Walls of WISDOM High

The walls of the WISDOM Christian High School are getting higher!

View from Building #2 Classroom

View from in front of the Chapel

View towards Building #2 (Wisdom tree at right)

View from outside Classroom Building #3 and towards the Wisdom tree

WISDOM Inspires Careers

What is it mean to be a doctor or accountant or policeman?

The teachers at WISDOM Christian School inspire the students of WISDOM to achieve a professional career. They talked and demonstrated to the school what is involved in the careers of doctors, nurses, police, military service, accountants, teachers, musicians, and more.

Accountants
Doctors and Nurses

Teachers


Musicians

Police and military service

WISDOM is going to High School

WHERE WE WERE
Grade levels K-7 are offered at WCS. Students are responding to the excellent teaching by doing extremely well on end of term exams and all of the grade 7 students qualify to progress to secondary school (grades 8-12).

DILEMMA
Very, very few of them can go on to public secondary school due to having no financial means for school fees, uniforms, transportation, etc. So, many of them simply end their education at grade 7. This breaks our heart since we know that having a high school diploma is the key ingredient for these kids to get jobs or even further their education to university.








SOLUTION
Add another building for a secondary school, grades 8-12.








NOW
So, we found a way to incorporate another building into the campus master plan (see below), drew the plans, and received city approval.

We are thrilled to announce that ground was broken on August 5! 

Grade 8 classes will begin with the January 2020 term and we look forward to having the first WCS high school graduates in 2024!  To God be the glory!
Aerial view of campus
Layout for Classroom Building #4. Original Classroom is in the center back.
Classroom Building #2 is right back. Classroom Building #3 is left back.
Footings of new building. Chapel in center back.

Walls are going up! Kitchen is in the back left.





WISDOM at Play

There were no playgrounds at WISDOM Christian School or in their community or the surrounding areas. So, the new playground built this summer by the LIVING WELL team is a real treat! We fenced the area to regulate the size and quantity of children on the playground at one time.

They do love it!







Watch what happened this summer!

Great time at WISDOM Christian School in June! The LIVING WELL team returned for CAMP WISDOM and to update the campus. Watch a short video of what happened!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!


We did it! God sent us on a mission to WISDOM Christian School to teach the Bible and build a playground.

THANK YOU for sending this team!

We ministered to 450 kids! Our team of 19 from the U.S. had many inspiring and tiring days in Ndola, Zambia.

We taught the story of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus from the New Testament. Our theme was CHOOSE LIFE from John 11:25, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live."





THE TEAM!
Playground for the younger students bordered by classroom building with 75' mural!

Check back in days to come for more photos and reports on Mission Zambia 2019.

MISSION ZAMBIA 2019

MISSION ZAMBIA 2019 team is ready to go!


Team members - bottom row (l-r) Brian Matlock (3), Travis (2) & Madison Lake*; middle: Mary & Dennis Winters*, Tara Matlock (2), Mary Kay McCormick (5), Judy & Larry Wilkinson*, Sherry Beair (4); top: Anita Powers (5), Donna & Ed Edwards, John & Darla Holinsworth (8+), Paula (3) & Chris* Cobb, Steve Lewis*, Charlie Beair (4)
* First time, others have the number of CAMP WISDOM trips this will make for them

The team is prepared to 5 days of CAMP WISDOM (a VBS type event). Since we have over 450 kids (grades K-7) attending, we divide it into 3 sessions. Then we divide each of those sessions into 3 groups and rotate them through the different areas. So, our lessons are taught 9 times each day!!

Our construction team is building a playground for the younger kids, using locally sourced materials. And there are always maintenance projects for the team.

MISSION ZAMBIA starts May 29. Prayers are valuable to us!


Who educates the CHILDREN of WISDOM?

WISDOM Christian School has a terrific teaching staff! 

They have made unbelievable progress with the children. The first group of 7th graders at WCS had to have extra tutoring to be able to pass their classes and the exam to qualify to go on to the 8th grade. 

Since our new teachers were hired, they have faithfully worked hard to teach all of the children.  Now all of the 7th graders pass their exams and some qualify to go to the more advanced 8th grade school!


TEACHING STAFF
Back Row: Sonile (3rd & Teacher in Charge), Ruth (2nd), Monica (1st), Mildred (6th)
Front Row: Miriam (7th), Mabel (5th), Susan (K), Abigail (K), Phenni (4th)

When LIVING WELL assumed the support and development of WCS in 2012, there were grades 1-4, 140 students, and 3 teachers.

WCS now has kindergarten - 7th grade, over 400 students, and 9 teachers.

We are so appreciative of the work each teacher does!

Worship Begins in New Chapel!

 WISDOM Christian School Chapel is Complete!





The students will use this space for a chapel/auditorium. During the rainy season, they will also eat lunch in here.

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, WISDOM Christ Church worshipped in the chapel building for the first time. Most of the 200 chairs were occupied!

Panorama of the first worship service.

Ed Edwards speaks and
makes a prayer of dedication.

Brother Charles preaches
a sermon of dedication.
     
Special Musicians lead worship and praise.



CONTACT US

Ed and Donna Edwards
LIVING WELL
(405)792.2586
info@livingwellokc.org