Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.

Monday, December 24, 2007

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our tribe to yours!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

What is your gift for Jesus on His birthday?

When I was a little girl, every Christmas morning after we all opened our gifts I would run to the phone and call my neighbor to tell her what I had gotten for Christmas and to see what she had gotten also. Then I would rush to get ready so I could go over to her house to see her things. Christmas is my favorite time of the year because excitement just seems to be in the air. As we were on our way to church this morning(it was an hour away), I began to think about Christmas and what it means to different people. For some, it is Santa Clause, presents, and being with family. For those in a 3rd world country if they aren't Christians it is just another day and for those that are Christians they have a special church service on that day. They don't decorate a tree or have presents yet they are so filled with joy because they are celebrating the birth of their Savior. Whatever Christmas means to you this year, I pray that you will recognize its true meaning and somehow try to focus on others more than yourself. Let's put Christ back in Christmas. In our family we are each trying to think of someone around us that we can do something special for before Christmas day and that is going to be our gift to Jesus this year. What will be your gift to our King?

These are some of the people that make up Chimusanya Baptist Church. Today we went to this church and Kevin was asked to preach. At the end of the service two people came forward saying that they wanted to receive Christ. God is good all the time!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

7 and proud of it !!!

Where has the time gone....? Dec. 8th, Hannah turned 7 years old. Here are a few pictures of her special day. Hope you enjoy them.

Zach sent Justin flying through the air!

Kelsey, Hannah, and Dorcas

Hannah loved all her presents she got. She says "thank you!"

Zach finally got to hold the Python and the brown house snake. He loved it!

Eastern Harvest Team

This is a recent picture of everyone on the Eastern Harvest Team. We try to get together every several months and have a meeting, however this is the first time in a long time where we were able to have everyone there. I'll list their names below and if you want to check out what is going on in their ministries you can check the www.bmoz.org website.

From Left to right: Mike and Lindy Howard
Kendall, Joy, Easton, and Lilly Helgren
John McPherson(in back)
Suzie, Kevin, Zach, Justin, and Hannah Rodgers
Dwayne and Betty Mitchell
Van and Mary Thompson

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Is this REALLY December???

Yes, it is really December in Zambia too! However, our weather here is quite different than most of the weather in the states I imagine. It is really hot here this time of the year except when we get an occassional rain. We do enjoy the times we can cool off by going for a swim or just running through the sprinkler.

Justin diving from the high dive.

Hannah and her two friends Dorcas and Deborah cooling off as they run and play through the sprinkler.

Who needs skies when you have a big brother to pull you through the water.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! We hope you are having a fun and joyous holiday season, we sure are.... go to the following link to see.