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The answer… was awaiting me in Zambia

Posted on April 15, 2013 by jessicanipp
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Jan Dennis (R) and I prepare for our flight to Zambezi. (Photo: Matt Jeppsen)

Jan Dennis, an ELCA member from Jacksonville, Florida, recently participated in an ELCA delegation to Southern Africa.  In Zambia, she met with staff and volunteers who run the Lutheran Malaria Program there, which is funded by the ELCA Malaria Campaign. Jan traveled to rural Northwest Zambia to visit some malaria projects in action.  Her reflections begin:

“I was blessed to be part of the team from the ELCA Malaria Campaign that traveled to Zambia. 

“It is not easy to leave all the comforts of home and step out into the unknown.  My husband Jim and I had made a financial pledge to the campaign.  We believed strongly in the mission of the Malaria Campaign to raise funds to eliminate deaths from malaria. What more would I gain by a long trip to Africa? I was already on board with the whole project.

“The answer to this question was awaiting me in Zambia.”

You can download Jan’s wonderful reflections in their entirety here.

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