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Monday, August 20, 2012

All Africa Mormon Helping Hands Day - 18 Aug 2012

Chainama Branch cleans Police station and Chainda Clinic

Cleaning Chainda Clinic

Young men sweep with traditional brooms outside the police station.

Windows sparkled as did this young woman!
Munali Branch Helping Hands volunteers on the way to the first site.

Our Branch President greets the blind man who is graciously accepting the service.

Clothes were washed.

Dished washed and floors swept

Friendships made....love given

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worked at giving service in 35 Countries in Africa all on this Saturday, 18th August.  These photos are of just two branch projects.  Chainama branch, where we took photos, met at the community police station.  They cleaned the police station and even visited with the inmates in the jail.  Then they went to Chainda Clinic where they quickly donned masks and gloves for work inside where they dusted and mopped.  Outside they picked up litter and washed windows and swept the grounds.  65 members of the branch were involved giving over 260 total service hours that morning.  Afterwards they had a light lunch at a members house and watched a church video about service.   A wonderful day.   

Our own branch, Munali is featured second here.  Members went into the Kalingalinga compound to give service to 3 homebound people.  The pictures were from the first site where they helped a man who was blind.  I think the servers were more touched than the one who received the service.  The primary children sang to him while the sisters and brothers swept and washed clothes and dishes.  There were some who just visited with him.  Everyone was better because of this day. Many hearts were touched.

I have hundreds of photos of the other projects.  Most were cleaning up garbage along the roadsides or cleaning clinics.  I'll try to include a few more shots....uploading pictures is very slow for some reason today.  But I would love to have you see these wonderful people doing such awesome things!
Kitwe branch cleaned up garbage from the marketplace making this huge mound!

Then they spent the afternoon shoveling the pile of garbage into a city trailer to haul it away.

1 comment:

  1. These pictures brought tears to my eyes! I am inspired every time I see "love" in action!! Thank you mom for posting the pictures. They have warmed my heart.

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