"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

Friday, August 3, 2012

Defending the Fatherless as a Family

We landed safely yesterday in Lusaka Zambia and, after getting through
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.
Can't wait!!


  1. How exciting! I have been anxiously awaiting the first blog. I'm sure it was thrilling to see the team, your kids and parents. I pray for your team tomorrow as you are sharing God's love with the orphans in Chongwe. Is it like the picture you have on this blog? Send my love to kids and Shann and Les also.

  2. Praying for you guys each day. I know God is using you in may ways and I can't wait to hear about it. Kiss everyone for me! xoxo