It's been about seven weeks since our dear friend and colleague, Percy Muleba, returned to Zambia after a twelve week visit. His time here was extremely successful because it allowed him to renew old friendships, make new ones and build the support team he needed. God is good!
On June 5th, Abby and I return to Zambia for one month. We'll renew old friendships in Livingstone, Sesheke, Lilonga, Nangweshi and Mongu. And, we'll make new friends in Kalongola and Moyo. As always, we'll be traveling and training with our dear friend, Percy Muleba. We're looking forward to seeing him again.
Over the last few months, we've redacted our training manual, adding new material and streamlining the old. Our dear friend, Cyndie Howard, proofed it for us which was no small task, given its length. Thanks, Cyndie!
One of the exciting aspects of this trip is that two very experienced Pastors, Sikute and Lewis, will be joining us for a couple of weeks to experience and observe our training, and to discuss the possibility of future work together. We will welcome their suggestions and insight. They're wonderful men and we're blessed by their interest in our work.
Our schedule, tentatively, looks like this:
June 5: Depart for Zambia
June 7: Arrive in Livingstone
June 11-15: Nangweshi
June 16-17: Mongu
June 18-22: Kalongola
June 23-24: Mongu
June 25-29: Moyo
June 30-July 2: Lilonga (briefly) and Livingstone
July 3: Depart for home
July 4: Arrive home
We want to thank those of you who are on our Mission Team. We couldn't do this without your partnership! And, as always, we're grateful for all of you who are interested in our mission and pray for us.
We are in special need of prayer as we prepare to leave. I'm recovering slowly from an infection and Abby is fighting a sinus infection. We're both on antibiotics.
We covet prayers for safe and uneventful travel while we're away, good relationships old and new, transformative training experiences for our students, and strength and health for Abby, Percy and me. Thanks, friends!