My visit to an Oblate outstation near Shangombo, Zambia

On Sunday July 17th we visited the Shangombo outstation in Lyasa, Zambia. ┬áThis is the first blog page that will have a number of videos that I shot thru out our visit. If you don’t see videos yet, come back in a few hours.

Lyasa outstation church in Zambia.
Lyasa outstation church in Zambia.


As remote as Shangombo is, even more remote is this is  small community that has an unoccupied school near to the church. At this time, the area is dealing with a water shortage, which translates into a lack of food.

Lyasa school with previous teacher and kids
Lyasa school with previous teacher and kids

There is no longer a teacher there because the children would pay the teacher with food. Now that there is a food shortage, they have no teacher for education.

Fr. Pius and Fr. Jim Chambers held mass and confession for the people. Afterward everyone gathered together to sing and dance. They provided our travel team their best food for a meal as thank you for visited as well.

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Author: John Wagner

I work for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Belleville, Illinois in the USA. The Oblates are a Roman Catholic congregation of priests and brothers founded after the French Revolution by St. Eugene De Mazenod to work among the poor. Today there are nearly 4,000 missionaries working in more than 60 countries around the world.