Monday, April 27, 2015

Zambia Missions Trip Day Eight

I can't believe that just a week ago we were dropping Mark and Jim off at the airport.   The plane restrictions were tough, but the whole team made it through without a hitch...well except the seat incident which God worked out.  

Since that time God has done a great work there and here!  

Something really funny that I have to share with you, Mark has said repeatedly that everyone is completely worn out...well, everyone except for Ardy.   Ardy is the director of the Encounter Revival team they are traveling with.  He is the oldest person on the trip yet has the most energy.  Mark doesn't know how it's possible!

We got to hear a little blurb from the guys today.  

 "No Internet cafe today so I cannot post anything. Getting ready to eat dinner.  Just got back from the first day of the pastors conference.  INCREDIBLE !!!  God showed up and showed off!!   The men were so encouraged.   Several were in tears and so much more.  Big stuff!!!!  God worked as we have prayed.   They would shout when the message was powerful.    I'm very encouraged this afternoon. It was so good to preach and do what God called me here to do.  Tomorrow is the second day of the pastors conference. "  Mark

Jim shared that the Pastors conference was very good.  He had to use a translator because the English in Africa is so different from ours.   Many Pastors shared how encouraged they had been by the conference.   He shared how his perspective of poverty has changed by what they have seen. They have had so many opportunities to encourage Christians and the ministry work in Africa.                 (Paraphrase from Jim) 

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for the 2nd and final day of the Pastors Conference.  Pray that these Pastors will be refreshed, encouraged, renewed, and transformed by the Gospel. 
  • Please pray that the Word will go forth powerfully from the conference into the villages and towns in which the Pastors live.  
  • Please pray that God continues to do a mighty work in the lives of those who have gone.  Pray that this isn't something that affects their lives for a month, but for a lifetime.   
  • Pray that we will be ready to receive what they have been taught by the Lord when they return.  They will look different, think different, and act differently.  May we never discourage the work God is doing in their lives.  
I am hoping to receive a couple of blog posts and pictures from them tomorrow!  

Much love,

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