Using what’s in their hands!

It was a day Evelyn Driediger says she has been dreaming of for a long time.

After almost a year and a half teaching patchwork and quilting classes to a group of four ladies, they were on this day celebrating their challenging journey, in a ceremony showcasing their achievements.

In 2007 God called Ev and her husband Walt from Canada to Botswana where Walt would work for Flying Mission Services. At this time, Ev had no idea what her calling would be…

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Training ‘Agents of Change’

If you read the story Partnering With Communities to Reduce HIV Transmission, you’ll know Flying Mission sought applicants from local churches to train as Peer Educators. So what happened from there? Read on to see how these trainees will become agents of behaviour change within their communities, as Flying Mission teaches them to deliver  HIV outreach programmes.

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Equipping caregivers to impact orphans and vulnerable children

Recently I had the opportunity and privilege of spending a week travelling around Botswana with Early Childhood Development (ECD) trainer Gertrude, as we visited caregivers who, for the last 18 months, have been training through the Flying Mission ECD programme, Little Seeds.

These caregivers were working in a variety of settings teaching orphans, vulnerable, and disadvantaged children. Our travels took us to a centre for refugee children, a special-needs preschool, and a preschool for deaf children, among others.

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Partnering with communities to reduce HIV transmission

“Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well…”

(Proverbs 5:15)

Attending a recent Flying Mission presentation highlighted that this verse isn’t simply referring to H2O!

MCP PresentationIt was yet another clear sunny morning in Gaborone. I was on the road early heading to Molepolole (an hours drive away) to see how Flying Mission (FM) is working to reduce the transmission of HIV in Botswana. Here I would meet FM Care Ministry Life Skills Co-ordinators- Emanuel and Tagwa, as they delivered yet another presentation to local church representatives, enlisting them to be part of this work.

Botswana has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world. One of the factors contributing to this is that it’s not uncommon for some people here – whether young, old, single or married; to be involved in multiple concurrent partnerships (MCP’s) – relationship’s with two, or even more, partners at the same time. Continue reading “Partnering with communities to reduce HIV transmission”