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, September 18, 2014

Ice Cream SUNDAY

I don't know about 
you, but Fall is my 
favorite time of year.  

I love the crisp cool mornings, 
all of the food the harvest brings to my table 
(pumpkins, squash, corn, apple pie, ...), 
wearing a sweatshirt & sipping a nice hot cup of tea.

The other week I sent my friend in Zambia a message.
I told her that I will be coming at the end of October 
and asked what she thought I should bring.
She said, "bring something cool to wear, the weather in Zambia is hot!"

In Africa, this time of year brings heat and a busyness as they go into Summer.

The missionaries I will be serving with, Adam & Carol Rich,  
have reported to me that the church in Zambia is running high in attendance.

  Pastor Rich said, "We averaged 405 for the month of August, 
with 50 first time adult visitors, and 17 saved! "

So as the temperature rises, so does the attendance - PRAISE THE LORD!!!

They had a special Sunday in August called "Ice Cream Sunday".
Everyone in attendance got some ice cream (definately a Baptist church!!!)

Here are a few pictures that they have shared with me 
from the church in Zambia.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Packing Barrels for Zambia

On August 20th, this man from AMEZAM met me at a church in Maryland 
to load my truck with barrels to fill for Zambia.

I had four 78 gallon barrels to fill with ministry supplies
 for the school & ministry in Zambia.

It was amazing to see how God provided.

From school supplies, to toys, and also with a variety of Bible lesson pictures & ideas, God sent many things to use in the ministry in Zambia.

Thanks to TAP Ministry, the Lord provided some excellant tools for the Sunday School & Junior church classes.

Very soon, my barrels went from empty...

I had to stand on a stool to get things into the bottom of the barrel.
I used my "reaching sticks" to get things to be packed & stacked better.
Then I used the sticks again to find any extra space where we could fit something else in.
For weeks, I packed and packed until the last barrel was finished.

...to full. Praise the Lord!!!

Dad got me that cute monkey puppet for only 89 cents!

On Monday, September 15th, my Zambian friend came back to meet me at the church to pick up the packed barrels.

We rolled the barrels from one truck to the other.

Those barrels were taken to the Baltimore harbor, 
packed in a container and put on a freighter bound for Africa.  

When they arrive, they will be unloaded and driven to a farm in Zambia where I will receive them around Christmas time (that is how long it takes, folks!).

Thank you to all who gave supplies and financial gifts 
to make the shipping of these things possible.  

It will be like Chritmas when we open them on the mission field 
(oh, and it WILL BE Christmas!!!)

Please pray that God would allow them to get to thier destination without any damage, extra cost or hassle.  Thanks again!

A True Story of How God Provided for Needs by Sending Barrels to a Missionary in Africa

Dear Friends,

     As I was busy packing barrels for Zambia, someone put this story in my mailbox.  I had to share it with you. No, we may not be like-minded with every missionary out there, but this story does show how God answers the prayer of faith. 

     If you would like to be encouraged in your faith and have a deeper, more meaningful prayer life, please take time to read this true story - click here.