"This is how grace works; it enters the soul, penetrates the heart, saturates the conscience, abides in the memory, affects the affections, gives understanding to the understanding, and imparts real life to the heart, which is the seat of life." Spurgeon

Sunday, July 31, 2011


We left house in 2 black suburbans filled with 12 checked 50# bags, 6 backpacks, 6 wheeled carry ons, 3 purses, 150 bibles, 150 bottles of neosporin, 1 guitar, 4 cameras, 1 iPad, 4 nanos, 3 iPhones, 12 travel games, travel snacks for 2 weeks on africa, 4 happy and excited kids and 2 adults geared up for whatever comes next.

The way has been prepared for you to come and see...

Reposting from our Director of Every Orphan's Hope

AfricaTrek Zambia Team,

I'm excited for you! God has prepared the way for you to come and see what He is doing...and He has great plans to work through you to bring glory to His name!

Be prepared. Be available to God. God has determined to give gifts to you, spiritual gifts, gifts that you do not choose, but gifts that He will choose to work through you for His purposes and His glory.

I'm heading to Chongwe today to meet with Teen Mania and hear about all that God did through them at the two Camp Hope events. Here's a taste from Kate Colwill's blog post yesterday

Prepare your minds and bodies for action and remember, Jesus calls us to overcome. Be strong and courageous and do not allow the devil to discourage you as you make your way to Zambia! The devil is a liar, a thief and a destroyer. He takes aim at joy and desires to turn it to bitterness. Don't be fooled. See any obstacles for what they are and overcome them. The Spirit of the living God is in you! Be steadfast. 

Blessings, Gary

Saturday, July 30, 2011

On the eve of our great adventure

We are almost packed and ready for what will be our last night sleep in our own beds for a long time. Kids are excited. Parents too! Zzzzzz

Friday, July 29, 2011

Preparations for . . . AFRICA

Our next family adventure is quickly approaching. We are reminded daily of our need to ask God for help, guidance and strength for the coming days!  We will head to Zambia in a few days to work with Every Orphans Hope and See God's amazing AFRICA! We have MUCH to learn there! Stay tuned for updates on what we see and experience in this country.

Amazing Valley, Amazing God. . .Village Creek Bible Camp - IOWA!

It has been a full summer 2011 here in Texas. Recently we experienced an amazing week of learning, growing and fun together at Village Creek Bible Camp in Iowa.

If we really knew who we were, we wouldn't be afraid or worried. We wouldn't shrink back from sharing our gifts or the gospel with others. If we believe in and trust Christ, we ARE people who have the HOLY SPIRIT inside of us moving through us to display His strength and power and might. Do we know who we are and live in a way that believes this? - Holly