Evening with Nancy Collins – November 16, 6:15 pm

The Mission Committee is hosting an evening with Nancy Collins!

On the evening of November 16, Nancy Collins, our PC(USA) regional liaison for East Central Africa, will share her insights into the work done on our behalf in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, and Zambia.

Nancy has a long history of mission work in Egypt focusing on social justice issues. She worked in the International Relations Department of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), and she facilitated Egypt’s Joining Hands Against Hunger group, the Together for Family Development Network. Her work in East Central Africa began in 2009 and has a special focus is on evangelism, leadership development, and church-growth, and is sure to strengthen our own church’s commitment to missions in the Congo and in the Sudan.… Continue

A letter from Nancy Collins in Zambia

November 2010

Dear family and friends,

I continue to praise God for the work God has given me to do here in East Central Africa. It is a demanding job but it is such a blessing.

Debbie Braaksma with CCAP Synod Office and “heroes” of Mtendere.

Debbie Braaksma with CCAP Synod Office and “heroes” of Mtendere.

On October 15, after 30 minutes of bumping over increasingly narrow dirt roads, Africa area coordinator the Rev. Debbie Braaksma and I arrived in Bihembe, Rwanda, to find rows of schoolchildren lined up to greet us. Debbie and I thought we were coming to see the new water connection bringing clean water to Bihembe for the first time.… Continue