Misson Possible provides assistance to impoverished children in Zambia
Mission Possible is a nondenominational organization dedicated to helping impoverished children in Zambia that was started eight years ago by WHS teacher Dorene Miller.
“It all started eight years ago when I heard a missionary from Zambia speak. It felt like I was hit on the side of the head with a brick from God, saying pay attention,” Miller said.
Nowadays, there are around 60 students that are involved in Mission Possible.
The overall focus of Mission Possible is to provide sustainable educational, agricultural and clean water projects.
In recent years, Mission Possible has been very active in providing assistance to the children in Zambia.
They have dug a fish pond, filled it with 2000 tilapia and taught the children to fish, so the community can have a sustainable food source. They also have dug two water wells, paid for a chicken house and chickens, and shipped 27,000 pounds of textbooks; 8,000 of them donated by Wooster City Schools.
“Mission Possible has totally changed my life. My purpose has become crystal clear to me and I know why I am on this Earth,” Miller said.
Miller also added the organization is an emotional rollercoaster, but they are making a difference and seeing the progress is incredible.
“Being a part of Mission Possible makes me more than just a student at WHS, I’m a part of something bigger than just high school,” Mission Possible member Karilynn Lyons (11) said.
This summer the travel team will be traveling to the orphanage in Zambia that was founded by Belgian priest Pierre Ruqouy. They will be leaving on June 10 and staying there for two weeks.
To raise money for this trip they will be selling paper bricks for $1 at lunch, and they plan on building brick walls throughout the school each with the donor’s name on it.