Ruth Coleman
Go Zambia 2018 - the team assembles

It’s almost 1 month to go until Go Zambia 2018!

That means just over 4 weeks, or 33 days, or 47520 minutes – however you count it, it really is just around the corner and excitement is building.

Go Zambia is a youth mission trip initiated by Christ Central, one of the groups of Churches within Newfrontiers. Whilst out there we’ll be connecting with Joseph and Lillian Mwilia, who lead the Dayspring Ministries in Kitwe, Zambia. This is the third year of Go Zambia, with the team forming from across the UK.

In Zambia, we’ll be working with orphaned children, helping with the feeding program within local compounds, serving in the Kitwe Church, teaching skills to young children, organising sporting events for the community and engaging in the Zambian culture.


It’s no exaggeration to say that the Go Zambia trips change people’s lives, and we cannot wait to get out there and start the adventure. We expect & anticipate it will not only be an amazing trip, but that God will really do something in our lives and the people’s lives we meet. We know that many of our friends are already supporting us & praying for us, but we thought it’d be good to introduce the team to give you all a bit more info…

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Ruth Coleman
Age: 24
Current Church: Kings Arms Church, Bedford
Occupation: Physiotherapist
Secret talent: ‘name that tune’ quiz rounds
What excites me most about the trip: not knowing exactly what will happen, but knowing it’ll be incredible and that lives will be changed
Personal prayer point: that I lead the team and love people well, that the trip is all about Jesus


Name: Joe Loescher
Age: 22
Current Church: Solihull Renewal, Solihull
Occupation: Personal trainer and F&B manager at David Lloyd
Fun fact: I’m a human dolphin (love swimming and competed at County level)
What excites me the most about the trip: seeing the smiling faces of Zambian locals
Personal prayer point: to see salvation and miracles

Name: Rachel Standeven
Age: 23
Current Church: Mosaic Church, Leeds
Studying: Business, currently on a placement year studying Medical Compliance
Best thing I’ve ever done: trip to South Africa
What excites me the most about the trip: the unknown element, not knowing what God will do but confident He will do a lot
Personal prayer point: to be equipped and strengthened for the trip, and a greater ability to love people


Name: Ben Partridge
Age: 18
Current Church: Barnabus Community Church, Shrewsbury
Occupation: Gap year
Best thing I’ve ever done: Climbed an active volcano in Guatemala
What excites me the most about the trip: the opportunity to experience different cultures and interact with new people
Personal prayer point: safety during our time away


Natalie Morris
Age: 17
Current Church: City Valley Church, Bradford
Studying: Maths, Physics, Biology A-level
Best thing I’ve ever done: compete in High jump
What excites me the most about the trip: looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing a new culture
Personal prayer point: that I’d step out and grow in my faith throughout the trip


Name: Elizabeth Bennett
Age: 18
Current Church: Crawley Community Church, Crawley
Studying: Maths, further Maths, Physics A-level
Best thing I’ve ever done: be a kayaking instructor at an International Guides Camp
What excites me the most about the trip: I’m really excited about all of it, but going to a new culture and being a part of the ongoing projects
Personal prayer point: that we are able to serve God as best as we can

That’s all for now, but watch this space for more blog posts, videos and photos in the run up to the trip and whilst we’re out there – we’d love for you to be part of this Zambian adventure with us.

Love Ruth and the team x