4 results for tag: village ministry


Village Gossip

  “Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” Rom 12:2 The Msg. Time is not a high priced commodity here, so the fact that the three ladies arrived 40 min late to our arranged bible study was not a bombshell. We rescheduled to Sat afternoon.  And in an attempt to snag their husbands in the study ...

Apostolic Passion

How does one explain the sacrificial servanthood that is lived by this cadre of gospel workers in Luanshya Love’s Door team? They probably work 50 or more hours a week with no pay, no benefits, few resources to make the work easier, and obviously, few helpers. Why do they continue?     The latin root for “passion” is to suffer. When one is passionate about something he or she is willing to suffer and die for it. When there is one dynamic Apostolic leader he can infuse this same passion in those near him. Aaron Mulenga is such a man. “My feet were getting itchy for new territory”, Aaron told me. So he went out of town in a ...

Land Ho!

Gosh, it is a beautiful, powerful, filled with wild animals and adventure kind of river! Is it possible God would actually allow us to secure a place for ministry and home in such an ideal, exotic place? Is it just the American kind of thing to do – aiming for the biggest and best? Or is this Kingdom? Last December I traveled to Zambia – scouting out the land. I ran across a little village near the Zambezi River, and something inside me leapt – a conception of sorts. Since then I have been pregnant with the idea of having a base on the Zambezi River. But I kept having these second thoughts – was that just me? Should I be happy with ...

Kingdom Come!

 How can you just pray for a person when you hear a story like that? But we trust our prayers will accomplish something, right, God?  Katherine is an old widow - old  - and cranky. Worse, she has no family living around her. The social security system of Africa is family - the grannies take care of the grandkids; the kids take care of the old ones; and; any one in the family that gets a job or somehow makes it to South Africa (land of promise) is immediately responsible to send money, no matter how far away or how distant a relative.  But Katherine has no one to care for her. So she pesters neighbors, and they reluctantly dole out a few sweet ...