Sunday, August 25, 2013

Kids on Outreach

I really liked my job in the States, but there is one (of many) distinct advantages to my job here in Zambia. My children get to join me! Yesterday, the boys and I went out for a little practice on the trails on the motorbikes. We had an awesome time just exploring and finding some of the more out of the way villages around us.

Now, all we have to do is learn to speak Tonga conversationally and we'll be set.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Ready for Our First Official Team

Team Bunk House

Tomorrow marks the end and the beginning.  The end to development and the beginning to giving others vision for how they can impact Zambia for the gospel!  Many, many thanks to Luke Whitfield.  He's been amazing throughout the whole development.  As you will see from the pictures, a lot of these realities sprang from his creative brain.

Inside Team Bunk House - Sleeps 12

We hope to use this facility for the benefit of visiting teams from the west, but we also envision using it to host retreats and intensive training sessions with some of our Tonga friends.

Shower House

Tomorrow we pick up our first official team from Dallas, Texas.  They work for a ministry called Empower Dreams and specialize in partnering with overseas ministries like ours to further the work of the Church.

Inside Shower House - 6 Showers & 4 Toilets

There will be 10 ladies and gentlemen on the team and will be serving with us in ministry for the next week.  We're excited to finally see what we've been working on for so long, be put to use.

Covered Outdoor Eating Area

Pizza oven and Grill

Fire Pit

Over the next week we have an extremely busy schedule.  We'll be visiting our rural ministry center, reaching out to widows and orphans, running kids camps and other things.  Our hope is that this week, we can dream together of how to best reach a nation!