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:

How to tell if a queen is pregnant

July 28, 2020

When she returns from the stud, the queen has stopped calling, rolling and washing her genital area as she did during her season.After about ten days, the queen may lose appetite and become a little listless. (That’s Lady Arwen Evenstar!) Sometimes her appetite increases right away. (That’s Princess Bella). She may throw up a little more frequently – not just fur balls!She will usually spend more time sleeping.Pregnant queens often become more affectionate than usual. I love this! Enjoy every moment! 5. Around 20 days, their nipples pink up – changing from their usual skin colour to a distinctly darker pink or even red. 6. Her appetite will increase and you will probably find she is eating more –little and often. (I always increase feeding at this time – offering kitten mousse or kitten wet food, baked chicken, biltong etc.) 7. You will notice your queen putting on weight and…

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Not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts. Zech 4:6

July 23, 2020
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Whom shall I fear?

June 10, 2020

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1. I’m sure this well-known psalm of David is special to many of us; it certainly is special to me. Are you a people-pleaser? Do you find yourself worrying about whether you’ve offended or hurt other people with a careless word? Or do you have those deeper, darker fears of being harmed or attacked? David was so often hated and hunted that he knew his life could easily be consumed by anxiety and dread. So he reminded himself that the LORD was his light and his rescuer. Because the LORD was his stronghold and refuge, he had no need – ever – to be afraid. Who is more powerful than the Lord? Where could he be more safe than protected by his God?…

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Welcoming a new kitten into your home

June 4, 2020

What to get in advance… In advance, purchase a litter tray, litter, and a ‘poopa scoopa’! (I scoop litter morning and evening and keep a room spray to hand.) a cat carrier. Royal Canin Kitten Second Age Food (at least 2kg, plus some sachets/ pouches of Kitten wet food). Please remain with Royal Canin for the first two months at least. If you select a different brand, add the new brand very gradually to Royal Canin, increasing the percentage of the new brand very gradually to avoid upset stomachs. Breeders use Royal Canin or Hills. Food and water bowls. A comb and a brush for grooming your kitten. Bottled, still water if you think there may be issues with your water. A scratch post/cat pedestal. Preparing your home for your kitten … Plan which room you will first introduce your kitten to. (I recommend that at first you keep your…

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