 2019, we began major renovations to convert an existing house on our base into a new coffee shop. This major headway on a new “3rd space” location is going to help provide job creation and income-generating activities while serving as a gathering space for local outreach and as a small marketplace for local artisans. We hope to have this new coffee shop completed & fully operational in 2020.
Our 2nd Annual BUILD Leaders Conference & Gathering in Choma, Zambia was epic! This year, we had a wide variety of leaders attend hailing from 40 churches & 23 ministries representing 10 countries, 14 Zambian cities, and 21 different communities within Choma. We also had the School of Justice + Mission alumni students spanning 6 years in attendance!
Interested in attending our 2020 gathering? Let us know! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject BLD2020 and let’s GO!
In 2019, we extended our Justice + Worship Gatherings to Ransom Church & Watermark Wesleyan Church. Attendees experienced the power & the presence of God, captured His heart for justice & were prompted to respond to His calling at these very special one-night gatherings.
Keep an eye on our Justice+Worship Gatherings page for dates and locations!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for making 2019 an incredible year!
We can’t wait to see what God does through His people in 2020.
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