Zambia

PCW has been in an official partnership with our sister congregation in Livingstone, Zambia since our Partnership Covenant was signed in May, 2011, but our relationship with Livingstone goes back all the way to 2008 when the first PCW members visited Africa to discern mission projects vs. partnership in the region. Our covenant with Livingstone provides church-wide opportunities for shared mission and affords us the opportunity to build relationships with Christians in another of the world. For more info on the Zambia team and our partnership, contact  mission@westfieldpc.org.

Covenant of Partnership between The Livingstone Congregation (CCAP), Zambia & The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NJ (PCUSA). Signed on May 6, 2016.

Zambia Mission Trip 2017

Vision: A thriving partnership between  PCW and Livingstone CCAP that enriches the faith and mission of both communities.

Mission: To provide an opportunity for members of PCW to travel to Livingstone  to witness how God is using Livingstone CCAP to bring about blessing.

Planning Team: Robin Hoy, Gregg Gorman and Rev. Amanda Huels with support from the PCW Zambia Team and Mission Commission.

Dates: July 16-July 26, 2017

Cost: $1,500 (includes all food, lodging, ground transportation in Zambia and group activities)

A portion of the financial requirements for this trip will be provided from the Elizabeth McDiarmid Fund!

Lodging: Justo Mwale and Sunset Junction Lodge or equivalent

Trip Overview: In order to provide an introduction to the mission work in Zambia we will spend the first two days of the trip in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia and location of the synod offices. In Lusaka we will get a chance to visit a community school and  meet with the Young Adult Volunteers serving there,  visit Justo Mwale Theological Seminary. The group will then travel to Livingstone for the remainder of the trip where they will get to see the ministries of the church that PCW has been supporting since 2008. Sunday July 24th will be the worship service dedicating the finished sanctuary. We will take advantage of God’s awesome creation in Zambia by visiting Victoria Falls and a local game park.

Registration is limited to the first 15 participants. Deposit of $500 (non-refundable) is due at time of registration. A waiting list will be formed after 15 spaces are filled. Participants under the age of 18 are welcome if accompanied by a parent. Balances will be due by April 3, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: If you withdraw your participation from the trip at any time, there will be no refunds issued of the $500 non-refundable deposit.

*Update as of 1/6/17: All 15 spaces are reserved. We now have a waiting list you may add your name to. Please complete this form to add your name to the wait list.


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  • Focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities.
  • Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods.
  • Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders.
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