Thursday, July 28, 2011

Side Trip to see Livingston

 After being in the bush for several days the team went to Livingston and saw Victoria Falls.



 Colin bungee jumped!

 I wouldn't do this for any amount of money!

 He did it!

 Lindsay, Colin, and Mason

David enjoying God's creation.

 They also got to go on a game drive.  They were able to see a lot of animals just out in the wild.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A week of ministry for a volunteer team

 Wouldn't you like to give one week out of your summer to go and do mission work somewhere in the world?
There are many like this little boy above who need the opportunity to hear the Good News about Jesus!
We have had a great volunteer team come from NC this past week to work among the Soli people.  Many people were saved and two churches were started.  This past Sunday 9 people met in Kanakantapa D village and then 15 others met at Mphango to begin church.  Please pray for the leaders at Kanakantapa Baptist Church since they will be going there on Sundays for a while to help both of these two new church plants.
Hope you enjoy these pictures from their week out in the bush.

Pastor Kamanga praying with this woman.
 If I could play music on this blog I would be playing the song by Casting Crowns called, "Until the Whole World Hears."  So, since I have not attempted that before I'll just put the words to the song on here.

 "Lord, I want to feel with Your heart
See the world through Your eyes
I want to be Your hands and feet
I want to live a life that leads
Ready yourselves, ready yourselves"
 "Let us shine the light of Jesus in the darkest night
Ready yourselves, ready yourselves
May the powers of darkness tremble as our praises rise."

                                                         Until the whole world hears, 
                                                             Lord, we are calling out
Lifting up Your name for all to hear the sound
Like voices in the wilderness we're crying out
And as the day draws near
we'll sing until the whole world hears.

 "Lord let your sleeping giant rise
Catch the demons by surprise
holy nations sanctify
Let this be our battle cry
Ready yourselves, ready yourselves."

"Let us shine the light of Jesus in the darkest night."

 The girls had the opportunity to play netball with some of the girls.

 Lindsay and Mason sharing at one of the schools.  In both locations where the team went they were able to minister in both schools.  They were able to share their testimonies and the gospel.

 They gave each school a couple of soccer balls.  The kids were very excited about this gift.

One of the schools with their balls.
 Each night they showed the Jesus film.  They took turns sharing a message during the film.  Above David is sharing on their last night out.  Many people prayed to receive Christ this past week.
 Two ladies from Kanakantapa Baptist church came along too this past week to help cook for the team and be translators.

 Each day the team went out to invite people to come to see the Jesus film and to witness to people.

They had the opportunity to help draw water.
and cook!
Haley having a QT.
Nshima, cabbage, and chicken-Yum!  This is a traditional meal here in Zambia.

Les out sharing with people.

Kevin looking snuggable

Jimmy shaking hands.
Someone in the village died so Kevin and two others went to the funeral.  They had to walk 3 miles there and back so they were gone for a while.  Most of the people at the funeral were in  a cult.  They asked Kevin to share so of course he shared the gospel.  All those people at one time were able to hear the Truth!  Praise God!

One of the schools challenged our team to a soccer match.  Our team gave it a good try but they lost 2-0.
I don't think this pic. though is from the actual soccer match.
They had a good week of ministry and then packed up and headed to Livingston.  I'll post pictures from that part of the trip later.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Church and Camp Set Up

 Today our volunteer team from Highland Baptist Church headed out east of Lusaka to the Chongwe area where we used to live.  We took 2 trucks plus the one I was driving which carried a few more people from the church to camp.

 Once we got off the main road it just took about 10 min. to get to the church and then another 45 min. to get to the camp.

 We visited Kanakantapa Baptist Church today as a group.  All the children got up and shared the bible verse they had learned in SS.  We heard from a couple of choirs which of course was really good.  Then Van Thompson who had also come with us preached the message.  

 After church we all file out of church and shake everyone's hands.  

 David, Kevin, Les, and Colin is in the above pic. shaking hands.

 The choir is also singing as they go through the line.

 Kanakantapa Baptist Church

 After church we walked to the pastor's home to have lunch.  

 Lindsay, Colin, Mason, and Krista waiting to start eating.

 Les, Jimmy, and Colin
Here you can see how the table was set up for us.

 Pastor Kamanga helped us to wash our hands by pouring water over them while we washed.  He is such a servant.

 Mason washing his hands.

 Amai Kamanga cooked chicken and rice for us.  It was delicious!

 After we finished eating we traveled about 45 more min. until we reached the place the team would be camping, showing the Jesus film, and ministering until Tues.

 As soon as we got there everyone jumped in and started unpacking and setting up the tents.

 These are the two ladies that will be cooking for the team this week.  Praise God for their sacrifice to come and stay with the team this week and cook.  This way the team can be busy out sharing their faith.

The kids and I had to leave before the camp was completely set up so this is the last pic. I took.  I left the camera with Kevin so hopefully he will take pics. this week.  Please continue to pray for the team as they minister among the Soli people this week.