“Zambia was truly an amazing time of seeing God’s provision and grace in and through our team. The students really did a phenomenal job ministering and serving during their time there. We were at two different sites doing various things. There was a group of 13 at a village called Zimba, where the guys did a construction project with a group of local men. They worked tirelessly for the week we were there. The girls did some teaching on purity with the local women and that was a very fruitful time. One of the women was so encouraging, “I am already teaching my daughters this everyday when I return home.” We had the rest of our team, 16 of us, at an orphanage. During the weekends, we spent time with the children, playing soccer, basketball, talking about our relationships with the Lord and just enjoying fellowship with one another. During the weekdays, we went out to nearby villages to do ministry. Many of the students put on VBS-type activities for the children: sports, games, singing and Bible teachings. While some of our students did this, we had a few others doing some teaching with the adults. We taught on salvation and what it means to be a follower of Christ, touching largely on your new identity as a Christian. We ended our time in each village discussing evangelism and discipleship, and how to walk in those as our response to the Gospel.
It truly was a remarkable time of growth for our team, and getting to see the Lord work. One night we showed the Jesus Film in their native language (Tonga) and got to pray with people as they gave their lives to Christ. There aren’t words to describe the joy our team experienced as we watched people receive salvation, the forgiveness of their sins and righteousness through Christ. We are so grateful that the Lord gave us this opportunity and for the relationships that we got to build during our time there. We were greatly impacted by the Zambian people and are praying that God used us to be a blessing there.”