September 2015 Mission – Paul Webster Missionary

Ten years ago, the Lunda people was a hunter-gatherer tribe in Zambia. The sustainability of their life style became impossible. Infant mortality approached 50%. Life expectancy was 35. There was hunger.

Chief Kayama of the tribe took the initiative and invited the United Methodist Church to send an agricultural missionary. He offered 1000 hectares of land to the church for the project. It even included a river and a waterfall. The church responded by sending missionary Paul Webster, an agricultural specialist. The rest of the story is now incredible increase in food security and opportunity. The project at Mujila Falls Agriculture Centre provides training and a good source for the tribe. Area farmers are being trained. It is difficult now to even begin to capture their many projects. A few include beef, dairy, pigs, chickens, and a variety of crops. They’ve just added an essential water tower. A day care center is provided. Funds earned now provide for education for the area children. The farm itself now supports many local people by its productivity.

The United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay has had a long term commitment to support the work of Paul Webster. Adding to the excitement of the relationship, Webster has been able to personally visit the church.

Those wishing to support this life changing project simply need to indicate “Webster” on the memo line of their check. You will know that you are supporting an essential project and that 100% of your gift will go to the project.

 Rev. David Harsh