Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lost and Found

Does God really care about a set of keys? Probably not, but He does care about the person who has lost them.

This past week one of our workers had several break-ins at his home. When he and his wife were away, someone came in and took a few valuables.

As he shared with me the frustration, I asked him if I could pray for him. It was a simple prayer, one that I really didn't think that much of at the time. I just asked God to bring back the items that were stolen.

Well, the next day God answered. As our worker was returning to his home, he found a set of keys and a lock underneath the mat at his front door. Isn't that neat? We prayed, God answered.

I know it's a small example, but thought it would encourage you in your own prayer life!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Outdoor Markets

Just a picture of an outdoor market in Lusaka. I took it yesterday as I was traveling through town. These stands are all over the place and offer great secondhand clothes straight from the good ole USA.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Back to my Roots

Since Caleb had to stay overnight in the clinic and we were without our car, I got the opportunity to travel around Lusaka via minibus yesterday.

U can find taxis in Lusaka, but if u know how to get around on these guys, you can save a lot of money and meet some interesting people in the process.

Roadside Traveler

Picked up this little roadside traveler on our way to church Sunday. As you can probably see, our little Ellie is fearless.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pray for our boy today

Our oldest is having a minor surgical procedure done this morning in Lusaka. By the time you get this post, he'll probably be out and on the road to recovery. But if you think about him, please pray.

He has a varicose vein in his lower abdomen that needs to be fixed. Hopefully we'll be on the road and heading back to Mazabuka this afternoon so he can get some rest.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Tour Has Begun

Received an update from a friend who hosted Alex at their church last night. He spoke to the Awana group at North Trenholm Baptist Church. So thankful for the allowing Alex to share about his passion for ministry with youth in Zambia.

Alex still has some availability if you have a small group you would like him to visit with. Just contact me at RobertsinZambia@gmail.com and I can be sure to get it setup.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Little Mike

This little guy is Mike. He's a street kid who roams the streets of Mazabuka during the week. He has family, but both parents struggle with alcoholism and live in abject poverty. On Sundays, we often see Mike at the local grocery store trying to help shoppers, like ourselves, take their carts to their vehicles for spare change.

We always talked with him whenever we saw him, but we're really struggling with how to help. We could give him food and help him in other ways, which we did at times, but God really began to touch Kerri's heart for this boy a few weeks ago. She really felt like we should get more involved in his life. So, we figured we would start by inviting him to church.

The first Sunday, we told him that if he wanted to come that he could meet us in town and we would pick him up from there. And guess what? He was there. And not just the first week, but for the past 5.

It hasn't come without a few twists and turns (boys from the streets often have behavioral issues and need time to adjust to a little bit of structure) but Mike is beginning to really hit it off with some of the other kids while learning a little about the Great Love of the Father.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Traveling by Taxi

Caleb doesn't look to happy to have to take a taxi ride for 2 hours to get home. Hopefully the car will be fixed by next week.

Trying to get rid if this car, but Zambian govt has changed the laws again concerning imports. We have a new one picked out, but taxes to get it in country might be too high to overcome. Pray please.

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