Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter, Zambian Style

I have very much enjoyed this Easter season this year.  In the total absence of new spring clothes, bunnies, chocolate, easter baskets, cute pinterest worthy cupcakes/candies, egg hunts and the big traditional family meal - I am enjoying the emphasis that most Zambian churches place on this "holiday".  For Zambians, Easter means church.  Jeff has been preaching an Easter Emphasis at a local church here in Lusaka from Thursday to Sunday.  As we have all had to get ready each and every day for church, some of us have been a bit reluctant to attend church (me included) but as we have experienced the wonderful worship and sermons, it really has shed a new light on Easter for our family.  It has been so wonderful to worship with other Zambians each day with the emphasis on the Cross and Christ's resurrection.  After we have done this, just one short Sunday morning worship service just doesn't seem like enough.  Each worship service has been over 2 hours and tomorrow's service (Resurrection Day) promises to be a very extended time of worship.
But, oh!, how worthy is our Lord to be praised!
Happy Resurrection Day!

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Levi turned seven years old today.  He started the day off early with his presents.

We went to a movie around 11:45am and then returned to start preparing his choice of food for his birthday supper.  He chose fried chicken, potato salad, green bean bundles and freshly squeezed lemonade.

For dessert, he chose Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes.

Please pray that this year will be the year that Levi accepts Christ as his Savior.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Just a vapor

This is a true story that our night guard just told us last night.  He was walking to work on the side of the road.  He was walking about 6 feet behind two men who were walking in front of him.  The two men in front of him were talking with each other as they walked down the road.  Suddenly, a mini bus/taxi - like the one pictured above - lost control, brushed our guard's shoulder as it left the road and killed the two men in front of him.  How incredible is that?!  In just a split second, those two men lost their life.  It was almost as if death had brushed by our guard before it hit the other men. 

Oh people - our life is like a vapor, here today and gone tomorrow.  James 4:14 says, "Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring.  What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."  Friends, make this day count for Jesus.  Don't waste another minute.  Don't waste another opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with that person.  In a second, that opportunity could be gone forever.