4 results for tag: sponsorship


11 Years and Slowing Down!

Dear friends, Regina and I have been in Africa for nearly 11 years! It’s hard to imagine. And in Zambia for 8 plus years! Last week our Board made the amazing declaration that we should take a year sabbatical! We are sort of beat up - body, soul and spirit. As soon as the meeting concluded the reality of the decision hit us both – this is another one of those portals we have gone thru in our lives, where we walk into a new dimension of serving - the same Lord, with the same heart, but in a different realm. Don’t be alarmed – we will still be in Zambia, still be taking the lead of Love’s Door, still encouraging the Church to love the ...

Justice Come!

  As I was walking thru Sugar Village one day last week I was rather forcefully confronted by young Zambian woman.  She looked to be around 20, with a baby tied to her back, good-humored with a twinkle in her eye and a mischievous grin as she boldly took me to the task. “I want to go to school”, she demanded. So I started asking for her story – at 17 she got married, got pregnant and quit school. She and her young husband live in a 10’x12’ mud hut on the outskirts of the village. He fishes every morning, bringing in enough fish to eat every day and sometimes enough to sell for a little cornmeal to eat with the fish. Now at nearly ...

OVERNIGHT IN MBANGWETA

Definitions: “Overnight” = a technical term meaning an all night “Prayer Meeting”. “Prayer Meeting” = this does not mean that we only do prayer the whole time. No! It is a long meeting broken into many varied activities – testimony times, intercession times, singing as we dance in a circle, if there is a sound system there may be a recorded song played loudly while people come up and do crazy dances, some food and tea breaks, some brief sermons, perhaps a Jesus Film… An “overnight” is a great social time, especially for youth and young believers. “All Night” = the event may be advertised “ From 8pm until Halleluiah!...

The Bicycle Story

We've been walking for over an hour and still no village in sight. Passing thru the deep bush went by fast, with the good company of Joshua and Lishomo, but every now and then I would marvel at the forest, the tall grass lands, the typical African landscape that seems suitable for lions to roam. 80 minutes from the nearest village and 40 minutes from the paved road, Bengweta Village has no church except a dying Zion Church – a blend of African witchcraft and Christian ecstatic chicanery. It also has no shabeen (African village bar) – hallelujah! The village is begging us to come and start a church. So Joshua has risen to the challenge and agrees ...