Peggy is one of over 110 children in the community of Mulenga who are being cared for by the care workers there. Mulenga is a shanty town perched on a hillside along the main road to the city of Kitwe, in the copper belt region of northern Zambia. Peggy was left in the care of her maternal grandmother, by her mother who was looking for work and unable to provide for her. Peggy's grandmother, overwhelmed with the care of her other grandchildren, abandoned Peggy on the doorstep of one of the care workers in the community of Mulenga, recognizing her as someone who cared for children. Together with the larger group of care workers, Peggy was brought back to her grandmother with a promise to help the grandmother with daily meals for Peggy, support and encouragement. That was 6 years ago. Now, Peggy is a sassy and smart girl with a bright outlook and incredible charm. She continues to receive daily meals at the care point and home visits and health assessments from her care workers. She is thriving and will enter school in the next year as part of the commitment of selfless volunteers who gave their word to an overwhelmed grandmother in her time of need. We can't wait to see what Peggy's future holds.
Connect YXE has an amazing group of musicians that lead us in worship each Sunday.
Easter weekend at Saskatoon Friendship Inn
This weekend, several volunteers from Connect YXE pitched in at the Saskatoon Friendship Inn, serving hundreds of meals over the holiday.
Here, the Heppner family, serves a hot turkey lunch on Easter Monday.
Jennifer and baby Olivia Clemence
Dean with Oliver, Kristina and Brant.
Tammy and Dean - Baptism
Serving at Canadian Food for the Hungry
We know that many of you would love to serve as a family both locally and globally. Here, some of our best volunteers fold towels and baby clothes to send to Food for the Hungry partnering hospitals in impoverished communities.
Christmas Eve 2015 at Connect
Canadian Humanitarian Ethiopia -Team 2014
In 2014, we brought a small team of guys to Ethiopia to check out the opportunities that we could have to benefit kids in their care. The guys made major renovations at several of the care centres as well as on some of the children's homes.