Vivian Jenkins

Author, Educator, Ministry Worker & Cat Breeder

I’m so glad you’ve taken the time to visit! You'll find information about my books, and updates on what I am doing - as author, educator, in ministry and with my favourite 'hobby' - my cats! You can also visit with Peter - click on About us to find his posts. I keep friends and family updated with Aunty Peggy's news under About Us too!


Co-author of the Sunrise Readers; author of the StepUp Readers, an RE textbook and two books for adults:  In the Hollow of His Hand and Let the Walls Come Down.

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Vivian is a qualified  junior school teacher, with a B.A. degree in English and Education, and a Cambridge University Certificate in teaching English to adult learners. She has years of experience in teaching and in teacher training. Read more


Since 1983, Peter and Vivian Jenkins have had the privilege of working with Christian Leaders in Zimbabwe, Zambia and DRC. They've also been involved in Education since 1982.

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Vivian & cats

More a passion and hobby than anything else, Vivian began breeding Persian Chinchilla (Original Longhair) cats with her two stunning queens in 2017.

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From my Blog:

Christmas 2020 Newsletter

January 14, 2021
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Jack and Lucy’s Story

December 11, 2020

Jack and Lucy were born at 06:00 and 06:55 on the morning of Monday, 21st September. They were very large babies for a Persian Chinchilla mother – Jack was first born and weighed 94g and Lucy followed, weighing 103g. That’s a record for us! Large, healthy babies, they thrived from the beginning and gained weight rapidly. Kittens should double their birthweight in the first ten days; these two and their mommy excelled. They were fed completely on their mother’s milk. On around Day 8, I moved Lady Arwen Evenstar’s babies into this plastic sand or water mould. This gave the new babies more space to shovel their little bodies around (they started crawling!) for the next week or so. Once the babies started moving around more (around two weeks or so), I set up the inside of our main bedroom en-suite shower as a bigger space for them. I placed…

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Women in the Word – Ladies Bible Studies in Fish Hoek

November 14, 2020

This Face Book Page includes devotional thoughts and updates about Ladies Bible Studies I am involved with. The most recent devotional thought focussed on the first principle or ‘reality’ in Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God Bible study, which is the one we have just completed: God is constantly at work all around us:

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Raising kittens

November 12, 2020

Once all of the babies are born, and Mom and babies are doing well, the important thing is to make sure the babies latch. If the litter is large, there will be some jostling for position and smaller, weaker babies may struggle to feed and keep feeding. With her fourth litter, and two big babies (94g and 103g is HUGE for a Persian Chinchilla/ Original Longhair queen!) – there was no problem with ‘latching’. These two little ones got right on with it. Instinct is amazing. New babies have an instinct to suck. A new mommy may need to be stroked gently and encouraged to spread herself out, making the nipples available, but, if left to herself, she will probably get it right. An experienced mommy knows how to position herself to make her nipples available. Gently brush the kitten’s cheek against a nipple until the baby latches. Exhausted mommies…

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