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, August 22, 2013

Life Lessons from Living in South Africa- Roaches: a Lesson on Faith

Before moving to South Africa,
I knew that there would me a number of strange and exotic bugs and creatures that I would come in contact with.

Now, I am a country girl.
So, seeing spiders...

...and killing snakes are not really a strange thing to me.

Speaking of strange...
When I arrived here I met a number of strange creatures.

When I bought my car,
I didn't realize that there would be a hidden surprise
 that came along with it.

I opened the trunk (or for you South Africans "boot"),
about a week after I had the car and found this ----EWWWEEEE!!!

If there is anything I the world I don't like, it is roaches.
They creep and they crawl and the only time you know they
are there is if you find one dead!

After getting over the worry of one crawling in my mouth while I was sleeping,
I realized that I just had to prepare for the possibility of roaches
 by periodically spraying all of my cupboards.

What lesson can we learn from the roaches?

Well, as I pondered the new roach problem, 
I thought about how the dead roaches are evidence of things not seen.
Sound familiar?!?
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
 the evidence of things not seen."
Hebrews 11:1
Yep, the roach teaches us about faith.
We never realize how important our faith is until the "evidence" shows up.
Does your life show evidence of that unseen faith?

I have to admit that many times my faith is a bit waning.
There are times when God brings me through a trial 
and I become a surprised in how well I deal with it.  

There it is - the "evidence of things not seen"!

That's faith!