Friday, August 3, 2012
Defending the Fatherless as a Family
customs, met our friends on staff with Every Orphan's Hope. What a
sweet reunion it was to be greeted by Mama Margaret, Ba Patricia,
Marietta and Humphrey. The founder and director of EOH, Gary
Schneider, also greeted us - and so we began our Zambian Mission 2012.
Known by the EOH staff as "The August Team", we are made up of 20
Missionaries, 3 interns, 10 Zambian Staff, 17 translators, 15 cooks, 4
worship leaders and a host of others. And while we have only been in
country together for about 24 hours, we already have bonded to form a
Today we spent our time in worship and prayer, eating and fellowship,
team building and ice-breaking. We also were privileged to have tea
and biscuits with the EOH Zambian Staff. After this we went to each of
the My Father's House Orphan Homes in Lusaka and played with orphans
and talked to widows. These people are so beautiful and dependent on
God for every possible need. Their faith is amazing. It was fun to see
our kids and parents and friends and co-missionaries reach out to and
be blessed by these people as they served them.
Tomorrow is a full day with orphans in the rural village of Chongwe.