A Time of Growth and Abundance

All around us people are busy harvesting their fields, building the structures that store their maize(corn), and many are bringing their sunflower to the property here to have it pressed into cooking oil. In Zambia, the rains will typically start in October and go through possibly April, but when it starts and stops exactly is different each year. As many of the farmers know in this world, some years are good and some can be very challenging due to the elements and circumstances of the year. If the community here receives little rain, it does present a great challenge for the families as they are so dependent on a good crop. By God's great mercy, they had an abundant rainy season this year.! This year we received close to 1,000 ml of rain which is 40 inches! Yes, some days it made drying or washing clothes difficult, and the roads can get more challenging and new routes around the flood plains have to be taken, but seeing the beautiful green foliage, flowers, cooler temps than n

New Year, New Beginnings

  Greetings family and friends   “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’” - Lamentations 3:22-24 (NIV)  The year  2020 has brought about many new changes and challenges. I am sure each one of you can think through your personal highs and lows that you experienced this year. Despite all the changes we had to go through I am thankful God's Word doesn't change, because our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God's Word has a way of putting things into perspective, and allows us to see it through a different lense. The Word reminds us to praise and give thanks for all He has done in our lives. It also encourages us to believe that He will continue to do a good work in us as we trust in Him. God’s love for us never fails. What a beautiful statement that is! Even when we make mistakes, He’s