Welcome friends, old and new, known and unknown! It has been my desire to share with you how the Lord is working in my life as I serve the Lord on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. There is an old black and white movie called The African Queen. It is about a boat that travels down river. This blog is not about a boat. It is however, about my travels on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. By the way, did you know that my name means queen. For many years I have been burdened for souls in Africa. That is why some of my friends call me African Queen.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

MZBC Church Camp : Tuesday - Thursday

Wow, I can't believe the week is going by so fast. to update you on what has happened so far this week -
At around 1am tuesday morning one of the girls from my cabin made assurance of her salvation. This is very exciting to me because she is a young lady that I love like a sister and have been working with for a while. Please continue to pray each of the young people. They have "giants" of sin that they are asking the Lord to help them gain victory over.

Our chapels have been excellant.

We have had great team competition.

I even won a lasso competition against other lady.

Tonight, is a big night spiritually. Please continue to pray for the campers and for wisdom & direction for the counselors.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mt. Zion Baptist Church CAMP: June 27 - July 1, 2011

This week I have the priviledge of counseling at my home church's annual youth camp. I was blessed to have the senior-high girls again this year.

Prayer requests:
~ health & saftey of everyone
~ spirtual growth and lasting commitments to the Lord
~ extra time alone with God
~ my health and to get enough rest (since I am still exhausted from VBS last week)
~ for my junior counselors (Traci & Rachel)
~ for each of my girls (Morgan, Krista, Sarah, Michele, Brittany, Sara, Hannah, Koreena, Kimberly, Raven, Chimamwe, and Erin)

Can't wait to report to you what the Lord has done!

VBS: Wakefeild, Pa - Day #5

Praise the Lord for a great week of VBS!
We had a great week with at least 6 saved.

Friday was parent night. So we had regular VBS from 7-8 and then the parents came in for a program and preaching. The pastor said that a family came up to him and said, "We have been looking for a church!"

God did many things this week in the lives of the VBS workers, kids, and parents.
Thank you, Lord for allowing us to see you use us for Your glory!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

VBS: Wakefield, Pa - Day #3

Today, our attendance was around 50 kids - Praise the Lord!
You could tell it is the third day because of the excitement in the air.
Our theme today: Jesus Christ is the Victor (over sickness & disease, nature, and death).

It was great to see the faithful smiling faces of the kids!

I was also delighted to spend some time with some young ladies that I am praying will be saved this week
Please continue to pray for~
~our strength for the rest of the week,
~the salvation of the children who attend
~especially for Friday night (Every parent is invited to come for the second half of the night).
~salvation and faithful church attendance of the families

VBS: Wakefield, PA - Day #2

Thank you for praying for VBS!
The Lord tremendously blessed our day with about 20 visitors. Making the total for today around 48 kids! That is a big jump since yesterday!

Today's key thought: Don't believe in counterfeits, Christ is the True and Only Way!
Teachers took time to really talk with the kids. (This boy is newly saved and was struggling with assurance of salvation.)

Classes more than doubled in size.

God's Word was clearly taught to the kids.

Please continue to pray for the salvation of so many of these kids.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

VBS: Wakefield, Pa - Day#1

This week I have the priviledge of helping out at a VBS in Wakefield, PA.
THEME: Mining for God's Truth
Attendance: 23 kids
Key thought for the day: Jesus Christ is more precious than gold!

My task for the week is to:
~ design & paint stage and class room decorations,
~ take registration names & addresses,
~ help in classrooms,with snacks & games,
~ take pictures
~ most importantly, I get the last 30 minutes of the day to share my burden for South Africa and to teach the children about missions.

Please pray for the teachers, children, and for a young lady named Anna.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Miss Gina, I'm LOST !!!

Have you ever been told by a lost person that they are lost? Well, I have for the first time a few weeks ago. A 20 year old young lady said to me while I was witnessing to her - "Miss Gina, I'm lost; I'm just lost". I could not believe my ears. She knew she was lost just by hearing God's Word. There was no need for me to tell her she was lost. Let me tell you her story.
Dakota is part of a special ed. program from a public school that is about an hour from my home. She has a christian teacher who brought her to the camp where I live. The teacher is not allowed to talk about the Lord to the students unless they ask her, but I was (and boy did I).

That afternoon I spent a little time helping Dakota do some things and started talking about the Lord. She had never heard of Jesus before. Later that evening, I was able to spend about 2 hours talking to her about salvation and God's love for her. She comes from a broken home. Her mother is a drunk, she has little self worth, and is emotional and suicidal. Others had tried to help her, but I pointed her to the solution of her problem - Jesus Christ!
Dakota did not get saved that night. The next morning I found out from her camp counselor that she went back in the cabin and repeated everything that I said to her from God's Word. My witnessing affected many other people! Please continue to pray for Dakota to understand God's Word and to be saved.