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.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Home on Furlough

Dear Praying Friends & Family,         
            By now, most of you have received a letter to let you know that I have come home from South Africa on a furlough.  The ministry that I was helping with no longer needed me.    I have made many inquiries and have visited other ministries.  By the counsel of my pastor,    I have come home to seek the Lord on His clear direction of where to go next, meanwhile, serving at my local church, getting some further training to be even more effective on the mission field, etc...  My heart is in Africa and I know these few months will fly by till I can go back there to serve.  I would appreciate your prayers!
                                                                               In His Service,
                                                                                   Gina A. Frey

Saturday, February 8, 2014

ZAMBIA : Visiting in the bush

One morning, We headed out of town into the bush
to visit a family from church.
Some of the roads in Zambia are paved, while others are dirt.

Some people walk,
others ride bicycle,
some drive a homemade donkey cart,
and others drive (like we did).

The road conditions in Kabwe are very bad.
Below is a video I took while driving in the bush.

Sometimes, you have to stop and ask for directions.
Without proper addresses for the people you are visiting,
you have to ask if they know where "so and so" lives.

A little while later, we found a woman who knew the lady we were visiting.
She walked in front of us to show us where she lives.

Faith, one of the faithful woman from Independent Baptist church,
speaks in Bemba to the woman of the house.
(Bemba is the official language of the Bemba people.  
Although it shares the same root family of the Bantu language as Zulu,
 it is VERY differant.)

Carole speaks to the daughter of the house.
She had not been attending church recently.
We found out during this visit that she was not coming to church,
because she had no shoes to wear.
This was an easy problem to fix,
we found shoes to give to her so that she could attend church again.

Even little Hazel likes to visit with the Bemba people.

This is a typical Bemba kitchen.

Carole & Faith do a wonderful job visiting the ladies.
It was a blessing for me to go along with them and to see 
how the people in this part of Africa live.

Please pray for the missionaries & people from the
Independent Baptist Church in Kabwe
as they visit people in town and in the bush.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Visiting a Ministry in Zambia

With my ministry in Durban, South Africa coming to a close,
my pastor and deacons recommended that I travel to Zambia
 to see another ministry.

So I went to visit Pastor Adam and Carole Rich 
on January 20-Febrary 3rd to see their ministry
at Independent Baptist Church in Kabwe, Zambia.

Kabwe is known for its lead and zinc deposits. 
There are over 203,000 people living in Kabwe,
which makes a perfect location for Independent Baptist Church.

The church is close to the center of town.

Here is a video of what you might see while driving through Kabwe.

The church owns this brown building.

Outside the church auditorium.


Church Nursery sometimes has 26 babies & toddlers in it.
Taking attendance as the children arrive.
On this Sunday, there were around 196 kids in attendance.


Along with regular church services,
Independent Baptist Church has a productive visitation ministry.
They meet every Saturday afternoon to pray 
and go out to visit others in the community.

The church also has a vision to start a Christian school in 2015.
Please pray that the Lord will provide the finances, administration,
 and teachers to make this possible.

Also pray with me, as I seek the Lord concerning where He wants me to serve.

***Be sure to look for more posts about my visit to Zambia including:
-visiting in the bush
-life on a farm in Zambia