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GoZambia 2019

Hello ChristCentral! It’s less than a months until GoZambia 2019!

That means in just 3 weeks, or 21 days or 504 hours (anyone want to try minutes?) our courageous team of students will be heading down to the golden continent.

GoZambia is a youth mission trip initiated by ChristCentral, part of  Newfrontiers. Whilst out there we’ll be connecting with Joseph and Lillian Mwilia, who lead the Dayspring Ministries in Kitwe, Zambia. This is the fourth year of GoZambia, with this year’s team predominantly forming from the north of 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 with the Zambian culture.

We know that GoZambia trips can change lives and be the first step towards a deeper intimacy with Yahweh. We expect and anticipate not only an amazing adventure, but God’s providence and hand over us during this mission, providing both safety and opportunities for the team and the people we meet to step out, turning that spark of faith into a bonfire!

For now though, introductions are in order!

Matthew Anns

Age: 23

Current Church: G2 City, York

Occupation: 4th year student at the University of York studying Business and Management

Most looking forward to about Zambia: Going back! But also raising new leaders, fighting spiritual warfare and bringing God into the everyday

"Howdie folks! I am just finishing my fourth year at university where I have been attending G2 City Church and serving as part of the worship, welcome, anchoring and youth leadership team. I am currently learning to drive and exploring what to do after university. I loved being part of the pioneering GoZambia team in 2016 and I am looking forward to leading the team this year!"

Name: Sam McGregor

Age: 20

Current Church: Grace Church, Bolton

Occupation: Intern at Grace Church as part of the Impact year

Most looking forward to about Zambia: Meeting real people and seeing how they put real problems into God’s hands

"Hi everyone! I’m an intern at Grace Church Bolton working full time for the church. On Saturdays I teach music to 11-18  year olds, giving them advice on how to play professionally and the music industry. I am also a drummer in a band called Pints With Gandhi in Darwen. When I finish this summer, I will be moving to Lancaster to study HR and Business Management at the University of Cumbria."

Name: Ellie Paine

Age: 18

Current Church: Hope Church, Westhoughton

Occupation: Full time college student

Most looking forward to about Zambia: Gaining greater understanding of how mission projects work so that I can be of greater help assisting those in need on future mission trips

"Hello, I’m a full time college student in Bolton in my last year of A-Levels. I am from Hope church in Westhoughton, where I help out on the worship and kids work teams. I also have a part time job teaching piano to children, record music for my YouTube channel and compose music. After this year I’ll hopefully be moving to Leeds to study Song Writing at Leeds College of Music."

Name: Beth Krivan

Age: 18

Current Church: City Valley Church, Shipley

Occupation: Full time college student

Most looking forward to about Zambia: Being humbled, developing spiritually and creating friendships with people who love Jesus

"Hellooooo! I’m an A Level student in Bradford, having moved from Melbourne to the UK in 2017. I go to City Valley Church in Shipley where I actively serve as a worship leader and assist in the children’s work ages 6-11. In my spare time I’ll most likely be found at the piano, writing a song or disrupting the household. Over the next year, I plan to take a year out and do an internship with City Valley Church."

Nathan Bowell

Age: 18

Current Church: Jubilee Church, Liverpool

Occupation: Full time college student

Most looking forward to about Zambia: To experience new cultures and meet new people who live differently

"Hey everyone, I am a student from Jubilee Church in Liverpool. I have just completed a two year extended BTEC in design and am currently on an art foundation course. I play bass in the worship team and also enjoy the piano and creating and drawing art. I am really excited to go to Africa and see how God is moving."