Since returning from our first visit to Zambia in 2015 we have developed a “Partnership Across the Miles” with Hope in Christ, which partners our home Church in Chepstow & other friends in the USA & UK who fore-mostly have committed to pray regularly but have also funded a variety of projects at Hope in Christ.
Hope in Christ Ministry was set up by Pastor Paul & Mary Swala in 2008 with the vision of helping & educating orphaned children; Hope in Christ is sited on the edge of the “Chipata Shanty Compound” in Lusaka. The Orphanage school currently educates 156 children, in 5 classes with room for up to 30 of those children to be housed on the site; the others live with family members or foster parents in the local “shanty compound.” The on-going primary challenges are providing a daily meal for the children, maintaining a good standard of education by continuing to employ trained teachers and having enough resources.
Chepstow Methodist Church is a centre for Christian worship and service in the Chepstow area. In addition to Sunday services we have a coffee shop, which is open 4 mornings a week, host a weekly Lunch Club & Food Coop & a monthly Men's Breakfast. We also hold regular groups including - Singing for Fun (for those living with dementia), Boys & Girls Brigade, Housegroups, Parent & Toddler groups, Women's Fellowship, Wesley Guild. We support CAP, Foodbank & Action for Children. Overseas we support schools and clinics in Timboni,Kenya & Lusaka, Zambia.
Registered Charity No.1130776