The Dignity Project is one of the means used by HBM to saturate entire communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by helping church members become Disciple-Makers. Included are the most vulnerable people in the community – Widows and Orphans. As the local church develops under the leadership of trained pastors the church is empowered to minister to the entire community by helping widows to cultivate a viable vegetable garden whilehelping to care for orphans assigned to them by the Pastor. HBM provides the vegetable seed, cultivation tools, watering can and teaches them to make compost.
The testimony of Mama Rolinga warms our hearts and we want to share it with our supporters: “I was scratching in trash cans to try and find food after my husband died. As a widow with no one to help me I had to beg for everything. The pastor of our church asked me to look after four street children after he told me that the church was going to give some widows a chance to work in a garden to grow food for them and the children. Now after eight months of growing food and bartering for some things we need the children are doing well and I have my dignity as good member of society back”.
YOU Can be a PARTNER and give to the HBM Dignity Project saving and enriching lives to the glory of God.
Zambia has several dignity projects operating in several districts. As the Church Planting-Disciple making ministry grows so must the work with "widows and orphans". We are reminded by James that "pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world." Partnering with the Indigenous Local Church HBM helps them to care for their widows and orphans.
Isoka Dignity Project: In Isoka Pastor Simon and his wife and church are caring for 69 orphaned and volunerable children. This dignity project was started when HBMZ District Leader Simon Mulenga, an orphan himself, accepted the call to go to Isoka for the Gospel of Jesus. That was in 2010.
In the process of church planting and pastoral training he also observed a great need to help the orphans and little children. Being an orphan himself he began a pre-school teaching 26 little children the basics of their official language English and preparing them for regular schooling. He then established an orphan/daycare ministry that is helping to meet the needs of 69 children. The local, district and national governments have recognized this godly man's work and have been very co-operative in helping to promote this ministry. HBM Zambia Dignity Project is sponsoring a chicken rearing project with Simon.
You can help Simon and other HBM churches to bring "dignity" to widows, orphans and other vulnerable people by donating to the Dignity Project.