My Dusty Road

One Girl's Adventures Into Rural Lands

Category: Life in Africa

When Your Greatest Need Is Prayer

When someone asks me what I need, prayer sometimes doesn’t even come to mind. The first things that usually come are¬†the projects I have going on, repairs that need to be done on the truck, or even a few more hours of sleep. I think the majority of us naturally think to the physical needs of our lives. However, the greatest needs in our lives can’t be seen in the flesh, but can be answered through the power of prayer.

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My 7 Practical Essentials for the Missions Field

The last week or so before leaving for the missions field is also hectic. Walmart’s profits probably doubled from all of the trips I made there. Over the years, I have my own essentials that I never leave home without.

If you’re heading to the missions field, then make sure these are on your packing list!

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Giraffes: Up Close & Personal

Giraffes have been my favorite animal since I moved to Zambia. My favorite memory was when I took my parents on safari in Botswana and we sat in the middle of a huge herd of them. It was amazing!

Then there was the time a giraffe rolled across the hood of my truck. Yeah… that happened…

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Secret Handshakes

The Zambian culture is very complex and diverse. With over 70 different tribes in one country, you learn living here that each one is similar yet different. However, greetings play a big role in every single one. Conversations are never rushed and there are countless ways to say “hello.”

One thing I love is the handshake. Zambians have a specific handshake that they greet each other with. It’s kind of like being in a secret club. If you don’t know it, you quickly fumble through, wondering “what the heck just happened?”

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