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Luanshya Project

LUANSHYA PROJECT One World Vision has a vision that extends well beyond their humble beginnings in Luanshya, Zambia. They want to take the gospel of Jesus to many villages in Zambia, then to the Congo, Tanzania, and beyond. To Aaron Mulenga, their young, dynamic leader, sharing the gospel means not only inviting people to a living relationship with Jesus, but also caring for the orphan and widow, feeding the hungry, and uplifting the downcast. Aaron knows well the plight of the orphan, as he has walked the same lonely road. Early on he began working with organizations ...

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The fellowship of His sufferings…

Php 3:10f   "...that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead." "In this passage we have the deepest secrets of the Apostle's Christian experience unveiled" (Kennedy). I want to feel the heart beat of this passionate statement of Paul's. This is the motivating statement of his life I believe. So what does he really mean by this? Of course first he speaks of his desire to know Jesus and to live in the flow of His power. But sharing his ...

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Delegation – a most powerful tool.

This is a wonderful entry from Developing the Leaders Around You, by John Maxwell. Enjoy. "Delegation is the most powerful tool leaders have. Delegation increases individual productivity according to the number of people to whom leaders can delegate. it increases the productivity of their department or organization. Leaders who can't or won't delegate create a bottleneck to productivity. So why do some leaders fail to delegate effectively? Insecurity Lack of confidence in others. Lack of ability to train others. Personal enjoyment of the task. Habit. Inability to ...

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A METHOD TO OUR MADNESS?

[NOTE: THIS SAME ARTICLE IS LISTED ON THE ARTICLES PAGE, BUT WITH LINKS TO EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENT METHODS LISTED] I poked my head in the half opened door as I called out "Helloo. Are you ready for Bible study?" Inside were Perpetua and her 18 month whirlwind, along with two others I had never met. Along with me was Mike, a Zambian CPX student. This was to be the first night of doing Bible study at this home and I was eager to see who would be there. Elias, the husband of the home, had been a part of another Bible study, but quit because it was all Christians who just wanted ...

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A Day in the Life of…

After two weeks of all-consuming pressure from every direction in preparing a new residence for 50 incoming CPx students, I was desperate to get back into Masiphumelele, the township we have come to love.  Going to Masi is always an adventure-you may have a plan at the outset, but you can be certain it won't happen the way you think! Niki (names changed) was first on my list, a young pregnant mom who recently discovered she is HIV-positive.  She was initially discouraged at the news, but now says "I am fine"-perhaps a bit of denial going on.  A knock on the bright ...

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The Day I Became a Millionaire!

The second day of my trip to Zambia and Zimbabwe I became a millionaire! I was walking the littered streets of Vic Falls, the border town next to the exquisite Victoria Falls, when I noticed a scrap on the ground that looked like money! It was all crumpled and dirty and smelly, but sure enough, it was a 500 million dollar bill!! I'm rich! Not quite. Someone had wisely used this worthless bill as toilet paper! Claims to Shame: Zimbabwe's education system, once one of the best in Africa, has disintegrated over the past year. Towards the end of 2007, 85% of children were ...

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Singing in the Rain

"His ways are not our ways, his thoughts are not our thoughts. In September '07 we started construction on a spec house, something we hadn't done for at least 10 years.  Upon completion in December, we put it on the market, hopeful that the proceeds would allow us to pay off some debt and live in Africa for a period of time. We didn't realize that the economy was taking a nosedive, with housing sales coming to a virtual standstill over the course of 2008.  Despite the continued prayers of many people, that beautiful house crafted with such high expectations remained ...

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BELOVED

We left amid a flurry of packing and goodbyes to those-we-love-the-most, and here we are in Cape Town, beginning the adventure again. I tagged along with Missy and Michelle yesterday, buying rice and sardines, spinach and soap, then separating it all into food parcels for selected needier families in Masiphumelele. It’s all about sustainability, but in some cases a hand-out seems the only answer. We visited in the home of one recipient, Nofirst, possibly 40 years old. It’s hard to guess ages here—we had to ask to determine if the five-month old on her back was ...

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