Zambia OA Greetings – 12023

Dear OAMSSM 12023 Parents 🙂
PTL – We serve an awesome God! PTL! We are all doing great and God is faithful – our trip here went great – all our luggage arrived – immigrations and customs was no problem – PTL! We serve an awesome – faithful God!  We all are doing great and are now preparing to practice on the Zambian roads and go out to our MSSM circuit located in Kansoka. We are planning to go out Tuesday – 7-17. Kevin, our circuit rider is here with us and will be with us as we go forth.  Following are some impressions from you dear children:
“Zambia is so much better than boot camp. You don’t sweat when you get out of the shower.” Adam Frisch
“Well, after a wonderful time of travel, I can truly appreciate the feeling of clean clothes. Our travel consisted of over 2o hours of flight time and another 5 hours of bus travel. Here on the base, the weather is amazing and so are the people. With only three days till we are out in the bush, my anticipation keeps building on what to expect while out there. Please keep us in your prayers. God bless. Timothy McDoughald
“Zambia is absolutely amazing. I can feel the peace of God wherever I go. this is where I need to be at this moment in time.” Madeline Hitri
“Africa is even more amazing than I antipipated. The people are incredible and I am so excited to be part of God’s work in the bush!” Joanna Valentine
“Hey everyone! zambia is great, it’s a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. We’ve been in Ndola at the base. I can’t wait to get out on the bikes and into the bush!” Caleb Mattatall
“Hi everyone! So we’ve been in Zambia for almost 2 days now and it’s pretty close to my favorite place ever. The people are so loving, the country awesome, and the weather is perfect. I can’t wait to start riding tomorrow! See you all in 4 weeks! Love you all. Benjamin Schumacher
“so far my time in Zambia has been amazing. The trip to get here was long. 20 hours of flight and a 5 hour bus ride but it was all worth it. The country is beautiful and people are so welcoming. I’ve been hanging out with the kids here at the TMI base and tomorrow we start riding the bikes.” Ryan Bowman
“We are finally here! The people are incredibly friendly and welcoming. I can’t wait to see and experience everything that God has planned for us this summer!” Beth Croyle
“Hey everyone! Zambia is amazing so far. It is a lot different than the US is but I am still enjoying it a lot. The traffic is crazy and the people are amazing! I can’t wait to ride the bikes. The flight was extremely long, but it was well wroth the wait! I can’t wait to go out and meet the orphans. Zac Wright
“I am so happy to be in Zambia. I love it here! The people are friendly.” Susan Dempsey
“Zambia is amazing. The base and the people here are beautiful and I can’t wait to see more of this country. We are all ready to get out on the bikes and start MSSM.” Mindy Potter
“The country of Zambia is so beautiful. The base property is so beautiful. I can’t wait to start the circuit riding to minister to the orphans.” Matthew Pound
We love your dear-precious young people and PTL for each and everyone of them – they are fantastic! We will be entering the bush – remote areas of the Copperbelt region of Zambia and will not have access to a computer so you will receive a detailed message a week from today and/or Tuesday. It takes us awhile to get out of the bus and go to town where the internet service is located. If possible, we will have the TMI base send you a short message in the middle of the week to let you know how we are doing. Wednesday begins our MSSM circuit and we are excited and privileged to be God’s servants in His ministry to the children found in these remote areas. PTL He privileges us to being the love to Jesus to them.  Thank you for praying for us and for your continued prayer support – we are counting on you as you are pray of our team and our prayer team. Thank You.
We love you all and are praying for you all,
Joe Vile, Megan Gardner, Grace Hammer for OAMSSM12023



  1. Happy Birthday to Gay Petersen born July 17, 1963 from your dear ole mom. Hope you are all doing well–

  2. A scripture for today seems to be a perfect fit for you all on this great mission adventure:
    1 John 4:18 “Perfect love casts out fear.”
    Good Luck and God Bless you all as you reflect the perfect love of Christ.

  3. So good to hear from you and glad you arrived safely. Everyone sounds so excited to start riding today! Have a blast sharing the love of Jesus! Thinking and praying for you daily.

  4. Chris and Gloria Mattatall

    Hello Zambia OA! We are so happy to receive your update. We have been praying for you and know that God is working in and through you. We are proud of you all…such wonderful ambassadors of Christ. You are never far from our thoughts, and your names cross our lips frequently as we intercede for you and those you meet. Friends of ours are missionaries there in Ndola and had the privilege of meeting you yesterday…they sent pictures of your compound, bikes, and tents. You are obviously well settled and ready to go. God is going to use you, stretch you, and bless you. We miss you Caleb. We love you. Mom & Dad

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