New Football and Netball Teams in Lumimba, Zambia

Football and Netball Teams in LumimbaWe have extended our pastoral involvement to other aspects of human development through sport activities. With enthusiasm, initiative and creativity Fr Frederic Ajaruva Bedijo is supporting the Pastoral Team with the formation of netball and football teams. They are doing very fine. So far, they won most of their matches. Being coach and manager, Fr Frederic expects more victories. All this has been made possible through the generosity of our confreres. In a special way, we would like to convey our thanks to Fr Guido Stuer. His generosity has indeed been acknowledged not only by us but the community as a whole.

Attached are some of the photos of our netball and football teams. In one of them you can see Fr Frederic making strategic plans before a match. Our hope is to reach the District level. We are planning to get involved in other areas of developmental projects in helping our youth with other skills.

Phelim Malumo, M.Afr

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Vocation team in Lumimba, Zambia

Francis KangwaA vocation team from Directors of various congregations of diocesan and missionary groups visited Lumimba in June 2013. They met students in Lumimba Day Secondary school. It was a great opportunity to see each congregation touching the lives of our youth. Following its presentation, the vocation team encounter with some interested students. The team left after lunch. We were particularly happy to welcome Fr Francis Kangwa, our Vocation Director. In one of the attached photos you can see Francis with some of the students interested in joining us. Please Francis! Come back again. Our mission is to touch all the corners of the earth so that people may experience life, life in its fullness; Jn 10:10.

United in the same mission and vocation

Phelim Malumo, M.Afr

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Death of Mr. Christopher Mahoney

This is to inform you of the passing on of Chris Mahoney in Lusaka last month. Chris came to Zambia as an Associate member of our Society and stayed on after his contract. Dioscoro Malugao, on behalf of the Missionaries of Africa, attended the requiem Mass at St. Ignatius. Chris’s body was cremated and his brother took the ashes back to USA.
May he rest in perfect peace.
Christopher Chileshe, M.Afr


Death of Mr. Christopher Mahoney, USAID/Zambia Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Advisor

Office of Origin: USAID/AFR
Date of Announcement: June 27, 2013
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Christopher Paul Mahoney.  Mr. Mahoney joined USAID in August 2008 as the Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Officer.  Mr. Mahoney passed away early Sunday, June 23, 2013, of a severe asthma attack. 
Mr. Mahoney arrived in Zambia as a Catholic Missionary in 1989 and worked as a studio manager for the Catholic Secretariat Communications Department.  He successfully built his career in Zambia, owning multiple media and production companies.  As an expert in communications and a member of the USAID/Zambia senior staff, Mr. Mahoney spent the past five years expanding the Mission’s development outreach operations, training and mentoring new staff and serving as an interagency leader in public affairs.  Mr. Mahoney was often the go-to person for high-level visits to Lusaka, most recently taking a lead in former President George W. Bush’s visit to Zambia in November, 2011.
Mr. Mahoney’s strong faith, passion for Africa and love of family were evident in his daily life.  Condolence messages from colleagues worldwide are testament to his positive nature and outgoing personality.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 3:00pm Zambia time at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Lusaka.  Mr. Mahoney was passionate about fighting gender-based violence. Donations can be made in his name to World Vision.  Mr. Mahoney is survived by his wife, Patricia Mahoney and stepchildren, Richard and Debra.
For those wishing to make a donation to World Vision’s Gender Based Violence Survivor Support project in Zambia in Mr. Mahoney’s name via mail:  Personal checks may be sent, with a note that they wish their donation to go to the Women and Girls Crisis Fund found in the gift catalogue, to: World Vision, PO Box 70200, Tacoma, WA 98481-0200, USA
All donations made to the Women and Girls in Crisis fund between June 27 and September 31, 2013, will be directed to WV’s Zambia’s GBVSS project.
All questions about this Agency Notice should be directed to Acting USAID/Zambia Mission Director, Ms. Mikaela Meredith. Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to: Mikaela Meredith, USAID/AFR/SA,