Monday, June 23, 2014

faith...


Camp LIFE is in full swing here in Zambia. We have already had over 400 Americans travel over to love on the orphaned and vulnerable kids of Lusaka. Camp is the heart of what Family Legacy is all about. Americans get the opportunity to come over and meet a group of 10 kids who they love on and pour into during their week at camp. Each American ambassador then goes back home and finds sponsors for these kids. After a kid is sponsored they get to go to school at our Lifeway Christian Academies, eat a warm meal everyday, and know that they will be cared for. These kids get to experience Christ's love.


 

Week 2 of camp I was able to have a group of 10 girls who are already sponsored! These ten girls lit up when they talked about going to school this year and what they have learned! Our week was filled with dancing and singing and sharing about Jesus! These girls played so hard and learned all about having FAITH! Kids here have to endure a lot... Many do not know where their next meal will come from and when will it come, if they will beaten when they get home, or even what tomorrow will hold for them. For these kids, having FAITH, means trusting him for so much more than we can even imagine!


On Thursday the girls took me to their home in Bauleni. We walked through the compound sharing all they had learned this week about Christ and how having FAITH meant trusting God even when you can't see Him! 
 

The kids we serve here are the future of this country. One day they will be doctors, lawyers and teachers. Maybe even one day one will be the president of Zambia! This year Zambia celebrates 50 years of independence. In honor of this celebration, all 500 of our kids at the Tree of Life, 6,000 of our kids at our Lifeway Christian Academies and the 4,000 new kids who will be at camp this summer are being challenged to do great things during Zambia's next 50 years! 
 

These kids ARE THE NEXT 50 YEARS OF ZAMBIA!  

On the last day of camp each child was given a balloon (keep in mind most of them have never touched one before) and each child was told to dream and to believe that God has big plans for them. As they release their balloons they watched them fly high. These kids will do the same! They are going to soar! With new opportunities and FAITH in Christ, they are going to achieve great things for the nation of Zambia!
 



This summer God is doing amazing things in the hearts of hundreds of Americans and thousands of Zambian children. Matthew 17:20 says, "I tell you the truth, if you had FAITH even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. NOTHING would be impossible." What a POWERFUL God we serve!



FAITH to Move Mountains
Camp LIFE 2014

rachel...

One of my best friends from home came over for camp this summer! I cannot even begin to describe how wonderful it is when a little bit of home makes its way over here! 


The first day of camp, Rachel was on a tour of Lusaka. When the tour got to our Chaisa LCA some of our discipleship leaders had just discovered twin boys who had been sleeping in a ditch for months and brought them to our school. The boys were scared and one of the boys had been hit in the face when he was caught stealing from a street vendor. Our staff quickly found out the boys had been chased from their homes and were able to get custody of them. 


Rachel is now the sponsor of these two precious boys who have moved into our transitional facility. I am so thankful that everyday when they come to school I get to think about her and her heart for these kids. These boys have already grown so much since they have moved in and are now getting to enjoy just being kids! I can't even describe how blessed I am by the time I got with Rach! I am so thankful to have such an amazing friend! 


A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. 
- William Shakespeare

Saturday, June 21, 2014

baylor...


At the end of May we had a group of Baylor Athletes come put on a sports camp for our kids! It was so much fun to watch our kids play different sports and talk with athletes about hard work and shining their light for Christ! I am extremely happy anytime my two worlds collide and it was great to be a part of Baylor coming to Zambia!





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Sic 'em Bears!