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.

Monday, June 29, 2015


"For the love of money is the root of all evil: 
which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,
 and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
I Timothy 6:10 

On June 22-25, 2015, we had our first Teen VBS.

Everyday, we sang songs, played games and had a skit.

The workers did a wonderful job portraying their characters.

Each story showed that world gain will pass away, 
but God's will gives treasure in Heaven.

Jim Hunt did a wonderful job preaching to the kids 
and James Silwamba taught a missionary story.

We are so thankful for these young men to serve as leaders in our church 
and for the wonderful group of teenagers who are 
becoming more and more faithful to services.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Father's Day Service

For Father's Day, we honored the father's in our church.
It was a blessing to see men stand up who were the oldest fathers, father's with the most children present at church and the father with the youngest child there.

God has blessed our church with some good and godly men who lead thier homes for Christ!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Adult Ministry update

We have been having wonderful services here in Kabwe.
We continue to invite visitors out to services,
counsel people during invitations, 
lead people to Christ,
baptize the saved,
disciple for spiritual growth,
and serve together with the believers.
Below you will find some pictures of our adult Sunday ministries.
(Next month I will share about the children's ministries.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lord, Give Us Homes Built on Christ!

There is a song that goes,
"O give us homes built firm upon the Savior.
Where Christ is Head, and Counselor and Guide..."

Today, as I lay down on the floor in our school classroom,
with 11 little heads lying down on homemade cushions, 
I looked around me.  
Some tried to get as close as they could to curl up beside teacher,
 while others lay where they lay everyday.

Some lay quietly listening to the music, while others tossed and turned.

I sang along a little while to the music, 
touching the faces of those laying next to me,
 whispering "I love you and God loves you more", 
rubbing the backs of some who need a little more attention.  

As I looked into the faces of each child,
 looking past today and to their individual situations. 

Some did not have a mother, others come from broken homes, 
some were very loved and cared for,
while others had no interaction in the home.

It was in this moment where I realized the wonderful and loving home 
that I have been blessed to grow up in.  

I have a mother who is kind and caring.  
She sang songs with me, told me stories 
and took me with her wherever she went - to the store, 
to a church ministry, sewing, cooking, working in the garden,....
I am greatly blessed with a father who took time for me.
He also included me in the things he did.  
I was "daddy's little girl" and loved to go with him to gun shops, 
hardware stores, or just for a drive.

My parents made me feel safe and loved. 
 They taught me about life, about God's love and forgiveness, 
and how to turn to God for wisdom in the hard times.

Most of the children in my class will never experience those things, 
BUT Lord-willing their children will.

Everyday of school they have a "mommy" who will shower them with love, 
discipline them when they are wrong, sing and play with them, 
and most importantly teach them God's ways.

Proverbs 22:6
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Please pray for wisdom for us teachers as we deal with 
different circumstances here that are both cultural and family related.