We've been in Zambia for a week now and it's been great to get back. Percy Muleba, our dear friend and colleague, welcomed us last Friday and has been directing our training efforts since then. It's been great to see Percy and spend time together. We'll see his wife, Muyunda, and his daughters, Thabo and Nsala next week. What a privilege and joy to work with him!
Just before leaving the States, we received word that our Three Weeks Intensive Training, scheduled to be held in Senanga, had been postponed until 2017. Well, that was a bit of a shock, to be honest, as understandable as the reasons were.
Yet...God had another plan in mind. You know how he likes to keeps us in a place of dependency and trust, right?
In any case, Pastor Paul, Percy's friend and a worship leader in Livingstone, was very glad that we were suddenly available. He immediately organized a week's training with seven young pastors and leaders he knew in Livingstone (plus himself). And what a great group of young leaders they are!
In addition, our Mwandi friends immediately requested that we give them the remaining two weeks for follow-up training, so that's what we'll do next.
At the last minute, Fawlty Towers was able to extend our lodging in Livingstone and Kati Wallis, our Australian missionary friend, was able to provide housing in Fiona's old house in Mwandi and that was quite a relief, as well.
God's plan for us this summer is unfolding. Percy has suggested we simply buckle up our seat belts in the back seat and let God do the driving. So, that's what we're going to do!