From Jacob Chipempele in Zambia:
Firstly I would like to thank God for his mercies and love towards us his children, despite our sins and short comings he still loves us unconditionally. This reminds me of his promise in the book of Jeremiah 29:11 and also in Matthew 6;33.
It was never easy growing up for me and my siblings having being raised by a single parent who sold tomatoes in the streets just to support her children and take them to school. Growing up in this environment provides little or no hope at all for the future but by the grace of God I still hoped and believed that one day I will be somebody in life and take good care of my mother. Unfortunately this was not God's plan but mine.
With Lusaka, Zambia pastor Nawa Talama
In the year 2010 my mother passed away when I was just a freshman in high school, I remember everything going black when I got the news that she has died, the blue and white skies all became black, I couldn't see anything but black everything I lost all hope, all I wanted was to take care of her in the future just as she took care of us.
At this point I didn't know what to do or how I was going to continue with school I almost gave up but the church was very supportive they encouraged me and my siblings and started helping with my school fees up to the time I completed high school in 2012.
In the year 2015 life nets gave me a scholarship to go to college where I studied Accountancy and graduated in the year 2018.
Being the 8th child in a family of 9 and the only graduate can only be described as a miracle.
Today I can smile having achieved one of my life long dreams, the dream of becoming an Accountant.
My gratitude goes to the world's most wonderful people Mr and Mrs Kubik may the almighty God Bless you and your family, you are a blessing to many of us, you are a blessing to the world.
Thank you Mr and Mrs Kubik, thank you for LifeNets.
Thank you to Mr and Mrs Talama.
I am forever grateful you have changed a life for not did I only graduate but also God blessed me with a Job.
When God blesses me with a daughter in the future I will name her Beverly. I want her to have a loving, cheerful, and charitable heart like yours Mrs Kubik, you bring happiness to a lot of people.
Thank you so much.
October 22, 2018
From Felicia Talama:
I am delighted to write these few words of appreciation and encouragement.
On 11th October 2018, I was privileged to attend a graduation ceremony for the one of our LifeNets scholarship student who successfully completed his three years course in Zambia Institute of chartered accountancy (ZICA). It was joyous to see him walking majestically to the stage where he was handed over his diploma. The young man is a double orphan who thought by passing away of his parents marked the end of his education. Thank God Life Nets Donors came to his aid and took over the responsibilities of caring for his education. The work you do for the vulnerable is too big that no one can measure and no one has a price for it, only our God who sees the good works of those who sacrifice to work for others.
The parents to Jacob laid a foundation for their children to be exposed to Godly truth and experiences such as attending Sabbath, Youth Camp, F.O.T and other church activities. This has helped the children and grandchildren not to go astray, they are still holding to the torch and the light is still shining where ever they are. During Youth Camp 2018 in Zambia among the best campers we had Abraham Chimpempele who received an award. This shows the legacy they have left for their children and agrandchildren; the goal was set to PASS IT ON!
Bev, Vic, and LifeNets partners you have put a mark to the vulnerable youth, today they can stand firm on their own. The society needs people like you to show us how to get through ages and stages of life, who can say keep going do not give up now, fight a good fight up to the end.
Dear friends, life is an echo what you send out you will get it back, what you give today is buying you an expensive and worthy future.
Be blessed & warm regards.