Tukake Ifitenge, a Bemba phrase translated as “Let’s tie our chitenge,” is said by Zambians when there is a challenge at hand. The challenge at hand is that with the recent election in Zambia the kwacha has appreciated, and a dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to. In response, let’s turn attention to a fundraising campaign to support the Africa Project. Tukake Ifitenge is an inspiring call to action, a recognition that, yes, this is a challenge, AND we are up to it. Let’s roll up our sleeves (tie our chitenge) and get started.
We are offering by donation a series of four Sunday workshops. All registrations will support the Africa Project. Each workshop will have a focus and include two hours to engage in an activity of your choice, a way you will “tie your chitenge” (roll up your sleeves) that day.
All who register for all 4 Sundays and/or donate at least $200 over the course of the series will receive a beautiful piece of African chitenge.
Let’s Tie Our Own Chitenge First
Sunday, October 17
The call to “tie our own chitenge” can be a chance to practice something most of us are heavily conditioned NOT to do—to roll up our sleeves, dig in, and have fun with attending to something that is directly for US. Details for choosing your endeavor will be included in the confirmation.
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Let’s Tie Our Chitenge for Someone
Sunday, October 24
Gratitude wants to give. When we feel well cared for, we are available to assist another. This Sunday’s focus will be to identify someone—a relative, a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker…—you could do something for. Details for choosing your endeavor will be included in the confirmation.
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Let’s Tie Our Chitenge for Something
Sunday, October 31
What a joy it is to wash the car for the car. This Sunday are invited to consider something in your environment that is calling for attention, something you can care for simply because it is there to be cared for. Details for choosing your endeavor will be included in the confirmation.
Let’s Tie Chitenge for the Africa Project
Sunday, November 7
On this fourth Sunday we are invited to engage in an activity that directly assists the Africa Project. Perhaps you write your annual fundraising letter, maybe bake cookies to hold a lemonade stand with a young neighbor.... Get creative and have fun letting Life inform your support for the Project. Details for choosing your endeavor will be included in the confirmation.