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A Day in the Life of Team Zambia

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In the next room, I hear the scurrying and pitter-patter of little feet descending from their bunk bed.  There is whispering and the movement of toys; I can just barely make out the conversation, most of the time it is about princesses or cooking. We begin our routine with filling the electric kettle to boil water for coffee  and sit down at the table with our Bible looking for a Word for the day.  Within 20 minutes three families all with young children are converging into one house (Pr. Renaldo and Charity Brown’s). As we sit down in their living room, we are beginning a journey that takes us around the world. This is not some transcendental, new age idea; but praying for people and faces that we are connected to and know around the world. We are praying for fellow missionaries and church members and bringing them before God. After praying we fire up the DVD player and listen to a recent message from the headquarters of our ministry. It brings encouragement and connection with the pu…

This past week in pictures...

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Julie's surprise birthday party...
Sarah with Liliana, Julie and Monia (Julie's friend from SA) holding Kezia, Callia and Poema



At the Ghanaian High commissioner's Party, celebrating the country of Ghana's 55th Independance...

Charity and Pr Renaldo singing the Ghanaian national anthem!
The Armans and the Browns.
The Ambassador of Ghana in Zambia!(Far left)



Door knocking in Emmasdale compound...





Just yesterday, on our family visitation day...
Finally we made it to the TEMBOS' house: Pr. Edward and his wife, Justina and their daughter Miracle!


Justina is making our fav! Pumpkin leaves!


The girls playing with their friends!


Yes, we were the attraction of the day and it just happened that it was a day off from school:)


What Justina prepared for us: Nshima, Beef stew and Chiwawa (Pumpkin leaves)! Yum!

The meaning of "Factorize"

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Last month we told the story of the “First Aid” Box in the section of T.I.A. (This is Africa). This pas t month I have a story that stuck with me the whole month and maybe for a good while to come.  A few weeks ago we met a man who is a Christian, but has been backslidden for some time.  He was so touched with the message of Grace and God’s unconditional love for him, that he assured us that he would visit the church.  He said (with a half-smile),”Let me go and “Factorize” myself and then I’ll see you on Wednesday.” I just began laughing, trying to think of the meaning of “Factorize”.  Obviously, he meant that he wanted to get cleaned up and be presentable in the house of God. Wednesday came and went and he never showed up.  It made me think of how many people, whether it be mental or physical “factorization”, never come to church or to God because they are not ready.  The point is they are as ready as they ever are going to be to come to God.  Thank God, that His message is always a …