It’s been an incredible 6 months of being in America but I am so excited to be heading back in Zambia! These past months I’ve met with current supporters and even welcomed several new supporters to the team. I can’t thank God enough for this incredible group of people who have partnered with the ministry work I’m doing in Zambia with Overland Missions.
As I begin the prep and packing chaos for the two weeks, there are a few things I’d like all of my supporters know.
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…
As a missionary, I find myself traveling quite a lot. Recently, I just took a road trip from Florida to Chicago and discovered something interesting. There are at least 5 different phases that you go through while in the car alone for 8 hours…. much less several days of 8 hour drives.
I’ve been thinking about support raising lately. Makes sense. It’s been on the top of my list since I returned back to America. Like most missionaries, my fellow co-laborers and I build up a team to fund this incredible work that God has called us to.
And I wouldn’t do it any other way!
Sometimes in life you meet a fork in the road. One way looks familiar, similar to where you’ve already been. The other is usually completely unknown. Most often, God is calling us down that unknown path.
I first landed in Zambia in 2005. It was supposed to be a one time trip, 2 weeks serving with Overland Missions. Once I returned home, I’d finish my last year of college, get a job in the suburbs of Chicago as a music teacher, and keep serving in my church. That was plan. It seemed like a great plan. God had other ideas.