Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Satan Strikes Again!

Living in Africa, no missionary can discount the spiritual world that swirls around us. When I lived in Texas, I didn't really give much thought to the Spirit World but living here in Zambia, we are confronted with it almost everyday - young children with woven charms around their waists, passing by the witch doctor's (traditional healer) house on our way to Sunday Worship, children and adults with white marks on their foreheads
and even amulets worn around the neck.

We are even experiencing it on a more personal level on Wednesday afternoons. The last time that we had Good News Club, several children staged a revolt right outside the gate - chanting and yelling during the Bible Story Time. Today, I noticed that our numbers were quite a bit lower than they have ever been. My helper/translator told me that some of the boys have been spreading rumors that we are taking the pictures back to America where we will sell the children. This is so heartbreaking to me because we have taken their pictures so people in America can see them and PRAY for them. This is really not too surprising to me as I have started into the stories of Jesus and Satan does not want
Jesus to be proclaimed to these children.

Please pray for God's power to be evident through the Bible stories that we tell.
Pray that His Spirit will draw the kids back to Good News Club.
Pray that the spirit of fear will be cast out of them.
Pray that they will know that they are loved by God and also by our family.
Pray for Justin - as he is one of the main boys who has been spreading these rumors.
Please just PRAY.......

Monday, October 3, 2011


This was taken just a few weeks ago.

Kids at Play (And Asleep)

Jeff is holding one of our favorite neighbors, Junior.
I guess he was quite tired and just fell asleep in Jeff's arms.
Below are the kids at play during Good News Club in our front yard.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Nicholas and Alyssa

These two were our wonderful volunteers this past week. Please pray for Nicholas and Alyssa as they return to Texas tomorrow. Pray that they will be able to process all they learned this last week and how the Lord will work in their lives through their time in Lukulu.

Good News Club!

The first two pictures of Alyssa and I teaching the kids. I reviewed a couple of previous stories and Alyssa told the story of Jesus and Nicodemus.

Game Time is always quite interesting. Here we are trying to get the kids settled into a circle so they can play Duck, Duck, Goose. It always takes quite a while to teach even the simplest games. It is all so new to them.
Me and Lavina
More Duck, Duck, Goose...

Everyday Life

We have had a volunteer team with us this past week and Alyssa has taken lots of great pictures. Since we have been here a while now, I don't think to take pictures of everything so I am so grateful that Alyssa took pictures of everything! We had walked to the market one day and the kids saw some of their friends. We all walked back home together.

Below, we are at the market - just looking around.
Below is one of the stores that we go to alot. They surprisingly have a good selection of items.
Hadassah - leading the way in the market.
Zoe and Levi with all the animals.

Bible Study at Lisheshe

Above is Jeff teaching and below are some of the children listening to Alyssa in Sunday School.

Saturday at Kashushu

Teaching the children (and a few adults) at Kashushu. You can barely see my arm in the very left of the picture.

Walking back from Saturday Bible Study at Kashushu.