Saturday, June 25, 2011

Two Things

#1 Where were you 730 days ago? I know exactly where I was! Two years ago today, we arrived in Lusaka, Zambia! I still vividly remember that day. I remember walking out of the airport into the hugs of our new team members. We are so glad that we are here!

#2 We are so looking forward to September. Nicholas and Alyssa Peveto arrive in Lukulu on September 24. Tomorrow (after church), First Baptist Church-Spurger is helping them raise money for their mission trip with a benefit lunch. Please pray that the Lord will move His people to be super generous and just overwhelm Alyssa and Nicholas with His blessings. If you live near them and can help them monetarily with this trip, make it a point to get in contact with them. I know they will appreciate any and everything you can do to help them!
Below is more information about them and their mission trip:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Eating with Your Hands - Zambian Style

At least twice a week, we eat Zambian food for lunch. The kids really enjoy it, especially because they get to eat with their hands. Today, we had chinese cabbage with our buhobe (nshima). The chinese cabbage (green) is cut into thin strips and cooked with tomatoes, onions, oil and salt. The buhobe is kind of like grits with all the water cooked out. The idea is to make a little ball with the buhobe, push a little indention into it and then pick up the chinese cabbage and eat it all together. Come on over to our house and we'll teach you how to eat it! Yummy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A New Beginning

We are asking you to especially be in prayer for our group of new believers that meet on Sunday mornings. This group of believers are made up of two different villages; Lisheshe and Kashushu. Over the last several months they have brought to me the question concerning a place for us to meet on Sunday mornings. This morning the group selected two representatives from each village to go together this week and talk with the local chief about a plot of land so they can construct a church building. We are asking you to be praying for these four people as they will approach the chief this coming week with this request. We are asking you to specifically pray, if this is God's timing, he would soften the heart of the chief to their request and grant them a plot of land so they can construct a building. The majority of this group of believers are new Christians and we will continue to work with them to teach them the principles concerning a NT church. This is a large commitment and undertaking for this group and we are asking you to pray they will stay the course and remain faithful and that this would strengthen their faith. Please join us in prayer this week and lift this request up on a daily basis to our Heavenly Father.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

First Sunday School at Lisheshe Village

Above are some of the children who came to Sunday School this morning.
Here, I am asking their names. Then I tell them that I might forget their names but the Lord Most High knows their names, will never forget them and loves each of them so much.
Most of you will recognize these three kids...