Thank you very much for the parcels which you have been sending to us this is being kind as I was without any medicine but I am now pleased. I am happy to hear about the volunteers coming, we are waiting. Sister you can’t believe how the people have changed and I have support from the Chief which has made the community give more support to the project. The cement from Chilanga has come and I was helped by free transport from the ex MP Mr Nyendra after he lost the election. We are starting plastering the community hall this week. I was at the training in Chipata about training donkeys and now I have started training with the involvement of the committee.
Greetings to all
Your John Zulu
Namo Amida Bu
While the retreatants at The Buddhist House chanted the nembutsu all night long, Modgala went to Bristol to a very special event. Two volunteers, Claire and James, are now on their way to Zambia via South Africa bearing the fruits of a wonderful night in a community venue in Bristol. The Amida volunteer training programme was reccommended to Claire by Andy, one of last years volunteers, who had been at the Delhi project in India. Claire and James were enthused by Amida's work in Zambia to do more than offer their services to Tithandizane, hearing the needs, they set up a wonderful music benefit night to raise much needed funds. Much fun was had by all and Modgala nearly lost her voice talking to many of the music lovers about Zambia and Amida's work as the night progressed.
Today the property group secured possession of number 4 Desford Road making the house available for use by Amida Trust and the Amida-shu. 4 Desford Road is the other half of the building that includes 6 Desford Road the existing annex to The Buddhist House. This thus means that the Trust now has use of the whole building. This is an important expansion and adds five more rooms to our community and guest capacity.