The following three testimonies were brought back to the TMI base by one of the national staff. The team is doing well and should be getting a report to the office soon.
My time here in Zambia has been amazing. It has been neat helping the people with eyeglasses and first aid and with our work projects that we have had. The need is so great here and sometimes it feels like we are not making a big difference. But God has been showing me that even though these things feel small, he can use them in big ways. That is so encouraging to me. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do next.
The start of the missions didn’t start for me until I started to play with the kids. When we started to play “duck-duck goose”, I realized it was going to be a really fun and interesting trip. I am amazed how much my team has bonded in just a few weeks. Everything is going awesome here.
Africa is beautiful, not the same beauty as home, but a more wild and free beauty. I have been here for two weeks and though I do love it here I am looking forward to seeing my family again. My team is getting tired, waking up at 5:30 AM every morning is fine with me, but the mental and emotional strain can leave you feeling weak.
We are at the second Rescue Unit now. I had the strangest 4th of July day ever. We spent it in the back of the truck bouncing over red African roads with pot holes so big they could swallow a car. Throughout this trip, God has shown up with little things that make me happy and remind me that He loves me. It could be having hot tea at breakfast when it is really cold outside, a funny joke someone says, or an encouraging note from my Secret Prayer Partner. But today while driving to this Unit, I saw cows! God knows my heart and He knew that I was missing home and sent cows to cheer me up, as weird as that sounds. I love the work we do here. The people are so thankful for everything we do and the kids love playing with us. They have so much energy, it is unbelievable.
I am so thankful for the time I had here and for what God has in store for the rest of the trip.