Monday, April 28, 2014

Preparing a Meal

How do Zambians prepare their corn meal (Mealie) in the
Village? With a lot of muscle. Take a look at this video if you get a chance!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Isn't God Good?

A while back, I shared about Yvonne, a young lady that we met while doing some leadership training in the villages behind Chikankata.  Yvonne was a girl tormented by the enemy!  She was in such bad shape and such a threat to herself and her commnity that her grand mother had chained her to a pole in their house.

A few weeks ago, we were challenged at church to be out in the community looking for ways to pray for people.  I immediately thought of Yvonne and decided that I would go back out to her home and see how she was doing and pray for her.  As I was speaking to one of my Zambian friends about going, he told me the best news!  Yvonne was well!!!

So, yesterday, I went back out there on my bike to try and record her story.  Above is a short video of me interviewing her sister Idris (on the left) and later Yvonne.  I hope this encourages you that God is still in the business of delivering!

Monday, April 21, 2014

We're Back

We are so thankful for our time in South Africa. It was so nice seeing the beach, resting and getting recharged. The kids had a blast and so did the parents!

After arriving Saturday evening and preaching the Sunday Easter service, today we caught up on our sleep from traveling. Tomorrow it's back to the grind.

In just a little over 3 weeks we host our first team of the summer - a group of college students from Love Africa Mission. Can't wait to host this team and my friend Nathan Smith and his family.

So tomorrow the preparations begin: finding translators, last minute construction, grocery shopping, meetings in Ngangula, etc. missing the beach, but loving being back home!

Monday, April 07, 2014

We made it

After 30 hours of driving through three different countries we've finally made it!

The kids are out on the beach as I type playing football and collecting shells. Can't believe we're here. Thanks for praying for safe travel!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

In Botswana

We're in Botswana this morning. Spent 11 hours driving over 500 miles yesterday.

Our first night we stayed at a bush camp just over the border where we had 15 elephants walk right past our back porch. The kids were up early the next morning watching the sunrise and looking out for other animals. In all we've seen hyena, elephants, giraffe, monkey's, and for some weird reason, lots of donkeys.

This morning we cross the border into South Africa and drive to Johannesburg. 2 more days and we're there.

Friday, April 04, 2014

A new first

Never taken a ferry with a car from one country to another. Well, now we have. Once through the other side we'll be on our way to where we are staying for the night. So far, so good!

Family Vacation

We're starting off on our first family vacation in over 4 years. We will be making the 4 day journey to the east coast of South Africa with our friends the Hugheys.

Pray for safety as we travel. We'll post updates along the way.