Martinz Bwalya Kampamba is a man who truly takes God's commandment to "care for widows and orphans" (James 1:27) to heart. He has worked with LRPI since 2006, first as an STS club leader, then as the Earn-It Manager. This past June, he earned a degree in Public Health Counseling that will allow him to better follow God's call of ministry in his life. He spent 1 year and 9 months making the 68 kilometer (42 mile) trek from Mufulira, Zambia, to the Bolton Institute of Health in Ndola, Zambia, taking courses in Public Health, Health Literacy, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselling, and many others. This degree allows him to work as a public health inspector for the Ministry of Health, as an enrollment officer for the Ministry of Land Clearing, or for the Ministry of Education as a careers master and school adviser. However, he chooses to continue working with LRPI as the Earn-It manager. The reasoning behind that career choice lies in his inspiration for earning this degree in the first place. In his words: "I was inspired by the work that [LRPI was] doing in Zambia, that I should have a skill that will see me to do this work to promote your effort in helping Zambian youth and improve their lives both physically and spiritually."
Martinz is so committed to helping the Zambian youth that he, his wife, and their daughter have recently moved into a house with 6 boys who are in the Earn-It program. The House is close to the high school that the boys attend.
LRPI is truly blessed to partner with such dedicated, faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. Please keep Martinz and his family, as well as the Earn-It program, in your prayers as God continues to work through it.
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