New Life Center Zambia - A ministry of the United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church Zambia
New Life Center

Urgent Request for PET Zambia Ministry

Dear New Life Ministry Partners,

We have an urgent request for help. We hope you have noticed that through the years we have seldom asked for funds. We tell you what God is doing here at New Life Center and you have always responded as God has led you. And at the end of each year all the needs are met and all the bills are paid. We thank God and YOU for helping us keep the New Life Center ministries balanced.

We have an urgent request for help. We hope you have noticed that through the years we have seldom asked for funds. We tell you what God is doing here at New Life Center and you have always responded as God has led you. And at the end of each year all the needs are met and all the bills are paid. We thank God and YOU for helping us keep the New Life Center ministries balanced.

We’ve been working for months with all of our PET International affiliates. They have done a wonderful job of helping with all the supplies. And we’ve used what funds we have on hand in our NLC normal ministry budget to purchase the additional needed supplies for shipment. Much has already been purchased and is being loaded into the shipping container, but we’re still very short on funds. Once all the supplies are purchased, we need to ship the 40ft container over to Zambia. What we are talking about for all parts, supplies, and shipping cost is over $60,000. Once the supplies are purchased and the container loaded, it will take about 2 to 3 months for it to arrive here in Zambia.

The request for PETs in Zambia is so great that we have been building at least 50 and up to 100 PETs each month. In the last two months alone requests for another 200 PETs from the deep Northern Province have come in. We also have another request from the Eastern Province for 150 PETs and we are currently working with the Malawian High Commission to send 50 PETs to Lilongwe, Malawi. There are more than 100 thousand people that need PETs in Zambia alone, but we also know the need is great in the seven countries that surround Zambia and can be reached by road. We have a full time Field Representative working with local churches, NGOs and even Government Offices helping us locate those in need of a PET. As you can probably tell, things are really starting to move forward for those that are handicapped and disabled.

The shipment that will be coming will have enough supplies to build 500 PETs. That is our projected goal for one year (and all the supplies you can get in one container). Once the supplies are here we still need to buy the lumber, paint and other local supplies.

As many of you know, the PET is based on a sponsorship program of $250 for each one. Many of you have supported this wonderful outreach for years. Our request is for you to once again find as much funds as you can, to sponsor as many as you can, as fast as you can.

You can send the funds two different ways. One is through the New Life Center Advance Special number #15057A and then send it to your Mission Conference office or to 475 Riverside Dr. New York. NY. or:

Send it to: Pine Castle UMC (our home church) 5024 St. Germain Ave. Belle Isle, FL. 32812-1144. Make the check payable to Pine Castle UMC and mark it for PET Zambia. This is the most direct way for us to receive your help.

We ask you to take this into prayerful and urgent consideration. We look forward to watching God work in this difficult situation.

Always Faithfully Yours,
Delbert & Sandy