I have been in Africa for almost a month now. I think I’ll hit that mark next week. It has been a whirlwind. Within my first two weeks this was the count: touched down in 7 countries on three different continents, crossed 7 time zones, been in all four hemispheres and spent more time in airplanes than I care to count! It has been great though. I honestly can’t complain about anything.
The first 9 days were spent in my city getting acclimated to life there. I love it already and feel comfortable calling it home. After the short intro to the city, I was off to training in Zambia. Yesterday finished up the first portion of 40/40. The week was full of learning about African culture and interacting with people from local communities around Lusaka. A friend and I were partnered with a local Zambian woman, who took us out each day to meet and talk with her neighbors. To say I learned a little bit would be a huge understatement. It was so helpful! Each day was focused on learning something new and with the intention of building relationships with people that would eventually lead to an opportunity to share the Good News with them. Saturday I was able to share the Creation to Christ story with three women. Ask that the truth of that story becomes real to them. The Father did amazing things through our group this week! Praise Him for the lives that were changed.
Tomorrow, we make our trek to the bush! At 6:30am (which is 11:30pm for you CST folks!), our group will board a bus for a 6-8 hr trip. During the next two weeks we will be learning about life in a more rural setting. To end the time there, we get to spend a long weekend with a Zambian family. I’m excited for this next leg of the training. There will be stories to share, of that I’m sure!
When I get back to my computer, you’ll definitely be getting a more detailed update with pictures! So, check back again in about a month.
Thank you for continuing to lift me up, even though I haven’t been able to communicate much lately. I am grateful.