The Shillings Visit Northrise

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Published: 17 July 2009


The Shillings Visit

Scott Shillings is on the Northrise University farm committee and he arrived in Ndola, Zambia on 16 July, 2009. This is not his first visit to Northrise. He has been here twice before with his son Grant. And this time, Scott has come in the company of Grant and Conrad Shillings, his sons. For Conrad, this is his first visit to Zambia and from the expression on his face one can tell he has found its not quite what he expected.

Scott and his family live in Houston, Texas in the USA. The family have been friends to Northrise for a number of years now through Scott’s contact with the Institute. This visit in July for the Shilling’s will be for a period of 5 days, and a number of activities are scheduled for them during their stay here. Scott will be looking to hear reports on the progress on Northrise Farms and by the achievements made so far, they will be good ones. He mentioned that some of the future projects for Northrise farms include research into innovative farming methods for the small scale farmer and another batch of chickens that will be reared for meat as well as planning other developmental phases for the farm in terms of another chicken coop and banana plantation.

Other activities schedule for the Scotts include a visit to Ndola’s Arthur Davision Children’s Hospital, Mapalo (an orphanage run by one of Northrise’s own, Mr Emil Mukuka), and the community school in Mackenzie. On Sunday, they will be worshipping the Lord the African style at Ndola’s Baptist Church. Having travelled so many miles away from home to visit Northrise, it is interesting to note that God is everywhere because the same God worshipped some many miles away is the same God the Shilling will be worshipping with us on Sunday.

By Duke


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