We want all your suggestions!!!
How can we find sponsors for the children of Mutendere?
The best ideas will be our future steps.
KING WORLD MISSIONS
P O BOX 38106. LUSAKA. ZAMBIA
Plot No. A 119, Mutendere, Lusaka
Cell; 097-788-4174 or 097-732-9442
Dr. Ralph Sebente, shares his insights on the plight of the youth in his community when a youth organization dealing with environmental change called on him to hear his views on the plight of a youth.
How did you reach the position you are today of Pastor and how did you acquire your Doctorate Degree?
It was something that was prophesied by my father when I was born, so the story goes that when I was born, my father called all his children and his three wives together and said, “Of all the children I have brought on this earth, they will work and take up different jobs, but as for this one.” Pointing at me, the last in the family of eight. “He is going to be a family Priest. I was sent to a Catholic school with the hope that I will be a Catholic priest. I guess I’ve always been a people’s person, even as a small boy growing in the Fathers monastery. The Catholic Fathers laid the foundation for what I am doing today. After my studies, I went into Bible school and graduated with a diploma and I continued through correspondence with one University in America after which I was given a doctorate degree after studying with them for close to 14 years. Now I work for the organization my wife and I founded called King World Missions.
What kind of work does your organization do for the youth?
There are misconceptions that King World Missions is a funding institution. Of cause they took it from the time we received a container from Cross Roads and begun to distribute its contents in schools and other like minded organization that are helping children with school. We are not a funding institution as we also depend of donations. We lobby that government puts the issues of children and youths at the centre of its discussions. We also on a small scale advocate for opportunities for the youth within the private sector.
Many argue that they never see any tangible results from government to advance the youth. What is your opinion on this issue?
I am not a politician but I do believe that government has the plans to invest in our youths, but the implementation of those plans has to be enforced and monitored. This is where the rubber meets the tyre as the American saying goes. Watchman Knee puts it this way “ When all is said and done, more is said than done” I think the reason is because the government does not consult with the community. For example, money may be invested in building a community hall, while the community would rather have a health center. Also there is a long process between budget allocation and when the money finally gets to the community.
What are the biggest challenges facing the youth today?
There are a number of challenges, the first being unemployment. This leads to other problems in areas such as education and health. HIV AND Aids are also huge challenges and these affect the poor and unemployed youth the most.
How does your organization help or plans to help alleviating some of these issues?
We intend to build a bigger school on our land so we can take in, as many children than we have currently. We are also sourcing for sponsors as we are over whelmed by youths with a disadvantaged backgrounds who are often denied their dreams because of lucky of study funds. Government study loans are available at most tertiary institutions, but If you do not have the initial registration fee you wont be able to access the loans. We might in future when the school is built, put aside funds for those who can’t afford that initial registration fee. Investing in education does alleviate the problems of unemployment.
Being a leader is a tough job. How do you stay focused?
I am a believer in God. When nothing works, I pray for strength from God to see me through. And He does! I don’t believe we have to be in control of everything in our lives and its okay to let the higher power take over sometimes. And if you believe that He will come through for you,. He will.
Lastly, Dr. where do you think your strength come from. Who has been your inspiration?
My strength comes from God like I earlier alluded to, but my strength also came from my Mother who was the first wife of my father. She held on to this marriage even when dad took in the second and the third wife. I have a strong personality, so I say what I think. But I know that great leaders are also great listeners and I have to maintain that balance in my work. I have my moments when I am not feeling as strong and allowing myself to cry helps a great deal.
We thank you for your time Dr. Sebente and we can only whish the best in your endeavors.
Environmental Change - Secretary
KING WORLD MISSIONS
P O BOX 38106. LUSAKA. ZAMBIA
Plot no. 15 block 74, Kalingalinga.
Cell: 097-788-4174 or 097-732-9442
How nice it is to hear from you. We are thankful for your lovely mail. It has given us strength and hope knowing that we are many in this business of trying to improve the livelihood of people. There is no greater thrilling experience than to see a heart warming and inspiring smile of a child. It equals to none. You can’t even measure it, it is just heavenly sent.
It is 2010 and next year the incumbent government might give way to another after completing its term and yet nothing much has improved in the past 10 years. To the contrary, they have worsened for the children everyday.
Most of the circumstances have been caused by the deadly HIV/AIDS situation, unemployment, child abandonment, greedy politicians, the depreciating family values such as property grabbing etc. (End of Thinking Capacity) .Street kids are a sorry sight and are swelling on the streets despite government effort to be training them in the once National Service Camps.
The only dinner table for them is the garbage. Their bedroom is the drainage. Nakedness is their cover. Anger is their expression. Violence and abuse in all forms is their take. For sure they need a help and a lot of it. You can’t imagine the de humanizing agonies the poor children are going through on streets, some from bigger street boys. It is eat or be eaten kind of life out there. Girls are at high risk by the some bigger street boys again.
Find it in your heart to pray for the Zambian children.
May the Lord be with you always as we look forward to working together in supplementing government effort in educating our nation’s children.
Dr. Ralph Sebente.
Hi Carol and friends of the project,
Your letter brought renewed strength not only to me and my family but to the organization as a whole. I have always dreamed of doing great things and I thought I would have accomplished much more by the time I reached my current age. But even though I have traveled, studied and met interesting people, I have never felt as though I have fulfilled any of my dreams.
Since completing my Pastoral studies, I have found myself in a string of dead-end jobs even in Ministry work. Life’s journey can be sometimes a bumpy ride! However 7 years ago I decided to take a few extra steps to change things. With your help Carol, Agnes and I, set up King World Missions. It’s only been a couple of years but our little world is slowly becoming an exciting reality. For the first time in years I am doing what I really want to do- serve the people not only with the Word of God but with Clothes, food and other essential necessities as well. It was joy to minister to villagers with clothes after the arrival of the “Elephant.”
It’s no wonder your letter asking me to gather prices on all the three mode of transport “… so that we would all have an idea of what you are asking.” had me in tears. The best thing is the feeling of having transport. The thought of coming home having galloped many kilometers while seated brings a chill of joy within! This suggestion could not have come at a better time than now when we just shifted to the other side of town called Chalala, where it is even hard to get to the site.
However as much as we appreciate these dear friends, I think we can not accept it! Because if we do, it means our priorities will be misplaced. Our priority number one is that all monies coming in would be channeled towards the construction of the school. Please do not take this the wrong way that we are refusing you to get us a car. When I asked for mobility I wrote to Hari, though I made a cc to you all our good friends, so you can know what our thoughts were. And this is all because Hari had mentioned that with his being connected within Zambia it would be easy to organize though his friends here (in Zambia) to donate a car to our organization free of charge. He has done this before when he surprised us all by arranging to have the children’s’ Uniforms sewed with one company free of charge.
It is true we need transport, more so now that we moved to another locality, the other side of the city. The area where we are is where all those Government retirees have built themselves mansions. Someone called it “The plunderers’ Paradise” This is where those who have plundered by stealing government monies come to settle. But it is not all people that have built houses here got their moneys dubiously. There could be one case or two. Its one big government farming block which Government has given out to be a residential area. Anyone can acquire a place here if you have the money and build yourself a house. However it is a bit far and there are no Mini Buses as they expect every one living here to be driving. There are Taxis but as usual they want to still from you day light by charging you exorbitantly. You have no choice or else you will have to walk to cover a few Kilometers before you could find a bus stop.
If it is getting us a car we would that you get us a one tone truck commonly known here as a van. This would be ideal; it would help us even in the construction of the school. It means some building materials would be brought by the site free instead of booking. I hope you do understand us.
We are weathering some storms in Zambia politically. Who, many of us are wondering, will lead our country after the election next year? And with the world’s economy experiencing a storm of its own, our country’s economy climate is some what chilly. Then there is Zambia’s crime rate with the latest figures showing 147 reported cases of assault during 2008 / 2009. And we have the interest rate, which, although now on the decline, is still disturbingly high.
No, most of us don’t feel much like smiling right now. But we can’t help smiling and rejoicing after we read your letter suggesting to help our organization with a mode of transport. And as Professor Martin Selingman, the father of Positive Psychology, which studies the strengths that enable people and communities to thrive, points out, “Bad external circumstances do not condemn people to unhappy lives.”
Despite the above, dear friends, we do know that Transport, like the Cell Phones and Computers are no longer a Luxury but a necessity in ones life's development and the Nation as a whole. A van will not only help in transport but in many other areas as well. It will be easy for us to maneuver and our visitors who visit our organization from outside will no longer be booking cabs from point A to point B. I just hope that you understand our heart. Thank you again for what you are doing to my family, my organization and the community at large.
Thank you for the money support. We managed to get 8 more pockets of Cement and Submitted the Drawings to council on Tuesday. We are forever indebted to you our sponsors. Thank you again that you have stood by us.
Below are the prices you wanted to know:-
BICYCLE : ZK 2,000,000 ($520)
MOTOR BIKE: ZK 14,000,000 ( $4,000)
CAR OR SMALL TRACK: ZK 45, 000,000 ($ 9,000)
Note that these prices are for brand new things and that these prices could change any time.
Enjoy the photos of our new home. It has a very high wall fence with a sliding gate and a very big yard.
Below is the thank you letter we wrote to Mrs. Thushri Wikramasinghe, for the school drawings she helped us free of charge.
Over to you Pastor Ralph Sebente
KING WORLD MISSIONS
P O BOX 38106. LUSAKA. ZAMBIA
Plot no. 15 block 74,Kalingalinga.
Cell: 097-788-4174 or 097-732-9442
Dear Mrs. Thushri Wikramasinghe,
You have been the topic of our conversation in our palace. We love you so much. Your Character and reputation kindness, giving and generosity have been on the lips of my entire family and our organization for months now. You are trusted, remembered and celebrated as a friend to those that need a friend.
Further, my family and the organization are thankful that you are accessible and appreciate the opportunity to be connected to you. Your participation in our dream and project of building a school for the community is greatly valued. We have something to bring into our relationship that will bless our community and help it to prosper and your commitment to make the drawings and make them ready for submission to Council, make us partners of a common goal. We belong together....
Pastor Ralph Sebente.
A lesson from Ned.
Seven years ago, Ned York came to Zambia in a company of a colleague from America. We were introduced by Helen through the Internet. York is into building schools around the world having build seven girls schools in Afghanistan and was hoping to do the same for King World in Zambia. We did not qualify though to be among the privileged organizations York would have helped to construct a school, but the one week we stayed with York and his colleague was a great lesson for me.
My biggest lesson is when he told me “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” So many problems would be solved if people would live by that simple rule. He continued. I will not forget the way he put it. “Not only is it the right thing to do , but it’s the smart thing to do.” When you do it – even when it’s to your own hurt at first- it eventually comes to you in the form of more love and other good things in ones life. When you build your life and character on treating people the way you want to be treated, it’s inevitable that they will return the favor by treating you with respect and kindness. But it starts with you.
We have opportunities every day to spread goodwill. We face choices every day in which we can either do what is best for ourselves or best for someone else. Sometimes it can be difficulty to do the right thing, especially when the person you are dealing with hasn’t done right to you. We may not feel others deserve to be treated with love and kindness or that they are worth the sacrifice but the golden rule just states that. My code for living is far above that normal perception of fairness. I want to live on a higher plane. Anyone can be nice to those who are nice, but the person who can be nice to those who aren’t is the bigger person and more blessed by God.
This is what we are doing to these beautiful ‘angels’ attached. Just take a look at them, aren’t they breath-taking? Don’t they look heavenly? Am I glad that we are made in the image of God!! Feel free to pick one or two or even ten, (as many as you can afford to sponsor) at USD 10 per child per month, you can sponsor these heavenly ‘angels’ to go to school and graduate with honors. Pass these to friends and relatives and ask them to help us sponsor these leaders of tomorrow.
Over to you,
With heaps of love from us and these beauties!!!
Ralph, Agnes and staff
Dearly friends of the project,
It is easy to become impatient in the face of global problems. The number one goal to halve poverty and hunger by 2015 may likely not be achieved. The UN Climate Change Conference in Durban SA, which we followed on our National Televisions, left a lot to be desired. The goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees seems far fetched. The current financial crisis in the west threatens world economy not to mention the ‘dark continent’, with no prospect of a fundamental change.
Yet it is in crisis that present development opportunities in the life of an individual as in the history of mankind. There is a growing global consciousness that the economical and economical crisis affects every nation and can only be solved by joint action. More and more people especially in Africa where we have too many dictators for presidents, are demanding a fearer distribution of essential goods such as food, water and energy, a fairer balance between the rich and the poor on God’ green earth.
It is often only retrospect that we see the success of this global consciousness. The number of wars and soldiers taking power by force in Africa has decreased. The rapid population growth (due to lack of family planning) has led to a higher number of hungry and poor people sometimes caused by Mother Nature as the case is in Ethiopia. A higher population of people have access to clean water, basic medical care and education. Thanks to international sponsors, the number of new HIV infections has been considerably reduced. Economic growth in Africa, the poorest continent has been stronger over the lat ten years. And the ‘Arab Uprising’ promises a further spread of freedom and human rights.
King World Missions small as it may be is also championing the cause of these developments. Everyday we are contributing to the increase in global conscious. We have become a grassroots movement. Our earth profits from people like us though in a small way, people who move others and thus cause things to move. Lets go King World!!
Warm love to our sponsors the Sencreists and the wraiths, we feel indebted to you all our lives.
Dr. Ralph Sebente and team.
Training Self-supported Students
Ag Missions: USA: TX, MS, FL, CA, AR, NM, WA; México, Rep. Dominicana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria,
Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Haití, England, Nicaragua, India, Uzbekistan. South Africa
Bible DVD Ministry: 13,500 Bible DVDs since 2006, 11,500 Biblical Research Library CDs since 2009;
Education is the only solution to poverty and population growth
A CD holds 650 MB. The Bible is 1.4 MB. Therefore, a CD holds 464 copies of the Bible. A DVD holds 3,000 copies of the Bible. A dual layer DVD holds 6,000 copies of the Bibles. DVDs should be loaded with educational materials: books, videos, Bible studies, etc. I have DVDs on farming and many others subjects for US50¢ each. Postage cost averages US$1. Just imagine what would happen if every school in the bush of Africa, the jungles of Latin America and the mountains of Asia had a computer and DVD library to use for teaching and training. The internet is not necessary and is expensive in some areas. People can study for hours on a computer [home, office, cybercafé, etc] using DVDs. 7B people on earth and 2B cannot read [400M in India. 2M in the USA] but they can be educated using video/audio DVDs. Use HTTrack website copier [free] to download websites into computers and on to DVDs. Those without electricity use a computer, internally altered, to operate directly on 12 v. from a battery with a solar charger [email for instructions]. This opens up a whole new way to teach. Thousands of DVDs are available on hundreds of subjects and many are free.
Nations University, nationsu.org: University courses for degrees. Arabic, Chinese, English, Español, Farsi, Français, Portugués. Free outside the USA.
School in a Suitcase: http://winministries.org/website/index.php/nation2nation, a religious group, has hundreds of schools in many countries; over 100 in Cuba. A person with a computer [operating on 12 v.], printer and DVD library can travel from place to place, on a schedule, to teach and train people. This is a very simple, inexpensive, effective way to educate children, youth and adults Use a bicycle or a bicycle and trailer for transportation.
Vietnam: Computer literacy is a luxury. The Dariu Foundation provides computer training to kids in remote villages using a mobile school equipped with computers, internet access and access to e-library containing DVDs in agriculture, animal feeding, etc. Not only kids but clients benefit from this school. Dariu.org
Kenya: Education for pastoralist communities. changemakers.com/educationafrica/entries/mobile-schools-basic-education-pastoralist-communities
teachamantofish.org.uk “Our organization helps kids from poor families across Africa, Asia and South America to get quality education. We work with schools to create new sources of income. Students get ‘hands-on’ involve-ment and learn practical skills and entrepreneurship”. teachamantofish.org.uk/school-box
The Learning Farm, Indonesia. thelearningfarm.com
S. F. Agriculture School, fundacionparaguaya.org.py/index.php?id=lo-que-hacemos. [English]
eldeber.com.bo/extra/2008-01-27/nota.php?id=080128000444 Colonia Pirai high school, Bolivia
Khanacademy.org [free courses. Can be downloaded on to DVDs and used anywhere]
Christian School Project - self-sustaining. R Stiff email@example.com [Ecuador]
Chimala Christian Schools [grades 1-12] are self-sustaining. firstname.lastname@example.org [Tanzania]
icr.org/essentials Creation science studies.
olpcnews.com [laptop computers for children] olpcnews.com/content/ebooks/100_book_server_with_20000_books_4w_power_consumption.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OneLaptopPerChildNews+%28One+Laptop+Per+Child+News%29
Other useful information for training and/or profit generation
farming: organic, no-till in permanent beds using a machete/maize cutter. Never buy fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides. Input cost is 0 except for seed. [minifarms]
arapalgoatfarm.shutterfly.com [self-supporting students]
cd3wd.com [5 DVDs free to developing countries] Information for doing just about anything.
Study English: By email-weiady.org/subscribe/registration.htm or weiaudio.org/audio.htm
Microloans: Students, after graduating, may need some funds for their farm or business. The model for that is: farmsinternational.com/FARMS-Sept11NL-What_is_wrong_with_microcredit.pdf [How to do it right]. farmsinternational.com/FARMS-Special_Edition-Nuts_and_Bolts.pdf
Request copy of : Training and income generating ideas and/or Farm training and income generating ideas.
Farmers should have a copy of my Organic Farming DVD. Input cost is 0 except for seed and a drip line for irrigating [US$3].
Ken Hargesheimer, email@example.com
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