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.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Zambian Facts #21-30

10 More Zambian Facts ~

21. A favorite way for Zambians to pass time and relax is conversation,
      with an emphasis on story-telling

22. Zambians expect friendly persons to call on them unannounced

23. The national symbol is the African Fish Eagle, which looks much                                       
      like the American Bald Eagle

24. The population of Zambia is just under 13 million

25. Nshima (ground cornmeal) is considered to be the staple food of Zambia
Nshima is mealie meal (corn meal) mixed with boiling water.
Stir, stir, stir until it forms a fluffed up lump like this.   I think it tastes like cardboard :)

26.Over 85% of the nation is considered below the poverty line

27. Anything considered “rural” is called “the bush”

28.  Victoria Falls is known to Africans as “Musi-o-Tunyi” or “The Smoke That Thunders”

29. Copper is still the key resource of Zambia; Zambia is the worlds fifth-largest producer

30. Average life-expectancy at birth is 38.6 years

Come back tomorrow to learn about 
how I know the Lord wants me in Zambia.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Zambian Facts #11-20

10 More Facts about Zambia~

11. Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, was planned for 200,000 people, 
      but is now home to over 1,500,000 people

12. Zambia is one of the world’s poorest countries 
      and ranked 165th out of 177 on the Human Development Index

13. Zambian military helped the Allies in WW2 by fighting in Burma

14. Zambia is a republic with a president, much like the United States and France
President Michael Sata, Zambia's current president
15. Since Zambia’s independence in 1964, the country has had 3 constitutions

16. Iron and copper have been mined in Zambia for over 2000 years

17. Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world
      (*I have posted a short video clip below that I found on Youtube, 
        so you can see how beautiful the Falls really are)

18. Over one third of Zambians live in urban areas

19. Zambia is one of the hardest hit nations with AIDS
20. There are 7 local semi-official languages: 
      Bemba(the language I will be learning), Kaonde, 
      Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, and Tonga

Coming tomorrow, 10 more facts about Zambia!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Where in the World is ZAMBIA? and 10 Facts about ZAMBIA

Yes, Zambia is on the continent of Africa
(please tell me you knew that).
As you can see, the country of Zambia is located in 
what is considered Southern Africa.

Zambia is further North than I was serving before.
Since it is closer to the equator and inland, 
the climate will be more tropical.

As you can see, Zambia is landlocked by the 7 bordering countries of:

10 Facts about ZAMBIA-
  1. Zambia is slightly larger than Texas
  2. The nearest ocean is 600 miles away
  3. Zambia’s name comes from the Zambezi River.                                                  Zambezi is from a local word yambezhi “heart of all”
  4. Northern Zambia is FULL of beautiful waterfalls
  5. From November to April, Zambia experiences severe rainstorms                            (the equivalent to the Asian monsoon)
  6. Zambia is considered to be tropical”
  7. Zambia has a mild climate, rarely reaching 35 degrees C (95 degrees F)
  8. Termite hills in Zambia often “grow” to be as big as a cottage
  9. One mushroom native to Zambia grows nearly a yard in diameter,                        making it the world’s largest
  10. Livingstone was Zambia’s first capital

 Come back tomorrow for 10 more facts about Zambia!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Going to Zambia!!!

        I am excited to share with you that I will be going to Zambia!!!

          For the last few months, I have spent much time in fasting and prayer, in communication with the Adam Rich family, and in meetings with my pastor and his wife.  The Lord has shown each of us that it is His will for me to join the ministry at Independant Baptist Church in Kabwe, Zambia.

          I greatly appreciate your prayers and support while I was seeking the Lord for direction and also now as I do much preparation to help in a new ministry.  I have posted some new prayer requests to the right and for the next 20 or so days, I will try to post something new about Zambia every day so that you can catch the burden I have for the Zambian people.

 "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: 
I will guide thee with Mine eye."        ~ Psalm 32:8