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The purpose of the site is to help keep you up to date with what's going on in the FM world. From the sidebar on the right you may select from recently posted news items, categories, or a monthly archive.

Note some names have been changed to preserve individual privacy.

He goes before and behind

Michelle Royce wrote this report of Zambian procedures recently:

'Jeff and I have been told to "budget two days at least" to get our drivers licenses in Zambia.  Brighton, Gabriele’s husband who grew up in Lusaka, needed to renew his licence so we were all going to go together.

Before we left we stood with a few of the other FM folks at the office and prayed and asked for God’s favour and help and one of the missionaries declared: “He goes before us and behind us and enables us to do what He’s called us to do.”

Through the eyes of a child

This piece has been submitted by Tabea, the oldest of the 3 children in the Kradolpher Tabea Kradolferhousehold. This Swiss family came to Zambia to be with Flying Mission from Afghanistan .
This is how Tabea saw it a year or two ago:

I did not know Zambia existed

Until it became my home.

But when I did, I thought it would be a desert

Where animals roam.

And oh, I was proved wrong.

While people thought all Africans are starving and sad,

The inside story

'Let’s talk business' say Timo and Nina, as they explain their parts in connecting people in Zambia. 

Timo: Gonzaga University, USA, once a year offers a study trip into rural Zambia to the town of Zambezi and its surrounding area. The students spend three weeks in the bush, learning about the culture, the country and its people and teaching a variety of different classes from which the Zambians may profit. May was the month this year.

 

How is FMZ involved? Flying Mission Zambia is the bridge between Lusaka and Zambezi.

Children's Ministry moves forward

Something's changed in the children's work on Sunday afternoons at Chilongolo. What's going on?

There has always been children's ministry at Chilongolo.  Over 100 children at a time would attend the meetings, children of all ages from babies on backs to older teens. Something drew them every week. It wasn't any sophisticated presentation - we met under a thatched umbrella in the early days! It wasn't even regular handouts of gifts, although occasionally we were able to give small items to the children.

No sweat: walking by faith

Great news! Jeff and Michele Royce and their daughters, the family we mentioned here recently as having a call to come over and help Flying Mission Zambia, have made a decision to head out in September, trusting God for the additional support that is needed. If you responded to their request, we thank you. If you are still considering it, this would be a good time to join the party by contacting them directly:

Jeffnmichele@gmail.com

or hr@flyingmission.org. There is much need at the Lusaka base for the staff who can make the vision to help rural Zambia come to pass and our HR department will be pleased to tell you how you could be a part of it.

Changes for the Reddekopps and the Mission

'Love God, Love People and Serve the World'  

is the heart of Guillermo and Mary-Ann Reddekopp, with their three children, Samuel, Lavinia and Joshua.

This family was one who heard God's new call on their lives at the recent Spiritual Life Conference of Flying Mission Zambia. In their words:  'We are all on a journey…

and the greatest is love...

Meeting a legend

Bryan Wilson, Managing Director of Flying Mission Zambia, shares a very significant meeting that he and his wife Diane had recently:

Diane and I are very involved in the Baobab School in Lusaka, which all our children attend. I am Chairman of the Board and Head of the Development committee. 

Upon completion of the new Administration building the Principal asked the 91 year old Kenneth Kaunda (KK), Zambia’s 1st president from 1964-1991, to officially open the building.

'In the groove' at Lake Kariba

Each year a time away from the base is scheduled by Flying Mission Zambia for its personnel. It serves to give the team a time together whilst away from the usual round of duties at Chilongolo, outside of Lusaka, where the mission operates. It's a time to replenish batteries. This year the designated venue was 'Eagles Rest' at Siavonga on Lake Kariba, which is about three hours driving from Lusaka.

 

The invited speaker was Desmond Frey and the topic he spoke on was WALKING OUT YOUR DESTINY which people found very helpful. Consequently some major decisions were confirmed during the conference. 

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