Since 2003 youth at BBPC have been involved in bettering the lives of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia. In 2004 the Junior High Youth Group raised funds to build a home for a family affect by HIV/AIDS. In 2005 & 2006 the Junior High Youth were able to inspire the congregation to sponsor over 100 children and raised over $13,000 to build a well in an area of Zambia known as Twachiyanda*. A year later, 13 youth and adults traveled to Zambia to meet some of our sponsored children and to celebrate the well that was built.
In 2008 the Junior and Senior High Youth who meet weekly on Tuesdays for the One Life meeting, planned our first Walk Their Walk Event. Walk Their Walk is a 5K run/walk that raised money to build a second well in Twachiyanda. Recently our youth have participated in an annual 30 Hour Famine to raise more funds for Twachiyanda. Our work in Zambia is accomplished in partnership with World Vision.
*Twachiyanda is not a proper geographic location. It is the name of an area of Zambia targeted by World Vision for development work. You will not find the name “Twachiyanda” on a map, but you can locate it just south and east of the town of Choma. It is a collection of villages all under the same tribal chief. The total population of the area is approximately 35,000.