In fulfilment of their desire to return and minister again in Zambia, Dave and Mel have recently been invited to attend an international conference in Lusaka in October 2019. (Thank you, Lord!!)
Now living in Jeffreys Bay, on the southern coast of South Africa as retirees, funding is sought to assist with the costs involved in travelling and accommodation during a 14 day mission to attend the conference and visiting other parts of Lusaka where ex-colleagues and friends are serving the Lord in apostolic ministries, and an orphanage in northern Lusaka.
Dave and Mel will also be ministering a full day Leadership training seminar in Lusaka.
Dave has now retired after a successful career as a Chartered Engineer and Project Manager, having been a consultant for the British, American and South African governments. His career has allowed him the privilege of living and working on three different continents and six different countries. Dave holds a Masters degree in Management.
This international travel over the last decades has allowed him the opportunity to serve his Saviour, Lord Jesus, as a member of the Body of Christ as a teacher, mentor and encourager of the Lord’s people in UK, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia
Dave has held a leadership position in many church congregations in these countries and has had a deep desire in his “golden years “to re-visit Lusaka, Zambia to renew covenant relationships with church congregations in which both Mel and Dave have had a significant impact.
Mel has also retired from her career as an Executive Personal assistant, during which time she worked full time on the staff of some church congregations. Mel has also served with Dave in several church leadership teams in UK and Southern & Central Africa. Mel holds a Bachelor of Theology degree.
In Lusaka, Zambia, she founded a Christian work for under-privilege children (many of which were orphans) called “Bana Wa Mulungu” (“God’s children” in Nyanja)
Mel has a strong prophetic and teaching gift.
Mel also has a deep resolve to return to Lusaka to renew covenant relationships with both ministers and congregations from the past.
Both Dave and Mel have compiled and led Marriage Enrichment seminars and Leadership training programs within the churches. They currently serve on the leadership team at Face to Face church in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
Whilst in Zambia, both worked continually to bring about unity between diverse church congregations.