Special Ed - Correct Answers

KG at school

We have started a section in home school on “Wh” questions – Who, What, Where, When, and Why. Today KG worked on answering “Who . . . ?” She had to choose between three answers for each question. It went like this:

More wonderful 'stuff'

oopsBob Parkinson is a friend of Flying Mission Zambia. Not only has he come over from Canada to help us in previous years, he has recently organised a container of useful 'stuff' to be shipped to Chilongolo for use in the ministry to rural Zambia. Last week it arrived safely, but not without incident.

Since Bob would not be in Zambia at the time of arrival of the shipping container, Rick Rempel, Chief Pilot for the mission, was assigned the task of arranging the delivery to the base.

Special Ed - Homeschool

A while back, we posted a story about Kgakgamatso "KG" Spicer (see the story Two More Milestones Reached). A few years on, and KG has passed more milestones, including starting at school. Read on for an excerpt from a homeschool day ...


For the past several years, KG attended the one private school in Gaborone that has a program for special needs kids.  Although she may return to this school in the future, I am now teaching her at home in an effort to give her the one-on-one instruction that she requires.  Her teacher was far more capable and qualified than I am, but with eight other special needs kids in his classroom, he didn't have time to give her the one-on-one teaching that she needs.

Botswana Bible Distribution 2012

bible distributionEvery year the Flying Mission celebrates Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day) by taking boxes of Bibles to Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone and distributing them to the patients. This year, with gifts from FMS and a generous donation from the United Free Church of Scotland, FM and FMS personnel were able to give the gift of God's word to nearly 600 patients.

It was an exhilarating experience for pilot Chris Thomas, who is new to FMS this year.

Mercy One - A Light in the Emergency

Written by First Officer Adrian Gut.

"Mercy One". This is our call sign for Air Traffic Control (ATC) when we fly our medical missions for the Ministry of Health here in Botswana. If several of us are flying, it can sometimes be "Mercy Two" or "Mercy Three". Mercy is translated here as grace, compassion, or blessing. I find all of these translations really suitable for this work we are doing here at Flying Mission Services (FMS).

On December 30, 2012, at 2:18 am, a phone call launched one of my busiest days in the service of FMS, and as it turned out, it would be like several to follow.

Using what's in their hands!

It was a day Evelyn Driediger says she has been dreaming of for a long time.

After almost a year and a half teaching patchwork and quilting classes to a group of four ladies, they were on this day celebrating their challenging journey, in a ceremony showcasing their achievements.

In 2007 God called Ev and her husband Walt from Canada to Botswana where Walt would work for Flying Mission Services. At this time, Ev had no idea what her calling would be...

Training 'Agents of Change'

If you read the story Partnering With Communities to Reduce HIV Transmission, you’ll know Flying Mission sought applicants from local churches to train as Peer Educators. So what happened from there? Read on to see how these trainees will become agents of behaviour change within their communities, as Flying Mission teaches them to deliver  HIV outreach programmes.

Helping out in Macha

Flying Mission Zambia people seem to be retracing their steps just now. Following Diane Wilson’s trip back to Mukinge where she nursed (read it in……Mukinge Hospital re-visited), pilot Rick Rempel took his family back to Macha recently. The rural village was Rick and Tracey's first home after their marriage. Rick was going to help MICS (Macha Innovative Christian School) to erect a water tower. He was helping to lay the footings. MICS is a day / boarding school which helps under-privileged children.

Equipping caregivers to impact orphans and vulnerable children

Recently I had the opportunity and privilege of spending a week travelling around Botswana with Early Childhood Development (ECD) trainer Gertrude, as we visited caregivers who, for the last 18 months, have been training through the Flying Mission ECD programme, Little Seeds.

These caregivers were working in a variety of settings teaching orphans, vulnerable, and disadvantaged children. Our travels took us to a centre for refugee children, a special-needs preschool, and a preschool for deaf children, among others.

How to build a Recreation Centre - Zambia-style

Want to know what building Zambia-style looks like? Check out this pictorial account of the building of the new Recreation Centre for the people at Makeni Konga, Flying Mission Zambia's local community.

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