February 2018

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Can you sense the joy of serving?

Flying Mission Zambia is in that country to serve. Nina, our vibrant Guesthouse Manager, shared this turnaround tale with us.

'We recently experienced God once again making something good out of something bad. There was a severe Cholera outbreak in Lusaka: lots of people got sick and some even died. But even in tragedy, God loves to surprise us with good. He has different ways to spoil us with material things, weather, food, but in this case He surprised us with good people.

Combating poaching in the wilderness of Zambia

Flying Mission Pilot, Timo Kehr, had an exhilarating experience recently. He describes it like this:

God doesn't only care for his beloved human beings. He is also interested in the animals he created. I had the chance recently to meet people who are fighting the poaching of elephants, rhinos and other wild animals in Zambia. Their goal is to protect the animals by working together with the Wildlife Police and the local village to recreate and maintain space for the animals. (The elephants and rhinos are wanted for their tusks and horns; antelopes are poached for meat.)

Help at hand

The setting is Solwezi, a city in the north-west of Zambia, at 10am on an ordinary weekday. Solwezi is the capital of North-Western Province. The town has approximately 65,000 inhabitants. Most of the people living there are somehow connected to the copper mines. A mine worker is checking the fire extinguisher. What he doesn`t know is that the overpressure gauge is out of order and, sure enough, the whole things explodes, injuring his hand. This hand he needs in order to work, to get paid and to sustain his family. First aid is done by the local paramedics.

Another way of reaching the community

 

'One way we’ve already been able to use the new BIG house we just moved into was to host a huge yard sale in our driveway', writes Michele Royce of Flying Mission Zambia. 'It was raining in the morning so most of the sale was moved into the garage, front porch and under a tree. What we were selling was odds and ends, things that previous missionaries weren’t able to sell or move on before leaving the country. Over the years stuff has just accumulated here at FMZ.