Zambia, Africa

I have tried several times to write and have a couple written drafts, but I have struggled to have the time and words to share everything I want to share! I have learned so much this past week! I’m so full of awe in Gods goodness! 

Right now we are in Lusaka, Zambia in Africa. We have been here since Saturday, March 18th. We are staying in a home apartment at a baptist seminary. Tomorrow is Thursday and we head to the airport to catch a flight to Rwanda, where we board our connecting flight to Uganda. 

Our time here has been full meeting with pastors and seeing the work God is doing here in Lusaka. It is amazing how strong the seeds of the gospel have flourished and bloomed here. 

The highlights of the week for me have been the strong Christian fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ. Even though we are strangers in a strange land I feel at home because the church and people of God have been so welcoming and friendly. We have a bond through Christ unlike anything of the world. 

I’ve also enjoyed the weather and learning about the culture here in Lusaka. For me it is very different than home. But in a refreshing peaceful way. The warmth here is so welcoming to me as I have a hard time with cold weather back home. Since it is the end of the rainy season it is cooler than normal for them, but to me it’s very refreshing and enjoyable. 

Thank you for the prayers and support. Some of you know I’ve struggled with ear pressure issues and asthma. Although I still struggle it has not been as bad as I expected. I also experienced a minor asthma attack, but God works in mysterious ways. He used it as a way for me to connect and encourage a fellow Zambian sister who also struggles with the same issues. So I praise God for that, and I’m yet again reminded of Gods goodness and how everything has a purpose in His beautiful plan for our lifes. 

Sending my love and prayers from Zambia. Keep shining for Jesus! 

-Hannah 

Waiting on the Right Time

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Hello friends! 

Today is the day that begins our Mission Trip. We’ve been packing, preparing, finishing things at home and praying for Gods strength as we press forward. 

The original itinerary is for my dad and I to leave this afternoon for a flight to New York. Staying the night in NY. Wednesday we would take a 15 hour flight into Johansburg, South Africa, stay the night with dads college friend, then take a flight the next day to Lusaka, Zambia. After about a week there we would go on to Entebbe, Uganda, and stay at Abaanas Hope in Gulu, with Four Corners Ministries for 2 weeks. From there we would go back to South Africa, New York, then back home to Indiana. 

Last night we were told our flight from Indianapolis to New York, was cancelled due to a major snow storm. We thought we had another flight out for this evening but it seems that all flights have been cancelled for today.  Since we won’t be in New York we will also miss our flight out to South Africa. 

Please pray as we wait for the storm to pass and for our flights to be rescheduled. As of now we have no clarity as to when we’ll be able to get a flight out. It could be as late as Friday. 

I’m just resting in Gods sovereign will as we pray and wait patiently. He has a purpose in everything. I would much rather be in the center of Gods Will than anywhere else. 

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”‭‭ Psalms‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭

“But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.”‭‭  Psalms‬ ‭73:28‬ ‭